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ISSUE 93 October2020

STOCKBRIDGE SPOTLIGHT


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Welcome To The October Stockbridge Spotlight As I write this introduction I am hoping this issue is going to reach you as planned. With Covid 19 on the rise again it is clear that changes and restrictions are likely in the next few days - but as yet I don’t know what they are and if they will impact on printing and distribution of this issue. So all I can do is cross my fingers and hope that this Spotlight comes through your letter box early October. With that said, it is good to see more of the businesses I am in contact with up and running again after some difficult times. This issue still has less pages than I would usually expect at this time of the year but I am just grateful that I am still able to bring the Spotlight to you. My mum commented recently when she was looking through the last issue ‘you have been doing this for a long time now’. Which got me thinking about how long the Spotlight has been running - and it’s a long time. It is 14 years since I started the Trinity Spotlight, my original publication and 9 years for the Stockbridge Spotlight. My youngest was only 4 at the time and I wanted the flexibility to work around nursery/school hours and, importantly, school holidays. Starting any business is hard work and demanding but over the years I got exactly what I wanted - more time with my children and family and flexible working hours. It is not by chance that the Spotlight distribution is all scheduled around the school holidays!! But time doesn’t stand still. My oldest son will be 21 next month and his little brother 18 in December. And the Spotlights are still dropping through your door and helping both businesses and residents. That is definitely something that I feel very proud about.

Contents 6 The Money Pandemic 10 Hard Sudoku 12 Berber RuGs From Morocco 18 Coping With Arthritis

The Stockbridge Spotlight Editor : Sue Hutchison T : 0131 618 6622 (Always include area code when calling) M : 07817 206 418

20 Chronic Tiredness Solutions With TCM

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24 Contemporary And Botanical Artists Celebrate The Power Of Flowers

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25 The Men Who 28 Sale On Behalf Of Christian Aid 30 Fitness - A Home Gym In 2020 34 Bedrooms On A Budget 36 General Knowledge Crossword 38 Puzzle Solutions 39 Crispy Topped Apple Pie

November 2020 Issue Artwork Deadline - 23rd October Distribution Date - 4th/5th/6th November 4

Best Wishes Sue

www.stockbridgespotlight.co.uk “All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. All artwork is accepted on strict condition that is it legal/ copyright free and permission has been given for use in this publication. The views and opinions by contributors to this magazine may not represent the views of the publisher. The Stockbridge Spotlight magazine takes no responsibility for claims made by advertisers in this publication”

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HARD SUDOKU HOW TO PLAY Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9 with no repetition! Thats all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reason and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up. Its fun. Its challenging Its addictive. (Soln on pg 38)

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Berber Rugs From Morocco

By Piotr Wesolowski

Far from the markets of the Middle East and Central Asia; in the world unknown to the merchants of silk and opulent Oriental carpets, thrives a world of textile culture of a different kind. The various Berber tribes of the Moroccan Atlas have for millennia produced rugs of extraordinary aesthetic quality and spiritual depth. Undisturbed by modernity, the Berbers create masterpieces in wool that show both sublime colour ‘Berber Rug from Morocco’ sensitivity and nearly ascetic restraint in their minimalistic patterns sketched against typically plain backgrounds. Their indisputable artistry was already noticed in the late 19th century when, lured by the irresistible charm of Orientalism, many westerners travelled to north Africa. They were astounded by the richness of colour and the complexity of design: the fabric of Morocco. It was however the Swiss French architect and interior designer Charles-Édouard Jeanneret who introduced the Berber tribal rugs to the world. Better known as Le Corbusier, Jeanneret incorporated these rugs into his ultra-modern designs where the warmth of the material and the whimsicality of the primitive patterns contrasted the austerity of his interiors.

‘Le Corbusier : Villa La Roche, Paris (1924)’

The importance of his novel approach which broaches two seemingly irreconcilable aesthetics had an undeniable impact on the visual arts of the period. It is no coincidence that the works of the early 20th century western art appear so strongly to reflect ideas rooted in ancient cosmology of the Berber tribes from the Atlas Mountains.

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Contemporary And Botanical Artists Celebrate The Power Of Flowers As Inverleith House Re-opens New and existing works by contemporary artists Lee Mingwei, Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo and Lyndsay Mann join over 40 established botanical artists such as Mieko Ishikawa, Dianne Sutherland and Sansanee Deekranjang in Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, at Inverleith House, Edinburgh, which re-opens this Autumn. The exhibition is the first of a new programme as Inverleith House begins its transformation into Climate House following the award of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant. In this exhibition, the artists have responded to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s globally-important plant collection comprising over 13,500 species. The title derives from the name for a group of botanical artworks and is part of the Garden’s ambitious project to catalogue the plant collection through botanical and contemporary art responses. The artists - living and working internationally - have overcome the challenges of a global pandemic this year to create new and never seen before works of art for Florilegium. They will be displayed for the first time in this major exhibition marking the post-Covid19 reopening of Inverleith House. Created during lockdown, Scottish artist and photographer Wendy McMurdo’s new series of images Night Garden (pictures) was inspired by the flowers growing in the garden beyond her studio. Watching the cycle of germination, growth and renewal from her studio window seemed in direct opposition to her world inside and online. Running from 16th October until 13 December 2020, Florilegium: A gathering of flowers also features works showing plants that can be seen growing in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Glasshouses. A florilegium is a book of flowers. It is commonly a group of botanical paintings depicting a particular collection. The collection may also represent an exploration of a garden or plant family.

Florilegium: A Gathering Of Flowers

10.30am - 4.30pm, Friday 16 October - Sunday 13 December Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh FREE entry. Please book a time slot in advance of your visit to enter the Garden at rbge.org.uk

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SALE OF PICTURES ON BEHALF OF CHRISTIAN AID The Snake Man of Marrakesh by the celebrated artist, the late David Michie, is just one of about two hundred paintings on sale this month for the benefit of Christian Aid. The bright green and or-ange colours of this tiny gem evoke the heat and magic of Morocco – and that holiday in the sun we were denied this year by the wretched Covid 19. Against all the odds the autumn sale will take place between 22 and 24 October at St Andrew’s and St The Snake Man of Marrakesh by David Michie. George’s West Church at 13 George Street. To ensure everyone’s safety there will be a new sys-tem of display with a circulation route, volunteers to assist visitors, and masks and hand sanitisers. All this, of course, to make it easy and pleasant to browse and buy. Every penny raised goes straight to Christian Aid to help the poorest and most needy right across the world.

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A Home Gym In 2020

By Tracy Griffen

Twelve years ago I wrote a piece for the Spotlight on how to set up your own home gym. Regular readers with very good memories may remember the article. Fear not if you’ve forgotten, as my Home Gym 2020 hitlist is similar. In other words, fads come and go, but you only need a few pieces of inexpensive equipment to exercise from the comfort of your home: 1.Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) – Useful for making cardio (pulse-raising) exercise measureable. It’s an advantage that gyms used to have over home exercise, as HRM’s used to be mega-pricey. You can now get an entry level HRM with chest strap for around £30. 2.Trainers – Your shoes should reflect what you want to do. Many people feel they need to buy fancy trainers to start, but as long as shoes are comfortable with adequate cushioning, you’re fine. You can exercise at home barefoot. 3.Music – Create a playlist of your favourite tunes, to inspire and motivate. Or dig out a CD you’ve not listened to for awhile – It’s been proven steady beat can help you work harder, and for longer. 4.Resistance Tubes / Bands – Super portable, rubber resistance is making a comeback: lightweight and versatile, a Pilates band or resistance tube can add variety to your workout. 5.Skipping Rope – A cheap piece of kit which will get your heart rate up, anywhere, anytime. 6.Exercise Ball – Dependent on space you have available, an exercise (Swiss) ball is very good for ‘core’ exercises and is brilliant to sit on when working from home. Be sure to buy ‘antiburst’ as cheap balls are horrible and difficult to control (and can also burst). 7.A Reebok Step – You don’t need to be an aerobics whizz to benefit from using a step. It’s an easy way to get your heart rate up indoors, and it also doubles as a weights bench. 8.Exercise Mat – Hard floors need cushioning, and a mat also sets up a designated exercise area. 9.‘Get Fit and Enjoy It’ Book – My book on how to get fit from home is released next month. Check out next month’s column on how to get yours! Personal Trainer Tracy Griffen offers home visits and webcam workouts to show you how to exercise from home, using whatever equipment you have already. See adjacent advert. 30


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November Issue Artwork Deadline : 23rd October

Distribution Date : 4th/5th/6th November

To include your advert or community/charity events contact Sue Hutchison. T : 07817 206418 36

E : sue@stockbridgespotlight.co.uk www.stockbridgespotlight.co.uk


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Complementary Therapies Katherine Dandridge Acupuncture 20/21 Scents of Wellbeing 8 Computer Services AV & PC Homehelp 9 Simplyfixit 33 Counselling Services Bright Light 29 Counselling Conversations 32 Decoratoring Services AM Decorating DCM Construction Driveways Edinburgh Driveways & Landscaping Dry Cleaning Raeburn Laundrette

Electricians Kelly Electrical McElhone Electrical

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Estate Agents ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan 26/27 Retties 40 Food/Produce Delivery Good Brothers Gardening Interest Christmas At The Botanics

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Laundry Services Raeburn Laundrette

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Mortgages Malleny Mortgage Solutions 23 Nurseries Edzell Nursery

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Organic Produce The Good Store Pet Shops Patch’s Pet Supplies

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Plastering City Crafts Ltd DCM Construction

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Going Out Good Brothers Christmas At The Botanics

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Handyman Services David A Burnett

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Health & Fitness Griffen Fitness 30 Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation Classes 9 Homeware Six Degrees The Nomads Tent

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Interior Design Countryside Kitchens & Interiors 10 Jewellers Sheila Fleet

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Landscaping Edinburgh Driveways & Landscaping

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Property Letting Retties 40 Qigong Classes Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation Classes 9 Rug/Kilim Repair & Cleaning The Nomads Tent 31 Rugs Knots About Rugs 12 Removals/House Clearances Man/Men With A Van 15 Restaurants Good Brothers 32 Roofing Services Ronald G Graham 24 Solicitors ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan 26/27 Tai Chi Classes Tai Chi & Qigong Relaxation Classes 9 Tile Conservation Repairs Eden Conservation 19 Tile Suppliers Edinburgh Tile Studio 22 Window Renovation Craftworx 35 Ventrolla 37

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Across: 1 Digits, 7 Pharisee, 8 Lei, 9 Saliva, 10 Blog, 11 Psalm, 13 Mongrel, 15 Bigotry, 17 Amber, 21 Fins, 22 Maroon, 23 Yam, 24 Tapeworm, 25 Sniper.

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5 Kitbag, 6 Kerosene, 12 Scimitar, 14 Crimson, 16 Oyster, 18 Bunyip, 19 Reamer, 20 Proms.

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