Welcome To The August/September Trinity Spotlight
Hi and welcome back after the summer break. And what a summer it was. It is a long time since I remember a summer which was as warm and had as much sunshine as this year. I have worn shorts and dresses almost constantly for the last 2 months!! Hopefully the warm days will continue for a bit yet. This issue is jam packed with all sorts of stuff, too much to mention individually, so have a read of our pages and see what you can find. Maybe you are looking to improve your fitness after the summer or are looking for a new hobby now the kids are back at school we have lots of ideas so have a look and see if you can find something that will suit you. I know its early to mention the ‘Christmas’ word but if you have a business and are forward planning to make the most of this peak season, please get in touch now if you want to feature in the Spotlight. The Christmas issues are always busy so best to secure your space now.
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25 A Weight Loss Mindset 28 General Knowledge Crossword 30 The Life List - Snappy Anniversary 32 Health - Everything Everyone Needs To Know About The Menopause 37 Tourism & The Citizen - Deidre brock MP 40 Health & Fitness : JustEat Cycles Edinburgh’s City Bike’s Review
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colour that makes you happy, or cover a feature wall (or the whole room) with patterned wallpaper?
ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? A comfortable chair is essential, and an adjustable office chair on castors is the best choice. You might want to re-cover and/ or paint it, or just hang a length of fabric over the back and add an attractive cushion.
Make your home office work harder for you
Make working from home less of a chore by designing a room that’s functional and attractive. SORT OUT YOUR STORAGE While a combination of shelving, files and boxes works well, why not seek out unique pieces to introduce a sense of character? Although chain stores and specialist shops sell office furniture at a range of prices, consider junk shops, secondhand furniture stores and salvage yards for interesting alternatives, such as old school lockers, distressed wall cupboards, huge wicker baskets or old factory trolleys. Some stored items will need to be within easy reach, while those used less frequently can be stored on high shelves or in deep cupboards, or even in another room. If your office is an awkward shape, consider built-in storage to maximise space. 6
THE BEST DESK Even in a small room, desk area will probably be more useful than floor space, so choose the biggest one possible. A desk with drawers or cubby holes is doubly practical, though minimalists may wish to consider a glass desk: perfect if you can generally keep it clear and tidy. With limited space, consider adding a small worktop to one side of your desk to create an ergonomic L-shaped workspace. ON THE WALLS Make the most of the height of your room with wall-mounted storage. Pin boards, peg board, magnetic boards and hanging racks are ideal, and wiring one or two adjustable lamps into the wall above your desk also saves worktop space.
BE COLOUR CONFIDENT Why not paint the room in a bold
SEE THE LIGHT Good lighting is vital to avoid eye strain. Natural light is ideal, but glare from direct sunshine is not – experiment with the desk’s position and consider a blind for shading. Fit overhead lighting that doesn’t cast shadows over your working area – track lighting, inset ceiling spots and wall lamps are all options. Desk lamps should, ideally, be adjustable.
DETAILS MATTER If necessary, ask an electrician to add plug sockets to minimise messy and inconvenient cabling. About three inches above the work surface is good, plus some lower down and out of sight. Sort the rest of the cables out with ties and clips and consider labelling plugs so you know which is which. DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET PERSONAL Add a pretty rug, a cushion, interesting desk accessories, a selection of plants, some colourful wall prints or a selection of framed photographs. Scent is important too – make the room fragrant with a vase of flowers, scented candle or reed diffuser, and this will be a room where you’ll enjoy spending time. By Katherine Sorrell
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Under The Wing - The Healing Power of Art Free classes for women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse, and classes operating on a pay-it-forward model. Under The Wing is a recently launched community-based art project operating in Edinburgh, founded by Sally-Ann Johns. Their aim is to find ways to use art and creativity to help women who have been affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence can have a deep and lasting effect on people, something that makes spaces like those provided by Under The Wing vitally important. The free and subsidised classes they offer give these women a chance to relax, build a sense of community, and unlock the nurturing potential of creativity. Alongside these classes, Under The Wing offers paying classes and workshops from acclaimed artists based in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland. These classes are used to fund those free classes under a community-driven ‘pay it forward’ model. Everything that is done by Sally and the other artists at Under The Wing is guided by a belief in the power of community for helping survivors of domestic abuse. For those people the experience can be an isolating one, cutting them off from important connections. Through these classes, Under The Wing hopes to bring those people together in a relaxing and empowering environment. The classes also seek to unlock the individual power of art and creativity - the ways in which it can not only help to build self-confidence but to also inspire newfound sense of joy and purpose. 14
Under The Wing is the passion project of Sally’s, one that is rooted in her own personal story of overcoming domestic abuse. She draws from this personal experience to cater her workshops to provide the essential support and encouragement that survivors of domestic abuse need. Through her own art, she has come to understand the power and nourishment the creative process can provide. The classes offered by Under The Wing are divided into two categories—the free classes that are offered to those affected by domestic abuse and paid classes for the general public which are used to help fund those free classes. The free classes will focus on helping women to rediscover themselves through art, as well as giving them a relaxing environment in which they can learn and develop new skills. The paid classes are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills, and will be run by notable Scottish artists working in a variety of disciplines. All proceeds go towards financing materials and tutors for the free classes. If you’re interested in exploring your artistic side whilst funding a good cause, or you or someone you know could be helped by the free classes - then you can find out more on the Under The Wing website or Facebook page www.underthewing.org.uk
An Update From Councillor Jim Campbell The City Council puts a lot of effort into its annual Edinburgh People Survey. It’s time well spent to find out what residents think about our city, the local authority and to compare differences between districts. Costing around £60,000 in 2018, its the largest survey of its kind in Scotland.
figures are behind the city as a whole and have been getting worse in recent years. Despite that, just under two-thirds are happy with council management, which might be a bit flattering when only 30% in the ward say it delivers value for money, and a very low 23% believe it displays sound financial management or give them a say on local issues and services.
In this its 12th year, over 5,000 people took part, mostly in face-to-face interviews, including 310 residents from the Forth Ward. Other basic council services which So what do you think of Edinburgh and the cause concern are street cleaning (44% Council? satisfaction), rubbish collection (51%) and The vast majority of us, 95%, like Edinburgh the protection & support of vulnerable as a place to live. Within the Forth ward, people (46%). Depressingly, dog fouling this drops a little to 90% (an increase from remains a serious issue, with 70% saying it 81% in 2013) for the City as a whole and is a common problem and just 25% agreeing 78% for the “neighbourhood” roughly the the council tackles it well. Local residents area between Ferry Road and the water also want to be better informed – with between Pennywell Road to Newhaven. significantly fewer than the city average Forth is a very diverse ward (by some feeling well informed on school performance, measures the most diverse in the city). planning applications, crime levels and Over the last decade it has caught up and Council services and performance. overtaken both the Scottish and UK average on levels of employment. 85% of the ward’s More seriously, just 47% of residents in the population report level or improved finances ward are satisfied with the management of in the last year giving a new high in this and violent crime, a statistic I am sure the Police will be as troubled by as I am. Thankfully, those feeling secure about their job /career 71% still agreed that violent crime was prospects. not common in Forth, but that is below the It’s thumbs up from 89% of you for public city average and has fallen from 78% a transport, and 81% are happy with our few years ago. Similarly, concerns about local libraries. The 77% satisfaction with vandalism and anti-social behaviour are the parks and green spaces is a particular higher than the city as a whole. success for the city: it’s the fifth highest level in Scotland achieved on the third lowest per A lot of work is needed. The next survey is in 2020. We are assured missing a year is capita spend! to save money rather than hide bad news. Walking remains the most popular way to The full results search for “Peoples Survey” get around Edinburgh, followed by driving, on the Council website . using a bus, then using a bike. 64% of city Let me know what you think about this, cyclists are happy with the maintenance or any other Council matter, by calling me of off road cycle paths, with which Forth is at the City Chambers on 0131 529 4235, well served. Not so local road users, with or better still, contact me by emailing to just 37% satisfied with road maintenance and 42% satisfied with our pavements. Both firstname.lastname@example.org 18
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A WEIGHT LOSS MINDSET
By Gillian Dalgliesh
I have been working in the field of hypnotherapy for many years and see many clients with weight management issues: People who have been on a spiral of yo-yo dieting for many years and who are actually gradually increasing their weight rather than losing it! I receive phone calls from prospective clients saying, “Gillian, I need you to help me with my relationship with food!” I hear their concerns, but what I know is that it is actually their ‘relationship with themselves’ that is key! Many of my clients have been ‘battling’ with their weight for years, rarely – if ever – meeting their weight loss goals, and if they do, then this can involve a celebration – eating lots of the ‘forbidden’ foods that they have been denying themselves! I have had clients who wish to lose a significant amount of weight so that they can go on holiday and ‘proper binge out’! And so many of my clients swear to themselves that on Monday they will start rigidly sticking to their diet only to find a short time later that they have started to sabotage their good intentions. A depressing study has shown that 90% of people who lose weight put it all back on again (and often more weight) within a year. So what’s the problem? Why does this keep happening? Answer: Mindset! There are many national and international Slimming Clubs – each with its own methodologies and recommendations to help people to healthily, successfully & sustainably lose weight. Some people do indeed lose weight and can even become “Slimmer of the Year”. However, these people are in the minority because figures show that around 73% of the client base of these clubs are Repeat Customers – people who have been attending, off and on, for 20, 30, even 40 years! I know that these clubs offer much positive advice & support to their clients, however, it seems to me that it is not in the clubs’ interests to teach people effective & lasting mindset techniques as they would effectively lose around 70% of their business!!! So how do you change your mindset? Here are some ways: Hypnosis is exceedingly effective in reprogramming the self-sabotage button in your sub-conscious Coaching Tools: • Changing your self-talk – words & language are crucial in boosting a positive self-identity • Living in your present, instead of re-living your past Are you struggling to deal with • Replacing that harsh Inner Critic, who is issues in your life? masquerading as being helpful, with the Inner Coach Weight Loss? Anxiety? • Raising your personal awareness & Stress? Smoking? developing self-care strategies Phobias? Alcohol? • Consciously discovering gratitude – it is a Confidence? natural, powerful, healing tool that helps to refocus, re-charge and re-calibrate as well as If so, then hypnotherapy much else. may be the solution. I could write on but I am running out of space. Find out more about my holistic If you would like more informationor a free approach to resolving client’s telephone consultation, please do get in touch. issues on my website Gillian Dalgliesh is a Personal Change www.gilliandalgliesh.com Expert, Clinical Hypnotherapist & or call me on 07593 082 349 Stress Management Consultant based in for a free consultation
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General Knowledge Crossword Across 1. Angel of the highest order (6) 7. Plant with soothing juice used to treat burns (4,4) 8. Sound of a bell (4) 10. Small biting fly (4) 11. Pitch dangerously to one side (6) 12. Supreme spirit of evil, Satan (5) 14. Dietary substance found in milk, meat, etc (7) 17. Skin diverâ€™s garment (7) 18. Hollow teeth of a venomous snake (5) 21. Sudden sharp pain in the side of the body (6) 23. Caused to procreate (animals) (4) 25. Speed of progress (4) 26. Mexican hat (8) 27. Strand of yarn (6) Down 1. Filament (6) 2. One step of a ladder (4) 3. Country under the dictatorship of the Duvalier family from 1957 to 1986 (5) 4. Performance of music (7) 5. Declare formally as true (4) 6. Becoming very cold and icy (8) 9. Laminated metamorphic rock similar to granite (6) 13. Period when voting takes place (8) 15. Perplexing riddle (6) 16. Make taut (7) 19. Hand-held piece of armour (6) 20. Chief monk (5) 22. Hollow cylinder (4) 24. Act presumptuously (4) (Soln on pg 49) 28
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Everything Everyone Needs to Know about the Menopause
Since menopause affects roughly half the population, it’s important for men to understand it as well as women, because it will affect their families, friends and colleagues. What is the menopause? Menopause occurs when a woman’s periods have stopped for a year, caused by reduced oestrogen and cessation of egg release. In the UK, most women reach menopause between 45 and 55. However, perimenopause – the premenopause phase when oestrogen levels decline – can last for months or years, as can symptoms (which may persist after periods stop). Most women have some symptoms, but for a minority, they’re severe and long-lasting. Symptoms and side-effects Hot flashes/flushes: Sudden sweating, flushing or feeling uncomfortably hot, usually just briefly and typically felt in the face, neck and chest. Some women suffer more at night (‘night sweats)’. Breast tenderness and changes: Hormonal changes to breast ducts and fluid levels can cause tenderness, sensitivity, lumpiness, aching and throbbing. Breasts may also sag or become less full. Women should always see 32
a doctor urgently if there is nipple discharge, a hard lump which can’t be moved, change in breast shape, dimpling on the breast surface, a rash around the nipple or sinking back of the nipple. Vaginal dryness, which can cause itching and discomfort. Decreased libido and pleasure in sex Urine leakage and urinary urgency Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) Memory and concentration issues, which can damage women’s confidence. Irregular or unusually light or heavy periods, including ‘flooding’ (excessive, sudden blood loss; women should see their doctor if this continues). Dry, itchy or ‘crawling’ skin Racing heartbeat or palpitations (heartbeats that suddenly feel forceful). Anxiety, depression or mood swings Fatigue Insomnia Exacerbated premenstrual syndrome Increased unwanted hair growth Joint stiffness and pain Reduced muscle mass Dry mouth and eyes Hair thinning Headaches Increased osteoporosis, stroke and heart disease risk Reducing symptoms and sideeffects Lifestyle changes: regular exercise, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake, eating healthily and maintaining a healthy weight will help. Caffeine, smoking and alcohol can exacerbate hot flushes. Exercise helps prevent loss of muscle mass.
Keeping the bedroom cool can help reduce insomnia and night sweats. Get enough calcium and Vitamin D: sunlight is essential for producing Vitamin D (necessary for healthy bones). A Vitamin D and calcium supplement may be helpful. Wearing layers and natural fibres can help women stay cool and comfortable. CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) can reduce anxiety and depression, and increase self-esteem. Reducing stress: stress can aggravate symptoms. Women experiencing a difficult menopause may need to lessen their workload and responsibilities. Low dose contraceptive pills can reduce menopause symptoms and risks, regulate and lighten periods, and reduce ovarian and uterine cancer risk. HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) replaces dwindling hormones and reduces menopause symptoms and risk. Testosterone supplements can restore libido. Vaginal oestrogen treatments and nonhormonal vaginal lubricants can relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort. Lubricating eye drops and oral sprays can relieve a dry mouth and dry eyes. While many natural remedies claim to relieve menopause symptoms, there’s not always reliable evidence on their safety or efficacy, and they can interfere with other medications. Women should check with their doctor before taking them.
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Tourism And The Citizen By Deidre Brock MP Tourism can’t be allowed to squeeze out the people who live in Edinburgh, events can’t be allowed to take over the whole city to the detriment of the citizens. I’m a fan of the festivals – all of them – they pulse with a cracking energy that enlivens our city all year round. The people of Edinburgh don’t get enough out of them, I think the festivals should be doing more to share, but they are definitely a bonus. Good art enlivens the spirit of a city. Likewise, I think tourism adds to Edinburgh, we benefit from the influx of visitors on a regular basis and the fizz that it gives to Edinburgh’s culture but the residents of Edinburgh don’t see enough of the benefits. Edinburgh belongs to the world, sure, and it belongs to Scotland as the capital city, absolutely, but it has to belong to its citizens first and there’s a danger that we’re losing it a little. The Christmas market has grown to a monster (and overly expensive); the curtains that hide Princes Street Gardens from the street for concerts are questionable to say the least; and fencing off the benches on Princes Street is simply not acceptable. We can’t keep losing access to our public spaces. Buses waiting to take cruise ship passengers up town close off whole swathes of parking down at Newhaven and it’s questionable whether there is much benefit to most of us from that enterprise. There is growing evidence that the overprovision of short term lets (Airbnb and the like) is contributing to a shortage of housing for people who want to actually live here – young folk looking for their first flat and people moving here for work are finding it more and more difficult to compete on price, and more and more difficult to find the time they
need to get round properties and see what’s available. There are also stories of people whose tenancies are being terminated so that the property can be leased out as a short term let. Those aren’t the only problems with it, either, neighbours to those properties report increased noise, stair doors being left open, rubbish left in stairs and other, less savoury, events from living next to a short term let. Edinburgh has had a long tradition of people letting out a room or two during the festivals or even their whole home – that was a different thing to flats and houses being bought up for the purpose of letting them out constantly. Edinburgh’s folk are a tolerant bunch but that doesn’t mean they should take everything that’s thrown at them. We don’t live in a museum, we can’t exist without a space that we call home. There has to be a revaluation of what we offer and what we expect in return. We need to see respect being paid to the citizens who pay for the upkeep of the city just as much as we see the needs of tourists catered for. We need to have the discussion about what the limits are, it needs to be a public discussion, and it needs to be had soon. I want to see us continue to be a world city, a world destination, a place that people want to come to, a place they feel welcome and that they’ll have fond memories of. I want Edinburgh to benefit from it all and I want us all to be a little richer in our culture as a result. Let’s open up that discussion and lets see what we can do together. Edinburgh leads the world in so many ways and it should not leave its citizens behind. 37
JustEat Cycles: Edinburgh’s City Bikes Review By Tracy Griffen Cycling is an obvious solution to getting around a small bustling city. The wind in your hair, the freedom to to move, the simplicity of the machine. On the hottest day this year I had a city bike adventure on the new ‘Just Eat’ hire bikes. These hire bikes are not like normal bicycles – they’re robust enough to live on the street, supposedly vandal and weather-proof. This means they are heavy, very heavy. I’m a pretty fit cyclist and set myself the challenge of cycling up to town from Leith Walk as quickly as possible. On the hottest day. It was a challenge! Firstly you need to download the Just Eat app to your smartphone. This step is what
put me off hiring one in the first place. App downloaded (without any obvious spamming potential) I added £3 to my account for a full day hire (it’s £1.50 for a single hour or £90 for a year). There’s a map of bike stations on the app or website www. edinburghcyclehire.com – simply go to a bike stance with the app open and a bike will unlock. Pull the bike out, prop the bike up with the bike stand and adjust the seat to your height. There are only three gears, which are very easy to use. Off I wobbled on the most solid two wheels in town. I opted for my usual route of the backstreets then up Broughton Street. It was difficult to get speed up down hills (I imagine the bikes are
speed limited), but it was very comfortable nonetheless. Getting up Dublin Street in the heat was interesting, not easy to stand up on the pedals due to the ergonomics of the design. But I got to the St Andrewâ€™s Square docking station in reasonable time. Docking is easy, just shove it in the stand and your phone will beep to let you know youâ€™re docked safely. Enjoy! Docking stations around your local area are: Comely Bank Road, Hamilton Place, Cannonmills (near Tesco), bottom of Dundas Street, corner of Inverleith Row/ Inverleith Terrace, Newhaven Road (opposite Victoria Park).
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phone. (It’s proven an absolute hit with my seven and ten year old.)
The watch itself costs £69.99 and you’ll need to choose a rolling network plan, which costs from £10 a month. You can also customise the watch with different straps, which cost £7.50 each. See www. moochies.com.
Tech for Tweens
Kid-friendly technology that keeps you in control Child-friendly tablets With Amazon’s Kindle Fire, you can activate parental controls to limit how much screen time your child has, when they can use their tablet and what they can do on it. It’s also worth adding the YouTube Kids app, which filters out unsuitable content and allows you to cherry-pick the channels you’re happy for your child to watch.
Have an accident-prone child or just want extra peace of mind? It might be worth paying extra for the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet. It’s priced around £100 to £200 depending on the screen size and memory, but comes with a robust case and a two year quibble-free warranty. You also get a year’s subscription to Fire for Kids Unlimited (normally £3.99 a month), which gives your child access to thousands of age-appropriate apps, game, 44
videos and books – see www. amazon.co.uk.
Smart watches Most children’s smart watches allow kids to take photos and play games. The Moochies watch also allows children to text and call people, but only those who’ve been approved by the parent. So, your child can call you to ask if they can go to a friend’s house after school, send a text message to their cousin and video call their granny, but they can’t call or text anyone you haven’t approved.
There are several pocket money apps and cards on the market The Moochies watch is ideal for children who are old enough for a bit more independence, but not quite old enough for their own
Pocket money apps If your child is old enough to go shopping on their own, you might want to look at getting them a prepaid debit card. There are several pocket money apps and cards on the market, including Go Henry, which allows you to transfer money to the card, decide how much your child can spend, and keep an eye on what they’re spending their money on.
You can also set them chores to earn extra money. So, for instance, you might set them the task of hoovering once a week to earn £2. Once they complete the task, you mark it as done on the parent app and the money is transferred from your account to theirs. You can also set up savings goals and kids can choose to give a percentage of their pocket money to charity. Go Henry costs £2.99 per child, per month at www. gohenry.com/uk. Similar schemes include Nimbl (£2.49 a month) and Osper (£2.50 a month).
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Leek, aubergine and tomato gratins Simpler to make than a vegetarian lasagne, but just as tasty. Serve with crusty bread and green salad for a family supper.
Ready in: 55 minutes | Serves 4
1 large aubergine, trimmed and thinly sliced 3 tbsp olive oil
1 large leek, trimmed and halved widthways then cut into strips
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed
600g bottle passata (sieved tomatoes) 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 tsp dried oregano Pinch of sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper 200g ricotta cheese
150g mozzarella cheese, sliced
Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas mark 7. Brush the aubergine slices with 2 tbsp of the oil. Heat a large cast-iron griddle pan and cook the slices (in batches) for 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly charred and just tender. Set aside.
Blanch the leeks in a large pan of lightly salted water for 1 minute then refresh under cold water. Drain well and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and fry for 5 minutes then add the garlic and fry for a further 1-2 minutes. Add the passata, tomato puree, oregano and sugar and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until reduced and thickened, stirring frequently. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread some of the sauce in the base of four shallow individual gratin dishes. Cover with half the aubergine and leek then spread more tomato sauce on top. Crumble over the ricotta cheese. Cover with the rest of the aubergine and remaining sauce. Top with the mozzarella and the remaining leeks. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbling.
Top with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan (or vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese) mixed with brown breadcrumbs before baking to give a lovely golden crispy crust to the finished dishes. 51
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