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October 2019



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A new trail of after-dark festive fun Scented Fire Garden • Laser Garden Tunnel of Light • Santa and his elves Inverleith House Festive Finale Seasonal food and gifts

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Welcome To The October Trinity Spotlight The leaves are starting to turn brown, the evenings are drawing in and it feels like Autumn is almost here. Its sad to see the summer months go but I look forward to cosy nights in with the curtains closed, a cosy blanket over my knees and my candles burning. Next thing you know it will be Christmas!! We do have a few adverts this issue for local Christmas events both in the main magazine and the Community pages - so check ‘Botanic Pond reflections’ them out, put the date in your diary and get tickets booked if you 30cm x 30cm, Oil on linen would like to go along. Your support would be much appreciated. If you have any Christmas events you would like to advertise here, please get in touch soon and we will get you sorted out. The next two issues are always busy! And many thanks to Jamie Primrose for allowing me to feature one of his images on this page. I hope you enjoy this issue.

Best Wishes Sue

Would you like to run your own business,choose the hours you work and earn some extra income for Christmas

Well now you can!!. I am recruiting for my Body Shop team for Christmas. You work from home or on-line, working the hours that you choose with no pressure. And earn extra income to help towards those Christmas costs. Please get in touch to have an informal chat and find out more. (Also see page 37) I hope to hear from you soon. Sue

Contents 6 Fall Into A Good Book This Autumn 10 Hard Sudoku 14 An Update from Councillor Jim Campbell 18 The History Of Witches 22 Poppy Scotland Rolls Out New Welfare Support Service In Edinburgh, Fife And The Lothians 30 The Extraordinary Benefits Of Meditation 34 Finance : Is Early Repayment Right For Your Mortgage? 37 The Life List : Snappy Anniversary 38 An Ode To Body Shop At Home 40 Health - Be Strong For A Better Quality Of Life 44 Cryptic Crossword 46 theBridge @ St Bernard’s 47-49 Community Spotlight/Puzzle Solutions 51 Recipe - Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

The Trinity Spotlight Editor : Sue Hutchison T : 0131 618 6622 (Always include area code when calling) M : 07817 206 418 E: Office : 98 Ferry Road, Edin, EH6 4PG “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 Trinity Spotlight magazine takes no responsibility for claims made by advertisers in this publication”

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Join a small group in Granton Edinburgh to bake delicious breads. You will pick up skills, tips and techniques and there’s plenty to taste/take home. For dates, venues, classes, gift vouchers and recipes see Full day 10 - 16.00 : £75. For more details call 07840 258550 or email


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 49) 10




An Update From Councillor Jim Campbell Edinburgh is a popular place, confirmed once again by all the visitors to our Festival & Fringe. That popularity has a more enduring impact in the steady growth of our population. This is partly due to changing demographics within the city, and to people choosing to move to Edinburgh from the rest of Scotland or further afield. The Edinburgh City Region has enjoyed some of the strongest economic growth in the UK over recent years. You don’t have to travel very far into Fife, the Lothians (East, Mid or West), the Borders to witness swathes of new commuter developments built to satisfy housing demand resulting from the strong economy of Edinburgh. This is in contrast to the falling population seen elsewhere in Scotland. Over the next couple of decades, we could see the Forth once again become a key means of connecting communities, with passenger ferries added to the cruise ships’ tenders that ply local waters. The recent rejection by the Scottish Ministers of the Strategic Development Plan (SDP2) submitted for the region won’t change the pressing need for Edinburgh to provide more housing within its boundaries. The failure of SDP2 and the consensus that the Capital must build more houses are inextricably linked to the desire to reduce commuting and congestion. Locally, the immediate changes we face are the development of Granton Harbour, the Waterfront area to its west, and the new building that is underway in and around Leith Harbour. But even without continued growth, evidence suggests we have a shortage of housing of all types and tenures. The Council has committed to building 10,000 affordable homes by May 2022, and another 10,000 in the following five years. These are welcome commitments, but unlikely to be enough. It also risks diverting attention into debate about what qualifies as “affordable” and how to confect ever larger subsidies 14

from private development to fund it. The solution requires Government and the whole house building industry working together to boost supply, productivity and quality. We must avoid some of the poor quality planning prevalent in previous post war house building booms, be honest about some of the land use choices in and round the city. Finally, we must figure out how to design and build low carbon housing that is economic to build and run. The Council has certainly developed its placemaking skills, and is behind some award winning exemplars round the City. Much more work, however, is needed to improve the everyday responsiveness of our Planning and Building services, and to integrate new infrastructure delivery. Existing communities must feel some benefit from new developments, not just have costs imposed. Land use is contentious, with many views on the appropriateness of proposals on individual sites; it was ever thus. As a Council, though, we should communicate better the trade-offs between density and land release to support the housing we need. In addition, it would be counter productive if the financing of “affordable” housing pushes the prices of new private houses to unaffordable levels or depresses the value of suitable land, restricting supply. Building carbon neutral homes is a new imperative. It will require massive investment and regulatory changes. But one thing seems clear: designing new to the highest energy efficiency standards will be a lot easier and less expensive than converting traditional housing stock – a challenge when we have such a rich built heritage. Please get in touch if you have any question on this or any other Council matter. Call me at the City Chambers on 0131 529 4235, or better still, by emailing to jim.campbell@









Poppyscotland has launched an exciting new service that will transform the support available for the Armed Forces community in Scotland. A team of six will deliver the new, enhanced offering, including in Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians, which will significantly enhance Poppyscotland’s already comprehensive range of support. The Welfare Support Service will be available to the Armed Forces community across the whole of Scotland, but, crucially, it will have a strong local focus and will be tailored to the needs of each individual. The Welfare Support Service team will be made up of four Welfare Support Officers and two Independent Living Advisers, each working within a designated geographical area. The Welfare Support Officer will provide support to vulnerable veterans and to those identified as having complex needs. These could range from mental or physical health to problems with money and housing. As well as acting as the personal point of contact for Poppyscotland’s clients, members of the new team will work alongside a wide network of agencies, professionals and volunteers to ensure veterans in Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians who require support get the help needed. Working alongside the Welfare Support Officer will be a locally-based Independent Living Advisor, who will provide support to help give those with a long term health issues the ability to maintain their independence and live in their own homes for longer. Many veterans are disabled and require continuing care, but often struggle to access the services they need. 22

Looking after Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians alongside the Welfare Support Officer is Independent Living Adviser Sue McKay. Sue, who covers Edinburgh & Lothians, Fife, Dundee & Angus, Perth & Kinross, Aberdeen and the Highlands & Islands, said: “Having always been immersed in military life and the parent of a serving soldier, I am very excited to be part of this new service within Poppyscotland.I hope that my knowledge and expertise will help beneficiaries in leading as independent a life as possible. The service is beneficiary-focused, and I look forward to working in partnership with both statutory bodies and other charities to get the best outcome for the individual.” Gary Gray, the Head of Welfare Services at Poppyscotland, said: “Poppyscotland is at the forefront of delivery of support to our Armed Forces community across Scotland. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.This is a hugely significant development for veterans across the country. The implementation of the Welfare Support Service enables us to deliver greatly enhanced support in local communities across Scotland; providing one-to-one and face-to-face support to individuals who are particularly vulnerable and have complex needs.” One such veteran that has received help from Poppyscotland is Chris Fisher, who served in the Royal Navy from 1970 to 1977 and now lives in Helensburgh with his wife Julie. Chris suffers from a progressive and degenerative disability, in which his body has been trying to form a foetal position. He only has the use of his left hand and his hips and knees have fused, meaning getting anywhere was impossible until Poppyscotland provided a grant for a specially adapted van which allows Chris to get out and about. On the help he has received, Chris says: “I approached Poppyscotland and within two weeks I had a new van sitting in the driveway. It’s emotional because without the van, I wouldn’t have a life, I wouldn’t be able to go outside and to do what other people take

for granted. I cannot thank Poppyscotland enough for all that they have done for me. It’s heartening to hear of the new Welfare Support Service that will help other veterans like me to access the right support in the right location. I feel lucky to have got the support so quickly, but there are so many other veterans out there who have similarly complex needs and struggle to seek out help. However, the new Poppyscotland service will ensure that they have the right package of support put in place within their own community and that will make a huge difference.”

If you would like to find out more information about Poppyscotland’s new Welfare Support Service, please visit www.poppyscotland. The charity provides life-changing support to the Armed Forces community. Money raised from the Scottish Poppy Appeal and Poppyscotland’s yearround fundraising enables them to deliver support to members of the Armed Forces community in Scotland by providing tailored funding and assistance. The charity also funds services in advice, employment, housing, mental health, mobility and respite.




Jamie Primrose Contemporary Scottish Artist

Gorgeous exhibition of iconic views Eco at Home By Katherine ell afar – from by theChic acclaimed painter

detailed close-up studies at dawn and dusk to stunning, panoramic skies beyond the city’s bold silhouette from nearby hill-top vantage points:

Firstly, with skillful intricate mark making in his black and white Indian inks, he captures structures steeped in historical relevance as he looks towards the Mound (see pic below), Candlemaker Row, the Vennel, the Royal Mile and Victoria Street. These striking monochrome illustrations both contrast and complement his colourful, characterful suite of oils of similar areas in the late afternoon and then onto twilight in a glorious series of wintry nocturnes (see pic to the left). Jamie Primrose ‘Victoria Street’ 50cm x 50cm, Oil on canvas

Next, the talented artist depicts Princes

The outstanding architecture of historic Edinburgh and the beauty of the landscape which surrounds it is undeniably stunning and unique – a magical source of inspiration to many artists, writers and poets, past and present. Best-selling Scottish artist Jamie Primrose is equally enthralled, having been personally fascinated by the heritage and significance of ‘Auld Reekie’ since his childhood growing up in the capital. Since returning to the city 15 years ago (having been away since his schooldays), his obsession for capturing the everchanging Scottish light cascading over the city’s architecture at different times of the day throughout the seasons has only intensified.

‘Enchanting Vistas’ Exhibition

Following past sell-out collections of his sought-after investment artworks (spanning over 30 solo hosted shows in Edinburgh and London), he now presents his muchanticipated latest collection of over 50 new paintings. This focuses on the captivating majesty of iconic streets, monuments and landmarks of the Old Town from near and 26

‘Late afternoon on The Mound’ 24cm x 30cm, Indian ink on paper

Jamie Primrose ‘Enchanting Vistas’ Friday 8th – Saturday 16th November The Dundas Street Gallery 6a Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ Open Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm Admission free For painting enquiries or further details please contact: Mari Primrose t: 0131 446 9510 m: 07947 243 418 e: View paintings online from 23rd October at

‘Afternoon shadows over The Ross Fountain (Princes Street Gardens)’ 50cm x 50cm, Oil on canvas

Street Gardens in a lush, ephemeral, autumnal haze focusing on the Scott Monument and (for the very first time) the newly refurbished Ross Fountain (see pic above) with magnificent views looking up towards the imposing Castle Rock (which is also beautifully portrayed from many angles throughout this entire new collection).

“Jamie Primrose has an incredible feel for the light of his native Edinburgh” The Sunday Times “Jamie Primrose’s paintings exude a heaven-sent sense of calm” The Herald “Jamie has had an astonishing degree of success with his atmospheric paintings” Galleries “Jamie Primrose’s paintings display an atmospheric, ethereal quality that makes his work so sought-after” Scottish Field “Primrose has an ever-expanding band of collectors snapping up his work” The Herald

Finally, the natural beauty surrounding the Old Town is breathtaking at sunset from on high with sweeping, fiery skies beyond Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat (including calm compositions of Dunsapie and St. Margaret’s Loch) – the many elegant church spires and well-known landmarks creating the iconic city silhouette beyond. Primrose’s paintings exude a magical and timeless quality, confirming his personal fascination for Edinburgh’s heritage and his everlasting passion for his home town.

Best-selling Artist

Jamie Primrose is one of Scotland’s most prominent, sought-after contemporary painters. Having attended The Edinburgh Academy (1977-90), he gained a Fine Art degree at Newcastle University (1990-94) and then remarkably travelled the world and worked in London for almost a decade without lifting a paintbrush. In 2003, he returned home to the capital to become a professional artist and has since then achieved outstanding success, with an evergrowing high-profile UK and international clientele and critical acclaim.

Exclusive Opening Private Views: Friday 8th November, 6.00pm – 8.30pm Saturday 9th November, 11.00am – 5.00pm

For invitations, please email Mari Primrose at quoting ‘Trinity Spotlight’ 27


NEW CHAPTER BEGINS FOR THE CLUB After more than 50 years as Edinburgh’s pioneering independent gym, The Club in West Bowling Green Street enters an exciting new phase this month under the management of Davina Downie, one of the capital’s most experienced and respected gym managers and personal trainers. The direct descendant of the Edinburgh Club, founded in 1964 by George Kerr CBE, The Club offers top-class technical facilities in a relaxed, welcoming setting, and a great range of challenging, fun classes. “We are here for everyone,” says Davina. “With members ranging from active retirees to competitive athletes, The Club is a great local resource for people of all ages seeking a healthier, happier lifestyle.” The Club currently offers a free three-day trial membership: to try it for yourself, call Davina on 0131 555 4578.


The Extraordinary Benefits of Meditation …

By Gillian Dalgliesh

The ‘meditation-and-the-brain’ research has been growing in interest & popularity for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed! Below are some of the most interesting studies to come out in the last few years and show that meditation really does produce measurable changes in our most important organ – the brain! There’s good evidence from these studies that meditation helps relieve our subjective levels of anxiety and depression, and improve attention, concentration, and overall psychological well-being. Meditation Helps Preserve the Aging Brain A recent study from the University of California (UCLA) found that long-term meditators had better-preserved brains than non-meditators as they aged. Participants who’d been meditating for an average of 20 years had more grey matter volume throughout the brain. And it’s NEVER too late to start! Its Effects Rival Antidepressants for Depression & Anxiety A study Johns Hopkins University last year looked at the relationship between mindfulness meditation and its ability to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and pain. When practised regularly, its effectiveness was comparable with the effects of taking medication. Meditation isn’t a magic bullet for depression, as no treatment is, but it is one of the tools that can help manage symptoms naturally! Meditation May Lead to Volume Changes in Key Areas of the Brain In 2011, a Harvard study concluded that mindfulness meditation can actually change the structure of the brain: Eight weeks of Mindfulness Meditation was found to increase cortical thickness in the hippocampus, which governs learning and 30

memory. There were also decreases in brain cell volume in the amygdala, which is responsible for fear, anxiety, and stress – and these changes matched the participants’ self-reports of their stress levels, indicating that meditation not only changes the neuroplasticity of the brain, but it changes our psychological wellbeing, enabling us to cope better with life. Just a Few Days of Training Improves Concentration and Attention Interestingly but not surprisingly, one of the central benefits of meditation is that it improves attention and concentration: One recent study found that just a couple of weeks of meditation training helped people’s focus and memory during tests & exams. Since the strong focus of attention (on an object, idea, or activity) is one of the central aims of meditation, it’s not so surprising that meditation should help people’s cognitive skills on the job, too!

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Meditation Reduces Anxiety — and Social Anxiety Research has also shown that mindfulness meditation, in contrast to attending to the breath only, can reduce anxiety Meditation Can Help with Addiction A growing number of studies has shown that, given its effects on the self-control regions of the brain, meditation can be very effective in helping people recover from various types of addiction. Worth a Try? Meditation is not a panacea, but there’s certainly a lot of evidence that it may make profound positive changes for those who practice it regularly. Also, its benefits seem to be felt after a relatively short amount of practice. If it is of interest to you to learn more, I am running a ‘Meditation Made Easy’ class in Stockbridge. See my ad for contact details. Do get in touch if you would like more information. Gillian Dalgliesh is a Personal Change Expert, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Stress Management Consultant based in Stockbridge.








An Ode To Body Shop At Home Today I went for a job interview and when the boss asked what I expected. I replied: # Firstly, I would like 25% - 30% commission on everything I sell and a lovely bonus if I do really really well. # I expect to receive a £200+ product bonus for meeting goals within my first 28 days of starting. Success Start Promotions 1,2 &3... hello !!!! # I would also like the opportunity to earn free products every month based on my sales. # I expect you to provide me with the very best support and free online training plus opportunities of holidays AND FREEBIES. # If I bring in and train any new sales people, I think I deserve a percentage of their sales, with an added recruitment bonus for me as well! # I would like the opportunity to rapidly advance within the company. # When I do well, I expect LOTS of praise and recognition, plus free products, special awards and fabulous trips every year too! # I would like my friends and family to work here also. # By the way, I need to set my own schedule and work only when it suits me and my family. I never want to work holidays, and I need unlimited amounts of holiday time. # Most importantly, last but not least, I want no income/salary cap and I want to determine my pay, not you. AND I want paid what I earn EVERY week too!!! So...when can I start? After the interviewer recovered from shock, he ROARED with laughter. “You can’t be serious! You’re dreaming! You’ll never find an opportunity like that ANYWHERE! And if you do...come back and get me - I want to work with you!” Do you want to know a secret? I have that job! ... and you can too! Join Body Shop At Home and you can receive all this ...... and more.

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Be Strong for a Better Quality of Life By Tracy Griffen In early September new physical activity guidelines were issued by UK Chief Medical Officers and published by the Government. The guidelines emphasise the importance of building strength and balance for adults, and include recommendations for pregnant women, new mothers and disabled people. According to the UK Government website (go to and search ‘new physical activity guidelines): “Falls are the main reason older people are taken to A&E, and could be avoided through daily activities such as brisk walking, carrying heavy shopping, climbing stairs, swimming and gardening.” The new guidelines are an update to those released in 2011, but the overall message remains the same: any activity is better than none, and more is better still. “Under the new guidelines, adults are advised to undertake strength-based exercise at least 2 days a week. This can help delay the natural decline in muscle mass and bone density that starts from around age 50. It is believed that this is a major reason why older people lose their ability to carry out daily tasks.” At Griffen Fitness I specialise in helping clients improve strength and balance with a variety of simple exercises that can be done in the home. Doing strength-based exercise at least 2 days a week may seem like a big ask, but if you know a basic 10 minute workout, it is very easy to fit into your everyday routine. Simple one-legged exercises can improve your balance and help prevent falls. 10 minutes a day can really improve your quality of life. My older clients (some of them in their eighties) report that regular strength and balance exercise helps them feel more confident with the challenges of everyday life, including walking on uneven surfaces, baby-sitting boisterous grandchildren and lifting and carrying heavy loads. You’re never too old to learn how to exercise safely and effectively. A wee strength workout can give you more energy, zest for life and zippity doo dah! The new guidelines also encourage increased measured (and suitable) exercise for new Mums and mothers-to-be to keep both Mum and baby fit and healthy... Reference: Personal Trainer Tracy Griffen has been teaching clients strength workouts that they can do anywhere, and she offers home visits in the Trinity and Stockbridge areas (weekday daytime). Feel free to call her on 07743 741 088 for an informal chat about your fitness requirements and related health issues. See above advert. 40

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Cryptic Crossword Across 1. Further down after a point, not so fast (6) 4. A plant and animal go around (8) 9. State that sobriety initially prevents (6) 10. Lovely stuff some hero used (8) 12. Foreign page (tiny misprint) (8) 13. Actor back in ‘smart’ series (6) 15. Haggard decapitated relative (4) 16. I like veg, but when it’s cut it’s better (7) 20. Call about a girl being a plant (7) 21. Tuba back with musicians too (4) 25. Um, a band making a mistake (6) 26. Gauge a friend put on ties wrongly (8) 28. Easy raid botched, no doubt (1,4,3) 29. Bird turning eggs laid, we hear (6) 30. Dislike of Verona is disguised (8) 31. Fairly small housing far closer (6) Down 1. Long key opening 44

a saloon (5,3) 2. 11 described sequentially (3,2,3) 3. Assets exploited first, say (6) 5. It’s wild in the morning, all right! (4) 6. Con perhaps taken in by local… (8) 7. ...rings relatives from large opening (4-2) 8. Give a foolish sort a little signal (6) 11. Time ran out for clothing (7) 14. Nick receives medium support (7)

17. Secretary being more scantily-clad doesn’t hurt! (8) 18. Open wound easy to perceive (5-3) 19. City witches use experimentally (8) 22. Sea briefly surrounded by a city (6) 23. Produce someone finally boxed? (6) 24. Elvis performance the origin of rap and metal (6) 27. Food from restaurant - a consommé? (4) (Soln on pg 49)





Community Spotlight THE SINGING GROUPS @ INVERLEITH & NW EDINBURGH FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA & THEIR CARER(S) The Inverleith Group has been running since June 2010 meeting at 2.00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We currently meet at Inverleith St Serf’s Church Hall on Clark Road, Edinburgh. The NW Edinburgh Group started in May 2018 and meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Drylaw Parish Church. The group is for people with dementia, and their carers, who still live at home in the community. Research has indicated that people with dementia leave singing groups ‘on a high’ and this positive mood can last for some time after each session. This is also good for the well being of the carer. The group come together to sing with emphasis on enjoyment and fun. Volunteers are on hand but those with dementia should be accompanied. There is no charge for attending the Singing Sessions, but a donation for refreshments is appreciated. The group meet for coffee and conversation at first, giving people a chance to socialise. Support is also available from volunteers and other families. When singing begins, we sit in a circle ensuring that everyone is equal and not identified by their illness. We then sing along together for around 45 minutes, led by ‘music volunteers’. The group was started by a small number of individuals who understood the importance of music and singing with people with Dementia. All our Volunteers undergo Dementia Awareness Training. For further information, please contact: INVERLEITH GROUP - Sheila Hardie 551 1229, Diana Kerr 552 3857 NW EDINBURGH GROUP - Rosemary King 554 7621, Linda Rosborough 467 3399



Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight November Issue Artwork Deadline 25th October Distribution Date 7th November

December Issue Artwork Deadline 22nd November Distribution Date 5th December To include your community or charity events and information at no cost please contact Sue Hutchison.

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SALE OF PICTURES ON BEHALF OF CHRISTIAN AID Christine McArthur’s delightful watercolour of quails’ eggs is just one of a large number of paintings on sale in October to help raise money for Christian Aid. From Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 October the whole of St Andrew and St George’s West church in George Street (opposite The Dome) will be full of works of art. For each of the three days the paintings will be for sale between 10am and 3pm.

Quails’ Eggs by Christine McArthur

This is the perfect opportunity to find that special Christmas present – and at a really competitive price. Not only that, but every penny raised helps the poorest right across the world.

Down: 1 Space bar, 2 One by one, 3 Estate, 5 Amok, 6 Negative, 7 Look-in, 8 Assign, 11 Raiment, 14 Armrest, 17 Painless, 18 Clear-cut, 19 Coventry, 22 Medina, 23 Create, 24 Silver, 27 Taco.


Across: 1 Slower, 4 Magnolia, 9 Averts, 10 Gorgeous, 12 Egyptian, 13 String, 15 Aunt, 16 Improve, 20 Cannery, 21 Also, 25 Erring, 26 Estimate, 28 I dare say, 29 Avocet, 30 Aversion, 31 Pretty.


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Profile for Sue Hutchison

Trinity Spotlight october 2019 issue  

Local area magazine

Trinity Spotlight october 2019 issue  

Local area magazine