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YOUR SOUTH WEST MURCIA MAGAZINE AGOSTO/AUGUST 2008

PROPERTIES • SPORT • DINING • HEALTH & BEAUTY • TRAVEL • LOCAL NEWS CLASSIFIEDS • SUDOKU • CROSSWORD • HOROSCOPES • PLUS MUCH MORE Direct delivery to:/Buzoneo en: Camposol - Country Club - El Alamillo - Alcolar Can´t find it here then check the Sunny Numbers Telephone Book or www.sunnynumbers.com


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CONTENTS

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FEATURES

RECIPES

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Santorini

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Fuel Economy: 11Tips for Saving Money

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Double Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints

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Film Buff Quiz

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Pork Chops with Fresh Cherry Chutney

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Chatsworth House

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Cherry Clafoutis

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Keira Knightley

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French toast with CHerry Sauce

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BooHoo Fashion

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What’s Your Business Idea?

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Gastronomy Section

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Website for the Over Fifties

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July Cross- word Solution

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For the Kids

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Horoscopo SP

REGULARS

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Got a beer belly? 33 Loose it in 4 Weeks 46 78 Heath Ledger 47 SPORT 66 39 Formula 1

Horoscopes Sudoku Crossword Logic Puzzle

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Samurai Sudoku

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Palabra del mes

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Classifieds

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Puzzle answers

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Traders list

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EDITORIAL Hi Folks, What a few weeks we have had - power cuts, lack of water pressure to the point it takes minutes to fill the kettle. Oh, and the air conditioner broke down - fortunately it is still under warranty so it was finally fixed, but it took a lot of calling the shop and a visit from the ‘technician’ at almost 11pm. Thank goodness we had a spare bed side lamp otherwise they would have been working in complete darkness. And now we have problems with the internet and this mag needs to go to the printer via the internet first thing in the morning. I’m not complaining though. This is a great place to be even if it is too hot and there are too many flies about! As always I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. And we would like to welcome the many new advertisers we have this month.

Amanda Judson Editor

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Santorini Σαντορίνη

Santorini is like three islands. One side is the caldera with the villages of Thira, Imerovigli, Firastefani and Oia perched so far above the sea that it may as well be a painting. This is the commercial part of Santorini. This part of the island brings in most of the money and is completely dependent on it’s image to attract the visitors. They do a damn good job. You can say what you want about the changes tourism brings to a community but it is impossible to not be impressed with the beauty of these towns and if there is another earthquake they will be sorely missed when they slide down into the sea. Perissa The towns of Perissa and Kamari attract to their black sand beaches, thousands of suntanned boys and girls with perfect bodies. What the tourist guides don’t tell you about black sand which would be fairly obvious if you think about it is that it’s hot as hell. On a summer’s day you cannot walk from your towel to the sea without your flip-flops. You can look down the beach and see the heat rising in waves off the black sand and the shore is lined with flip-flops, waiting like patient dogs whose masters have gone for a swim. Perissa and Kamari are full of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. The drop in package tourism may have hurt business somewhat but it has made these beaches a better place for people who 8 Sunshine Magazine

want a little Greece with their Greek Island. There are supermarkets, campsites and even some kind of water park for kids in Perissa. Both Kamari and Perissa have diving centers. On the way to these beaches you pass through towns like Megalochori and Emborio which are agricultural communities that held out till the last minute before giving in to tourism, where you can still find restaurants that are filled with mostly Greeks. Akrotiri The third part of Santorini is Akrotiri, known of course for the famous ruins from the Minoan period. The actual village of Akrotiri is not as well known and that is for a number of reasons. The main reason is that the road to the archaeological site does not even go through the town. Tourists see the site and then head for the next spot on their itinerary or else to the beach. Very few go to the village. So on the island that is probably the most popular tourist destinations in Greece there is a village with all the qualities of a remote island. There is not much to see in Akrotiri town. People go about their work. They are farmers mostly or engaged in some kind of craft. Probably many of the people work in hotels and restaurants around the island. But it is a quiet village and enjoyable to wander around in. There is an old fortress at the top of the town www.sunnynumbers.com


which was destroyed during the earthquake in 1956. This was the site of the town and instead of restoring it they rebuilt the town below the fortress. You can still go up and wander around. From the top of the village you can see the caldera of the volcano and miles of grapes. In fact you can see most of the island. The narrow section of the island which contains Akrotiri has the two best beaches (Red Beach and Vlichada), some of the best (and cheapest) tavernas, and is close enough to the popular Perissa beach too. There are beaches within the volcano crater too like Caldera Beach. Before you get the idea that Red Beach and Vlichada are remote, secluded beaches, no such luck. It’s rows and rows of umbrellas and beach chairs, but in a setting that could be on another planet if not for the familiar blueness of the sea.

that comes from the drink you have and the knowledge that there is nowhere you have to be. Some of the hotels provide live Greek music for their guests. The Villa Mathios for example features George Papalexis, an excellent bouzouki player with several CD’s who plays with an assortment of friends, relatives and fellow employees at the hotel.

Santorini Nightlife

There is certainly plenty of nightlife in the beach towns but the true romantics stay in or near Thira and get back there from the beaches with plenty of time to shower, take a short nap and then walk to one of the bars that line the volcano for a few drinks and to watch the sunset. These are the types of places where friendships are made since you are all sharing the same remarkable experience. It is an experience that heightens one’s awareness of nature and his own place within it. It’s a sense of awe combined with the relaxation

Santorini Archaeological Sites

Akrotiri There is more to Santorini of course then the bars, restaurants, views of Thira, the quietness of Oia or the beaches and nightlife of the outer coast. There are the ruins of Akrotiri which some claim is evidence that the people that once populated the island may or may not have been the civilization of Atlantis. The first trace of the city was discovered by French archeologists after an eruption of the volcano in 1866. Professor Spyridon Marinatos later unearthed the rest of the city which was preserved by volcanic ash. Marinatos was killed by a fall on the site and he is buried among the stones to which he had devoted his life. Since the ruins are mostly of mud brick the site is covered to shelter it from the elements. You should get here early because once the tour buses arrive it becomes a slow process. There are the ruins of Ancient Thira on a mountain between the beaches at Kamari and Perissa which are best visited in the early morning before the sun has gotten too hot. The terraced ruins that overlook the sea date back to the 3rd century BC and the Ptolemies, with also the remnants of Hellenistic and Roman civilization. Many of the artifacts found in ancient Thira and Akrotiri can be found in the Prehistoric

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Museum in Thira which you can find by asking directions from anyone.

Galleries and Wineries in Santorini

When you get to Santorini you may notice endless fields of grapes. If you know grapes you will be surprised at the way they are grown on the island. They don’t have them in arbors but they are low to the ground in baskets which

are actually made up of the stems or stalks of the vines themselves. They don’t water them either since there is very little water on the island. The grapes and the other crops are watered by the dew. There are a number of large wineries on the island that have tours all day long that include wine-tasting and food. Most people go to the larger wineries which are well advertised in the hotels and around the island.

The Volcano of Santorini

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which emerged in 1707. Next to it in the older island of Palia Kamini you can take hot mud baths, usually an indication of something brewing beneath the surface. You can reach these two islands by excursion boats. Across the bay is the island of Thirasia which is actually the other rim of the volcano and was once part of the same island. There are hotels, tavernas and a village that faces the cliffs of the volcano on the main island. Since there were no human remains found in the ruins of Akrotiri, it’s a good indication that the inhabitants of Santorini knew what was coming and took off for safer ground. But did they make it? It is believed that when the volcano erupted in the 14th century BC it caused a tidal wave that destroyed the cities of Minoan Crete. That is quite a tidal wave and the eruption was perhaps the biggest cataclysmic event within human history (so far). For all Santorini has to offer, it’s fine beaches, active nightlife, restaurants, tomato keftedes (deep fried tomato balls are an island specialty), raki (like ouzo but stronger and does not taste like licorice), excellent wines (the volcanic soil and climate make the island one of the best places to grow grapes in the world): it’s the volcano that is the star of the island. Take it away and all you have is another island with tomato balls. The black sand beaches, the wine, the raki are all by-products of the explosion that destroyed life on the island and created in it’s place a destination that offers what few others do, that is not only fun but profoundly dramatic in scenery. I don’t think you could go to another planet and be more impressed then you will be when you see Santorini for the first time.

volcano, or should we stay on the volcano and make the trek to the beach by bus, taxi, rental car or motor-bike? First of all let me say that everyone wants to stay in Thira and Oia. They have seen the pictures and imagine waking each day to a glorious view. But if you have children this is not practical. Who wants to stay somewhere that you are on edge all the time because you imagine your kids falling off a 1000 foot cliff? Plus kids usually want to go to the beach and getting them there on a daily basis can be a strain. But if you are staying at the beach what if you want to make the nightly visits to Thira? Another hassle. So it is Where to Stay in Santorini a matter of making the choice of whether you This is the big question for many people. want to be near the beach and rely on public Should we stay at the beach and visit the towns transportation or a rental car or bike to see the of Thira and Oia and the fantastic views of the sunsets and experience the nightlife or do you want to stay in the cliff-side towns and take the trek to the beach. A car is a good idea anyway so you can see the rest of the island. There are some nice tavernas in the village too. For the price it would be tough to beat the Villa Mathios or their cousins and neighbours the Villa Kalimera which is highly praised by their guests and by Dolphin Hellas Travel. Neither have caldera view. You have to cross the street to see it. The Hotel Ether in Oia has what comes close to Caldera View rooms, they come close because they don’t face the center of the Volcano but are off to the side, but the view is still spectacular. Also the Delfini Rooms www.sunnynumbers.com

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in Oia comes highly recommended. Keep in mind that if you want caldera view you will probably have to climb some steps somewhere along the way. If you don’t like steps then the small Ellinon Thea Hotel has an entrance at street level and the rooms and balconies face the caldera with a splendid view. No steps to climb.

luxury in a very romantic setting. Even more impressive, the Volcano View VIP Villas are five stylish, individually designed luxury villas, each with its private swimming pool and a balcony with a breath-taking view of the Aegean.

If you are looking for something really special and have money to spend on your honeymoon If you want to stay on the beach because you or weekend escape with a beautiful movie star have kids, or you like beaches, the Boathouse check out the Dreams Luxury Suites on the Hotel comes highly recommended. It is a cliffs of Imerovigli. family run economy hotel with a nice pool, air-conditioned rooms, a popular seafood There are people who come to the port to rent restaurant, the Almira and just a few steps rooms on the island. The days of the little old ladies advertising a room in their house are from the black sand of Kamari Beach. over. They have been replaced by professionals Most newlyweds and couples stay in Thira or whose job it is to get you to a hotel and they are Oia as well as Firostefani and Imerovigli which paid by the head. They are called kamakis and are all large towns on the rim of the volcano the word means harpoon. You can find cheap where you can find hotels suspended in space rooms and if you are a backpacker this is a hit that even have swimming pools. Hotels as well or miss situation because if the room is lousy as food and beverages are a little (or a lot) more you can leave and wander around and find expensive in Oia and Thira, particularly if you something else or even go to Perissa Campsite. want to be in a room overlooking the caldera. But if you are a family, honeymooners or a Like most places in Greece with a little effort little older you can find accommodations to and some assistance you can find good deals at suit your budget by working with a reliable hotels that are not on prime real-estate or even travel agency. • specials at the well known hotels. The newly restored cave villas, the Alexander Hotel is worth looking into if you are looking for 5-star 12 Sunshine Magazine

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Nothing says summer like a big bowl of cherries... VISIT OUR SPONSORS

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1 In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract; mix well.

Double Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 17 minutes Ingredients 12 ozs/340g unsalted Butter, 8ozs/225g sugar 1 egg 1/4 tsp. almond extract 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled 13 ozs/365g flour 2 tsps. cinnamon 10 oz maraschino cherries, cut in half 3oz white chocolate

2 Add bittersweet chocolate and blend to combine. Add flour and cinnamon; mix until well blended. 3 Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and chill for 30 min. 4 Preheat oven to 350ยบF/180ยบC 5 Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press thumb in center of each cookie and place half a cherry in each depression. 6 Bake for 15 to 17 min. Cool completely. 7 Place white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 sec.; stir and continue to microwave in 10-sec. increments until chocolate is smooth. Drizzle white chocolate across each cookie. Chill 5 min. to set white chocolate. 8 Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

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1 Pit cherries. Using the flat side of a large knife, press on the cherry gently until it splits open while covering with your other hand so there isn’t juice spitting all over the place. Pull out the pits. 2 Make cherry chutney. In a small bowl, mix cherry preserve, vinegar and allspice. Set aside 1/4 cup of mixture to glaze pork. Then in a saucepot, sautÊ onions until transparent. Add pitted cherries, red chili flakes and the rest of the cherry preserve mixture. Boil in medium-low heat until thick, stirring often. Season with salt. 3 While making the cherry chutney, sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper. On a hot grill, cook pork for about 8 minutes on each side. Brush the top part of the pork with some of the cherry glaze you set aside. Turn to cook the other side and glaze the other side as well.

Pork Chops with Fresh Cherry Chutney Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Serves 4

Ingredients 6 pieces boneless pork chops 1 lb/450g fresh cherries 5 ozs/145g of black cherry preserve or jam 1 red onion, finely chopped 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp of ground allspice 1 tsp of ground cumin red pepper flakes salt, pepper, olive oil

4 Transfer to a plate and rest for about 10 minutes. Serve with the fresh cherry chutney.

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Manhattan

1/2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters 2 Maraschino cherries Lemon peel Preparation Fill a pitcher with ice and add the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Stir vigorously until the outside of the pitcher is thoroughly beaded with sweat and is extremely cold to the touch. Place a maraschino cherry in each cocktail glass. Twist the lemon peel over the glass and either drop it in or not, according to taste. Strain the drink over the cherries and serve immediately. Makes two 3-ounce drinks 16 Sunshine Magazine

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Cherry Clafoutis Preparation time 20 minutes, Cooking time 20 minutes,

Clafoutis Batter: 2.5oz/70g plain flour 1/4 tsp salt 2 large eggs 2 tbsp white sugar 3/4 cup (180 ml) milk 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract Plus: Fresh cherries, pitted 2 tblsp white sugar

1 Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) and place the rack in the center of the oven. 2 Wash the cherries, remove the stems and pits. 3 For the Clafoutis Batter: In your food processor or blender place all the batter ingredients. Process for about 45 - 60 seconds, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Once the batter is completely smooth, let it rest while you prepare the fruit. 4 Put cherries into baking dish. 5 Pour the batter over the cherries and bake for about 20 minutes or until the clafoutis is puffed, set, and golden brown around the edges. Serve immediately with a dusting of icing sugar.

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Power Breakfast: French toast with cherry sauce 1 Place almonds in a small saucepan over low heat. Tossing frequently, toast until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside. 2 In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, flour, salt, baking powder, almond extract and vanilla extract. Soak bread slices in the mixture until saturated. Place slices in a shallow pan. Refrigerate slices approximately 1 hour. 3 Heat oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat. One at a time, press one side of soaked bread slices in the almonds to coat. Fry bread slices on both sides until golden brown. Dust with icing sugar before serving, Cherry Sauce Place the cherries in a heavy bottomed, nonreactive pot. Add the lemon juice and cinnamon stick, and give a quick stir. Sprinkle with sugar until each cherry is well coated. Heat on medium, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, until the cherries have given up most of their juices, and the liquid begins to thicken. www.sunnynumbers.com

Preparation time 30 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes + 1 hr resting Serves 4 1 cup slivered almonds 3 eggs 1 cup milk 3 tbsp plain flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 tsp vanilla extract 12 thick slices French bread 3 tbsp vegetable oil 3 tbsp butter icing sugar for dusting

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Fuel Economy

11 Tips for Saving Money 1

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Keep the tyres inflated properly. This one is simple and a potential lifesaver. Under-inflated tyres waste fuel and wear out the tyre tread. Also, check tires regularly for alignment and balance. A well-tuned engine burns less fuel. Get regular services and follow through with routine maintenance. The right parts oil keep your engine happy and less thirsty for fuel. Get the junk out of the boot. A weigheddown car uses more fuel. For every extra 250 pounds your engine hauls, the car loses about one mile per gallon in fuel economy. Carry only the basic emergency equipment and items you really need.

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Buy the lowest grade fuel that is appropriate for your car. Check your owner’s manual for this information. As long as your engine doesn’t knock or ping, the usual fuel you’re using is fine. You could save hundreds a year.

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Don’t top off the fuel tank. Too much fuel will just slosh and seep out. Why waster those extra pennies.

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Drive intelligently. Don’t make fast starts or sudden stops. You’re just overexerting your engine and burning extra fuel. Gradual acceleration also helps automatic transmissions run better. Engine-revving wastes fuel, too. Lighten up on the accelerator. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. Driving at 90kph rather than 100 kph can improve your fuel economy by three kilometers per gallon (5.54 litres).

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Combine errands in one trip and plan stops for the most efficient route. You’ll save yourself time and money.

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Do not rest your foot on the brake. The slightest pressure could cause a drag that will demand additional fuel use and wear out the brakes sooner.

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Tighten up that fuel cap. Make sure it’s on securely. Gas easily evaporates from the tank if it was an escape.

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Buy a fuel-efficient in car. When pricing cars, factor in long-term fuel costs. Keep in mind that sunroofs add wind resistance, lowering the mileage per gallon.

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Be smart with the air conditioning. On the highway closed windows decrease air resistance, so run the air conditioner. But in stop-and-go traffic, shutting off the air conditioning and opening the windows can lighten your fuel use. Air conditioning can lower your fuel economy by 10 percent to 20 percent.

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1. Who played Al Capone in the 1987 film, The Untouchables? 2. Which character did James Stewart play in the 1952 film, The Greatest Show On Earth? 3. Jan Morrow and Brad Allen are characters who share a phone line in which 1959 film? 4. Who played the Russian mail-order bride in the 2001 film Birthday Girl? 5. What is the number on the roof of the bus in the 1994 film Speed? 6. What was the name of the Long Island resort in the 1975 film Jaws? 7. In the 1979 film Apocalypse Now which river does Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) travel up to reach Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando)? 8. What was Humphrey Bogart’s last film? 9. What was mixed with water to make the rain more visible on screen in the 1952 film Singing in the Rain? 10. Who played Domino in the 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again? 11. Who designed the costumes for the 1997 film The Fifth Element? 24 Sunshine Magazine

12. Brad Pitt played one of Anthony Hopkins’ three sons in which 1994 film? 13. Tall Dark and Gruesome is the title of whose autobiography? 14. Who played Elwood in the original film The Blues Brothers? 15. Kim Peek, the famous ‘savant’, inspired Dustin Hoffman’s character in which film? 16. Which Rocky film had The Eye Of The Tiger as its theme song? 17. Who directed the 1988 film Beetlejuice? 18. What character does Uma Thurman play in the 1997 film Batman and Robin? 19. What was Dorothy’s surname in the Wizard Of Oz? 20. Who sang the theme for the Bond film For Your Eyes Only? 21. How many light years was ET away from home? answers on pg 93

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Chatsworth House... The Gem of the Peak District

and backed by a tree-covered hillside, it fairly takes your breath away. It is not hard to see why this is the premier tourist attraction of the area. The original house here was the work of Bess of Hardwick in the late 16th Century. Though no trace of this can now be seen, the modern house retains many of the

The Peak District National Park was Britain’s first national park, established in 1951, and is visited by people from all over the world. They come to find peace, tranquillity and adventure, experiencing some of England’s finest climbing, caving, walking and cycling. It is here that you will find Chatsworth House, one of, if not the finest of England´s Country Houses. The ancestral home of The Cavendish family, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire still live here. The House is set in magnificent park land of 1,000 acres and when you drive across the surrounding park and see Chatsworth House for the first time, a sumptuous pile of yellow stone surrounded by gardens, fronted by the River Derwent 26 Sunshine Magazine

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Elizabethan interior walls and the Hunting Tower on the hill above the house dates from the 1580s. The first Duke rebuilt Chatsworth in Classical style between 1686 and 1707, with the Library and North Wing added by the 6th Duke between 1790 and 1858. The park was landscaped by the 4th Duke (1720-1764), who engaged ‘Capability’ Brown to reshape the formal garden into the more natural one you see today. The house itself is magnificent, if a little overwhelming, while the gardens are a treat, and the surrounding park is a superb area of open space with fine scenery, woods and views of the house. In the house there are 12 rooms that visitors can see. Many of the 175 rooms have been converted to flats, offices and storage areas, but those accessible for viewing, includes several state rooms that are quiet simply stunning, full of fine art, Italian sculptures and fantastic furniture. In the Hall the entire ceiling and upper walls were painted by Louis Laguerre in 1692 to show scenes from the life of Julius Caesar. The 17th century state rooms are virtually unaltered. They are decorated and furnished in a grand style and display www.sunnynumbers.com

fine works of art and splendid Mortlake tapestries. The State Bedroom contains a bed which belonged to George II while the Library has over 17,000 volumes. Chatsworth houses a collection of European and Oriental porcelain and a dazzling display of silver. There are paintings by old masters such as Rembrant, Van Dyck, Tintoretto and Landseer. The present Duke is also a collector and amongst the works he has added is a sculpture by Angela Corner and Elizabeth Frink and paintings by Lucian Freud. It is also possible to visit the farmyard behind the house, where typical farm animals can be seen in context; with milking demonstrations and other insights into life on a farm for both the people and the animals. A special time at Chatsworth is Christmas when the house is dressed for the Festive Season. The house has also featured in the period drama film based on Jane Austen´s novel, Pride and Prejudice and in the upcoming film, The Duchess, staring Keira Knighley. •

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HOROSCOPO

SEPTIEMBRE 2008

Aries 21 de marzo - 20 de abril

Libra 22 de septiembre - 22 de octubre

Tauro 21 de abril - 21 de mayo

Escorpio 23 de octubre 21de noviembre

En esta etapa, estos nativos tendrán un gran desarrollo intelectual, se volcarán de lleno al trabajo y al estudio y se alejarán de toda vida social. En la vida amorosa pasarán por momentos de mucho sufrimiento debido a la gran sensibilidad y melancolía en la que se verán inmersos ya que el día 16 la Luna entrará en su propia casa. En salud deberá consultar al médico por algunas molestias respiratorias. Durante este mes los nativos se encontrarán favorecidos por los triunfos laborales, aunque estos traerán una buena cuota de estrés. Recibirán una propuesta de trabajo para ir al exterior, la que deberán analizar profundamente, evaluando los pros y los contras antes de aceptarla. Para sentirse bien físicamente deberán tomar la decisión de realizar alguna actividad física.

Géminis 21 de mayo - 21 de junio

En este mes, puede estar en peligro su situación laboral a tal punto de llegar a perder su puesto de trabajo, para evitarlo deben evadir todo tipo de enfrentamiento en el ámbito laboral. Los que estén estudiando, notarán una falta de concentración y nerviosismo que les costará mucho superar. En salud tienen que estar atentos y ante cualquier síntoma extraño deberá consultar al médico.

Cáncer 22 de junio - 22 de julio

Mitad del año, es el momento perfecto para analizar lo que se viene en los próximos meses. Organizarás tu futuro financiero, y podrás encontrar un nuevo trabajo o cambiarte de área y comenzar un trabajo independiente. Los enamorados seguirán enamorados, pero será el momento ideal para planear el futuro.

Leo 23 de julio - 22 de agosto

Estos nativos hasta el día 25 podrán concretar numerosos acuerdos comerciales gracias a la influencia de Mercurio en la Casa de Libra. Comenzarán a brillar en el ámbito laboral pero no deben jactarse de esta situación ya que esto puede perjudicarlos.Con respecto a la pareja se iniciarán serios inconvenientes por cuestiones de celos, ya que estos nativos no toleran que su compañero llame la atención, a tal punto de esta

Virgo 23 de agosto - 21 de septiembre

Si bien las actividades intelectuales no darán buenos resultados porque estarán pasando por muchas trabas, la constancia y la capacidad de trabajo harán que estos nativos, puedan continuar con sus grandes proyectos. No deben sentirse vencidos por la rutina, deberán evitar caer en la depresión. Por la acción de Saturno, los virginianos tendrán que darle mucha atención a su salud.

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Las uniones matrimoniales se verán favorecidas, como así también las relaciones amorosas que recién se inician, ya que durante las primeras semanas del mes. Lo ideal para mantener esta situación por largo tiempo será que mantengan alejados a todos aquellos que lo elogian o que lo atacan, así como también evitar todo tipo de malentendidos, que puedan provocar discusiones.

Plutón ubicado directamente en Sagitario hará que los nativos de este Signo dejen de lado sus rencores y resentimientos. Algunos decidirán en esta etapa formar una pareja estable y así dejar de lado la vida en soledad. Los que tienen pareja ya consolidada, mantendrán su estado conciliador para todo lo relacionado con las relaciones de pareja.

Sagitario 22 de noviembre 22 de diciembre

Esta es la etapa mas dura para las finanzas, a los que no tienen una buena solidez económica les costará mucho recuperarse, mientras que les será más fácil a aquellos que tienen una empresa o un negocio propio.

Capricornio 23 de diciembre 21de enero

Cuando todo marcha bien y tranquilo, los nativos de este signo sienten que les falta algo. Es por eso que este mes aparecerán ciertos malestares que no tienen razón de ser. Tiene que consultar al médico, ya que los dolores musculares y de la columna se harán insoportables, será visitar un kinesiólogo.

Acuario 22 de enero - 21 febrero

En el plano afectivo, los solteros se inclinarán por las amistades más que por el amor. En las parejas ya consolidadas se les presentará una buena comunicación y un muy buen sexo, a pesar de esto habrá una pequeña tensión que los angustiara. Para salir de esta angustia deberá recurrir a un diálogo directo, sincero y libre de sus sentimientos más profundos.

Piscis 22 de febrero - 20 de marzo

Comenzarán a tener trastornos de sueño producto de los problemas económicos. Si esta por realizar algún tipo de inversión o comenzar un nuevo negocio tiene que asesorarse muy bien para no caer en errores de los que luego puede arrepentirse. Tiene que evitar en este período que las deudas se le acumulen.

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Keira Knightley Sexiest movie star of all time?

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eira Christina Knightley shot to fame in British film Bend It Like Beckham after several television appearances in the Nineties. Born in Teddington, South West London in 1985 and daughter of Scottish playwright Sharman Macdonald and English theatre and TV actor Will Knightley. She first asked her parents for an agent at the tender age of three, but they refused, not wanting their daughter to follow them onto the stage. Keira kept at them, and they finally gave in when she was six. However, her parents still had a few tricks up their sleeves. As part of the deal, Keira, who is dyslexic, had to study through the school holidays, and she was only permitted to work on productions if they didn't interfere with her education. Her first big acting role came in 1994 when she was nine, in the romantic feature A Village Affair and then at 12 she was cast in a television film called Coming Home with Peter O'Toole, Joanna Lumley and Emily Mortimer. In 1999 Keira landed a part in Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace alongside Natalie Portman for her close resemblance to the Hollywood actress. It was reported that even their mothers had trouble telling the pair apart when they were in full make-up. Two years later she appeared in teen horror film The Hole before football film Bend It Like Beckham launched her into the stratosphere of the silver screen. The blockbusting Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy saw the British star acting alongside heart throbs Johnny Depp 30 Sunshine Magazine

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The Duchess

Release date: Sept. 5th 2008

Location filming at the Royal Naval Collage in Greenwich, UK.

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Like Princess Diana, her direct descendent, Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, born Lady Georgiana Spencer, was beautiful, glamorous and adored by the public. But while her beauty and charisma made her a household name, one thing seemed to escape her: Love. Beneath Georgiana’s glamorous facade lay an intelligent, vulnerable woman stranded in a loveless marriage to the Duke (Ralph Fiennes), one of the richest men in England. Frustrated by the limitations imposed on her by virtue of her sex and her class, she rebelled, entering into an intense relationship with the beautiful Lady ´Bess´ Foster, (Hayley Atwell), thereby setting up a complex ménage a trois with the Duke. Georgiana’s rebellion extended to the public sphere where she tore down conventions, becoming a political campaigner for the liberal party. In doing so she fell for Earl Grey (Dominic Cooper), the future Prime Minister, finally discovering the meaning of true love. But could true love survive the strictures Of the Duke, of Bess and of Society - the pressures of marriage and motherhood, friendship and loyalty, of class and celebrity?

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HOROSCOPES

SEPTEMBER 2008

Aries 21 March-20 April Relationships are a strong focus for you in September. Tending to a partner’s needs is important now, it would be wise to put some of your own projects on the back burner in order to focus on a significant partnership. The 8-14 brings romantic excitement, important news, and money opportunities. Past efforts on the job pay off this month. Increased public recognition and professional success can be had now.

Libra 22 September-22 October A very busy month is in store for you. Opportunities seem to fall into your lap this month, particularly involving education, travel, and relationships. Material profits come from communications projects. The 10-14 presents stellar opportunities for partnerships, negotiations, and positive reinforcement in general. The 15-16 brings surprises surrounding work and health matters. The 22-23 is strong for personal finances, gifts, and acquiring new possessions.

Taurus 21 April-20 May In September, there is a scurry of activity surrounding work and health matters. Nevertheless, romantic matters are strong. Income from foreign sources could also figure this month. The 10-14 is a strong period for work, health, romance, and money. Take advantage! You are also more able to get away from the daily routine more transportation options open, for example, or you have (or create) more free time to do so.

Scorpio 23 October-21 November Although you may find yourself in demand socially from time to time in September, most of your activities are behind the scenes. A scurry of activity surrounding romance or children occurs around the 15th. Chances are excellent that you will find a lovely confidante this month someone to share your daily activities and thoughts with. Gifts or opportunities may come through visits, short trips, messages, e-mail, or they could come through contacts with siblings, classmates, and neighbors.

Gemini 21 May-21 June Romantic and creative energy runs very high this month. Financial gains may come through a partnership or there may be an increase in a partner’s income in September. A partnership benefits from more expansive, warm, and intimate energy. The 12-14 represents an opportunity period for you, particularly in the areas of romance, children, and friendship.

Sagittarius 22 November-22 December Stimulating friendships and group activities, as well as increased energy, figure strongly for you in September. You may have more resources to invest into your career or business. Being in a position of responsibility or authority is something you place a high value on this month. Partnerships are friendly, and singles are more likely to find romance in group settings or through friends.

Cancer 22 June-22 July A busy home life figures strongly this month. Entertaining in your home is especially successful now. Relationships benefit from expansive, warm energy, or successful new ones are entered in September. The lines of communication open up between you and a special someone. Pleasant and surprising news arrives around the Full Moon on the 15th, and has to do with travel, legal, or educational matters.

Capricorn 23 December-21 January Others are likely to turn to you for advice this month, as all eyes turn to you. If you feel that others are judging you for what you have and haven’t done this month, you’re probably correct! Trips could be especially rewarding for you right now they can provide a pleasant breather from pressures in your life. Romance may be found through your career and business activities. A private project can pay off now.

Leo 23 July-22 August Practical matters and communications are a big focus for you in September. You have a stronger desire than usual to communicate your ideas, and siblings, relatives, and neighbors tend to play a stronger role in your life this month. The 4-5 brings romantic and creative opportunities; while the 12-13 can be tricky when it comes to relating with a significant other.

Aquarius 22 January-21 February A spirit for adventure and intrigue takes hold in September, when the humdrum simply doesn’t satisfy! Friendships move forward, and you may be repaid if you’re waiting on a friend. A partner is craving more intimacy this month. Singles will find romance when they are out and about, away from home and typical activities. An epiphany regarding money or possessions occurs around the 15th.

Virgo 23 August-21 September Finances are in focus and strong in September. You might find that expressing yourself creatively really helps to define yourself and to understand yourself better, and it could lead to some profits as well! You have a stronger ability to hold the attention of an audience in September. Children and romance thrive this month. Love, love affairs, and other social activities help to enhance a healthy self image. The 15th brings surprises from a partner..

Pisces 22 February-20 March Career matters moves forward this month, and the focus is on increasing business income. Success is indicated. Money from other sources than personal income, such as through a partner or bank loan, is also strong. A partnership is especially intimate in September. Stellar days on the 17-22 offer opportunities in the areas of relationships, negotiations, personal income, and family. Partnering with a friend in some tangible way can be part of the picture this month

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Why am I drinking bottled water? Like many people I like to look after myself, Then one day recently I began to think about why I am buying all these bottles of water. What benefits are to be gained from bottled water as opposed to the water I can get from my tap? I thought that by buying bottled water it was purer and better for me, it came from natural sources and it tasted better. Or was it? There was something niggling in the back of mind about my pre-conceptions on bottled water. So I set myself a task. Was it the best option?. After much research on the internet and reading through countless leaflets I had collected so much information, it truly blew the my theory right out of the window and made me realise that the way to go was to invest in a water filtration system, especially if I cared about the planet and global warming, which I do. I am one of those people who think it’s time we should all do ‘our bit’ to save the planet. The facts I found out below make quite startling reading… 1. Bottled water is limited in quality. We cannot be sure where it has come from and how it is treated. 2. It is also questionable in quality. It is sometimes less pure than local tap water. 3. It has been proved that some companies have bottled nothing more than tap water. 24% of bottled water is just filtered tap water. 4. Re-cycling – In America it was estimated that approximately 30 billion plastic water bottles were purchased. Of that only 12% are re-cycled. The remaining 25 billion bottles were either land filled, littered or incinerated. It takes over 450 years for a plastic bottle to de-compose in landfill sites. 5. One bottle of water takes up to 40 litres of water to produce. 6. Environmentally, it is having a huge impact on our planet, wildlife and is actively contributing to our global warming. 7. Re-cycling plastic water bottles is not a safe option – over time it degenerates and produces carcinogens, phthalate leaches from the plastic. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors, which means they block or mimic hormones, affecting the body’s normal functions and the effect to this over time may add up. When exposed to high levels of phthalates during the critical development periods, male foetuses can have malformed reproductive organs, included undescended testicles. Some experts link phthalates to low sperm count. 8. Finally, it’s the most expensive option. The ‘credit crunch’ is having huge global implications. The Euro/£ ratio is the worst in living memory! We can save ourselves a few hundred Euros a year by switching to tap water. Filtered tap water in the home is the healthiest, safest, most economical and, above all most environmentally

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sound way to drink water. I could cut down on my bottled water consumption, save money and pro-actively help save our planet. Did you know that by installing an ‘in home’ water filter system your tap water is…. 1. Free from chemicals! 2. Free from Chlorine! 3. It helps remove: Bacteria, Calcium, Chloride, Chlorine, Cryptosporidium Cysts, Flouride, Giardia Cysts, Herbicides/Pesticides, Nitrate, Particulate, Sodium, Taste and odour metals such as Iron, Lead, Copper, Magnesium, Mercury and Zinc!. 4. Bacteria free!. 5. Positively green! 6. Incredibly cheap, huge savings on bottled water! 7. When just chlorine is removed, tap water rivals the quality of most expensive bottled water! 8. Crystal clear, great tasting drinking water! So armed with all this information I contacted a company called Healthy H2O who are based on the Camposol Urbanisation just outside Mazarron. I had seen one of their adverts in one of the free papers which captured my eye. I’m glad I rang them because they were extremely, friendly, helpful and professional. They came out the next day and installed the system which was two small cylinders fitted underneath my sink. One was a Carbon block cylinder, the other a ‘Royal Doulton’ ceramic cylinder. They also fitted a slim and elegant tap onto the sink itself where the filtered water was obtained. The really nice man who fitted the system for me explained that the carbon block filter removes chlorine and chemicals, whilst the ceramic filter takes out all the cysts and bacteria. Since that day, over two weeks ago I have enjoyed drinking pure, clean, great tasting water, free from toxins, bacteria and contaminants. My kettle, once cleaned of the calcium deposits is staying lovely and clean! My morning cuppa tastes better too, no more scum on the top which stains the sides of the cup! I was also given a ‘free water jug’ for my fridge so I don’t have to re-cycle plastic bottles. But do you know what I am really appreciating now. Something I never thought about before… I no longer have to carry heavy bottles home from the shops and I have so much more available space in my cupboards and fridge! But best of all is I am saving money! and helping the planet!

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Hungarian Grand Prix A start on the ultimate limit of boldness netted Felipe Massa the lead on the first lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix, and the Ferrari man led all the way until a blown engine three laps from the end handed McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen his maiden Formula 1 victory.

second stop. After the tire change, the McLaren man returned on the 10th position. Massa’s brilliant start was set to earn him the win until the engine expired three laps from the end. Thus Massa found himself easily ahead of Kovalainen, and was clearly sparing his equipment near the end when, with just three laps left, his Ferrari engine expired on the pit straight. The Brazilian kept his helmet on but still couldn’t hide his tears from the TV cameras.

Toyota’s Timo Glock confirmed his strong qualifying form with a fine second place, ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton, the pole position at the Hungaroring, was slowed by a tire problem early on and could only manage a fifth-place finish, which kept him on top of the championship points standings. The Finn then inherited a comfortable win over Glock and Raikkonen, while Renault’s Third on the grid, Massa outdragged outside Fernando Alonso made a clean race to fourth, front-row started Kovalainen when the lights ahead of Hamilton and Nelson Piquet on went out, then out-braked Hamilton on the another solid race in the second Renault. outside of turn one to jump to P1. During the Toyota’s Jarno Trulli and BMW’s Robert first stint, the Brazilian kept Hamilton at bay Kubica took the remaining Hungarian points. despite making his first stop one lap before the Brit. “It has been a moment I have been targeting for many years now, since I eyed the possibility to Hamilton’s luck took a turn for the worse, be an F1 driver I wanted to improve my fitness however, when his left-front tire suffered a to try and achieve this goal and to achieve this puncture on lap 37, forcing him to an early goal is pleasing,” Kovalainen said afterwards. Sunshine Magazine 39 www.sunnynumbers.com


“Hopefully it is the first of many. We have been in a position to fight for a victory but always something has gone wrong and hasn’t functioned correctly. Today Lewis and Massa were fastest in race. I tried to put pressure on Massa hoping he had would have a mechanical failure and it seemed to work.” Glock was equally ecstatic: “It is just unbelievable,” he said. “I could not believe it when I saw Felipe’s engine go and I was P2. I was under pressure from Kimi, with soft tires and I was struggling quite a lot. We knew since Friday that the soft tires would be difficult. “I had a really good car. It was perfect until last stint. Unbelievable, on my first year...” Raikkonen, for his part, admitted that he must improve his qualifying form. “I think we could have done the race a little bit better but we were stuck behind Alonso [on the first two stints]. I was stuck behind him until the second stop so it was a bit late by that point. I had a good car and I was able to catch Timo but I had to back off in one moment. We were a bit lucky with some of the other guys. We have the speed but if we cannot get qualifying then 40 Sunshine Magazine

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In Capillo de Abajo, near Cuevas del Reyllo, a large detached property with 5 beds and 4 baths on a plot of 7000m2. There is heating, telephone, security grills. To the outside there is a BBQ, fountain and swimming pool. Price 390,000€ plus VAT

In the small, pretty village of Gañuelas, a typical Spanish property with 4 beds, 2 lounges, one with log burner. Outside there is a store, BBQ, oven and seating area. The property also has a steep plot of 2000m2 approx. Only 15 minutes drive from the beaches of Puerto de Mazarron Price 165,000€ plus VAT

In El Pareton a superb village house - restored to a very high standard retaining the beams and many other original features. This large property has a private garden, 4 beds (2 ensuite), 2 lounges both with fireplaces, fully fitted kitchen etc. Telephone and satellite TV. Price 220,000€ plus VAT

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Ideal situation for nature lovers, set at the foot of the Sierra Espuña Natural Park. The bustling market town of Totana is only 15 minutes drive and the beaches of Puerto de Mazarrón only 30 minutes drive. The airports of Murcia and Alicante are approximately 45 minutes and 60 minutes respectively. These beautiful detached villas are furnished to a high standard and consist of: Ref A5

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Loose The Gut in 4 Weeks WEEK 1 KICK START

Running is the daddy of all the calorie-burning exercises, and all you really need to do it is a decent pair of trainers and a watch. If you’re a novice, then the walk/run approach is fine. Start off by alternating two minutes of fast-paced walking with two minutes of jogging and, after a few sessions, gradually increase the time you are jogging while decreasing the time you are walking. Your first target is to achieve 20 minutes of continuous running. If you’re already a seasoned runner, then you should know that the most effective way to shed the pounds is interval training. Mixing fast bouts of running with a jogging recovery is one option, or you can alternate hill climbs with flat roads – a workout most easily executed on a treadmill rather than on the road. Short, higher-intensity workouts have been proven to burn more calories than long, slow exercise, and they take up less of your time, too. TIP OF THE WEEK

DISCIPLINE YOUR DIET

Eating at least one midday snack lessens your obesity risk by 39 per cent. But it all depends on what you’re feasting on. Choose foods with a low Glycaemic Index – they’ll keep you feeling satisfied for longer. Tastiest options include: Nut and seed muesli bar (check the sugar content – ideally, it should be less than 10 grams), A handful of nuts and raisins, Oatmeal crackers topped with hummus, Fat-free yoghurt mixed with fresh fruit (cherries, plums and grapefruit are the lowest GI options), Banana smoothie made with skimmed milk or low-fat yoghurt.

THE BENCH PRESS This exercise has many variations: alter the angle of the bench, your hand position or the type of weight. Lay on a bench with your shoulder blades pinched together and feet either flat on the ground or on the bench. Buttocks should always be in contact with the bench. Grip the weight with hands equidistant from the centre, elbows bent to 90 degrees. Lift bar and lower towards the chest. Stop when the rears of your arms are parallel to the ground, to reduce risk of injury. Push the weight up until arms are straight. Complete six to 12 repetitions with a weight of 60-80 per cent of your one-rep maximum. Main muscles used: triceps, deltoid and pectoral muscles.

THE STIFF-LEGGED DEADLIFT A core powerlifting exercise which, when completed with almost straight legs as opposed to bent knees, places more emphasis on the glutes. The hamstrings are also recruited to help lift more weight. Use dumbbells or a barbell. With legs slightly apart, keep your back straight, your shoulders back and your head up. Brace your core and bend at the hips, without rounding your back. When you feel a stretch in your glutes and hamstrings, stop and stand up again. Keep your movement slow and controlled. Main muscles used: glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps.

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WEEK 2 FULL SPEED AHEAD

Cast your trainers aside this week, and give those knees a break from pounding the streets. Instead, track down your nearest swimming pool. Swimming is one of the best whole-body exercises there is, but don’t fall into the trap of plodding up and down the pool aimlessly – get a plan. For beginners, aim to build up the number of lengths you can manage without stopping in between laps. In a 25-metre pool, 30 lengths or more is a good initial target, although 60 to 70 should be your ultimate aim. For those with a cardiovascular base already, split your session in half. For the first half, swim some lengths as sprints, some with a kickboard (just using your legs), and some with hand paddles (try www.gb-sports.co.uk), which help to build your upper-body strength. For the second half, swim your lengths at a steady pace – one that doesn’t leave you exhausted after five laps, but that does raise your heart rate. TIP OF THE WEEK

DROP THE DRINK

We all know the effects of too much booze on both liver and wallet, but, even if you stay within the recommended maximum intake of 14 units (for women) or 21 (men) a week, you could be drinking up to 1,200 liquid calories. Here’s our guide to the chief culprits...50-60 calories Single shot (25ml) of spirit: vodka, gin, whisky, 75 calories 50ml of port or sherry, 80 calories 125ml glass of dry red or white wine, 100 calories 125ml champagne, 160-180 calories A pint of standard-strength beer, 260 calories 440ml can of premium beer

SWISS BALL BODY HOLD This is a variation on the ‘plank’ exercise, which is a great way to build strength endurance in the abdominals and back. Instead of executing the move on a stable surface, you will be using the Swiss ball to call into action your stabiliser muscles. Place a bench and a Swiss ball about three feet apart. Get into a modified push-up position, with your toes on the bench and your elbows on the ball. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Roll the ball forward as far as you can, without allowing your lower back to sag. Hold for between 30 seconds and two minutes. Perform two sets, resting for two minutes in between.

LUNGE AND TWIST WITH MEDICINE BALL The twist motion here calls your obliques into action. If you don’t know what we mean by that, here’s a clue – love handles. Using an 8-10kg medicine ball, stand upright and hold the ball out in front of you.Step forward with one leg and lower your body. Don’t let your knees go past your toes. As you step forward, rotate your torso to the same side you step to with the ball, keeping your arms out in front of you. Push back to an upright position with your forward leg, bringing your arms back to the body.Do two sets of 12-15 reps for each leg. Move to a heavier ball when it is too easy.

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WEEK 3 LOAD UP

One of the fittest men in the UK is not a footballer. Nor is he an athlete. In fact, he’s a cyclist. Chris Hoy is a world-champion sprinter on the bike, and you need only look at the man’s thighs to see why. This week, It might be too hot to pedal the tarmac at the moment but in the gym, select the ‘hill’ or ‘random’ setting on the stationary bike; doing so will ensure you alternate hard slogs against heavy resistance with easier periods. Intervals like this are effective at raising your calorie burn, both during and after exercise, and are psychologically easier to face than a solid 30-minute session. TIP OF THE WEEK

RESTAURANT RESTRAINT

Restaurants are akin to the devil’s dining room when you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet, with dishes often containing more fat and calories than you could ever imagine. If your stomach is growling as soon as you sit down, order some olives or a salad rather than attacking the bread basket. Swap deep-fried or battered foods for grilled, steamed or stir-fried options. And ditch the fried rice for boiled or steamed. Even if you order a salad, some dressings contain large amounts of fat. If you’re uncertain, ask for it ‘on the side’ and use it as a dip.

UNILATERAL DUMBBELL SPLIT SQUAT Your glutes are the main power source here. By using only one side of your body at a time, your glutes on that side are forced to control your alignment during the exercise. Stand three feet in front of a step or low bench, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Place your left foot on the step behind you. Slowly lower your body into a squat position, keeping the dumbbells by your sides. Lower until your right knee is bent at 90 degrees. Keep your torso upright and your right knee in line with your foot. Push back to the starting position and repeat eight times. Switch legs and repeat. Complete three sets on each leg.

BARBELL HACK This places the weight below and behind you, emphasising the load on your glutes. To do it, load a barbell with a weight you can squat comfortably for 10 reps. Step over the bar so that it’s behind you, and space your feet shoulder-width apart. Drop into a squat position and, with arms extended, grasp the bar with palms facing backwards and hands just outside your legs. Drive through your heels, extending your hips and knees simultaneously until you’re upright, with the bar just below your glutes. After a short pause, reverse the motion. Keep your back and arms straight, and brace your core. Stop before thighs are level with the floor. Complete three sets of 10 reps.

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WEEK 4 ONE LAST PUSH

The words ‘circuit training’ are enough to scare you away from the gym for good, but how about ‘PHA training’? Short for peripheral heart action, it combines all-over body conditioning with a cardiovascular workout, and has two main elements: Resistance exercises: you alternate upper and lower-body resistance exercises to make your heart work harder. Cardiovascular exercise: short, sharp bursts of cardio activity ensure your heart rate stays elevated for the whole session. A sample 40-minute session could include five resistance exercises – say press-ups, lunges, bicep curls, squats and shoulder-presses. Do 15 reps of each, followed by 10 minutes of intense cardio work – running, cycling or rowing. Head to the weights for five more upper and lower-body exercises, then it’s back to the cardio for 10 minutes before a final five resistance exercises to finish off. Hardcore, but worth it TIP OF THE WEEK

DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE

Plastering the words ‘low fat’ on a packet of crisps or chocolate bar is a ploy that food manufacturers know makes their product more attractive. But ‘low fat’ does not always mean ‘low calorie’; often, the fat has been replaced with other ingredients, like sugar, meaning the product can end up containing an even higher calorie content. Here are a few expert tips for next time you’re tempted by those magic words on the packet...

BICYCLE CRUNCH In a study comparing 13 abdominal exercises, this one topped the list for muscle stimulation in the rectus abdominus. It can be done lying flat on the floor to start with; to intensify it, use a Bosu ball. Lie on a Bosu ball, with your lower and middle back centred. Slowly bring both knees to your chest and position both hands behind your head, with elbows pointed outwards. Bring your left shoulder to your right knee and straighten your left leg in front of you. Hold for a moment before gradually switching sides. Now bring your right shoulder to your left knee and straighten your right leg in front of you. Do as many reps as possible without losing your balance.

MEDICINE BALL LEG RAISES Use a light medicine ball for this exercise, until you have mastered the movement. Lie on your back, with arms and legs outstretched, holding a medicine ball behind your head. Crunch upwards, keeping your arms straight, and bring your feet to your hands. Pass the medicine ball from your hands to in between your feet, and lower your body back to the starting position, keeping your feet just off the ground. Now crunch back up, raising your legs and taking the medicine ball from your feet, before lowering your legs and upper body back to the starting position. Complete three sets of 10 repetitions to begin with. Focus on getting the movement correct before then increasing the weight you use.

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Michael Caine: 'Heath Ledger Will Win An Oscar' Heath Ledger will be honored with a posthumous Oscar nomination for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight, his co-star Michael Caine insists. Ledger's performance has been lauded by castmates and preview audiences, and his name is already being mentioned as a contender for next year's Academy Awards - which will take place shortly after the first anniversary of his death. And Caine is sure he'll get a mention. Speaking as he unveiled his hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, the 75-year-old says, "I think he'll get a posthumous Oscar nomination at least.” "I just watched him and talked to him for three days and I thought he was extraordinary."

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When Heath Ledger passed away earlier this year, at the age of 28, he left the planet as one of this generation's great actors; a guy who battled many personal demons off the screen, for sure, but one who gave everything to the role. Ledger's version of Batman's arch-nemesis could go down as the darkest, baddest and craziest we've ever seen. Heath Andrew Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) was an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-nominated Australian film and television actor. After appearing in television roles during the 1990s, Ledger developed a movie career, appearing in nearly 20 films. He starred in both critical and box-office successes, including 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, Monster’s Ball, A Knight’s Tale, Brokeback Mountain, and The Dark Knight. For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the 2005 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the 2006 “Best Actor” award from the Australian Film Institute and was nominated for the 2005 Oscar for “Best Actor in a Leading Role”and the 2006 “Best Actor” award from the BAFTA, as well as won an MTV Movie Award with Jake Gyllenhaal, for their “best kiss” in the film. His final film performance, uncompleted at the time of his death, is the role of Tony in Terry Gilliam’s forthcoming film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Posthumously, on February 23, 2008, he shared the 2007 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award with the rest of the ensemble cast, the director, and the casting director of the film I’m Not There, in which he portrayed a character named “Robbie Clark”, based on a stage in the life of Bob Dylan. In addition to his work as an actor and as a producer and director of music videos, he also aspired to be a film director. Heath Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia, the son of Sally Ledger Bell (née Ramshaw), a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, a race car driver and mining engineer, whose family established and owned the well-known Ledger Engineering Foundry. The Sir Frank Ledger Charitable Trust is named after his great-grandfather. Ledger attended Mary’s Mount Primary School, in Gooseberry Hill, and later Guildford Grammar School, where he had his first acting experiences,

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starring in a school production as Peter Pan at age 10. His parents separated when he was 10 and divorced when he was 11. Ledger’s older sister, Kate, an actress and later a publicist, with whom he was very close, inspired his acting on stage, and his love of Gene Kelly inspired his successful choreography leading to Guildford Grammar’s 60-member team’s “first all-boy victory” at the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. Heath’s and Kate’s other siblings include two half-sisters, Ashleigh Bell (b. 1989), his mother’s daughter with her second husband and his stepfather Roger Bell, and Olivia Ledger (b. 1997), his father’s daughter with second wife and his stepmother Emma Brown. Ledger was an avid chess player, winning Western Australia’s junior chess championship at the age of 10. As an adult, he often played with other chess enthusiasts at Washington Square Park. Allan Scott’s film adaptation of the chess-related 1983 novel The Queen’s Gambit, by Walter Tevis, which at the time of his death he was planning both to perform in and to direct, would have been Ledger’s first feature film as a director. Among his most notable/romantic relationships, Ledger dated actress Heather Graham, from October 2000 to June 2001. He had a serious longterm relationship with actress Naomi Watts, whom he met during the filming of Ned Kelly. He met and began dating actress Michelle Williams on the set of Brokeback Mountain, and their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born on October 28, 2005 in New York City.Matilda Rose’s godparents are Ledger’s Brokeback co-star Jake Gyllenhaal and Williams’ Dawson’s Creek castmate Busy Philipps. Problems with paparazzi in Australia prompted Ledger to sell his residence in Bronte, New South Wales and move to the United States, where he shared an apartment with Williams, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, from 2005 to 2007. In September 2007, Williams’ father, Larry Williams, confirmed to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph that Ledger and Williams had ended their relationship. After his break up with Williams, in late 2007 and early 2008, the tabloid press and other public media linked Ledger romantically with supermodels Helena Christensen and Gemma Ward and with former child star, actress Mary-Kate Olsen.

sleep disturbances

In a New York Times interview published on November 4, 2007, Ledger stated that his recentlycompleted roles in The Dark Knight and I’m Not There had taken a toll on his ability to sleep: “Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night. ... I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.” At that time, he told Lyall that he had taken two Ambien

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pills, after taking just one had not sufficed, and those left him in “a stupor, only to wake up an hour later, his mind still racing.” Prior to his return to New York from his last film assignment, in London, in January 2008, while he was apparently suffering from some kind of respiratory illness, he reportedly complained to his co-star Christopher Plummer that he was continuing to have difficulty sleeping and taking pills to help with that problem: “Confirming earlier reports that Ledger hadn’t been feeling well on set, Plummer says, ‘we all caught colds because we were shooting outside on horrible, damp nights. But Heath’s went on and I don’t think he dealt with it immediately with the antibiotics.… I think what he did have was the walking pneumonia.’” ... On top of that, ‘He was saying all the time, “dammit, I can’t sleep”… and he was taking all these pills [to help him].’” In talking with Interview magazine after his death, Ledger’s former fiancée Michelle Williams “also confirmed reports the actor had experienced trouble sleeping. ‘For as long as I’d known him, he had bouts with insomnia,’ she said. ‘He had too much energy. His mind was turning, turning turning always turning.’ “ It was at about 2:45 PM on January 22, 2008, Ledger was found unconscious in his fourth-floor loft apartment, at 421 Broome Street, in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. Emergency crews arrived soon after but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at 3:36 PM, and his body removed from the apartment, while crowds of onlookers began gathering outside throughout that night. After two weeks of intense media speculation about possible causes of his death, on 6 February 2008, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York released its conclusions, based on an initial autopsy of January 23, 2008, and a subsequent complete toxicological analysis. The report concludes, in part, “Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine.” It also states definitively: “We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.” The medications found in the toxicological analysis are commonly prescribed in the United States for insomnia, anxiety, depression, pain, and/or cold symptoms. It seems, history is repeating as the entertainment industry has lost another extremely promising star. In 1993 at the age of just 23 River Jude Phoenix died of an overdose. He was the older brother of actor Joaquin Phoenix. •

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SAMURAI SUDOKU Samurai sudoku puzzles consist of five overlapping sudoku grids. The standard sudoku rules apply to each 9 x 9 grid. Place digits from 1 to 9 in each empty cell. Every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box should contain one of each digit. Samurai Sudoku puzzles have one unique solution which can be found with pure logic, no guessing required.

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Sunshine Magazine August 2008