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Stamford • The Deepings • Bourne

INSIDE THIS MONTH Travel special – get planning! Travel book giveaway Community for your area What’s on for Easter


APRIL 2012


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Welcome to Spring! Winter really does seem to have bypassed us in earnest this year, so we’re into school holidays for Easter and planning for Summer travel before we know it.




Oundle Mill

This month’s edition takes a look at travel plans and covers tips and advice around fitness, beauty, books, family & gardening. Joe, our resident garden guru, has put together a great list of holiday advice for your indoor and outdoor plants. Mark, our fitness fanatic and personal trainer, tells you how you can keep that regime going and maybe take your holiday time as a moment to try something different in your fitness routine. Whether you are going abroad or staying in the UK, family scene page is all about those ‘must haves’ on your holiday. Need some inspiration? How about our book page which introduces downloads for the first time – that pearl of wisdom can travel in your phone, ipod or ipad without adding to your packing nightmares.

Contents Community

6 - 13

What’s on

14 - 15

Health, Hair & Beauty

18 – 21

Fitness 25 Garden Scene



32 – 33

Family Scene


Planning is the key, so take some timeout over Easter and get those plans in place!

Book Scene


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Trade Directory

Finance 45 46 – 47

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DYNASTY For 29 years, Dynasty of Market Deeping has served and dressed a community of women with a passion for fashion. Sandy Tong, owner of clothes shop Dynasty, closes for the last time on 7 April and is looking forward to spending time with her family and friends. Sandy has said, ‘Thank you to everyone who has supported me, throughout the years, in my lovely shop where I have made so many wonderful friends. I shall miss you all’.

Local Tennis Club Open Day On 28 April, The Deeping Tennis Club on Outgang Road are hosting an open day for all ages, including free taster sessions to give you a chance to maybe uncover a hidden talent. 10am - 11am - Ages 4 - 7 yrs 11:15am - 12.15pm - Ages 8 - 11 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Ages 12-16 Adults - 2pm - 4pm Facebook: The Deeping Tennis CLUB

DEEPINGS RUFC TAKE STEPS TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE Deepings RUFC had their name prominently displayed on a step at a packed Twickenham during England’s RBS 6 Nations fixtures against Wales after registering for RBS RugbyForce. Created by RBS Group, RBS RugbyForce is a community volunteer programme that helps local rugby clubs to improve their facilities. In partnership with the RFU and Rugby Football Foundation, RBS RugbyForce provides guidance and tools to make their club a more sustainable business and safeguard their future. The programme culminates in the RBS RugbyForce weekend on June 2-3, when friends, family, club members and the local community are encouraged to come together to give the club a makeover in advance of the new season.


Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust 11 April - Meet & Greet with the Lincolnshire

Back for the fourth year, Rucks n Mauls summer rugby training takes place at Deeping Rugby Club from 23 - 27 July, from 8.45am - 3.30pm, suitable from 6 - 16 yrs. email for more information and to book your places

Greyhounds Trust at Market Deeping Tesco


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EXOTIC PET REFUGE OPEN DAY Sunday 8th April & Sunday 20th May

Please come and support your local animal sanctuary and see our monkeys, wolves, otters, birds of prey, lynx, owls, reptiles, parrots etc. A great day out for all the family, tombola, raffle, gift shop, homemade fudge stall, refreshments, grand easter egg hunt for the children Adults £5 children £3 open 10am - 5pm Please leave all your pets at home today, assistance dogs only!

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The little girl with a big future 11 year old Annabel Otterburn from Manthorpe has just secured a place at the prestigious Red Roofs theatre school in Maidenhead.

Time to blow our own trumpets! The William Cecil at Stamford has recently

The school which takes children from year seven onwards trained EastEnder’s star Lucy Benjamin, Jessica Fox from Hollyoaks as well as film star Kate Winslet.

been awarded an AA rating of 4 stars, a merit score of 81% and a rosette for its

Annabel, a member of Wildcats Theatre School has been developing her

food. The hotel and restaurant opened in

skills and technique in musical theatre over the past four years by attending

July 2011 and is part of the Hillbrooke Hotels

weekly musical theatre classes and taking LAMDA examinations. She


further gained experience through performing twice on a West End stage as part of West End Wildcats – singing challenging vocal numbers to an

Head Chef Neil Dowson is currently working

audience of over 1000 people.

on the new Pork menu, featuring its own nine resident Saddleback pigs.

Nancy French

Stamford Lions Stamford and District Lions Club are busy

For the past 22 years, the ladies fashion

organising their Family Fun Day which takes

shop Nancy French of Stamford has dressed

place on Sunday 3 June at The Meadows in

women in the finest outfits for weddings,

Stamford. Enjoy the fun from 10 am to 4 pm.

christenings and special occasions. Owner, Patricia Montgomery, named the shop after

The Lions are looking for anyone born on 6

her mother and has closed the doors for

February 1952, the day the Queen ascended to the throne, who would join in

the final time at the end of March, with a

on the day and be a judge (with the Mayor) for the annual Baby Show.

retirement which will include spending time with her family and grandchildren, as well

Contact Jane McKee 07946 629098

as enjoying time visiting Stamford’s many other independent shops. Patricia would like to thank all of her customers, as well as her loyal staff, who have supported the shop and made 22 years in business thoroughly enjoyable.

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Oundle Mill – Exceptional dining on your doorstep When you are looking for a great place to dine out locally, do you base your decision on great service, attention to detail and staff knowledge as well as taste, choice and atmosphere? If so, then book your next meal at Oundle Mill, which is located in Barnwell, Oundle, near Peterborough. My partner, Steve, and I were invited to sample the amazing delights of head chef Gavin Austin and his superb team. To make it extra special, we decided to stay over for the night as they have two fabulous, individually designed rooms on the property, with another 13 planned for 2013. We headed to the Mill straight after work and were met by the manager, Paul Richardson, who showed us around and took us to our room. We have travelled to some amazing places around the world, but didn’t expect to find such a chic and decadent room on our doorstep! The Mill Suite is huge with an attic ceiling and a superb range of amenities and facilities, including a sumptuous, stone double ended bath. With a real flame contemporary fire warming the room, we immediately felt at home and relaxed.


Prior to dinner we sat at the bar and discussed the menu and the wine list with Paul, whose knowledge was first class. Both are very comprehensive and the a la carte menu was creative with a number of unique dishes on offer. The attentive staff were knowledgeable about the food and able to assist with our choices. Steve opted for Gavin’s signature starter dish of tempura black pudding, hen’s egg, crisp shallots, bacon and devilled sauce, which looked like a work of art and was simply delicious. I opted for the butternut risotto with Norfolk Dapple cheese. I could easily have had this for my main; it was so wholesome and tasty. Other starters included chicken terrine, Brancaster mussels and fishcakes. For my main, I wanted something light and different and the steamed plaice with herb spaetzle (a type of noodle), prawns and lemongrass nage (a delicately fragranced sauce) was perfect. Steve chose wisely with the braised Bridge Farm lamb. Both meals were presented beautifully and tasted as good as they looked. Other mains included slow cooked belly pork, rib eye steak and an upside down beetroot tart with goats cheese.

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Having enjoyed an Italian crisp, dry white wine (Gavi Gavi) with our starters, Paul suggested we try a French red with our mains and we opted for a Corbieres from Chateau La Baronne, which was excellent. Normally two courses are enough for us. However, we were recommended Gavin’s signature desert dish of banana tart with pecan ice-cream and caramel sauce, and simply could not resist it!! It had the most delicious flavours, without being too sweet. The menu is very well priced, particularly considering the quality of the venue, food, presentation and service. With starters and desserts from around £6 and mains starting from as little as £12.50, making this the perfect place to dine any day of the week. The perfect end to a perfect evening was the ability to walk upstairs to our stunning room where we enjoyed a small glass of the complimentary sloe gin whilst relaxing and listening to a CD that was prepared exclusively for Mr & Mrs Smith hotels, which Oundle Mill is a member of.

Oundle Mill can cater for any occasion from a simple snack in the bar to birthday celebrations or weddings, it offers private dining and bespoke menus where desired. There are also meeting room facilities and fabulous outdoor dining options. You can have exclusive or part use of the Mill, which would be ideal for weddings, as they hold a civil licence to carry out your ceremony, and they have the most picturesque setting for your photos.

“I have been the Head Chef at Oundle Mill for 6 months now. I created the menu with a focus on good British fayre with a twist of elegance. I strive for a happy audience and empty plates. We have an open kitchen policy and welcome customer feedback Head Chef Gavin Austin

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COMMUNITY This will be the tenth year that this sponsored ride has been held and, up to now, over £26,000 has been raised and we hope 2012 will be a record breaking year for entries and the amount raised For more information and entry details contact Rosemary on 01778 590350, email, or visit the event website at

BYTHAMS CHARITY SPONSORED RIDE The Annual Bythams Charity Sponsored Ride takes places on Monday 7 May. A rare opportunity to spend your day riding through stunning private parkland, with no traffic around to spoil the serenity, is being offered in Lincolnshire for the early Bank Holiday weekend. Riders of all abilities are being invited to take part in a sponsored charity event in the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle near Bourne from 10am. There are three routes to choose from – 8, 12 and 15 miles and all are within the confines of the park. The organisers have introduced some new routes for 2011, but these still take riders through ancient woodlands, past a 50-acre lake and alongside the imposing castle – one of England’s most impressive hidden gems.

BOURNE SOCIAL GROUP If you’re looking to make friends and meet new people then come and join the informal monthly social gatherings, with Bourne Social Group. The group meet for a drink and a chat at The Venue, behind The Nag’s Head in Bourne, usually on the 1st Saturday of each month (subject to change depending on availability). Everyone is welcome, couples and singles of all ages. For more info email or call Sue on 07506 502922.

The event raises funds to help maintain the village churches of Little Bytham, Castle Bytham, Careby and Creeton, and makes an equally sizeable contribution to a different charity every year. This year, the ride will be supporting 2012 Olympic Para Medal hopeful, Emma Sheardown, based at Hough-onthe-Hill near Grantham. Para dressage rider Emma is already World Freestyle Para Dressage World Champion, clinching the Grade 1a Freestyle title in Kentucky during October 2010. Riders can set off between 10am and 2pm (last start time for the 15-mile route is 1pm) – the advance fee is £15 per horse, or £20 on the day. The rides are suitable for all abilities, however under 13s must be accompanied by an adult. Telephone: 01780 783613 | April 2012



WHAT ’S ON... 2 – 4 APRIL, 10am – 12pm Easter Holiday Badminton Club

28 APRIL, 11am - 4pm Stamford Artisans Guild, Craft Fair

Queen Eleanor School Coaching and games 10-16 years, £2 per session Call to register 07727 933081

Oakham Castle, LE15 6DR FREE ENTRY

6 APRIL, 10am for 10:30am Deepings U3A meeting at Methodist Church Church St, Deeping St James RAF Presentation Team will speak on The RAF Story

SUNDAY 8 APRIL – Easter Sunday SUNDAY 20 MAY Exotic Pet Refuge Open Days Deeping St James

27 APRIL, 7pm Pamper Evening, John Clare School, Helpston Tickets to include a glass of wine. £5 in advance, £6 on the door. Amanda on 07709765200 or Leanne on 07793551241 Demonstrations, stalls and a variety of treatments available.

17, 18 & 19 MAY, 7.30pm The Ringstone Players present ‘Just the Two of Us’, By Ros Moruzzi Edenham Village Hall Tickets £10, includes fish & chip supper Tickets available from the ‘Spice of Life’ Health Food shop, Burghley Centre, Bourne


Quiz Nights for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust The Ramada Hotel, Thorpe Meadows 7pm for 7.30pm, teams of up to six people £3 per person

FRIDAY 4 MAY (during cf awareness week) FRIDAY 29 JUNE FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER All money goes directly to helping local Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and their families.


Grand National Meeting - Aintree F.A. Cup - Semi-Finals Chinese Grand Prix Bahrain Grand Prix

MAY 5 & 6 9 12 13 17 - 21 19 19 & 20 24 & 27 25 & 29

1000 & 2000 Guineas Festival - Newmarket Europa Cup Final – Bucharest F.A. Cup Final – Wembley Spanish Grand Prix England v West Indies 1st N Power Test Match – Lords Champions League Final - Munich Heineken Cup Final - Twickenham BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth England v West Indies 2nd N Power Test Match - Trent Bridge

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STAMFORD CORN EXCHANGE 14 APRIL, 7.30pm Sweet Soul Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers Experience Tickets: £16, Concessions £15

20 APRIL, 7.30pm Rock Around the Sixties feat. Foundations & The New Honeycombs Tickets: £16, Concessions £15

21 APRIL, 7.30pm JIM DAVIDSON - The LEGEND! Tickets: £21

Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad Street, Stamford, 01780 766455.

STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE Torchbearer 20 APRIL, 7.30pm 21 APRIL, 2.30pm & 7.30pm £8 (£5) By Mary Benzies Stamford Senior Youth Theatre It is August 2011; Britain wakes with a hangover and so does Eve. The television plays images of last night’s riots and there are too many questions to be answered. Eve is a beacon, a seventeen year old inspiration to friends, family and just about everyone at the superstore extra. She has been nominated to carry the Olympic flame in the upcoming torch relay, to help spread the light of hope, unity and peace.

So why can she not remember what happened last night? Why do her clothes smell of fire and where are Anna and Brian? Torchbearer is a gripping reminder of what can happen when you forget who you are... even for a second. Box Office 01780 763203 Telephone: 01780 783613 | April 2012


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Getting yourself prepared and perfected for your holiday The summer time is quickly approaching and Essence of Beauty, Stamford, have given us some of their top tips for preparing your skin for the warmer weather.

To save time and ensure you look your absolute best at all times; Have all of your waxing done 24-48 hours before going away

Tanning before you go away will give you more self confidence with a natural glow, when you first arrive on the beach. Making sure you exfoliate twice a week beforehand and keeping your skin well moisturised whilst you are away, will ensure that your tan will be even and last longer.

A manicure and pedicure will give you the immaculate hands and feet you desire and will want to get out and show off. Whether it’s a polish or gels on your nails, they both automatically enhance the appearance and get you in the holiday spirit.

Essence of Beauty offer a pure, natural alternative to traditional chemical-laden cosmetic and tanning products, called Karora. All KARORA products incorporate natural and organic ingredients, delivering flawless colour and long lasting results. KARORA is all about looking healthy, natural and gorgeous, without using parabens, artificial fragrances, synthetic colours or harsh chemicals.

Say goodbye to your mascara when you go away and have the individual semi-permanent ‘Lash Perfect’ extensions, lasting 4-6 weeks depending on the cycle of your own natural lashes. We recommend top ups every 2-3 weeks. Lash perfect eyelash extension are available in different thicknesses and lengths to ensure you get a natural look and feel.

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of KARORA professional bronzing treatment. Pure bronze luxury with a botanical twist.

Lash Perfect eyelash extensions Gel Nail extensions HD Brows

Organic and natural ingredients Colour guide for flawless application Even, nutrient rich golden tan Moisturising and firming Acai berry Odourless Long lasting with perfect fade Anti-aging bronzing moisturiser with SPF15 Please call for details

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HEALTH, HAIR & BEAUTY Hi Beauties As the Easter holidays are upon us its time to put the cold gloomy weather behind us and start thinking about holidays! So with holidays comes the need to start thinking about travel beauty products, this month I’m giving my top tips to get all the products you need in your case, but for half the space.

Holiday Travel Beauty Products MINATURES Get yourself down to your local supermarket to stock up on miniature versions of all your favourite products, why take a huge shampoo with you, when you only need a mini. I especially love the mini baby oil (excellent for tanned skin) and dry hair shampoo – prices start from £1. The Body Shop also does mini’s their divine body butter comes in a smaller 50ml version for just £5 – Pink Grapefruit is my favourite one.

SAMPLES It’s slightly cheeky, but ask for samples of your favourite products at your local beauty counter, then that way you can just take the sample and leave your big bottles at home.

EMPTY TRAVEL BOTTLES Another good idea is to buy empty travel bottles which you can put your own products in – then you can reuse them over and over again. M&S do a good set for £5.

APPLY ONCE SUN LOTION Most sun protection ranges now carry ‘apply once’ products. This means all you have to do is apply the lotion 30 minutes before sun exposure and you’re good to go for the next 8 hours. I like the Piz Buin 1 Day Long Lotion (look out for buy one get one free offers) £12.99 - Boots.

TRAVEL STRAIGHTNERS Electrical equipment can be heavy and take up room in your case, so check if your hotel has a hairdryer then that’s one less thing to pack. Why not switch your bulky straightners for mini lightweight ones, all the hair brands do them and you can get some for as little as £7 – bargain.


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Being a massive fan of the Kerastase hair range I jumped at the chance to purchase their special edition gift pack containing three items from the range (£34.80 – Regis) especially as they come out once in a blue moon. I highly

A couple of weeks ago I attended the

recommend the resistance range it’s excellent for

Professional Beauty Show at London’s ExCeL

repairing damaged hair. While you’re in there you

it’s the UK’s largest show for health and beauty

can get a free mini nail polish gift when buying two

professionals. With over 500 brands featuring all sections of the beauty industry, including; skincare & aromatherapy, nails, tanning, beauty



and more. I loved the OPI and Elemis stand whose products



at trade price. I also bumped



Essex promoting fake tan ( l o l ) and Amy Childs for her eyelash range which were all gorgeous. The best bit is it’s free to get


KMS products. For more details telephone Regis on Bridge Street on: 01733 347453.

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Stamford Shotokan Karate

• Learn to defend yourself against street violence • Become fitter and more self confident • Suits all ages (5-60 years) and fitness levels • Classes run throughout the year. Beginners always welcome • 4th Dan Black Belt instructor with over 20 years experience Enhanced CRB checked NEW CLASSES on Tuesday 17th April at 5:45pm & Friday 20th April at 6:15pm (every Tuesday or Friday thereafter). Book your place NOW! St Gilbert School | Foundry Road | Stamford PE9 2PP (behind Waitrose) Tel: 07718 031 094 | Email: 22 April 2012 | Email:

HYPNOTHERAPY & CHANGE WORK FOR ANXIETIES & PHOBIAS There are hundreds of phobias that people have to deal with on an everyday basis, for some people it causes immense suffering and disruption to their daily living; I see many people for therapy for phobic issues and Social Anxiety & Dental phobia are easily in the top 5!

SO WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY? Social anxiety is a fear of being judged or humiliated or being put ‘on the spot’… also known as social phobia or scopophobia & social anxiety disorder. Social phobia is probably one of the most common phobias that exist today and can occur in many different situations and with many different symptoms including: fear of public speaking, interviews, a fear of talking on the telephone, blushing, stuttering, lack of confidence, certain sexual inhibitions – due to ‘performance anxiety’ & repeated failing of the driving test, feeling embarrassed if put on the spot, hot flushes, fear of eating out or in front of other people, a persistent fear of failure, feelings of inferiority towards others, not being good enough, shy bladder in mainly men (paruresis). The D.S.M.IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual(‘the mental health bible’) used by the psychiatric profession describes social phobia as “In a ‘nutshell’ social anxiety, social phobia is basically in any situation in your life where you may feel embarrassed, judged, on the spot, silly, out of control etc…

DENTAL PHOBIA (FEAR OF THE DENTIST) Fear of the dentist for most, is not just a phobia of being in the dentist’s chair, it can also extend to rob the sufferer of their self confidence, oral hygiene & their smile.

Estimates show that up to 15% of people avoid dental treatment entirely because of dental anxiety/fear. It’s likely, that as much as 80% of people will experience ‘some sort’ of dental anxiety when in the dental environment. Fear of the dentist can have a variety of sources: • Painful/negative experience during previous dental visits • Negative image of dentists on TV/Movies • A fear of invasion & lack of control while in the dentist’s chair • Sensitivity to the dentists ‘white coat’ mask, gloves • Hearing the sounds of the consulting room (drilling etc) • Careless comments from friends, family etc • A sense of embarrassment concerning presenting to the dentist with signs of dental neglect. If you suffer from any type of phobia, anxiety, panic attacks, compulsive disorders, unwanted habits etc.


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Holiday Fitness You are three months into the new you, you have a renewed enthusiasm for fitness, your alcohol consumption has been reduced and the cupboards have been cleared of all those naughty things. The Olympics are looking hopeful! Just one thing? Will this all-go pear shaped on holiday? I find that I am actually more enthused to exercise whilst away. Less stress, sunshine and being more relaxed helps.

So let’s look at those opportunities whilst away It’s a great time to try a refreshing new fitness routine. For example, a simple early morning walk or jog along the beach followed by a couple of lengths in the pool before breakfast, is actually quite refreshing and sets you up for the day. I often try to do a couple extra lengths each day or if with teenagers try to challenge them, as this will make you work harder! “Aqua Gym” is often heard being shouted (Aqua Aerobics to you and I), but this is a completely different workout on your muscles and is very safe (as long as you can swim) and low impact.

So if you are a habitual jogger then try this and give your joints a week off Any class being offered should be tried as this might give you a sample of something new, which you can continue on your return home. Alternatively if you want to take equipment with you, then resistance bands, water weights dumbbell’s (which can inflated on holiday) are a good option and will give you a great workout. These usually come with a mini workout guide, so you have no excuses!

TOP TIPS 1. Write down everything that’s important in your life for increased immunity. Positive emotions will make you less likely to become ill. 2. Having a mug of something warm and milky before bedtime will help you sleep longer, thus a better you the next day. 3. Just 40g of chocolate per day can ease emotional stress. Facebook: Mark FitnessTrainer Telephone: 01780 783613 | April 2012


Hand crafted novelty beds Unique fun designs Interlocking designs No glue or screws needed Name plates available at no extra cost Bespoke designs available Large colour range Eco friendly paint Delivery service available E:

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Pet sitting and animal services Pet Buddies is a privately owned business and not a franchise. It was formed from an ambition to provide a complete, professional service in the care of animals in their own homes, offering a range of pet sitting and animal services. The welfare of all animals is paramount to the Pet Buddies team, as they strive to maintain the usual daily routine for each animal in their care, in order to alleviate the stress that results when animals are moved from their own environment. All of the staff are dedicated animal carers, experienced in their field of care, fully qualified and police checked.

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FAMILY FUN DAY Sunday 3rd June 2012 Stamford Meadows


Mountain Bike Aerial Display team

Show you how to have FUN! Plus tips from the professionals



Football, Boxing, Rugby

We have it all – watch others or have a go yourself.

Join a Dance Group

become part of the entertainment.


Hydrosphere - Can you walk on water?

This your chance to find out ... Try it to see how good you are!

How high can you go?

Test your skill on the Climbing Wall – can you make it to the top?

Do you have a little Prince or Princess?

Bring them to the Fancy Dress competition and let them mix with other “Royalty”. FREE

Car Boot Sale

Set up from 6am for 8am. Call 01780 755219 £6 reserved, £7 on the day.

Is your baby a winner?

See what the judges think at the annual Baby Show.


You’re never too old for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, No age limit but Teddy must be with you.

Food & drink and much more • Stocks • Fun fair • Duck race For further information email: or call 07946 629098


Garden Scene By Joseph Whitehead


With Spring well under way April can be, shall we say, a rather a busy month! A key time for sowing vegetables and annual flowers both in the greenhouse and direct in the warming soil, our lawns are thrusting skywards and at this time of year the weeds are often out competing with everything else! But I love it now the garden is alive once again and holidays beckon.

Holiday Time Kitchen garden • Sow autumn cabbages, late sprouts, courgettes, squashes and early sweetcorn, second early potatoes and main crop peas. Keep sowing every two weeks short rows of lettuce, spring onions beetroot and radish for the salad bowl. • Earth up first early spuds gently as the shoots grow • Keep some horticultural fleece handy to help protect plum and pear blossom from any late frosts.

To leave our treasured gardens all alone to fend for themselves can be cause for much concern. While my back is turned will armies of slugs or squadrons of pigeons lay waste to all that’s green, and what’s left may wilt away under the summer sun? It can be a worry so here are a few things we can do to help things tick over while we enjoy our time away. • Mulch plants that need additional watering with a good layer of garden compost to seal in any moisture around their roots. • Group plants in pots together, they will help to protect each other and reduce moisture loss from their foliage by increasing the humidity around them, also move them to a shady corner or north wall. • House plants benefit from being grouped together any way, place them on drip trays with a layer of gravel to increase humidity. • Hanging baskets and pots of bedding can soon succumb to drought so set up a simple drip irrigation system with a timer allowing pots to be efficiently watered if you are going to be away. • Mow your lawns • If you have plants or crops that require staking make sure this is in place • Deal with any pests or diseases that are causing issues.


• Encourage friends, family or neighbours to pop by to pick any produce that is ready for harvest and in return splash a little water around and keep an eye on your cherished plants.

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Chrysler Delta 1.6 MultiJet SE

Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Writer Twitter:carwriteups

THIS IS a comfortable car. During

are also offered impressive comfort options. But the

my time with the Chrysler Delta I

boot is a letdown. It’s deep but not quite wide enough to

drove it on all sorts of roads -

easily fit in a folded up pushchair. I should know – I tried

motorways, A roads, B roads, farm

to load my little kids’ paraphernalia into the boot, and it

tracks – you name it. Afterwards,

was a tighter squeeze than I’d hoped for. Never mind, in all

I always felt free from aches and

other respects this fairly unusual looking car does the job

that ‘numb bum’ sensation you can

of carting everyone around in relative style well. And it’s


different from other vehicles in its sector, such as the VW





the wheel.

Golf or Ford Focus. It’s economical too; on average, you can squeeze around 60 mpg out of the tank.

I can’t say I’m a great fan of the five door Delta’s exterior profile though – it looks a little too bulbous at the rear for

With a 0-62 mph gallop of 10.7 seconds the Chrysler, mated

my taste. That said, I’ve seen worse looking new motors

to a 1.6 MultiJet turbo diesel engine, is not going to burn

on the road and, for the price (just over £19,000), you get

much rubber - but it doesn’t feel underpowered. In fact the

a lot of car for the cash; everything is well padded and the

222 lb/ft of pulling power allows this car to tow a load of

controls are smooth to operate. Luxury touches such as a

up to 1300 kg (braked). That’s not bad for a hatchback with

leather clad steering wheel, a refrigerated compartment

executive airs. The oil-burner can sound a little less refined

and privacy glass do make you feel that the Delta is a step

than some new diesel cars on the market, but this is only at

up from the average hatchback.

start up and things under the Delta’s bonnet quieten down once you get rolling.

The interior is roomy enough for four and, because the rear seats can recline 25 degrees backwards, your passengers


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On the safety side of things, the mid-sized Chrysler has won

Along with its smaller sister, the new Chrysler Ypsilon,

a European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP)

the Delta marks the resurgence of Chrysler Group LLC,

five star crash safety rating. This is thanks to six airbags

which was formed in 2009 as a strategic alliance with

fitted as standard (front, window and curtain bags on both

Fiat. Chrysler’s portfolio contains some of Europe’s

sides), and five three-point safety belts, with load limiters

most recognisable vehicles, including the 300C saloon

and pretensioners fitted to the front seats. In addition to

and top-selling Grand Voyager MPV. Now with the help

that, the Delta is fitted with some pioneering electronic

of Fiat’s experience and knowledge in the small and

systems to make life at the wheel enjoyable yet very safe.

medium-sized car sectors, Chrysler can infuse compact,

Prime among these is the Absolute Handling System. This

more environmentally friendly models with the luxurious

is an amalgamation of various existing technologies such

character traits of its bigger cars.

as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Holder to ensure perfect hill starts every time, Anti Slip Regulation (ASR)

Tim Barnes-Clay is a member of the Midland Group of

which uses brake and engine control to optimise traction

Motoring Writers.

at any time, and a system which cuts in to ensure engine torque isn’t interrupted if a swift down change is needed

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during a climb.

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FAST FACTS • • • •

Max speed: 120 mph 0-62 mph: 10.7 secs Combined mpg: 60.1 Engine: 1598 cc 4 cylinder turbo diesel

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Safe 4 Comfortable 4 Economical 4 Pulling power 4 Looks 6 Boot 6

Max. power (bhp): 118 at 4000 rpm Max. torque (Ib/ft): 222 at 1750 rpm Max. towing weight (braked) 1300 kg CO2: 122 g/km Price: £19,195 on the road

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FAMILY TRAVEL Travelling with a young family essential items... In the car Car seat instructions - if you are going to use it on board an aircraft or in a hire car. Car sunshades - remember to remove them from your car in the airport car park! Child view mirror - easily forgotten if you are travelling in a hire car. In car chargers for ipods, phones and portable DVD players.

Medication Antihistamine medicine and cream for adults and children A basic first aid kit including Calpol / Nurofen for children, Thermometer, Insect repellent Travel pills, or travel bands to wear on the wrist.

Passports The published times for passport can vary depending on the time of year. You should not book travel until you have a valid passport. Times excluding posting. Check & Send Post First time applicants


2 weeks 3 weeks 6 weeks

Travelling Abroad The Foreign & Commonwealth Office website provides useful information by country, including travel, safety, laws, health, entry requirements and disaster information.

Travelling in Europe The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC, also referred by some as the E111). Inside the European Economic Area (EEA), free or reduced-cost emergency treatment is available to UK patients with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

For European train travel

Travelling in the UK Our road and railway systems are the usual travel method when holidaying in the UK. For up to date information; or Booking ahead for the trains can save you a bundle! or

Ten Top Tips from the AA for safe & worry-free motoring 1 2 3 4 5

Check the tyres Toolkit – at least a jack & wheel removal kit. Check engine oil levels Check water and coolant levels Are the wipers worn?

6 Screenwash topped up? 7 Windscreen damage free? 8 Check all the lights are working 9 Power steering fluid levels 10 Bodywork protected and safe?

Motoring laws vary throughout Europe. Familiarise yourself with the relevant regulations at

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Travel made Easy! Holidays should be fun and relaxing.Unfortunately, sometimes what is planned as a stress-free holiday can easily turn into a stressful nightmare.

Inspirational Travel is a local luxury tour operator and they simply take away the stress and risk out of holidays. They pride themselves on providing value-for-money long haul travel, without compromising on quality or attention to detail. Following a consultation process with clients itineraries are then individually crafted to ensure you receive a personalised experience that fulfils your travel dreams. They offer unforgettable holidays to a range of destinations and have a huge selection of hotels, resorts, camps and lodges that are all handpicked to meet exacting standards. These are then married to your requirements, guaranteeing a truly memorable time away.

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We all love to dream and you might even have a list of “dream holidays� - places you would love to visit someday. At Inspirational Travel they can assist in turning dreams into reality and, as they specialise in affordable luxury, you do not have to be a lottery winner to go on holiday with them!! You will be advised on the best destinations for your needs and travel dates, the most suitable accommodation options (down to specific rooms or suites), where to eat and what is on offer during your stay. Inspirational Travel believe that all holidays should be designed to meet clients individual requirements and they therefore will create and deliver a bespoke

and unique experience for you. Everything is planned down to the last detail, so that you can be safe in the knowledge that your time away will be remembered for a long time to come, for all the right reasons! Inspirational Travel cover a huge part of the globe and can tailor holidays to Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, the Middle East, the Far East, Australia & New Zealand, Canada, USA and Latin America. You can also book confident in the knowledge that all holidays and flights are fully bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority. Inspirational Travel hold an Air Tour Operators License (ATOL) which covers all holidays that include air travel.

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This month’s recommended reads are based around a travel theme – so send us a postcard! ULTIMATE FOOD JOURNEYS; THE WORLD’S BEST DISHES & WHERE TO EAT THEM Dorling Kindersley £19.99



THE ultimate guide for foodies! Combine travel with food and track the origins of many world famous dishes.


Rachel Howard & Bill Nash Jonglez £10.99 Visit a masonic temple, take trapeze lessons in a former power station, pray in a floating church, sail on a disused reservoir, discover the stone from which Arthur drew Excalibur, have a game on the City’s last bowling green, go stargazing at Greenwich Observatory … An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew London well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.

DISCOVER EUROPE: COUNTRY GUIDE Lonely Planet Country Guide £20

With that simple journey across the Channel leading you to a wealth of European history and culture, you may well need a book to help you decide what to take in first! With country guides and travel information, this book will provide you with shortlists for key visits and stunning photographs to whet the appetites of the youngsters in your party.

TRAVEL IN A RUCKSACK: the new backpacker’s guidebook – tips & insight for getting the most out of overseas travel DOWNLOAD Craig McMahon £0.89 (Kindle edition)

ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? A families 8,000 miles around Britain in a Vauxhall Astra Ben Hatch £1.00 (Kindle edition) A great read, when you’ve set off & it’s time to unwind!


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