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Dear Den, Dear Den, I have just reached that time in my life where I really would like a dog. The kids are all in school now and I feel I have the energy to cope with a new addition to the family. But my husband keeps coming up with reasons why this would be a bad idea. How can I convince him otherwise? Desperate for a Dog Dear Desperate for a Dog, This is a big decision to make (as your husband has been suggesting), so ensure you go into it having done your homework. First of all, talk through the finances. Dogs incur Vet bills, kennel fees, food bills and insurance premiums. Once agreed you can afford a pooch, consider the commitment. Do you have the time and patience needed (particularly if training a puppy)? However, don’t forget that doggy daycare can overcome some time pressures if that is an objection. Finally, can you manage the mess? Dogs are great but they can trash a home, and this is a deal-breaker for some. Once these practical issues are agreed, emotional blackmail should finalise it for you. Borrow a friend’s WELL BEHAVED dog for the week-end. Don’t go for a puppy or an elderly dog who may chew shoes or mistake a new carpet for a toilet. Then, once you’ve welcomed this pet temporarily into your home, your lives will be changed forever and you’ll both be ready for that new family addition. Next stop, Battersea Dogs home!!


Dear Den, My 12 year old son has an admirer. In fact, I think she is stalking him. This 12 year old girl who likes my son texts him at least 10 times per day, approaches him on the way to school and at break time. She is not mean or threatening to him, but constantly says she likes him and wants to spend time with him. My son has made it clear that he is not interested in her, but she has not given up. And to make matters worse, her Mum seems to be encouraging her behavior. How can I help my son out of this uncomfortable situation? Sick of the Stalker Dear Sick of the Stalker, Stalking is now classified as a serious crime with the police. Clearly, this girl and her family have confused a crush with inappropriate behavior. Perhaps information posted through her door explaining this would help them to understand that the daughter is actually doing something illegal. You may also need to get the school involved as it is partially happening on their watch. Finally, change your son’s phone number. It’s a pain, but it will eliminate some of the stress caused by daily texts. If you have a question for Dear Den, please send your letters to our email:

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On Running the Marathon

On the 20th of April the streets of London will be blocked off to welcome the hundreds of thousands of people enjoying this year’s London Marathon. 30,000 of these will be running and the rest will be supporting the athletes through volunteering, cheering and basically being there for the marathoners. Interestingly, most of those participating in this event are not elite runners They are people just like you and I, who for various reasons chose to endure over 26 miles of pain in a single, life altering event. Therefore, we wanted to know if our readers would ever take on such a challenge. Lucy-Ewell “I would love to run the marathon one day. It would be such a great accomplishment. However, I would want to do it with someone else to help me to keep motivated. But, I think once I started training, I could definitely do it.” James-Parsonsfield Road “ As I can barely run down the road, I can not imagine running a marathon. The only reason that I could even think of putting myself through such a gruelling nightmare, would be to raise money for charity. The people who do this are real heroes in my eyes. But I think I will stick with other ways of raising funds for charity while walking my dog in the park.”

Natalie-working at the Driftbridge “I’ve talked about doing it in the past, but quite honestly I can not be bothered to get to the gym to train for it. It is a huge commitment and I have no will power. At the moment I simply do not have time to train for a year.”

Kay-Visitor reader “I’ve run the London Marathon 20 times. I am 78 and just ran my 107th marathon. I love running and thought I would cut down to half marathons after finishing my 100th, but I still have more races that I want to complete. There is no better feeling than finishing any marathon. The feeling of achievement can not be beaten.”


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Spotlight on a local….STAR Sponsored by The Local Star of the April / May issue of SM7 Magazine is Dawn Neil-Jones, who has lived in the Banstead area since she moved here from Eastbourne in 1987. Dawn has recently left the Banstead Village May Queen Group after 12 years. The group has raised over £100,000 since 1984 for local charities. She undertook a variety of roles, including Treasurer and she was Chairwoman in 2011, when her daughter Emma was crowned May Queen. With excellent support from the community and local businesses, the Fayre that year raised nearly £10,000 for The Princess Alice Hospice. For several years when her boys were young she ran the 3rd Banstead Beaver Group attached to St Ann’s Church, and also helped with the Banstead 5 Churches Fun Week during the summer. She met her husband Simon whilst playing guitar and singing in the choir at St Joseph’s church in Epsom 27 years ago. Simon and Dawn still sing and play there now. When not part of Banstead’s “Big Society” Dawn works four days a week at The Princess Alice Hospice, where she is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, and a Clinical Lead for their “8 to 8” Night Nursing Team. She is also an active member of the Banstead Five Churches Pilgrim Pantomime Company. When Dawn first joined it was originally to help ‘behind the scenes’, but eventually the roar of the greasepaint and smell of the crowd persuaded her to actually tread the boards. She was last seen in February’s production of Snow White as the evil old crone. Dawn told us “I had to work on the cackle!”. “No comment” said Simon! Dawn thoroughly enjoyed playing the part, although she doesn’t miss the hairy chin and long nose that went with it. Dawn can often be seen being taken for a walk on Epsom Downs by her enthusiastic 1 year old Labradoodle, Jasper. She loves living in Banstead. “It’s still a village, with a community spirit; excellent schools and amenities and it’s a great place to bring up children.” All in all, Dawn is a worthy contender for the title of Banstead’s Local Star . If you know of anyone who you think ‘fits the bill’ of Spotlight on a Star, please let us know. Every ‘Star’ receives a £25.00 gift voucher & a bouquet of flowers compliments of Waitrose Banstead as our way of saying thanks! Please send nominations to


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Across 1. Jason Bourne in the 2007 movie, The Bourne Ulitmatum (4,5) 4. John Constantine in the 2005 movie, Constantine (5,6) 8. 2002 movie starring Meryl Streep as Susan Orlean (10) 10. Charlie Anderson in the 1965 movie, Shenandoah (5,7) 12. Don Vito Corleone in the 1972 movie, The Godfather (6,6) 13. 1980 movie starring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance (3,7) 14. Danny Ocean in the 2007 movie, Ocean's Thirteen (6,7) Down 2. 1978 movie starring Robert De Niro as Michael Vronsky (3,4,6) 3. Bill in the 2003 movie, Kill Bill Vol. 1 (5,9) 5. 2003 computer animated movie starring Marlin and son (7,4) 6. 2003 movie starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment (6,4,5) 7. Director of the 1974 movie, Chinatown (5,8) 9. Rob Roy in the 1995 movie of the same name (4,6) 11. Director of the 2005 movie, Jarhead (3,6) 38

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The Peasant in Suburbia A personal series on modern old-fashioned living by Oudeis Nemo NETTLE WINE The more I use the ever-so-humble nettle, the more I appreciate it. Simply steamed, as a spinach substitute, it is a hearty dish (especially with a little cream and nutmeg, for that side portion of Luxury Weed): freshly infused it makes for a stimulating but delightfully delicate tisane: viewed only as a piece of vegetable engineering it is a staggeringly attractive and complex creation. It can also get you tiddly. INGREDIENTS (organic wherever possible): Nettle tops 500g (about a ž-stuffed carrier bag), two or three citrus fruits; 1.5Kg granulated sugar; sachet wine yeast; 4.5Ltr water. EQUIPMENT: gloves and carrier bag; stockpot; fruit squeezer; strainer; fermenting bucket; funnel; demijohn; siphon; bottles and corks and corking tool. METHOD: pick the nettles (lovely smell!); check them for bugs and grubs, then roughly tear them into the water in a large pot; bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Leave to cool to body temperature. Squeeze the citrus fruit, and pour the juice into a fermenting bucket along with the sugar; strain the nettle liquor over the sugar and juice. Stir until all sugar is dissolved, then add the yeast, loosely cover, and leave alone somewhere cozy for about a week. Siphon the embryonic wine into a demijohn to continue and complete its fermentation. You may wish to rack it, but it will clear well by itself, and then you may bottle it. IMPERATIVE: compare with shop bought. (This is actually a purchasable product – but I could not bring my tight-fisted self to spend so much on something so easy and cheap to make, and I bet that something sold to the public would have to be sulphited to death, if not worse.) SERVING SUGGESTION: chilled, this wine makes a fine herbal aperitif; or crossword companion; or garden stroll accompaniment; or potation for sociable sharing if you are that way inclined. Not, however, good with machinery or sharp implements. Next time: Blackcurrant Squash 42

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Clues: Number 9 is below 5 and left of 6. Number 1 is below 4 and right of 3. Number 8 is below 10 and right of 2. Number 6 is above 7 and left of 11. Number 2 is left of 4.

Each oval contains a different number 1-11. Follow the clues to find the correct location of each number in the Numerator diagram. Note: 'Left' or 'Right' is from your point of view and means any location along the same horizontal line. 'Above' or 'Below' means any location along the same vertical line.

Anagrams of Countries ULTRA ASIA (9) BIG MULE (7) COLD ANTS (8) NEAR GYM (7) NICE LAD (7)



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When you hear the date 23rd April, what springs to mind? Is there an anniversary or birthday that must be remembered? Or perhaps you are an Anglophile and know that this is St. George’s Day. World Book Day might be the most important event on this date for you. However, the thespian in me confirms this to be a highly important date immortalising one person in particular. Of course, it is Shakespeare’s alleged birthday and the date of his death. Many fans and enthusiasts of William Shakespeare, who was one of England’s greatest poets and dramatists, celebrate National Shakespeare Day, also known as Shakespeare Day, on April 23 each year. Special pageants are held at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, where Shakespeare was born and where thousands of tourists go each year to see his plays performed. The bells of Holy Trinity Church ring out and the Mayor of Stratford leads a procession there to lay flowers on Shakespeare’s’ grave. The procession includes bands, civic dignitaries, costumed actors and actresses, Morris dancers, and the staff and pupils of some local schools. In some schools, regular lessons are set aside for students to learn about the great playwright and poet, and his sonnets, narrative poems and plays. Enthusiasts and fans, including the British Shakespeare Company, have campaigned for Parliament in the United Kingdom to officially recognize national Shakespeare Day. I firmly agree with this petition to formally enjoy the rich and diverse language that the Bard used in such an eloquent manner on this, his special day? Many believe that we should be celebrating Shakespeare with the same enthusiasm that our Scottish cousins do on Burns Night. Therefore, why not have a 16th century meal on the 23rd, asking each of those attending to dress as their favourite Shakespeare character? Throughout the evening, Elizabethan language could be used. For example; Instead of ‘you’, say ‘thou’ or ‘thee’ (and instead of ‘y’all’,
 say ‘ye’), to add weight to your opinions, try starting them with ‘methinks’, ‘mayhaps’, ‘in sooth’ or ‘wherefore’. When in doubt, add the letters "eth" to the end of verbs (‘he runneth’, ‘he trippeth’, ‘he falleth’). Don’t waste time saying "it," just use the letter "t" (’tis,t’will, I’ll do’t). And finally When wooing ladies: try comparing her to a summer’s day. If that fails, say "Get thee to a nunnery!" Shakespeare had a wicked sense of humour and I think he would have loved the public to recognise him through language and fun! Haveth a marvellous celebration!


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May Queen Crowning & Fayre The Orchard, High Street The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra Community Hall, Park Rd

Sunday 5th May

Walk: Canons Farm & Banstead Woods

Canons farmhouse, Canons Ln, Burgh Heath

Tuesday 7th May

Lunchtime Recital

All Saint’s Parish Church

Wednesday 8th May

Life & Works of Helen Allingham

Community Hall, Park Rd

Thursday 9th May

Coach Visit-Salisbury Cathedral & Wilton House

Banstead Library

Friday 10th May

Music in the great Art Collections of Europe

Community Hall, Park Rd

Saturday 11th May

Movie Classics from Banstead’s Past

Community Hall, Park Rd

Sunday 12th May

Walk: A Stroll down memory lane

Car Park, Banstead Library

Monday 13th May

Sounds Spectacular-Chris Stanbury

All Saints Church Institute

Tuesday 14th May

Lunchtime Concert The Crafts of Gardening

All Saint’s Parish Church Priory School, Bolters Lane

Wednesday 15th May Coach visit-Salisbury Cathedral & Wilton House

Banstead Library

Thursday 16th May

Victorian Opera

Banstead Library

Friday 17th May

On The South Downs Way The Tim Vine Chat Show

United Reformed Church Community Hall

Saturday 18th May

Open-Air Exhibition of Paintings School Choir’s competition

Outside Banstead Library Greenacre School,

Sunday 19th May

Walk: Banstead Downs Songs of Praise

Sutton Lane All Saint’s Parish Church

Chris Stanbury

Tim Vine

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ASDA-BURGH HEATH 9th May 09:30-12:30 & 14:30-16:30 ST. PAUL’S CHURCH HALL 16th April & 14th May 14:00-16:30 & 17:30-20:00

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DENTISTS Nork Dental Practice Banstead Dental Care

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BANSTEAD FIVE CHURCHES All Saints Church Nork Parish Church, St. Paul’s Warren Rd Methodist Church St. Anne’s Catholic Church United Reformed Church

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