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Dear Den

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Local Star

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Crossword

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Cultural Wednesdays

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Peasant in Suburbia

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Coffee Break

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Community Corner

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Mummy on the Edge

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Nork Music in the Park

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Asking for Donations

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Welcome to the June/July edition of the SM7 Why are people so superstitious about the number of magpies seen together? If there is a lone bird (‘One for Sorrow’), perfectly sane adults will salute them or spend anxious moments searching for its mate. Is it tradition, our upbringing or genuine concern that something awful will happen which makes us act so erratically? The same could be said for our reluctance to try new things. An irrational fear stops us from doing anything which may cause our stomachs to churn with nerves. Read about the best way to ask for charitable donations on pg 36 as well as how to enter the formally off-limits world of the Royal Opera House on pgs 18 & 19. These articles should help to smooth the way for us to attempt future frightening quests. However, sometimes sticking with what you know can be best. The fabulous Music in the Park is once again providing free entertainment this July. Get the details on pg 20 and go reserve a spot for your blanket. We have introduced a new feature ‘Mummy on the Edge’ discussing the ups and downs of having a toddler. This is great reading for those of us who can laugh about the past, while it is key editorial for those who are currently in the thick of it. Flip to pg 30 for more. It is always a pleasure to continue including so many of our regular advertisers while welcoming new organisations to the SM7. We hope that our readers are benefiting from the many products and services they offer. Don’t forget to mention the SM7 when contacting them. Take a break and enjoy reading YOUR community magazine.

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Dear Den, Dear Den, My son has been dating a lovely girl who has a 2 year old son from a previous relationship. While I don’t really know her well (we’ve only met twice) she is very good for my son, she appears to be a great mum and my boy is genuinely happy. What more could I ask for? They have recently enquired whether I would look after her son for the weekend so they can go to a wedding in Scotland. I am very happy to help them out, but it has been over 20 years since I’ve had the responsibility of babysitting a toddler for more than an hour or so. I’m terrified. How do I prepare myself and my home for this 48 hour invasion? Not ready for it Nancy Dear Not ready for it Nancy, By being worried about protecting this little boy, you are already on the right track to having a fun and very active weekend. There is much to be considered in baby proofing a home. The internet is a wonderful place to begin. Try www.parenting.com to start with. Secondly, ask your friends who have children visit their home regularly. Being in a toddlerproofed environment will help to refresh your memory. Most importantly, sit down with your son’s girlfriend and get the details from the person that matters most. She will be thrilled that you are taking it all so seriously, as I am certain she will find it difficult leaving her son with someone who does not know him well. Have a few trial afternoons together. You will all get to know each other and gain valuable insight into preparing for that big week-end ahead.

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Dear Den, My best friend’s husband is cheating on her and she does not know it. I saw her husband kissing and cuddling another woman at a football game recently. I then ran into them again at a restaurant where he looked rather uneasy introducing me to ‘his cousin’ who was ‘in town visiting’. I can’t stand the thought of my friend being hurt, but I don’t know if I should be the one to tell her. What do you think I should do? Torn Trudie Dear Torn Trudie, This is sadly, a rather common problem that we hear about. There are no right and wrong ways to manage this unfortunate situation. But I can highlight the aspects that you should consider prior to making a decision. 1.

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Are you certain that your friend is unaware? Many partners find it easier to deal with a situation by ignoring it all together. If you did tell your friend, would she be happy or angry that you told her? Equally, if you don’t say something, how will she react? What will YOUR reaction be if she already knows, or does nothing about it? How will this effect your friendship? Would it be better to approach the husband rather than your friend?

Have confidence in the fact that you know your friend well and therefore your choices will be sound.

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Spotlight on a local….STAR Sponsored by The Local Star of the June/July issue of SM7 Magazine is Gary Burkill, who lives in Banstead with his wife, Jo, and four children. A proud Yorkshireman, Gary is originally from the beautiful town of Goole in Yorkshire. “It’s the Venice of the north” he says. Gary Burkill

Since he moved to Banstead from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, he has managed to combine the role of Facilities Director at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton and Central London with taking on one challenge after another to raise money for a variety of good causes. His first serious charity walk was in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, as a member of a team which completed a 100 kilometre trek across the Sahara Desert in March 2005.

The experience was enough to inspire Gary to do more walks for charity and since then he has completed the Marsden March for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (from Chelsea to Sutton) on no less than three occasions. In addition, (overcoming his fear of heights) he completed a sponsored climb of Ben Nevis in 2011, and the following year finished a 100 kilometre section of the Thames Path in 24 hours, both in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. His efforts have so far raised over £50,000 for the cancer and CF charities. As a lifelong follower of Leeds United, Gary knows the importance of resilience in the face of adversity and never one to rest on his laurels; he’s already contemplating his next challenge. ”Our youngest daughter, Annie, was diagnosed with CF shortly after birth, so Jo and I will continue to do what we can to help fund research into this life limiting condition.” It’s just as well that in his spare time Gary is a keen walker, and whenever possible he trains for his charitable feats by some recreational walking. For example, in 2004 to prepare for the Sahara Trek, he started to walk The Pennine Way (256 miles from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland) although it was 2011 before he completed it. Gary is certainly a worthy winner of this month's Waitrose award. 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 info@sm7-magazine.co.uk.


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Across 1. Utensil (5) 3. Path (5) 7. Disregarded (7) 9. Send out (5) 10. Military command (5) 11. Mythical beast (7) 12. Taste (6) 14. Movie house (6) 18. Bet (7) 20. Deduce (5) 22. Awkward (5) 23. Roamed (7) 24. Finished (5) 25. Small boat (5)

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Down 1. Mariners (7) 2. Possessed (5) 3. Boredom (6) 4. Legal excuse (5) 5. Svelte (7) 6. Beer mug (5) 8. Relating to country life (5) 13. Tycoon (7) 15. Dialect (5) 16. Condense (7) 17. Worshipped (6) 18. Forgo (5) 19. Graded (5) 21. Criminal (5)

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The Peasant in Suburbia A personal series on modern old-fashioned living by Oudeis Nemo MELOMEL Believe it, or believe it not, but traces of melomel have been discovered on Iron Age potsherds, proving that our distant ancestors knew a) a good thing when they saw it, and b) how to party. Despite its ancient beginnings it is a most refined tasting drink: rather like a cider for none too robust gentlefolk (which does not mean that more rugged peasants should and could also not enjoy it). Some recipes call for twice the amount of honey or more, but you can have too much of a good thing. INGREDIENTS: (approximate and organic where possible) honey 4 jars; assorted fruit 1 Kg (here I use that perennially preferred combination of blackberry and apple); water 6 Ltr.; brewer’s yeast (optional). EQUIPMENT: Sharp knife and chopping board; large saucepan/ stockpot; colander/sieve; large spoon; fermenting bucket; demijohn and air lock; syphon, bottles and bottle tops.

METHOD: Heat the water and dissolve the honey in it; add the roughly chopped fruit and simmer for half an hour or so; allow to cool, then strain the liquor into a fermenting bucket and add brewer’s yeast (if using), and loosely cover for a week. Transfer to a demijohn and fit an airlock. When fermentation has stopped and the liquid has cleared, syphon into bottles with a little sugar for priming. IMPERATIVE: Compare this with shop bought. Surprise! You can’t. This 4,000 year old superdrink is possibly insufficiently divorced from natural products to be commercially viable. You can get similar things from craft fairs and communes, I don’t doubt – but why not make your own? It is not difficult. SERVING SUGGESTION (apparently mandatory): perhaps refrigeration (like the packaged and guaranteed yeast above) might not have been available to our roundhouse forebears, unless there was an Ice Age going on at the time: but that does not mean that we should not avail ourselves of such an opportunity and thereby increase the refreshment of this fruity, light and so very different beverage. The flavour is dry, almost sharp, but there is a mellow honey-hint background with summery berry and apple above. If you keep your own bees (and are fortunate with a good nectar flow during the season) it is also free, as near as dammit. A consummation devoutly to be wished. Next time: Blackberry cordial

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Coffee Break 5 naughty school kids each were up to mischief and were all caught in the act. What was each child’s name, what did each do & what was their punishment?

1). Bethany was made to stand up in

Assembly and sing the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’ for her crime, which did not involve super glue or eating in class. 2). Bart’s punishment was not detention or running 10 laps. 3). Writing lines about politeness was the punishment for the child that stuck their tongue out at the teacherthis was not Bart. 4). The punishment of running 10 laps around the school field was not for using super glue on a teacher’s chairwas this Chad?

5). Brenda did not get detention, which she would have preferred & her crime was not sticking out her tongue. 6). Charles’ crime was to persistently burp in class, much to the amusement of his pals. 7). Scribbling on the desk did not have the punishment of cleaning the teacher’s shoes.

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