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Contents FINANCE

Spend Now, Save Later

Beauty

Designer vs. Budget Beauty Local Living Buys

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Starting atand 1 and finishing at 34, track your way from are used, appliances will a holiday. Maintenance contracts one square to another (touching) square, placing needconsecutive less frequent or as you go. aren’t always cheap either. numbers into therepair empty shapes Some numbers are already given. replacement. ECONOMY: Boilers account for 3 words around 55% of your energy costs; DON By Helen Taylor Image: Courtesy of Estee 47 3 P_THO_ replacing yourLauder old one with an PAN_SA_ The government’s FIT (feed-inA-rated condensing boiler and economical and ‘green’. But 46 44 1 tariff) 49 scheme offers 20 years modern heating controls will sometimes this can be false of guaranteed, tax-free, index4 words your home and water are 26 7 22 Do you love designer Foundation - Splurge Blusherensure - Save linked payments to households economy – and false ecology, warm when needed but aren’t JENNINGS that produce 39 38 their own electricity cosmetics? Or do you much Foundation too. 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Blusher is definitely one of scars - to leave you ECONOMY: You’re paid for every to splurge and when to save, so blemishes and repairs than it did to buy? Buying Water softeners kilowatt of energy you create, those items that you can save on, with a perfect finish. So it’s very a new (or even relatively new!) car that you can get the best value About 60% of UK households and every kilowatt you don’t Image: Courtesy of Estee Lauder expensive, but inone the long run it high-end products because don’t important toischoose the right have hard water that can damage use, which feeds back into the - and results - from the products may save you money – depending and lessen the efficiency of harden (4) differ too greatly from budget 1 2 3 4 6 7 Across for you. National Grid; and 5of course the on what car you buy. 24. Apiarist (9) 3. and Onyx marble (9) you spend your hard-earned appliances heating systems; 8 bills from your supplier will drop Just make 8.sure that Crack in a lip caused Down ECONOMY: A new car shouldversions. be Cheap products just can’t beat just 1.6mm of scale build-up 9 usually by cold (4) 1. Copyist, scribe (9) dramatically too (solar panels cash on. more fuel efficient, saving you choose a natural9. shade, as set in2.heating can cause aPretending 12% one loss 10 Implanted device thatcreate their costly money counterparts when about two thirds of the on petrol or diesel costs. of feelings and acting cheaper colours can be a little efficiency. Shower heads, controls heartbeat (9) 11 of12 under the influence of 4. Milky plant substanceenergy necessary for a family it comes to Treat this all-important it well and it shouldn’t need toilets, pipes, another (3-5) radiators, 13 14 that coagulates on four). more intense and taps, unnatural ifin On average, installation major maintenance for years, plus 10. Glacial period purchase, because poorer exposure to air (5) Before the GreenKeeper treatment, boilers, kettles, dishwashers 15 earth’s history (3,3) a brand new car won’t need an 5. Sell illicit products costs around £7000 and you may applied too heavily. our cover picture shows the after and washing machines allas drugs or need 13. Greek muse of love willsuch 16 17 formulationsMOT don’t have to replace the inverter, which until it’sthe three years old. poetry (5) need more frequent repair alcohol and(7) Try No7 Natural Blush Tintdesirous Powder links the panels to 18your domestic staying power and theGreater true-to-skin 14. Painfully of ECOLOGY: fuel efficiency 6. Unwanted email (4) replacement, notadvantages to mention the 19 20 another’s once every 2120 years. It 7. Fencing sword (4) supply, and lower emissions mean newer £8.00. starting from square one. A lawn colour of pricier versions. Products (7) cost of limescale removers for illness in takes 11. Mental 22 around 10-12 years to get cars tend to be greener. 15. Ugly, evil-looking old which the mind is maintenance service can make a appliances, sinks and toilets, Greenkeeper uses professional 23 woman (3) To find the one that’s ideal Boilers Mascaraand dominated by a singleback the cost of installation. Bear - Splurge the greater quantities of or idea (9) in24 mind that the FIT has dropped 16. Citizen who has a significant difference, giving your thought slow-release fertilizers, which legal right to vote (7) for you, head to your nearest Once again, 12. Of a triangle, having detergent, shampoo, shower Full,we long lashes really do make grass a regular program of TLC. dramatically over the past few ©Puzzlepress.co.uk have been developed, tested, and 17. Devoutly religious (5) sides of equal gel, washing-up liquid andtwotoilet can hang on to department store and take 21. Breathe out (6) 15. Facilitybut caringthen for the installation 19. Strong, forcefulcosts wind (4) years, your eyes look more beautiful, so length (9) fine-tuned on tens of thousands 22. early Christian church 14. Container used to cleaner required. boilers too terminally ill (7) having partially Cost are dropping too. 20. Mammal advantage of some expert advice.long and (8) store jam, dried fruit, of lawns, golf courses, sports 18. Make cloth by interlacing webbed feet; valued for it’s worth investing a quality ECONOMY:in British Water estimates 23. Bake in a kiln so as to Yes there’s a fee to pay to a ECOLOGY: etc (3) threads (5) Your household its fur (4) will be Find a shade which matches yourthey mascara. fields and parks. Furthermore that a mascara water softener could save can be Cheap is producing renewable energy and Cake and Bake professional, but you’d still the average 4-person household organic summer feeds are applied natural colouring and works best expensive none will be wasted, as it’s fed often disappointing because its need to pay for equipment and around £200 a year. to repair, within your schedule at no extra back into the Grid when unused. consistencyECOLOGY: doesn’t Softened match that fertilisers if you were doing it for your requirements - like skin particularly water can cost. type and coverage. Always research any major remove existing scale if youof need yourself. And when you take into more expensive products, anddeposits purchase to ensure you get the over time in heating systems. to call someone out account the hidden cost of using Equipment so leaves lashes looking sticky, High-end foundations are overnight or during best deal for you. Fewer chemicals and less energy

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Focus On Greenkeepers p12

Scarification and aeration are physically demanding procedures and need robust equipment to get good results – a domestic awn rake isn’t up to scratch. Greenkeeper uses professional machines, clear up ‘arisings’ and dispose of them for you if necessary.

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Banana, Walnut & You only have to look at this Chocolate picture – the ‘before’ – then turn to the front cover to see the ‘after’. The Cake results speak for themselves, and with

your time it’s really great valueformulated with all of these ‘outsourcing’ this service.

things in mind and come in a variety of true-to-life shades. Built to solve the problems presented by cheap foundations, these products really are a cut above the others. prices starting at just £14 per

Puzzles p16

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High-end cosmetic companies lead the way in developing the very best formulas and brushes for their mascara, so you can be sure that you’ll see the benefits when you upgrade from a budget brand.

Focus ontreatment, what’s not to love? Call Local Business Recipes Try Estee Lauder Double Wear Try Givenchy Noir Couture Rob at Greenkeeper today for your £28.50. Waterproof Mascara £22.50. Rose Road p19 Directory p25 p18 free lawn analysis. Life and leisure are certain to

Consistency

get in the way of a consistent program of DIY lawncare. Sporadic attention and neglect - even if unintentional – can ead you to find that you are always

Bananas ripen so quickly that it’s easy to find yourself with several left over needing to be used up. Many people don’t like the taste or smell of ripe bananas though so they often go to waste. However, when baked in a cake they lose their slightly sour smell and give a subtle taste, which is particularly delicious when combined with chocolate and walnuts.

TESTIMONIAL: Superb improvement in our lawn since you took it over from a Ingredients: previous lawn company. Thank you, your • 100gand butter at room team are punctual always give feed back on the general temperature condition of the lawn. I have passed your •details ourbrown neighbour. 100g to light sugar Mr P, sugar Southampton. • 25 grams caster (white

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Preheat the oven to 180C, 160C for fan oven or gas mark 4.

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Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with greaseproof paper

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Cream the sugar and butter together until fluffy

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Add the eggs and the vanilla essence and then the bananas and mix in well

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Carefully mix in the flower and bicarb, baking powder and cinnamon so there are no lumps, then fold through the dark chocolate and most of the walnuts.

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Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake for 45-55 minutes until a skewer through the centre comes out clean.

• 100g Walnuts (Chopped or whole)

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Leave on a rack until cool before serving to allow time for the chocolate to set.

• 75g Dark chocolate chopped or coarsely grated

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Sprinkle with icing sugar and a few more chopped walnuts.

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• 2 large eggs

ALSO FROM GREENKEEPER • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Pro-grow deliveries - excellent recycled green compost product • 3-4 ripe bananas (depending on size), mashed for mulching, top dressing and general soil improvement. The delivery for a 2 cubic metre transit tipperplain loadflour is £155.00, • 175g equivalent to approximately 33 •x 1� 60litre bags. That has to be tsp baking powder easier and cheaper than loading •up1your car from a DIY shop! tsp bicarbonate of soda • � tsp cinnamon


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Local LIVING Grand Plant Fair at Longstock German Beer Probably the most prestigious Plant Fair in Hampshire, held in Festival conjunction with Longstock Park Nursery. Over 30 specialist nurseries selling their plants. Hog roast, Beer tent, Live music from The Amesbury Town Band. Farm shop with home baked and locally supplied produce. Longstock is signposted from Stockbridge. Free to Plant Heritage members, John Lewis employees and children. Otherwise £4. 10.00am - 4.00pm. Longstock Park Nursery SO20 6EH Monday 5 May

Calling all Manilow Fans! Performing at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, SO30 3XH on Saturday 24 May. For tickets call 0844 249 1000 or buy online at www.eventim.co.uk

Saturday 17 May 5-11pm Buzzing with live ompha music, vocalist, magical performer, photographer to capture your occasion, steins of real German ale, sumptuous sausages and pretzels all served by traditionally dressed mädchens. Entertain your clients, colleagues, or make it a special occasion with your friends at an affordable price. £10 pp (£15 on the door). Guildhall Southampton West Marlands Road

Try the Gruffalo Trail Simply Ford Adventure in the heart of the forest to discover the story of the Gruffalo and the Mouse. Follow the trail to enter their magical world.Trail booklets are available from the Bolderwood Information Unit. Booking is not required you can just turn up and start the trail between 11am and 3pm.Tel: 023 80283141. £2 per booklet. Bolderwood CP SO43 7GQ 11 - 20 April Start between 11am-3pm.

Come to Beaulieu Motor Museum in your Ford and become part of the fifth ‘Simply Ford’ – a gathering of Fords of all shapes and sizes Sunday 4 May 2014. Any model is welcome; from the Focus RS to the old MK 1 or 2 Escort RS or even a Model T! 10am - 5pm. Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN


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SPEED! Exhibition Eastleigh Museum The SPEED! exhibition at Eastleigh Museum got off to a flying start when it was officially opened by the Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Malcolm Cross. The free exhibition, on until 19 April, is an amazing look at the story of Speed in the Solent area, in and around Eastleigh. Come and wonder at the pioneering technology and the men and women who pushed themselves to the limit - sometimes paying the ultimate price. The story includes characters such as Donald and Sir Malcolm Campbell, John Cobb and Sir Richard Branson.

Truckmania! Visitors to Beaulieu will be able to stand amongst the giants of motoring and enjoy a day of all things trucking! The whole family can enjoy a great day out this Bank Holiday weekend; get up close and personal to these amazing machines and all day action from Monster Truck Displays and more! Visit www.beaulieuevents.co.uk for prices 17 & 18 May, 10am to 5pm

Netley Marsh Country Show Guests at the opening of the SPEED! Exhibition at Eastleigh Museum

Discover how Titchfield man Peter Twiss travelled faster than the Earth spins as he flew over Fareham at over 1,000 miles per hour. See how he went on to build powerboats in Eastleigh borough that would feature in a James Bond movie. Closest to Eastleigh’s heart, the exhibition includes the Spitfire story and the Gordon Keeble – Eastleigh’s 1960s Supercar. 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Gordon Keeble and there will be an event in Eastleigh as part of the celebrations to commemorate the half century in June. For further information about this event or to be involved, please leave your contact details at Eastleigh Museum.

Rise of the Dinosaurs! Be enthralled by Marwell’s awesome dinosaurs as they come to life with animatronics. Meet their living velociraptor! Dino Egg Hunt 18-21 April Marwell Zoo, Thompson’s Lane, Colden Common, SO21 1JH Starting 23rd May until 2nd September.

The second year in the Netley Marsh showground. Featuring top arena attractions such as scurry drivers, racing each other or taking on the might of the Izuzu in the Machine v Beast challenge. Plus horseboarders – and adrenaline packed set of races, when the competitors basically skateboard behind a galloping horse! Chase the Bunny is back, and there are the usual demonstrations of gun dogs, ferrets and birds of prey, as well as your opportunity to meet and greet the packs of hounds from New Forest Hounds and South Downs Bloodhounds Then there are the hamsters, the horses, the hawks, the hot dogs… Mark Lloyd and his team of chefs demonstrating recipes from the countryside; shooting with air guns or clay shooting guns or bows and arrow; fair rides for the children and a bar tent for the adults. You can have a go at fishing or ferret racing, painting a pot or paint balling A great day out. Open 10.00 18.00 Daily Adults £12.00 Over 65’s £11.00 Child £4.00. If you have local news or an event you would like included in the magazine please send it to editorial@discovermagazines.co.uk


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Designer vs. Budget Beauty Buys By Helen Taylor

Do you love designer cosmetics? Or do you much prefer a bargain buy? Whatever your preference, it’s worth checking out our guide to when to splurge and when to save, so that you can get the best value - and results - from the products you spend your hard-earned cash on.

Image: Courtesy of Estee Lauder

Foundation - Splurge

Blusher - Save

Foundation literally provides the foundation for the rest of your make-up. It evens out your natural skin and covers up flaws - like blemishes and scars - to leave you with a perfect finish. So it’s very important to choose the right one for you.

Everyone needs a bit of colour in their cheeks; fortunately you don’t have to spend too much to find the one that’s perfect for you. Blusher is definitely one of those items that you can save on, Image: Courtesy of because high-end products don’t differ too greatly from budget versions. Just make sure that you choose a natural shade, as cheaper colours can be a little more intense and unnatural if applied too heavily.

Cheap products just can’t beat their costly counterparts when it comes to this all-important purchase, because poorer formulations don’t have the staying power and the true-to-skin colour of pricier versions. To find the one that’s ideal for you, head to your nearest department store and take advantage of some expert advice. Find a shade which matches your natural colouring and works best for your requirements - like skin type and coverage. High-end foundations are formulated with all of these things in mind and come in a variety of true-to-life shades. Built to solve the problems presented by cheap foundations, these products really are a cut above the others. Try Estee Lauder Double Wear £28.50.

Try No7 Natural Blush Tint Powder £8.00.

Mascara - Splurge

Full, long lashes really do make your eyes look more beautiful, so it’s worth investing in a quality mascara. Cheap mascara is often disappointing because its consistency doesn’t match that of more expensive products, and so leaves lashes looking sticky, clumpy and undefined. High-end cosmetic companies lead the way in developing the very best formulas and brushes for their mascara, so you can be sure that you’ll see the benefits when you upgrade from a budget brand. Try Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof Mascara £22.50.


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Eyeshadow - Save Generally you can opt for wearing cheaper eyeshadow as there isn’t too much difference between budget and more costly versions; as long as you choose neutral shades, as stronger colours can be very harsh and unnatural looking. Cheap eyeshadow does have a tendency to be more glittery and shimmery though, so be careful using it if you’re a more mature lady because it will emphasise every line and crease around your eyes. Try Bourjois Little Round Pot Intense Eyeshadow £6.99.

Powder - Splurge Like foundation, there is a real difference between budget and high-end face powder. Expensive

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products are finely milled, making their texture extra soft and natural looking on the skin, whilst cheaper versions won’t last as long or match your skin tone well. A good powder sets your foundation and finishes your make-up look, so make sure you splurge and invest in a quality one. Try Guerlain Les Voilettes Compact Powder £35.

Lip-gloss - Save Lip-gloss formulations are pretty similar, so save some money when you buy yours. There are literally hundreds of colours and flavours to choose from and all of them will instantly serve to plump up your lips. Try those with a brush rather than the

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Highlighter - Splurge A good quality highlighter will perk up your complexion, accentuate your favourite features, and even camouflage aging skin. There are many different ones on the market some are in powder form, others liquid – but find the right one and your face will be instantly lifted with a radiant and youthful glow. And if there’s one product that you really should splurge on, it’s YSL’s Touche Eclat Radiant Touch £25.


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FINANCE

Spend Now, Save Later By Alison Runham, ww.alison.runham.co.uk

These days, we’re all being urged to return to ‘make do and mend’; to reduce, reuse and recycle because it’s economical and ‘green’. But sometimes this can be false economy – and false ecology, too. Some things may be worth replacing or investing in.

Cars Ever hung on too long to a car that’s eventually cost more in total repairs than it did to buy? Buying a new (or even relatively new!) car is expensive, but in the long run it may save you money – depending on what car you buy. ECONOMY: A new car should be more fuel efficient, saving you money on petrol or diesel costs. Treat it well and it shouldn’t need major maintenance for years, plus a brand new car won’t need an MOT until it’s three years old. ECOLOGY: Greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions mean newer cars tend to be greener.

Boilers Once again, we can hang on to boilers too long and they can be expensive to repair, particularly if you need to call someone out overnight or during a holiday. Maintenance contracts aren’t always cheap either.

ECONOMY: Boilers account for around 55% of your energy costs; replacing your old one with an A-rated condensing boiler and modern heating controls will ensure your home and water are warm when needed but aren’t wasting energy when not, and could save you up to £305 a year on energy bills. ECOLOGY: A new boiler will reduce your energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.

Water softeners About 60% of UK households have hard water that can damage and lessen the efficiency of appliances and heating systems; just 1.6mm of scale build-up can cause a 12% loss in heating efficiency. Shower heads, toilets, taps, pipes, radiators, boilers, kettles, dishwashers and washing machines will all need more frequent repair and replacement, not to mention the cost of limescale removers for appliances, sinks and toilets, and the greater


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quantities of detergent, shampoo, shower gel, washing-up liquid and toilet cleaner required. ECONOMY: British Water estimates that a water softener could save the average 4-person household around £200 a year.

own electricity from renewable technologies. To make the biggest saving, use as many appliances as possible in the daytime when generating your own power.

Bear in mind that the FIT has dropped dramatically over the past few years, but then installation costs are dropping too.

ECOLOGY: Your household will be producing renewable ECONOMY: You’re paid for energy and none will be every kilowatt of energy you wasted, as it’s fed back into create, and every kilowatt you the Grid when unused. don’t use, which feeds back ECOLOGY: Softened water into the National Grid; and Always research any major can remove existing scale of course the bills from your purchase to ensure you get the deposits over time in heating supplier will drop dramatically best deal for you. systems. Fewer chemicals too (solar panels create about and less energy are used, two thirds of the energy and appliances will need necessary for a family of four). less frequent repair or On average, installation costs replacement. around £7000 and you may need to replace the inverter, Solar Panels which links the panels to The government’s FIT (feeddomestic supply, once 18:54 Page 21 DM! Totton, Sep13 - FINAL_DMG! Layout (Jun13) 16/08/2013 in-tariff) scheme offers 20 Masteryour every 20 years. It takes years of guaranteed, tax-free, around 10-12 years to get index-linked payments to back the cost of installation. households that produce their

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ADVERTISING FEATURE

The Green, Green Grass of Home Well, what a winter it has been for our gardens. And your lawn is probably showing the scars of every gale and deluge that has hit us over the last few months. No matter how lovely it was in September, right now it probably looks more like coir matting than a green carpet! What to do then to bring it back to life? Our featured advertiser this month, Greenkeeper Lawncare, have made a very successful business out of proving that using their professional (but very affordable) service is the best solution, with hundreds of happy, repeat customers year after year. So what’s the difference between professional and DIY?

Before the GreenKeeper treatment, our cover picture shows the after

Products Greenkeeper uses professional slow-release fertilizers, which have been developed, tested, and fine-tuned on tens of thousands of lawns, golf courses, sports fields and parks. Furthermore organic summer feeds are applied within your schedule at no extra cost.

Equipment Scarification and aeration are physically demanding procedures and need robust equipment to get good results – a domestic lawn rake isn’t up to scratch. Greenkeeper uses professional machines, clear up ‘arisings’ and dispose of them for you if necessary.

starting from square one. A lawn maintenance service can make a significant difference, giving your grass a regular program of TLC.

Cost Yes there’s a fee to pay to a professional, but you’d still need to pay for equipment and fertilisers if you were doing it yourself. And when you take into account the hidden cost of using your time it’s really great value ‘outsourcing’ this service. You only have to look at this picture – the ‘before’ – then turn to the front cover to see the ‘after’. The results speak for themselves, and with prices starting at just £14 per treatment, what’s not to love? Call Rob at Greenkeeper today for your free lawn analysis.

Analysis and Planning

Consistency

The Greenkeeper service begins with a complete lawn analysis, evaluating your soil type, and identifying any weeds and pests. Then they develop a programme of treatment that's specific to the needs of your lawn, which is monitored throughout the seasons.

Life and leisure are certain to get in the way of a TESTIMONIAL: Superb improvement consistent program in our lawn since you took it over from a of DIY lawncare. previous lawn company. Thank you, your Sporadic attention team are punctual and always give feed back and neglect - even if on the general condition of the lawn. I have unintentional – can passed your details to our neighbour. lead you to find that you are always Mr P, Southampton.

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Your local lawn treatment professionals servicing lawns in your area. “Rob, I am so pleased with the way the lawn has improved. I took some photos back in April just before you started and I recently bought a new mower and I took some more photos today, I though you might like them. Amazing to compare and see the improvement. Feel free to use these if they are of any help. All the best, Mike Grant (HAMBLE)� At GreenKeepers we appreciate there are many different lawn products and a growing amount of large franchised companies available! We are able to offer you a comprehensive annual lawn service at a competitive rate. No gimmicks, just tried and tested products and experienced staff committed to high standards of customer service. Take a look at our website for more information and testimonials from satisfied customers. A typical annual service will consist of 4-6 visits, including scarification and/or aeration if required. If you are serious about improving your lawn give us a call on 0800 0845 296 or visit www.greenkeeperlawns.co.uk

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Sleep: You Can Do It With Your Eyes Closed By Alison Runham www.alison.runham.co.uk

Sleep is supposedly involuntary. So we take it for granted when we can sleep, and often ignore it when we can’t. But we shouldn’t. Research has proved that sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise. Lack of sleep affects memory, mood, concentration and reaction times, and long-term it can affect language processing, planning abilities and our sense of time. Some sleep disorders can contribute to serious health problems. So what stops us getting the sleep we need, and how can we improve the quantity and quality of our sleep? Our sleep has recurring cycles of around 100 minutes, starting with Non-REM sleep. Non-REM (non rapid eye movement) sleep progresses from Stage One (light sleep), through Stages Two and Three (when heart rate and breathing drop) to Stage Four’s deep sleep (when bed-wetting, night terrors or sleepwalking occurs). REM (rapid eye movement) sleep (dream time) follows. Our brain is active, breathing and blood pressure rise, and our eyes move; but we can’t move our bodies. Afterwards, the cycle restarts. Sweet Dreams aren’t made of this. Enemies of good sleep include pain; the need to urinate; stress or depression; the menstrual

cycle (hormonal changes affect temperature and melatonin production), the menopause and snoring. There are also sleep disorders, including night terrors; sleep walking, talking and paralysis; teeth grinding; restless limb syndrome; and the more serious sleep apnoea (which can starve the brain of oxygen). To help you sleep soundly: • Eliminate Physical Factors Cure snoring with nasal strips, sprays or minor surgery. See your doctor about physical or mental health issues and sleep disorders; they may recommend Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or sleeping tablets. PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) treatments may help if you sleep badly before a period. • Drink Warm Milk - Eat a carbohydrate-rich snack beforehand to improve the efficacy of the milk’s tryptophan (a raw material for the sleep hormone melatonin). Milk may help by making you feel warm and full too. • Don’t Go to Bed Hungry Avoid large, late meals but have a light snack if you’re hungry. • Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine in the Evening, and Stop Smoking Caffeine is a stimulant and will keep you awake. Alcohol makes you sleepy, but impairs sleep quality – as does nicotine. • Get enough Sunlight and Exercise - Light and exercise help regulate our body clock and mood, so try to spend

time outside and get regular exercise. • Avoid Light in the Evening However, bright light before bedtime will suppress melatonin secretion, so dim the lights. Either avoid TVs, laptops, tablets and smart phones within two hours of bedtime, or turn down their brightness settings (some screens have a night mode). • Establish a Routine -Establish a relaxing routine before bed. Avoid watching TV in the bedroom or reading anything too emotionally charged or terrifying. • Make your Bedroom a Haven Avoid using your bedroom as a work or dump space; clutter will nag to be cleared up. Ensure your bedroom is well ventilated, dark, and not too hot or cold. Consider earplugs to eliminate noise, and invest in a really comfy mattress (try before you buy). • Declutter your Brain Download your brain by jotting down tomorrow’s jobs and any worries (particularly therapeutic if you write a positive action beside them). • Have A Warm Bath Before Bed Add relaxing bath oils, too. • Try not to worry about it Worrying about lack of sleep could start a vicious circle. If you can’t sleep, leave the bedroom and do something absorbing but calm: read a magazine or do a jigsaw until you feel sleepy.


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Banana, Walnut & Chocolate Cake Bananas ripen so quickly that it’s easy to find yourself with several left over needing to be used up. Many people don’t like the taste or smell of ripe bananas though so they often go to waste. However, when baked in a cake they lose their slightly sour smell and give a subtle taste, which is particularly delicious when combined with chocolate and walnuts.

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Candles As Cassie walked up College Street she was accompanied by the unsettling feeling she had forgotten something. She was still in a bad mood with Mum for not allowing her to wear high heels, and Bethany for crying because she wasn’t invited to the party. Bethany was a strange kid. Her current obsessions were blowing out birthday candles and answering the phone. Cassie could tolerate the candle blowing, but the phone answering was too much, especially when a boy called for her. Mum encouraged Bethany, saying she was the perfect device for getting rid of both cold callers and boys. So Cassie had told Bethany that once you’re a teenager you don’t have candles anymore and Bethany had cried even louder and vowed never to become a teenager. The last thing Cassie heard as she slammed the front door was Mum saying, “One teenager in the house is quite enough, thank you”. Spots of rain splashed onto the pavement. She’d spent ages straightening her hair and now she was going to arrive at the party looking like an otter. With horror, she remembered what she had forgotten. She had borrowed Mum’s straighteners without asking and left them lying on her bedroom carpet; even

by Jackie Brewster worse, they were still switched on. The carpet would be melted. The straighteners would be ruined. Mum was going to be furious. Her life wouldn’t be worth living. There had to be a way out of this. A devious thought crept into Cassie’s head. She had always forbidden Bethany from going in her bedroom but today she might make an exception. She pulled out her phone and dialled home. As expected, after a few rings, Bethany picked up. “Is Mum there?”. Cassie whispered. “No”. Bethany said. “Can you do me a favour?”. Cassie asked. “Okay”. Her four year old voice sounded even younger on the phone. “Go into my room and very carefully un-plug Mummy’s straighteners”. Even as she spoke Cassie knew this was a terrible idea. “I’ll bring you back some cake if you don’t tell Mum”. This bribe did not make her feel any better. “Mummy said I’ve got to stay in the lounge”. Bethany said. “Where is Mum?”. Cassie asked. “She’s in the loft”. Bethany answered. “What’s she doing up there?”. “She’s gone to get the candles”, Bethany said, “I’m allowed to blow them out later”. “Okay, so while she’s up there, sneak into my room”. Cassie continued. “No. I’m waiting for the candles”.

Bethany insisted and hung up. Cassie stamped her feet in fury. The melting carpet would be beginning to smell. Mum could discover the straighteners at any moment. Cassie looked at her watch. The party was about to start. She should turn off her phone, go to the party, and by the time she got home Mum might have calmed down. She would be grounded forever but at least she wouldn’t miss the party. She groaned, and looked down at her feet. Ten minutes later Cassie burst through her own front door. “Only me!”. She yelled, dashing upstairs, “Forgot something!”. She flicked her bedroom light on. The bulb had gone. Cassie cursed and dropped to her knees, feeling gingerly around on the carpet for the straighteners. When she finally closed her fingers around them they were completely cold. The carpet was undamaged. “The power’s been off since you left”. Mum called, “Do you want a candle?”. “No need!”. Cassie stealthily returned the straighteners to Mum’s dressing table and skipped back downstairs. She was out the front door, on her way to the party once more; grateful she wasn’t wearing high heels.


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LOCAL WHAT’S ON WILD WEDNESDAYS 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 28 May The New Forest Reptile Centre, SO43 7GR We go wild on Wednesdays at the Reptile Centre. Fun activites for the whole family. There is no need to book for this event. For more information please contact the Forestry Commission on 023 8028 3141. There is no charge for this event. You can turn up anytime between 10.30am and 4pm. TOWNHILL PARK COMMUNITY DAY 12 Apr, 1pm to 4pm Townhill Park Community Centre Big Local and Townhill Park Community Association invite you to our free “Townhill Park Spring Community Day”. This event is being planned by local resident volunteers, so please do come and show your support. If you would like to be involved in planning future events or want to know more about SO18 Big Local, please visit www. so18biglocal.org.uk <http://www. so18biglocal.org.uk> or call 07528338104 A DOG’S DAY OUT Royal Victoria Country Park 13 Apr, 11am to 4pm Calling all Dogs; it’s a Fun Event for you! Exciting dog games and challenges, meet TV’s Sarah Fisher and help support the

clever Medical Detection Dogs in our annual fun dog event. There will be stalls and refreshments too. For details see www. hamblehounds.com <http://www. hamblehounds.com> . Small charges for individual games/ activities. All money raised going to Medical Detection Dogs. Charity No.1124533 RIVERBANK FESTIVAL 26 & 27 Apr, 10am – 5pm Universal Marina Sarisbury Green SO31 7ZN Charity family fun weekend. Surf Simulator, face painting, River Trips, paddle boarding, climbing wall & Sailing Simulator & much more. Hants RNLI, Police & Fire Brigade. Live music, boats, prestige cars, marine clothing & exhibitors stands. Competitions & Prizes, Bar & Cafe. FREE ENTRY FOR ALL. www.riverbankfestival. co.uk 01489 574272. THE CRUCIBLE AT THE HUB 30th April to 3rd May The Hub Theatre, Chapel Road, Southampton Deeply tragic and thoughtprovoking, The Crucible takes as its basis the chilling events of the 1692 Salem witch-hunt. When a group of young girls belonging to a strict puritan community is discovered dancing in the woods, superstition and hysteria tear through the village of Salem, Massachusetts. Finally given the opportunity to express themselves, and driven by long-standing jealousies and disputes, the girls and the town’s authorities unleash a torrent of violence on their neighbours, with tragic consequences for those with the courage to stand against

them. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is brought to you by Broken Arrow Productions – a collective of young adults with a passion for the performing arts. Tickets: £10.50 / £8.00 concessions; School groups (15+) £7.50 each. Recommended for ages 12+ Call 023 8071 1811

LEGO GOES ON TOUR Saturday 3 May to Wed 2 July The LEGO Lost World Zoo goes on tour! A magical menagerie of extinct animals, all made out of everyone’s favourite building bricks. Dress up as an explorer and spot some of the strange birds and beasts. Get involved with LEGO play tables and model your own quirky creature or fabulous fossil. Free. Eastleigh Museum, 25 High Street, Eastleigh. FROM EMPIRE TO ARMAGEDDON Saturday 3 May Royal Victoria Country Park. With unique film footage, a preview of BBC4’s forthcoming documentary ‘ World War One at Home’ and a host of expert guest speakers, there’ll be a whole day of fascinatig facts and stories relating to Royal Victoria Military Hospital, and the way it operated during the war. Suitable for 16+yrs. In the Heritage Centre. Price: £6 per person. Please book in advance. 10am - 4pm £6 per person.


23 ITCHEN MUSIC FESTIVAL Thursday 8 May 2014 Itchen Sixth Form College Middle Road, Bitterne, SO19 7TB 07500475142 if@itchen.ac.uk MIND BODY & SPIRIT FAYRE 10 May, 10am - 5pm Victory Hall, 27 Warsash Road Warsash SO31 9HW For an alternative afternoon in Warsash, come to a Mind, Body & Spirit Fayre. Stalls include holistic therapies, tarot, angel readings, reiki, natural beauty products, jewellery and other stalls plus so much more. For more info visit www.neshlaavey. com or call 07709 264356. DANCING WITH CHOIRS 18 May, 6:30pm Mayflower Theatre, Southampton Following on from the success of last year, Wessex Heartbeat is staging a second spectacular show at the Mayflower Theatre. A show with a difference, Dancing with Choirs features the best of local choirs and dance groups in an exciting and colourful blend of music and dance, with something for everyone. Box Office: 023 8071 1811

MOTTISFONT COUNTRY FAIR 17 May, 10am - 5pm Mottisfont, Nr Romsey SO51 0LP Come along and discover traditional skills and countryside pursuits. Try some delicious local products such as cheese, jam, fudge and locally brewed beer. Normal admission charges to the grounds apply. Event is free.

RISE OF THE DINOSAURS Starting 23rd May until 2nd Sept Marwell Zoo, Thompson’s Lane, Colden Common, SO21 1JH Be enthralled by Marwell’s awesome dinosaurs as they come to life with animatronics. Meet their living velociraptor! Dino Egg Hunt 18-21 April

BILL TARGETT STEAM RALLY 17 and 18 May, 10am to 5pm Highbridge Farm, Highbridge Road, Allbrook, SO50 6HN Traction Engines, Tractors, Fire Engines, Classic Cars, Military Vehicles, Motorbikes, Trade Stalls, Arena Events and much more. In aid of Wessex Cancer Trust. Adults £5 Children £3 Family Ticket (2 Adults 3 Children) £15

BUSHCRAFT FUN 27 May, 10am - 1pm Royal Victoria Country Park, SO31 5GA Test your bushcrafting skills and make a campfire at Royal Victoria Country Park. Join us for a picnic lunch while we cook hot chocolate and marshmallows. Drinks and Marshmallows provided - please bring your own picnic lunch. Suitable for all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings in advance only. £6 per child. 023 8045 5157

GARDENING TALKS ON FRIDAYS 30 May Wesley Centre, Whites Road, Bitterne, SO19 7NS 01489 784823 www.rshs.org.uk Royal Southampton Horticultural Society meets on the last Friday of the month at 7.30pm. Slide and digital displays from speakers, raffle, refreshments, plants. £2 for visitors

TEST YOUR SURVIVAL SKILLS! Saturday 10 May 2014 24 May - 1 June Royal Victoria Country Park. Follow this self- guided trail to find all the things you would need to survive in the great outdoors. Find all the answers to win a prize. Trails available from the shop. 10am to 4pm £1.50 per trail.

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What happened in... May 1979? Average cost of a house was about £13,650 Petrol cost about 85p a gallon

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Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first woman Prime Minister on 4th May 1979. She was dubbed The Iron Lady by a writer in the Soviet newspaper Red Star. This moniker was meant to be derogatory, but it proved anything but. The pinnacle of her time in office was when The Iron Lady ordered the Task Force to retake the Falklands after the islands had been invaded by Argentina. She resigned in 1992, having set a record as the longest-serving Prime Minister of the 20th century.

1st: The newest section of the London Underground, the Jubilee Line, was opened, extending from Stanmore to Charing Cross. In 1999 it was further extended, in three stages, crossing the Thames at four points before terminating at Stratford. 8th: At about 1.30 pm a

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taxi driver on a rank opposite Woolworths in Manchester noticed smoke coming from the store and reported it to his office. By four o’clock the worst fire disaster since WWII had claimed ten lives. Fifty-three people were taken to hospital, including six firemen. Jeremy Thorpe, who had resigned as leader of the Liberal Party three years earlier, went on trial at the Old Bailey, accused of attempted murder. He was also

accused, along with four other men, of conspiracy to commit murder. All four defendants were acquitted on 22nd of June that year.

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had been unremarkable, with Arsenal’s two goals to Manchester United’s nil. But just four minutes before the end of the match the score became 2-1; and with two minutes remaining it was 2-2. Just seconds before the full-time whistle the winning goal was scored by Arsenal.

21st: Elton John became the first Western rock star to perform behind the ‘iron curtain’, at a stadium in Leningrad. 24th: Thorpe Park, in Chertsey,

Surrey, was opened to the public. It is now the country’s third most popular amusement park, after Alton Towers and Legoland, and boasts the fastest ride. The Stealth reaches 83.9 mph – in just two seconds!

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Flight 191 took off from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago its port side engine broke away from the wing. The aircraft rolled to the left and crashed in a field, killing all 271 people on board and two on the ground. Patrick D Cousins is the author of Rainbows, Dreams and Angels, a double novella set in east London between the Thirties and Sixties. And you can read Patrick Cousins Short Shorts on your Kindle.


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