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Contents FINANCE

Spend Now, Save Later

Beauty

Designer vs. Budget Beauty Local Living Buys

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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. few ©Puzzlepress.co.uk have been developed, tested, and 17. Devoutly religious (5) two sides of equal dramatically over the past gel, washing-up liquid and toilet 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) ine-tuned on tens of thousands 22. early Christian church 14. Container used to cleaner required. boilers too ill (7) having partially Cost are terminally dropping too. 20. Mammal advantage of some expert advice.long and (8) store jam, dried fruit, 18. Make cloth by interlacing of lawns, golf courses, sports 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. ields 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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things in mind and come in a variety of true-to-life shades. Built to solve the problems presented by cheap foundations, these products prices starting at just £14 per really are a cut above the others.

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

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

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Local LIVING Grand Plant Fair at Longstock Garden Probably the most prestigious Plant Fair in Hampshire, held in Lovers go to conjunction with Longstock Park Nursery. Over 30 specialist nurseries selling their plants. Hog roast, Beer tent, Live music from Sway 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

Four Seasons German Beer Art Exhibition Festival Distinguished artists concerned with all aspects of the natural world are mounting a major show at Exbury Gardens. The Four Seasons Art group, headed by painter and writer Marianna Kneller, Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists, will show paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and etchings in Exbury’s Five Arrows Gallery. Exbury Gardens, SO45 1AZ Saturday 12 Apr 2014 to Sunday 8 Jun 2014

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

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Sway Village lies deep in the heart of the New Forest National Park, with its roaming cattle and ponies along with miles of lowland heath. Three gardens are welcoming visits under the charitable NGS scheme. Ashen Bank is a mature haven of trees and shrubs set in a 1/2-acre tranquil setting. Beautiful old apple trees are underplanted with azaleas, hellebores and spring bulbs. Mature shrubs provide a wonderful background for the spring flowers. 12 Gilpin Hill has a small garden packed with a wide variety of unusual plants and trees. A wooded area and a bog area planted with candelabra primulas surround a pond which is a haven for dragonflies, frogs and newts. Combined adm £5, Children free. Sway Village Gardens, SO41 6DT The gardens are open 125pm 3 & 4 May, 24 & 25 May.


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It’s a Country Life at Hanger Farm A country themed family fun day with fairground games and barn dance. Bring friends and family to spend the day enjoying fairground games out in the sun and an evening of dancing in the barn. For ticket info visit www.totton. ac.uk/hanger-farm or email amber_j_ page2@live.com Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Aikman Lane, West Totton 4th May

Netley Marsh Country Show 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.

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.

Try the Gruffalo Trail 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.

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

Simply Ford 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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Beauty

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.

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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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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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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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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. ECOLOGY: Softened water can remove existing scale deposits over time in heating systems. Fewer chemicals and less energy are used, and appliances will need less frequent repair or replacement.

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Charity of the Month The Rose Road Association supports local young people with disabilities and their families from across Hampshire. We currently support 400 children with a variety of short breaks – ranging from overnight respite in Oaks and Acorns, community outreach which can include day trips and visits, our Take-A-Break service or our wonderful playschemes! Rose Road believes passionately in valuing individuals, respecting choices and the celebrating the achievements of our young people.

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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. 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 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. Royal Victoria Country Park. TALK OF THE BEAULIEU BIRDMEN 7 May, 7pm - 9pm Verderers Court, adjacent to the Queens House, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NH Enter the world of early aviation during this fascinating talk. Starting with very early days of balloons in the Forest, then moving through to the founding of the 1910 flying school, discover the key characters that took to the air during these revolutionary times and took part in the first Bournemouth Air festival. All accompanied by lots of photos!! For more information please contact the Forestry Commission on 023 8028 3141. £8 per person. Min age 10 years. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. 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. Featuring Wessex Guild of Craftsman who are joining local crafts people displaying skills from besom broom making to wood turning and charcoal burning. The Big Tree Climbing Company will be here enabling you to climb one of Mottisfont’s old trees. Try some delicious local products such as cheese, jam, fudge and locally brewed beer. Normal admission charges to the grounds apply. Event is free. 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 NORTH BADDESLEY VILLAGE DAY 17 May, 11am - 4pm North Baddesley Recreation Ground, Sandy Lane, SO52 9EE On the recreation ground in North Baddesley. Arena events including, falconry and dancing, petting farm, community groups, inflatables, live music including a visit from The Romsey Old Cadets, crafts and trade stands, refreshments - a great day out for all the family. Free entry, free


19 limited parking. Bookings being taken for trade/charity stands. 07944 736119 OPEN GARDENS FOR NGS 25 & 26 May, 11am to 5:30pm The Lake House, SO51 8EQ The majestic C12 Norman Abbey is the backdrop to 4 Mill Lane, a garden described by Joe Swift as ‘the best solution for a long thin garden with a view’. King John’s Garden, with its fascinating listed C13 house, has all period plants that were available before 1700. It also has an award-winning Victorian garden with a courtyard where tea is served (no dogs please). The Lake House has 4.5 acres and a large meadow, lake to walk round and a pastoral view. It is a very tranquil place, yet is only 5 mins from the centre of Romsey. Spot the kingfishers if you’re lucky! Combined adm £6, Children free. Opening: 11-5.30. Open for charity. A WALK WITH FOUR LEGGED ARCHITECTS 28 May, 10am - 2:30pm Beaulieu Road car park, SO42 7YQ A moderate 7 mile walk through the diverse landscape of the forest, discussing the four legged architects within the forest - the New Forest pony and how the landscape has been shaped over the centuries. For information contact the Forestry Commission

on 023 8028 3141. £5.50 per person. Min age 10 years. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. THE CRUCIBLE AT THE HUB The Hub Theatre, Chapel Road, Southampton 30th April to 3rd May 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

GARDENING TALKS ON FRIDAYS Wesley Centre, Whites Road, Bitterne, SO19 7NS 01489 784823 www.rshs.org.uk ... 30/05/2014 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 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 TEST YOUR SURVIVAL SKILLS! Saturday 10 May 2014 24 May - 1 June 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. Royal Victoria Country Park

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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

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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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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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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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Your Directory of Local Businesses Every issue of Discover is full of interesting articles, useful information and fun stuff too, delivered through your door free of charge, made possible by the financial support of its advertisers. Please support local businesses who promote themselves in Discover. They are ready to serve you and they want your business. We’d appreciate it if you’d mention Discover when contacting advertisers from this issue. Can’t find what you are looking for? Visit our Local Businesses Directory Online for a list of Discover’s advertisers not just those in this local Southampton West edition. Or call us on 023 8027 6396 and we may be able to recommend a non advertiser.

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Looking for a venue? Totton & Eling Community Centre, Civic Centre Buildings has 3 rooms to hire Palm Room takes 100 people at £18 p/h, Lilac Room holds up to 40 people is £10 p/h, Maple Room takes 25 people for £9 p/h.   Charity/non profit organisation rates on request.

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