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Hi everyone, welcome to the August edition. I hope you’re having a wonderful summer. The weather has been fantastic this year, I just hope it will last, at least until the end of the month. August is my favorite month of the year, it is the month in which I was born, so I have many memories of celebrating birthdays in the summer sun. Hopefully this year will be equally as enjoyable, as we will be dusting down the BBQ and bringing the whole family together for a drink or two. There’s never a dull moment when my brother is around, I’m sure that those of you that have met him through his work (Derek Hales the Tiler), will understand why. He’s a cheeky chappie, to say the least! As I’ve mentioned before, running a magazine certainly highlights the passing of time, it sometimes feels like I’m continually on a deadline. It’s hard to believe that The Village Directory is now 12 years old. It was such hard work in the early days that I hardly left my desk. For the sake of my sanity my husband used to have to drag me from the office out into the sunshine. We would take the dog for a walk along the seafront in Sandgate, it was such a tonic. Sometimes it’s hard to accept that you need to take a break, but when you do it feels like an immense weight has lifted from your shoulders and you feel able to return to the job with a fresh perspective. Deadlines are still tough but with my young helper, Sam, it’s nothing like it used to be. Until next time, have a great month.

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The Garden

It’s Not Always Good To Be Green by Pippa Greenwood

Water is great in a garden and whether you have a large pond, a formal pool, a miniature pond in a half barrel or a selfcontained fountain or other water feature, the chances are that from time to time you will have been frustrated by the fact that the water turns green: the so-called ‘pea-soup’ effect! Generally, this will be due to one of many different types of algae infestation, and this problem tends to get much worse during warmer weather. Sometimes it completely ruins the appearance of the water feature and on other occasions it is just a passing phase, but what should you do about it? Blanket weed is so called because the long filaments of algae tangle up together, making a mass that resembles a dense green blanket. The easiest way to remove this once it has taken hold is to simply pull or rake it out. Over large areas a rake is worthwhile, providing you can avoid bringing the pond plants with it. Alternatively, use a stick or bamboo cane that you twirl

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into the mass of algae (rather as you would load spaghetti onto a fork) and then compost it down in your compost bin. Surface floating pond weeds such as duckweed, which looks like lots of very tiny oval leaves floating on the water’s surface, can be a real nightmare too. Sometimes it is impossible to work out how it got there, but I think it is often brought in on new plants or simply on the feet of birds or other creatures as they come to the pond to drink. It builds up very rapidly, soon forming a bright green layer on the surface and the best control for this is to regularly scrape the weed off using a good-sized kitchen sieve. Again it can be composted, but do make sure that you remove every scrap of it from your pond or it will soon be back. Where possible, try to avoid the build-up of algae by creating your pond carefully and taking precautions with what you grow and keep in it. Avoid making a new pond in a very sunny position, as

lots of sunlight increases the algal growth and makes the problem worse. Bear in mind, however, that a pond situated too close to a large tree will soon become clogged by leaves over the autumn months! You should also make sure that the pond is as deep as possible: shallow water is much more inclined to develop algal problems than a pond which has deeper water. If you want fish that’s fine, but avoid putting too many fish in a pond as their excreta raises the nitrogen level in the water and this encourages algae. It really helps if you grow plenty of surface floating plants – water lilies are a wonderful solution, as they help to shade the water’s surface and so are particularly useful if the pond is in a fairly sunny site.

and all of them help to raise the level of oxygen in the pond and so decrease the problem with algae. Installing something which moves the water around, such as a spout or fountain, will help to reduce the amount of algae because it also oxygenates the water, but do bear in mind that water lilies do not like water that is in motion. It is important not to give up on a pond too quickly – if you keep changing the water in an attempt to keep it clear, the pond never gets the chances to create its own natural balance and the situation will not get better. Try to be patient and usually, provided you try all the above, the pond will eventually sort itself out and you can

enjoy seeing clear water again. You can consider using various proprietary physical and chemical controls for algae, but always make sure that the one you have chosen is suitable for your size and type of pond and that it can be used safely where wildlife or your pond fish are living. The much-loved method of using barley straw to clear algae in ponds does work, but it is essential that you have straw taken from barley and no other cereal crop. If you can get hold of this, cram some of it into something like an old pair of tights and submerge in the water by weighing them down with several bricks. Alternatively, you can buy pads of barley straw, in some

instances mixed with lavender stalks, and these will help to do the job for you. Visit Pippa’s website www.pippagreenwood. com for her ‘Winter thru’ Spring Collection’ of gorgeous UK-grown garden-ready vegetable plants ready for delivery in September. You’ll also find many gardening items including growing frames, SpeedHoes, SpeedWeeders, raised bed kits, Nemaslug and other nematode controls, copper tape, pull-out EasyTunnels, signed books and lots more besides.

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Being an eco-warrior doesn’t have to be a battle. With just a little thought and effort, you can decorate your home beautifully without harming the planet. Can ‘going green’ ever be stylish? Of course! While you might start with some basics, such as switching to LED light bulbs, insulating your loft or lagging your boiler, the end of your journey could be a chic, sophisticated home that’s filled with furnishings that are natural, sustainable and durable – in other words, minimising harm to the planet. From floors to ceilings, fabrics to accessories, small changes in your choices can create big eco-transformations.

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First, think about your priorities - because there are plenty of different ways to help the environment. Should you aim to be low carbon, non-toxic or energy efficient? Renewable, fair

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trade, locally sourced, organic or simply ‘natural’? The answer is not always obvious (and you will need to try very hard to satisfy every criteria) but some simple research will help you weigh up your options. Look out for labels, such as FSC to show that timber has been responsibly sourced, or Goodweave that tells you that a rug has not been woven by a child. Ask where things come from, what they contain, how they have been made. Buy from a specialist retailer who can demonstrate their green credentials, look out for reclaimed, recycled or upcycled products, or buy antique or vintage pieces – they are often very well made, can be breathtakingly good-looking and are certainly long-lasting; many would argue that they are the greenest of all, being the ultimate in recycling. Try to think less about all the

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1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 170C fan, Gas Mark 5. Use a

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For sure! From Spring to Autumn clients can enjoy Nordic summer and during winter months they should be ready for a lot of snow and lower temperatures. Our specialist meets with our clients near the polar Circle and then they go by ship to beautiful Lofoten. There you can see old fishing villages, eat their traditional Viking food, and then continue north. There is a whale trip planned where you can see those gigantic mammals which is I think is an experience of a lifetime. This year our clients can enjoy longer trips where they can see Nordkapp. It takes some time but I think it is absolutely worth that time. It is the most northern place in Europe. How beautiful the Nordkapp is! It’s second name is “The magical end of the world where the sun is always up”. I thought you would mention the famous Aurora. Do you take your clients to places where they can see it? Of course we offer this to our clients. Ideal time to observe the Aurora is from November to March. Because you have to find the Aurora it is a better

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6TH OPEN GARDEN 2-5 pm, at Brookside, Hope’s Grove Lane, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden TN30 7LT. Secluded country garden on the outskirts of Tenterden. Afternoon Tea and other refreshments, raffle, tombola and other stalls. Free parking. Entry £4 per person (accompanied children under 16 free). All proceeds to Tenterden and District Day Centre, a registered charity. For further information, please call the Day Centre on 01580-762882. 11TH WOODCHURCH FILM SOCIETY will be showing ‘A United Kingdom’ this month. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm screening Tickets: £4 (members), £5 (non-members). All available at the door. Venue: The Memorial Hall, The Green, Woodchurch TN26 3PF. Refreshments: hot & cold drinks plus home-made cakes for sale. 13TH SELLINDGE GARDENERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW Sellindge Village Hall (on the A20) Plants Sale, Cakes, Raffle, Refreshments etc. Doors open at 2.30pm Entrance FREE. 19TH BIDDENDEN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. The Society will have a stand at the Biddenden Tractorfest and Country Fair on the weekend of 19th and 20th August. Do pay us a visit whilst enjoying the other stalls and events as well. Our Autumn Show is on Saturday 2nd September. You are invited to come to the New Village Hall, Biddenden from 2 – 4pm to see what our members have grown this year. Entry is free. We will have plants for sale and a raffle. Tea, coffee and cake will also be available 22ND SMEETH W.I. have no meeting in the Village Hall in August but will make an Outing to Sellindge Pottery on Tuesday, 22nd August 2.00pm to 4.00pm to watch a demonstration of making Pottery ware. Our normal Meetings will resume on Monday 11th September at 7.30pm in the Brabourne and Smeeth Village Hall. We wish all members a happy holiday month 25TH BRABOURNE & SMEETH GARDENERS’ SOCIETY’s next meeting is 7.15 for 7.30pm in the Village Hall when there will be a presentation by Andrew Lapworth titled “Monkeys, Ladies and Lizards: Wildlife in East Kent” For further enquiries please contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813451 or email brabournewendy@gmail.com. 26TH THE CHALLOCK FLOWER FESTIVAL this August Bank Holiday 10am to 5pm Challock Church, Church Lane, TN25 4DB. This years theme is An Afternoon Tea With Beatrix Potter & Friends Grand Raffle, Bric-a-Brac, Tombola, Refreshments. Famous

for delicious homemade cakes and ploughman’s Live music by Suellen, The Challock Choir, and more. No entry Fee, Free Parking 26TH APPLEDORE FLOWER FESTIVAL “Reach for the Stars. Bank Holiday Weekend Sat, & Mon. 10.00 – 5.30, Sun. Noon – 5.30. Over 30 floral arrangements representing Constellations in the night sky. Free admission and parking, Stalls with books, cakes, local produce, plants, “ancient and modern”, preserves, handicrafts etc. Delicious refreshments and music all day every day. Preview evening Friday 25th at 7.00 p.m. Appledore Parish Church TN26 2DB. Details 01233 758256

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Ride and Stride is an annual event which started in 1982 and takes place each year on the 2nd Saturday in September, this years being the 9th of September. Last year we managed to raise £137,000.00. Last year a young lad named Adam Williams aged 9 cycled to see his Grandma and managed to raise £41.00 for his local Church. Carolyn Millen our event co-ordinator cycled with her Daughter, Granddaughter and a friend, making it 3 generations taking part. My family, well 2 of my Grandchildren walked with me and the other 3 along with my Son and Daughter In Law cycled, we then all met up at Langley Church where they had delicious cakes for us to eat as we finish. Edward, my Grandson, used the Justgiving web site for his and our sponsorship money, it’s so easy, details can be found on the Friendsofentchurches.co.uk website

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Clubs & Societies Considered Yoga for 2017 but thought you are not flexible enough? Good news! You are exactly who our classes are aimed at! Every Tuesday 6.30-8pm at Charter Hall, Smarden, Yoga & Relaxation Classes. Seated options are given for all poses, we use blocks & straps to ensure all poses are adapted to your own ability! Physically, we work on strength & flexibility. Mentally, we will work on stress & anxiety reduction using breathing techniques & meditation. £10 drop in or 6 weeks blocks at £8 per class. Feel free to come along or contact 07933 030071 The Gardening Group At Charing Surgery. Get fresh air, exercise, meet other people, have fun and enjoy being part of the community. Open to all patients, age 16+. Green Fingers not essential. Tuesdays 9am-12pm. Call Jo’anne Munro on 01233 713582. Biddenden Junior Football Club - Always looking for new players 7 -18, for fun and enjoyable football. Contact Steve on 07958 447948. Biddenden Squash Club 01580 291130 Gordon Jones Playing Field, Biddenden. Friendly club with 2 courts and a bar. email: info@biddendensquash.co.uk www. biddendensquash.co.uk Biddenden Horticultural Society Annual membership £5. New members welcome. Contact Irene Orsborne on 01580 291777 or Lesley Lidgett on 01580 291931. Egerton Over 60’s Egerton Over 60’s Club meet on the second Monday of each month. We enjoy stimulating speakers, delicious teas in a relaxing atmosphere and meet new friends. Come and try us--just turn up at the Egerton Millennium Hall by 2 pm, we’d love to see you. Here are samples of some of our speakers--Kent Fire and Rescue Service--What is Bushcraft? -Antiques--What’s Hot and What’s not,-Tree of Hope ,Tales of Courage and Determination-To Antarctica in a Russion Ice-breaker and more.Outings include --Mystery Tour to include Fish and Chip lunch,-London, whole day trip on MV Pocahontas touring the Thames , Margate,Walpole Bay Hotel for cream tea,-Ashdown Forest,cream tea at Polhill Garden Centre near Sevenoaks,-and finally our Xmas Lunch. Annual Subs--£5 ---monthly Subs--£2-includes Speaker, business, finishing with tea, 24

sandwiches and delicious cakes. Headcorn Modern Sequence Dance Club, meet every Monday 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm in the Andred Hall in Headcorn Village Hall. If you enjoy Ballroom dancing, bring your partner or friend along and learn more. We are a friendly little club, nice music- social evening- tea and biscuits - all for £3.00 per person. Call Rita on 01580 852289. Kennington Badminton Club, play at the Norton Knatchbull School on a Wed evening from 7.30 p.m.-10.00 p.m. Contact Mark Feeney on 01233 663030 or Shirley Mountford on 01233 610134. Little Chart Bridge Club Friendly duplicate bridge every Tuesday afternoon at Little Chart Village Hall. For more information please contact Carmen Gunther on 01233 840 395. Smarden Heritage Centre Smarden Charter Hall, Smarden. Open every Friday morning from 9.30 – 11.30. visit: www.smardenheritagecentre. synthasite.com Smarden Short Mat Bowls Club We welcome new novice or experienced bowlers of all ages. We meet every Thurs. morning at 9.45am and occasionally on a weekday evening, in the Charter Hall Smarden. Contact Malcolm 01233 770572.

Hall, Mersham from 8pm to 10pm; afterwards we practise drinking in the pub opposite, the Farrier’s Arms! We dance Cotswold style Morris; this is the handkerchief waving and stick clashing variety. No experience required. Why not give it a try? Find us on Facebook or call John on 01233 625 362 Weald U3A is a society for the dynamic over 50s with a thirst for knowledge, social activities and new experiences. We have a large number of interest groups including Bridge, Films, Italian, jazz, Stargazers, Lunches and Theatre Visits. Please see our website www.u3asites. org.uk/weald or contact Richard Sargent, tel: 01580764239, email: r.sargent@btinternet.com Tenterden Camera Club - A chance for members and guests to meet socially and discuss photography, exchange ideas, tips and problems. We have an informal “Snap Chat” meeting at 7.30pm in the William Caxton on Tenterden High St on the first Monday of each month to discuss photographic issues. There is no charge and all are welcome - just buy yourself a drink... We also meet fortnightly (2nd Thursday & 4th Wednesday each month) in the

East Kent Morris Men and Women: Do you like dancing, drinking, socialising, music, having fun? Then why not try Morris Dancing? We are recruiting now for new members. This is a mixed side of women and men dancing together. Weekly Wednesday dance practices start again on September 21st 2016 at Mountbatten

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The Roots Project Conservation Volunteers What we do: Regular practical conservation tasks and woodland craft workshops based in Longbeech Wood, Charing. Contact: Carrie Eeles (Activities Officer) Tel: 07920404546 Email: info@therootsproject.co.uk www.therootsprojectconservationvolunteers.org.uk Weald of Kent Computer Club meets in the New Biddenden Village Hall. Annual membership costs £10 and covers free admission to all 10 meetings. Non members are £2 per visit. New members welcome. Enquiries to:secretarywkcc@yahoo.co.uk or visit:- www. wealdofkentcomputerclub.co.uk

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Hobbies Who Needs To Run When You Can WALK? By Kate McLelland It’s my first time with a local Nordic walking group, and no matter how hard I try, I remain at the back of the line while my companions steam on ahead. When we stop I am more than slightly out of breath and deeply apologetic about lagging so far behind. The others laugh at my serious expression, telling me that most ‘newbies’ quickly learn to keep up, once they have mastered the simple technique required. My fellow walkers come from different backgrounds and are of varying heights, ages and fitness levels. However, all are unanimous in their praise of Nordic Walking. As we sit and chat over a cup of coffee at the end of the session, they tell me about the transformational effect walking has had on their lives, from aiding recovery after a hip operation to helping with weight loss.

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Walking the Nordic Way Nordic Walking originally began as a summer training regime for cross-country skiers. In order to walk the Nordic way, you use poles that engage your arms and upper body, propelling you forward. This removes pressure from the

knees, making you feel much lighter on your feet; that’s the reason why Nordic Walking is often taken up by people who have undergone a hip replacement operation. It’s recommended that you learn the technique required from a qualified instructor, and you can find lists at either nordicwalking. co.uk (call 01392 956 856) or britishnordicwalking.org.uk (call 01446 773 876). Classes range from gentle walks for people with health concerns to workout walks designed to improve fitness, encourage weight loss and tone the body. Most instructors will provide the poles required; other than that, all you need is good walking shoes and appropriate, weatherproof clothing. Why walking is good for health However, if you’re not keen on striding out with the help of poles, a reasonably brisk conventional walk can do you almost as much good. The UK Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines on physical activity recommend that adults participate in 150 minutes of “moderate intensity, aerobic, physical activity” every week,

which breaks down to thirty minutes of exercise per day, five days per week. If every person in the UK followed the CMO’s recommendations, it would save 37,000 lives each year and lead to around 300,000 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes. The health benefits are even greater for heart patients. Research carried out by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California discovered that brisk walking was more effective than running in reducing the risk of heart disease. What’s more, the benefits of walking aren’t limited to physical health. The mental health charity “Mind” claims that countryside walks can raise self-esteem and reduce depression, and most doctors agree that exercise can improve sleep patterns. Although thirty minutes is the ideal length of time for a daily walk, Dr I-Min Lee, a professor at Harvard Medical School, suggests starting with three ten minute walks each day, then building up to the full 30 minutes when you feel more confident. The right way to walk It’s vital to maintain a good

posture when you walk, so tighten your stomach muscles and keep your spine straight, with shoulders relaxed and your chin parallel to the ground, trying not to lean too far forward or too far back. Let your arms swing naturally and use the whole of your foot as you walk, rolling from heel to toe. Good shoes will improve stability and allow your feet to bend naturally: they should be made of waterproof material, with a thick heel (to absorb the shock as your heel contacts the ground) and flexible soles. Also look out for an Achilles notch: a little dip cut into the back, designed to relieve stress on the Achilles tendon. Walkers should always be aware of any potential hazards in their path, but don’t be tempted to look down at your feet, as this will alter

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A Visit to the “One You” Shop By John Fletcher KCHFT Public Governor - Ashford

plus support and advice on a range of lifestyle issues, including how to manage any long term conditions you might be living with. I was welcomed in by Jo, Beverley and Claire, all Health Improvement Practitioners, who work for KCHFT. Whilst I was in there several people came in to check how they had got on this week on a weight reduction programme that they had chosen themselves. There is some fun stuff too … you can don a fat suit to feel what it’s like to carry too much weight around, a game of guessing – to see if you can guess how much sugar and fats are in certain foods and then there is “the booth of truth”.. where you can find out your true weight and total body weight in private and receive on the spot advice about how to reach and maintain a healthy weight if you are worried. You don’t have to make an appointment you can just pop in – its easy find – Unit 7 Park Mall Shopping Centre (very near to the tank).

The One You shop opened in Ashford in February in the Park Mall Shopping Centre and is the only one in the South East of England. It is open between 9 am and 5pm, on Saturdays 9am to 1pm but closed on Sundays and Mondays. This is a joint project with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council. The shop brings all our local health improvement services into one place, encouraging people to lead a healthier life. Anyone can pop in for a free NHS health check. Services offered include support to stop smoking, advice on attaining a healthy weight for both adults and children, on the spot blood pressure checks, a weekly weigh in service, 30

As your representative on the Council of Governors of the Community Health Trust I am very interested to hear of your experience when visiting the One You shop. Did you find it easy to find and was the advice helpful? I will make certain that any comments you send are passed on the appropriate persons. Please contact me by email at kcht.governors@ nhs.net or by writing to me at the Governor Support office The Oast, Unit D, Hermitage Court, Hermitage Lane, Barming, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT. John Fletcher KCHFT Public Governor-Ashford

Master Joe Lok Leader in Natural Energy Qigong for Health Hong Kong based Master Joe Lok will be visiting Kent on his European tour. A heartfelt wish, combined with a passion for martial arts and philosophical wisdom, took him on a great journey. His adventures brought him throughout China, studying with some of the most accomplished practitioners. His studies led to profound understanding. He then created Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessings Qigong, which is the beautiful, humble expression of the deep understanding gained on that journey. He has examined the intrinsic relationship between Tai Chi, Qigong and Internal Cultivation Methods. It complements all holistic therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This system provides a set of exercises that can be practised by all, irrespective of age or ability, and contain the deepest wisdoms and principles of Taoist health practice within them. You will learn a set of gentle graceful moves that help cultivate and harmonise your internal energy for health

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benefits such as relieving stress, pain relief from neck to lower back and improve immunity. The controlled breathing may help lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles, flexibility, balance and co-ordination. The practice is simple the benefits last a lifetime. A rare opportunity and no prior experience necessary, beginners to advanced practitioners. Saturday 14th October 10pm -12.30pm Phoenix Basic Movements & Form £45, 1pm - 2.30pm Theories Behind Moves £60 Full day at Towers School, Ashford.

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Beauty Summer Lovin’ by Kate Duggan www.kateduggan.co.uk

Have you packed for your summer holiday yet? You might want to find room in your case for one of these beauty treats…

I have a confession. I am just a little bit addicted to travel sets. I love trying new products, and the miniature sizes make me feel like Alice in Wonderland. So it’s fair to say that when the Neal’s Yard Remedies new skincare sets arrived at my door I got rather excited. And I wasn’t disappointed when I tried them out. There are five sets available, including the Award Winning set, which includes Wild Rose Beauty Balm, White Tea Facial Mist, Beauty Sleep Concentrate and White Tea Facial Mask. Each treat is the perfect size for a few days away, and they all smell amazing. The facial mist is lovely and refreshing, and the balm is perfect for soothing chapped lips, travel weary feet and dry skin. Sets cost from £20, www.nealsyardremedies.com.

If you’re not lucky enough to be jetting off to the Caribbean for a two week spa break, you can at least treat yourself to an athome spa experience. Janjira’s latest Therapy Massage Grapefruit and Tangerine candle smells amazing – think cocktails on a balmy summer’s evening in the tropics. It’s made with natural ingredients, such as coconut oil. As it melts you can use it as a massage oil, or just a body oil if you don’t have a willing masseuse to hand. Divine. £32, from www. janjira.co.uk. When you’re used to an electric toothbrush, a manual one just doesn’t cut it for holidays. Enter the Sonic Chic Urban Portable Toothbrush. It comes with its own cap to keep the brush clean, and is battery powered so there’s no need to pack a charger. There are several designs to choose between, from vintage kitsch to tribal patterns. The Sonic Chic Urban Portable Toothbrush is available from Boots for £19.99, which includes two heads and a battery.

Health & Beauty If you’re looking for a styling product to give your wavy hair a lift, try Philip Mitchell’s Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray. Spray a light mist over damp hair, scrunch your hair slightly with a towel or curl up into a bun, and dry off with a hairdryer or leave to air dry. Easy. It gives curls and waves a bit more oomph and adds volume and bounce to fine, lifeless locks. Unlike others on the market, it doesn’t leave hair feeling ‘crunchy’, stiff or sticky. From £7.25, www.paul-mitchell. co.uk. I’m sure you’re well aware of the importance of wearing sun tan lotion. Unfortunately for us sensitive types, protecting against skin cancer can mean putting up with extra irritation. Odylique’s

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Natural Sun Screen SPF30 doesn’t contain any artificial preservatives, colours, fragrances or sun filters, so it’s less likely to irritate skin. At £25 for a full size tube it’s not cheap, but it’s got to be one of the best natural sunscreens available. It’s easy to massage in, doesn’t leave a white residue, and is packed with nourishing ingredients such as shea butter and chamomile to leave skin feeling pampered.

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