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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!

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.

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We meet at St Mary’s Bay Village Hall on the first Wednesday of the month. All enquiries to Kay Walker (Secretary) 01303 873542. Enjoy Learning offers enjoyable adult classes in

NEW ROMNEY, DYMCHURCH and HYTHE. We teach ART APPRECIATION & SPANISH CLASSES. The Spanish Classes are not for complete beginners, but if you have done a bit of Spanish in the past and would like to brush up your skills, the classes might be suitable. Cost £5 per week. For further details contact ANDREW and DEBBY on 01303 875542

The Hythe & Romney Marsh Branch of the R.A.F Association, meets on the second Thursday of

each month at the Royal British Legion Club, St. Leonard’s Road, Hythe, 7 for 7:30. You don’t have to have been in the Royal Air Force to join us. More Info phone 01797 362303.

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Old School in New Romney, 4th Monday of the month, (except Aug and Dec), most meetings involve a guest speaker and time for discussion and research.

Royal British Legion New Romney meet 2nd Wednesday each month at Broadacre Hotel, North Street, New Romney at 7 p.m. contact 01797 361807 01797 361020

Romney Marsh Photographic Club meets each Thursday 8pm, September to mid-May, St Mary’s Bay Village Hall (opp. the Bailiff’s Sergeant pub). Anyone interested in all aspects of photography (including smartphones, point-and-shoot, 3D photography and image manipulation in computer software) is very welcome. Contact Paul Sanderson on 01797 458646, or visit the website at: Ivychurch Croquet Club - We are a small group of ladies and gentlemen who generally meet on Mondays and Wednesdays during the playing season to enjoy a game of either GOLF or ASSOCIATION Croquet. We are based on a farm where we have a small clubhouse and three lawns which are maintained by our members.

Our new season will be starting in April so if you would like to find out more about the game or give it a try by coming to play, (experience is not necessary) you will find we are a friendly bunch. If you are interested please contact Ken Lennon on 01797 361052 or by email at lennonken@ The Hythe & Romney Marsh Branch of the R.A.F Association, meets on the second Thursday of

each month at the Royal British Legion Club, St. Leonard’s Road, Hythe, 7 for 7:30. You don’t have to have been in the Royal Air Force to join us. More Info phone 01797 362303.

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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 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. I’d also suggest that with a new or existing pond, you go down to your local garden centre or pond plant supplier and ask for a selection of oxygenating plants. Some of these float in bundles in the water, others can be grown in containers, and all of them help to raise the level of oxygen in the pond and so decrease the problem

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.

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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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6TH OPEN GARDEN 2-5 pm, at Brookside, Hope’s Grove Lane, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden TN30 7LT. Secluded country garden on the outskirts of T h e Fo l k e s t o n e J a z z C l u b Tenterden. Afternoon Tea and other refreshments, At T h e To we r raffle, tombola and other stalls. Free parking. Entry £4 per person (accompanied children under 16 free). To B o o k C a l l : 0 1 3 0 3 2 7 7 1 7 5 All proceeds to Tenterden and District Day Centre, a registered charity. For further information, please call All gigs start at 8pm ~ All gigs £12 admission the Day Centre on 01580-762882. Seat Bookings: 01303 277175 11TH WOODCHURCH FILM SOCIETY will be Email: showing ‘A United Kingdom’ this month. Doors open Website: 7pm for 7.30pm screening Tickets: £4 (members), £5 (non-members). All available at the door. Venue: The THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ Memorial Hall, The Green, Woodchurch TN26 3PF. Refreshments: hot & cold drinks plus home-made Aug 10th THE ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET cakes for sale. Europe’s number one vibes player 13TH SELLINDGE GARDENERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW Sellindge Village Hall (on the A20) Plants Sale, Cakes, Aug 17th MISS TINA MAY & Her Trio Raffle, Refreshments etc. Doors open at 2.30pm Fantastic Jazz Singer --- The Blonde Bombshell Entrance FREE. Aug 24th THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET

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




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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. 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. (call 01392 956 856) or (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 the alignment of your spine. Casting your gaze just a few feet ahead allows you to keep your head upright whilst still looking out for trip hazards or muddy puddles. Although figures released by the RAC Foundation suggest that pedestrian casualties on our roads are reducing year on year, it is sensible to take precautions if part of your walking route includes a public highway. The Highway Code advises walkers to keep to the right-hand side of the road so they can see oncoming traffic, but to temporarily cross over before a sharp right-

hand bend in order to remain visible to traffic. Wearing high visibility clothing or reflective materials at night or in murky conditions will also help car drivers see you. Back at home, after my first Nordic walking session, I’m aware that my body has had a thorough workout and I look forward to soaking in a hot bath as a reward for all that exercise. Next time I see a runner I won’t feel my usual pang of guilt that I’m not out there as well, with my heart racing and my feet pounding the tarmac. I’ve found my ideal form of exercise, and it’s as simple as putting one foot in front of the other.

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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 at-home 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


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Jet Lag and Joy Lag: How to Recover from Your Holiday east is a beast’, probably because it’s easier to adapt to a longer day and delay sleep than make yourself sleep after a shorter day.

We look forward to holidays as a chance to relax and revitalise ourselves. So why do we sometimes feel exhausted and miserable when we return – and how can we stop it happening? Jet Lag What exactly is jet lag? Jet lag is a term for symptoms caused by travel to a different time-zone, which can disrupt your ‘body clock’ - your natural, circadian rhythm. This influences your sleep, eating and toileting patterns as well as digestion, temperature and blood pressure. Jet lag symptoms include changed bowel habits, tiredness, headache, anxiety, confusion and nausea. Their severity usually increases with age but primarily depends on how many time zones you cross. One or two? No problem. Three to six? You’ll feel the effects. Seven to twelve? You may need a few days to fully adapt, particularly when travelling east; ‘west is best,


Reducing Jet Lag Jet lag can be inconvenient at the start of your holiday, but it’s not usually a problem because you’re on holiday. When you return, though, you may not have long to adapt before you’re back at work and in your usual routine. While you can’t prevent jet lag, there are ways to help reduce its effects. • If possible, start gradually changing your routine several days before departure so that it’s closer to that of the new time zone. • Ensure you’re well-rested and hydrated before and during your flight. • Nap on the plane if night time will be a long time away when you arrive (or if it will be dawn). If you want to stay awake, keep active (this is recommended for long flights anyway, to reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis). • Avoid alcohol, which will dehydrate you and may increase jet lag symptoms. Remember that caffeinated

drinks (e.g. tea, coffee and cola) may keep you awake. • When you arrive, adjust your day to the new time immediately rather than working up to it gradually. If you can, resist napping on arrival unless it’s night time. • While the NHS recommends going outside soon after arrival if it’s daylight, Dr Idzikowski, director of Edinburgh Sleep Centre, recommends using the calculator he created to tell you when to seek out or avoid daylight to reset your bodyclock, at jetlag. Of course, you could always break your trip with a stopover or only holiday in countries with similar time zones: Western Europe, Greenland, Ghana – or parts of Antarctica. Joy Lag (Post-Holiday Blues and Exhaustion) It’s not uncommon to get back from your holiday and feel glum and exhausted. The weather is often more miserable at home and there’s no holiday to look forward to anymore. The thought of returning to your work and responsibilities (particularly if you’re not happy with them) can be daunting – as can that huge pile of holiday laundry. If you left in a rush and have been away for a while, your house may look untidy and dusty, making it hard to relax.

Perhaps you overdid it on holiday, too, packing in too many activities and trips, not getting enough sleep and overindulging in alcohol and unhealthy foods. Reducing Joy Lag These tips can’t make your overjoyed to return from holiday – they’re not magic! But they will help to reduce your joy lag. Before your holiday, try to pack gradually. For instance, if there’s only a week before your holiday and you have more than a week’s worth of socks and underwear, grab a suitcase and pack those spares now. Avoiding last minute panics, such as turning the house upside down for passports and sunglasses, should prevent you coming back to a mess. If

you can afford it, book a treat to look forward to a few weeks post-holiday. Ensure you have easy meals in stock for your return and if you can, book a day or two off after your holiday to adjust. During your holiday, ensure you don’t cram every moment with trips or organised activities. Everyone needs time to chill. Shortlist trips, check the weather forecast and any special events and then plan the best days to venture elsewhere. Reserve the other days for relaxation, games or a gentle walk to a local park, beach or restaurant. If you can, try to make the journey home as fun and relaxing as possible. Perhaps you could break your journey at a restaurant, or even a hotel – doing the final

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run home on a full holiday breakfast.

After your holiday, be kind to yourself. Cook easy meals or, if you can afford it, treat yourself to a meal out or a takeaway. Conversely, though, head for the washing machine as soon as you’re in the door and put a load in to wash. It will only take a minute or two and you’ll know you’ve made a start. Put suitcases out of sight until they’re empty. Here’s wishing you reduced jet lag, reduced joy lag and Happy Holidays!

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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, 36

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@ 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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