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Welcome Hi everyone, welcome to the July edition. We are at the height of summer. The days are long, the nights are warm and it’s a great time to make the most of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! I’ve taken to working in the open air, if I have to work on a weekend I’m going to do it in style! My husband, on the other hand, is in the house watching the rugby on TV, then next week I suppose it will be Formula 1 racing, thank goodness he’s not a big Tennis fan, with Wimbledon beginning soon it could be August before he leaves the house! When he does emerge into the sunshine he’ll find plenty of gardening to get him moving again, the perfect antidote to lounging on the sofa. This month kids everywhere are looking forward to the prospect of 6 weeks off school, I remember that feeling so well, unfortunately it’s not quite the same for the parents, especially when they have to juggle work. When I was in my teens my mum worked part-time and I was left in charge of my two younger brothers for a few hours while she went to work. My brother had a pet hamster at the time, who very sadly passed away while I was in charge. We were all so upset and, very unwisely, decided to call my mum at work to tell her what had happened. Unfortunately, all we could say through our floods of tears was “he’s dead”, he’s dead”! My poor mum was at the other end of the phone screaming “who’s dead”, who’s dead”, thinking something had happened to my youngest brother. “Hammy” we cried. I think we almost lost my mum that day too, as a result of a cardiac arrest! I sincerely hope no other parent has a similar experience this summer! Until next time, have a great month.
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Now that the weather is really summery, everyone is rushing to their local garden centres, garden shows and nurseries to stock up on new plants for the garden. Before you get too carried away, don’t forget to make sure that the plants you buy have a good chance of surviving, not only once they get home, but also during the journey there. It is amazing how many plants are seriously damaged in the short period of time between leaving the garden centre and arriving in the new owner’s garden. If you really want to ensure that everything goes smoothly, it’s worth taking a few very sensible precautions. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can take something home the day you buy it if it is really far too large to fit in your car. The number of plants I have seen travelling home sticking out through the sunroof of a car 4
is quite amazing. In a position like this, however slowly you drive, the foliage is going to be scorched and damaged and it is quite possible that a not too pliable stem may be broken. If a plant doesn’t fit in your car easily, then take advantage of the delivery service - almost all garden centres now offer delivery and this is usually free of charge within a reasonable radius. Admittedly it may mean that you have to wait until the delivery day for your area, but it is much better than seriously damaging your plant as you attempt to get it home yourself. If the plant does fit in your car then remember to wrap the root ball in a black bin liner or a box, to prevent the back of your car becoming full of compost, grit etc. Always use the garden centre as the last port of call before travelling home, as in
hot weather temperatures build up fantastically fast in a closed car, even if you leave the windows or the sunroof open. Under these conditions the plants can soon be boiled alive, literally! Plants in the boot should be safer for a slightly longer period of time, but even then you should try to travel straight home once you have made your purchases. If you are absolutely determined to take something home that protrudes slightly from your car, then it is essential that you wrap up anything which is sticking out really well to prevent leaf scorch and damage to fine twigs. The garden centre should be able to provide you with something (and if not do you should do it yourself ), but make sure that it is tied down extremely well so that it can’t blow off on the way home. Remember that anything
protruding from your car could potentially cause a driving hazard to other road users, so bear this in mind before you do anything too foolhardy! Even on a short journey home, plants which are exposed to exaggerated heat inside a car or the scorching effect of sunlight travelling through the car glazing can be seriously damaged, so cover them up with something to decrease the risk. It is worth taking a few old newspapers with you when you go to the garden centre, as these make perfect temporary tents. Remember that most plants prefer fairly constant conditions, so try not to put them through too many changes in a short space of time. Ideally, take them from one area in the garden centre to somewhere similar in your garden, and keep any travelling during hot weather to a minimum. If they look at all damaged from their journey then give them a week or two to recuperate in dappled shade in a protected position in your garden. And don’t forget that when you plant anything new in your garden, if the weather is at all dry it is well worth waiting until the evening or at least late afternoon before planting. Then make sure that everything is kept well watered, as this will increase the chances of the plants establishing without too much distress. Visit Pippa’s website www. pippagreenwood.com for a really useful selection of favourite gardening items including growing frames, SpeedHoes, SpeedWeeders, raised bed kits, Nemaslug and other nematode controls and copper tape, pull-out EasyTunnels, signed books and lots more besides.
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ello everyone, Mowgli here. Can you believe that I have been writing this column for 9 years! It doesn’t seem a minute ago that Ebony and I were helping set up the Clinic, meeting all the drug reps in our dining room, helping design the layout of the clinic (by walking all over the plans) and providing inspiration for the colour scheme for the logo and website (that’s based on me- cream, brown and grey with bright blue for my amazing eyes. Not that I am conceited about my eyes at all!) and advertising. I remember Ebony anxiously licking all her fur into place so she would look especially beautiful for a photoshoot- she is the poster girl and is on the website and the Tesco roundabout. Since then I can’t even remember all the lovely animal stories Clive has come home with from the Clinic so thank you all for your support and here’s to the next 9 years! We will have to have a big party next year when it is 10 years and maybe (just maybe…) those silly humans will let me come for once….
with us, watch TV so we can curl up on their laps and stroke us all the time. We purr for them non-stop. There are other advantages to the folks being away- we get the whole bed to ourselves and have none of this being squashed in the night business. We also don‘t have anyone moaning at us that we have taken too much duvet! We actually find it a bit like a holiday for us too, although there is of course the responsibility of looking after the whole house and those stupid goats. Ebony and I do checks in the morning and the evening and I have to say it is quite tiring. We make sure that Clive knows this when they come back- it might have been a holiday for him, but we have had to look after everything whilst he has been away. I forget all this quickly though as long as I get a ride around the house on the wheeled suitcases. I cannot
e are getting to the time of year when everyone seems to take a holiday, although I don’t think our humans are going anywhere. Ebony and I think that it is madness ourselves- why go away just at the time that we have the best weather at home? Ebony and I of course never get a holiday. We hear that some cats do- they get to pack a little bag with their favourite blanket and a few toys and go and stay at what sounds to us like a luxury cat spa- food brought to your room every day, heated beds, outside rooms with a view of the garden and birds. Also an opportunity to spy on the cats in neighbouring rooms and exchange a few stories through the walls! It all sounds rather pleasant to us, although we both actually admit that we prefer our own arrangements when Clive and Jane go away. Our best friends from down the road come and look after us. They come and feed us at least twice a day and we are really lucky that they come and spend time with us too- play
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Beware Of Ticks When Walking Your Dog Ticks pose a serious health risk to your dog during the summer and early autumn months, particularly if you take them for walks through bracken and heather. If your dog has a long coat, a tick will barely be noticeable on the skin, so it’s important that you physically check their body when you finish your walk. What does a tick look like? Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures that attach themselves to a ‘host,’ and feed on their blood. Once they start to feed, the tick increases in size and becomes more noticeable to the human eye. Although it’s tempting to pull a tick from your dog, part of it is likely to remain under their skin which can have serious health consequences in the months that follow. You can buy a dedicated tick remover from your local pet shop or veterinary practice. Although other methods of removing ticks exist, tick removers allow you to twist and pull the tick from your dog, bringing the entire body away. Why are ticks dangerous to your pet? Ticks cause Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, in dogs, but signs of illness don’t commonly appear until several months after they have been bitten. Symptoms include: • High fever. • Loss of appetite. • Swelling of the joints. • Swollen lymph nodes. • Lethargy. Once diagnosed, a prolonged course of antibiotics can be used to fight the infection, but some dogs may continue to experience recurring symptoms throughout their life. www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/ about-ticks/ stopthetick.co.uk/ www.peteducation.com/article. cfm?c=2+2102&aid=458 By Ann Haldon
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Home & Interiors Update Your Bathroom for Summer Take your pick of all sorts of fashionable new options, from graphic patterns to flamingo designs or marble and copper. Little things (think loo roll holder and even the toilet seat and brush) can make a big difference. You might want to think about adding an artwork to the walls, too, giving colour, pattern and a dramatic focal point.
Give your bathroom an appealing summer makeover with our easy-to-achieve tips. A DASH OF PAINT Any room can be updated with a lick of paint, and bathrooms are no different. Choose specially formulated bathroom paint, which has a mid-sheen finish (easier to wipe down than matt emulsion) and resists moisture and steam, providing long-lasting protection against condensation and mould. Fresh white always looks great in a bathroom, while deeper shades such as charcoal or navy make a striking impact, and mid blues, greens or yellows are fresh and cheery.
UPDATE YOUR ACCESSORIES Have your towels seen better days? Is your soap dish so last century? How much longer will your old shower curtain last?
REPLACE YOUR TAPS AND WASTES Tap styles go out of date and wastes get scratched and worn – but fortunately they are easy for a plumber to replace, and will give your room an instant, on-trend update. Take advice about the technical side of things – like water pressure and how far your taps should project over the basin – then choose styles that look great, function well and make you feel happy. At the same time you could save on bills by installing water-saving taps – and why not go for an aerated or lowflow showerhead, too? CONCEAL CLUTTER No one wants to look at bleach and old flannels when they’re having a relaxing bath or an invigorating shower. If your bathroom is short on storage, the easiest way to create more space is with a slimline, wall-mounted cupboard (perhaps with a mirror on the door), though there are all sorts of other clever options, from racks and rails to shelves and hooks. Matching baskets, rows of glass jars and small wooden
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Chicken wings are a great budget buy and perfect for a TV dinner or speedy supper. Serve with a home-made coleslaw or rice salad for a more substantial meal.
Preheat the oven to 200C, 180 fan, gas 6. Place the wings on a metal rack set over a roasting tin and roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
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Meanwhile, make the sticky glaze by mixing together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mango chutney, mustard and oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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Remove the roasting tin from the oven and liberally brush the glaze all over the chicken wings.
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Return the roasting tin to the oven and roast the wings for a further 15-20 minutes until the wings are golden brown and slightly charred in places. 5
Mix together the dip ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with the chicken wings.
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Cake and Bake Peach Crostata
A crostata is an Italian lattice-topped pie which can be sweet or savoury. This one has a fruity fresh peach filling. Serve with crème fraîche or ice cream.
Ingredients: PASTRY • 350g plain flour • 175g butter, chilled and diced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 1 large egg, beaten with 2tbsp cold water FILLING • 6 peaches, halved, stones removed and thickly sliced • 2 tbsp caster sugar • 2 tsp cornflour • Milk to glaze • Icing sugar, to dust
Serves 6 Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes, plus chilling TIP
If you don’t have a pastry lattice roller, cut the rolled out pastry into thin strips and drape over the filling.
1. To make the pastry, sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the
butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, add the egg and water, then stir with a knife until the mixture begins to stick together. 2. Gather the dough with one hand, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few seconds until smooth. Flatten into a round, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. 3. Preheat the oven to 200C, fan 180C, gas 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven to heat up. 4. Roll out about two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a one pound coin and use to line a 23cm round pie dish. 5. Toss the peaches in a bowl with the sugar and cornflour then pile into the pastry case. Roll out the rest of the pastry to a 20cm circle and use a lattice pastry roller to cut slashes in the pastry (see tip). 6. Brush around the edge of the pastry case with a little water then drape the pastry circle over the filling, pulling it gently to create the lattice effect. Press the pastry edges together to seal and trim off any excess pastry. 7. Glaze the pastry with milk, then place on the hot baking sheet in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold, dusted with icing sugar.
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clients wish. If clients want us to accompany them we prefer to have a dinner together where we can discuss what they do or don’t want to do on their trip. Our services are suitable for anybody and we aim to make our clients 100% happy. That sounds interesting, so what would you mention about the Czech Republic? Most people only speak of Prague I guess. Czech Republic is a beautiful country with 12 places selected by UNESCO as World Heritage. I think that our prices are affordable so clients can go try a weekend in Prague and when they come back they can contact us again and we can prepare a special trip across the whole country for them. I think anyone that visits Czech Republic should spend at least a day or two in Prague. It is a beautiful town packed with historical monuments. Czech people call Prague “The Heart of Europe” not only because it is in the middle of Europe but because they love the city. Most popular places are Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with Astronomical clock and Petrin hill. I could give you hundreds of places worth seeing in Prague.
Leisure And what if somebody isn’t really fan of history and monuments like you have mentioned? Do you think that people like this can also enjoy your trip? Of course! We can prepare a different type of a trip for them. If you prefer relaxing in a spa and then a little romantic walk around some calm places, and we can recommend to you the best pubs for eating and drinking. We can give you tips for good parties in the city too. You can also see the modern side of Prague. There is a huge aquapark, and the fourth best zoo in the world. There are a lot of technical museums to see, I can only say we have something for every client. You’ve mentioned that you also offer trips to other places of Czech Republic beside Prague? Prague is one of the most beautiful cities, but the rest of the country is packed with great places. You can visit Moravia, some regions of South Moravia are known for their wine production. Imagine an evening in a wine cellar in Moravia tasting the best local wines surrounded by beautiful scenery. Many people love Czech spas and you can visit spas across the country, many places are widely known such as Carlsbad. If you like nature and walking you can go to South Bohemia where you’ll find hills and beautiful forests ideal for calm walks or biking. In winter
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Aldington WI on 3rd Mon every month. All ladies welcome, 7 for 7.30 at The Walnut Tree, Aldington.
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Ashford Radio Aeromodellers, we have a field at Sellindge for flying seven days a week, and fly indoors in Ashford Market on various Thursday evenings during the Autumn, Winter, & Spring, please visit www.araclub.co.uk for more details, or phone Iain on 07956501510, or myself (Roger) 01233 627694.
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Sellindge Gardening Association meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Durling Hall Sellindge (next to the main hall) at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Our programme includes speakers, a summer show, social events, day trips and an annual holiday. For further details contact Linda on 01303 813288.
Sellindge Table Top Sale the 1st Saturday of each month in the village hall Sellindge. Tables booked in advance are £5. 00 Each and on the day (If available) £8. 00. Telephone for more information 01303 813475. Refreshments are available and home made cakes.
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From staycations to Caribbean cruises, this month’s beauty buys are all about summer holiday essentials. If your limbs are still looking a bit winter-white, try Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel. It’s easy to apply and dries quickly. You get an instant, natural tint with a longer lasting, natural looking tan developing over time. The resulting colour is very subtle, but you can build it up into a richer bronze with daily application. The gel also includes Aloe vera and vitamin E, to moisturise and refresh tired legs. Cost is £12.50 from www.trilogyproducts.com. Hotel rooms often don’t have a mirror anywhere near a plug socket, which can make styling your hair rather difficult. So, if you’re in the market for some new straighteners, you might want to consider Lee Stafford’s No Strings Attached Cordless Straighteners. 26
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As your newly elected Public Governor in the Ashford area, I represent your voice on this NHS Trustsâ€™ Council of Governors. I would like to explain what I will try to do.
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We’ve all had one of those moments. You spot a frowning, older face reflected in a shop window that looks strangely familiar. As your brain starts to process the image, you realise with shock that you are staring at your own reflection. Aging features, paunchy midriff and slightly stooping posture…could that really be you? Take comfort, you’re not alone. We all tend to deceive ourselves when it comes to our appearance, and if it’s been a while since you took a long, unflinching look at yourself in the mirror, you may simply be unaware of the way your face and body has subtly altered. Several years ago the US-based Pew Research Center questioned 3,000 people and found that most respondents felt younger than their date of birth would suggest. Almost half of fifty year olds said they felt no older than forty, while those aged 65-74 felt up to nineteen years younger. Given that so many of us feel younger than our chronological age, it’s hardly surprising that we expect to look younger, too. While there’s no real harm in imagining yourself younger, selfdeception isn’t your friend when
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Styling for men: how to be a grey fox GQ Magazine advises its mature readers: “Your wardrobe should err far more on the side of style than fashion”, adding that the key to dressing well in your 50s, 60s and 70s is to make sure that clothes fit properly. Go through your wardrobe and throw away anything that squeezes in the wrong places. Swap trainers (especially the more brightly coloured styles) for smarter shoes and, where possible, buy longer-lasting, quality clothes instead of cheaper items. Well-cut jackets worn with crisp, well-ironed shirts will keep you looking good whatever your age. Baggy trousers should be avoided at all costs, but if you’ve gained some weight since your younger days, it’s safer to buy straight-cut trousers than squeeze into today’s more tapered styles. You’ll find plenty of style advice for older men available online. A good place to start is the Grey Fox Blog (www.greyfoxblog.com) or alternatively you can find some inspirational styling ideas on Pinterest (pinterest.com).
Leisure Styling for women: why it’s wise to accessorise Despite the fact that we are all living longer, clothes designers still seem to be obsessed with youth fashion. It can be frustrating to try on dresses, shirts and trousers designed for younger bodies, so if the tailoring doesn’t work with your contours, try experimenting with more flowing styles that don’t cling to your body shape. If you are sensitive about a thickening waistline, less-thanfirm upper arms or a wrinkled neckline, simply conceal them with light, flowing clothing or a scarf. Choosing bold accessories as a focus for your outfit is a good way of diverting attention from features you’re less keen to show off. Keep make-up light and simple – heavy foundation can emphasise wrinkles and laughter lines. As hair tends to become drier and
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