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Welcome Hi everyone welcome to the June Issue. I can’t believe we’re halfway through the year, where did all that time go? It seems that time passes quicker and quicker the older I get, and as next year will be a significant birthday for me, I’m concerned that I’m hurtling toward it at breakneck speed. In my head I’ve not changed a bit, but a quick look in the mirror soon puts me straight! From time to time I hear myself saying things that shock me into the realization that I have turned into my mum! The mirror says it all, yes, I‘ve turned into my mum, or is that my dad I see or maybe even my nan! Of course I’m a mixture of them all, and that’s not a bad thought for the day. If I can be for my son what my parents were for me, then I’ve done well. As much as we may try, we can’t hold back time, so acceptance is the key. So bring it on, it will all come out in the wash, as my mum used to say, there I’ve done it again!. And next year I will have one very big party to prove I can still “party like it’s 1999”! George Bernard Shaw said “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing”. This intro it was not intended as a therapy session but it’s amazing where your mind can take you at a times. Just for now take a moment or two to chill and browse these pages to see where your mind takes you, it might be a fantastic holiday or maybe plans to attend a local event, on the other hand it might be the answer to getting your toilet fixed, who knows! Until next time, whatever you’re up to have a great month. Debbie

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Outdoor Relaxation by Pippa Greenwood

When you get back from a hard day’s work, or when you simply find the time to escape into the garden after a stressful day, then it is essential that you are met by a soothing environment. It is all very well creating a garden with lots of straight lines and wacky bits of metalwork, but if you want to really let your garden take the strain, then concentrate on a truly relaxing feel that will help you to unwind as you enjoy soft shades and textures of foliage, delicate flower colours and fabulous perfumes. Plants have an amazing ability to calm and soothe even the most wound up, stressed out mood, but what should you grow if you really want to create that perfect place to relax? Start by considering a fairly gentle perfume, like that produced by many roses. One

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known as the angel’s trumpet and although potentially very poisonous, these plants produce large elegant trumpet-shaped flowers with a wonderful perfume. Think too of plants with a relaxing feel to them, such as the grass Chasmanthium latifolium. This grows to a height of about 45 cm and carries its flattened seed heads in vast numbers above the leaves. They move about delicately in the breeze and are almost impossible not to stroke. Grow some Artemisia abrotanum - its soft, wonderfully grey-green leaves will make you want to touch it, and when you do so you will find it also releases a lovely aroma. The perfume of lavender is often used in aromatherapy because of its calming, soothing properties, so what

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The Garden could be better to grow in a sunny spot with free-draining soil than some lavender? You can even use it to edge a border providing conditions are right, and it not only has lovely, slightly furry or feltlike foliage but also produces that heavenly smell. Take a look at some of the grasses and bamboos that are available; the rustling sound of bamboo foliage as the stems sway gently in a breeze, or as you brush your hand against them, is one of the most relaxing sounds I know, and for smaller spaces many of the grasses form wonderfully rounded and quite irresistible clumps of foliage. When it comes to choosing favourite flowers, don’t forget that although some

bright colour is a good way to cheer you up, if you want to relax then concentrate on cream, white and, of course, the pastel shades. There are a host of these available for annuals, perennials, shrubs and climbers. Don’t forget that green is known to be a relaxing colour too, so ensure that you include plenty of plants with good foliage and, in shady areas, you may find that a miniature grotto-like patch planted up with ferns is just what you need. And finally, before you rush off to the garden centre to buy some of these truly magical ingredients, just a reminder that water in a garden always helps to relax you. Whether it’s a small pond or perhaps a bubble fountain, position it where you can

hear that sound of moving water or enjoy watching the wildlife as it comes to feed and drink – and before you know it you will find that you want to move the whole of your life into your garden. 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, pullout EasyTunnels, signed books and lots more besides.

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Face-Agram Or Instabook? The Mature User’s Guide To Social Media by Kate McLelland Nowadays grandparents are proving a match for their grandchildren when it comes to posting comments and uploading photos to social networking sites such as Facebook. Social media’s fastest growing demographic is older users. When the seniors’ website silversurfers. com recently surveyed over three thousand of its members, it found that 81% of the sample checked their Facebook accounts more than once a day. But what if you haven’t yet ventured into social networking? How do you know where to start? If you’ve always wanted to dip your toe into the social networking pool - but fear you’ll drown in a sea of unfamiliar terms and bizarre practices - here’s a quick guide to three of the most popular platforms: FACEBOOK According to silversurfers.com, Facebook is the platform of choice for the over-50s. Many older users believe that they will get even more value from the site as they grow older. What is Facebook? It’s a free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload videos and images and send messages. Facebook is the most popular of all social media platforms, so it’s very likely you’ll find someone you know there.

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On the downside, the site has been criticised for invasive advertising and for being vulnerable to hacking attacks and scams. TWITTER According to statistics portal Statista, 27% of Twitter users in the UK are aged 45 and over. High profile ‘mature’ users include Donald Trump and Stephen Fry, both of whom have enjoyed a rather volatile relationship with the service. What is Twitter? Twitter is a free-to-use online news and social networking channel where users post and interact with short messages known as ‘tweets’. If you want to find out what the public is thinking on any particular subject, ask Twitter. It’s also a great way to broadcast an opinion and connect with friends’ views, but messages are restricted to 140 characters, so Twitter won’t work for you if you’re the sort of person who likes to send long-winded ‘catch-up’ letters in Christmas cards. INSTAGRAM Instagram is the fastest growing social media network. It is currently more popular with the younger generation, but there are signs that older users are starting to catch on. What is Instagram? Instagram

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Home & Interiors The Art of Display

Would you like to create displays of your treasured possessions that show them off to their finest advantage? Our top ten tips are sure to help. 1 Consider what you are displaying, whether it is sturdy or fragile, valuable or everyday. Do you wish to admire it from afar and protect it from sun, dust or accidental damage? Or are you happy for it to be close to hand and perhaps picked up at will? You may find you can manage with a display on a mantelpiece, shelf or table top, or you may wish to invest in a specially designed cabinet, case or stand. If you opt for specialist display furniture, whether that is a former shop fitting or a set of glass shelves, choose pieces that complement the style and proportions of your home. 2 Good lighting makes all the

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By Katherine Sorrell

difference to an effective there’s something extremely display. For serious collectors, pleasing about this mirroring carefully positioned ceilingand doubling. The only catch mounted spotlights are is that you must ensure your the ideal solution, but if objects are placed evenly you experiment with an and symmetrically. If you’re adjustable lamp you may not confident about judging well be able to provide a by eye, there’s nothing wrong more informal (and much with using a tape measure! cheaper) quick fix for a simple 5 When choosing a group of domestic display. Think about different objects to display, where the light comes from: look for ways in which they directly above, behind (for a will work together, whether dramatic silhouette) or from by colour, size, shape, texture the front, and how ‘warm’ or or proportion. It is important ‘cool’ the bulb should be in to have something that order to enhance colour and creates coherence, and don’t texture. forget that what you leave out can be as important as 3 Group objects together and what you put in. However they can be much more than much you love them, some the sum of their parts. Even objects may simply not fit the most unprepossessing well into the group. of objects carries a certain weight when displayed in 6 Every time you display more a group, and this sort of than one object, you need display is also ideal if some to make a decision whether of the pieces are not exactly to opt for symmetry or perfect, or if the items are asymmetry. It depends partly not of great individual value on the items you have and or importance. A group partly on your home and display may consist of almost personal taste. Symmetrical anything: a series of Delftware displays tend to appear more plates or tiles, a dozen classical, considered and framed silk headscarves, refined, and suit traditional pebbles in graduating sizes, rooms; the Georgian period, mirrored baubles, wooden for example, tended to shoe lasts, a row of modern emphasise the rules of chairs in sorbet shades… symmetry. Asymmetry, you can have great fun with on the other hand, is ideal almost anything you decide for making an impact in a to gather together. contemporary space, and can seem more spontaneous and 4 Displays of identical pairs intuitive. of objects are probably the most simple, and often the 7 Less can often be more, and a most visually powerful, great way to make an impact of all. Whether it’s a pair with a display is by showing of silver candlesticks or off a single, fabulous, huge two raffia-wrapped lamps, object. Bear in mind that


The Home a large item needs space on the floor and assessing around it in which to how well the elements ‘breathe’, so ensure it doesn’t cohere. Choose the piece overwhelm its surroundings that you wish to be most by giving it plenty of wall, prominent, then surround floor, cabinet or shelf space, it with pieces that work and don’t place furniture too well alongside it, perhaps close. making a larger rectangle of the group, or else setting 8 Small objects can be a consistent line along one lost among the general side, the top or the bottom. furnishings of most rooms, so be particularly careful about 10 Finally, stand right back and how you display them. Try get an overview of your to ‘frame’ them within their final display. Does it need surroundings – maybe in a tweaking? Don’t be afraid specially designed cabinet to experiment and change or niche, on a side table things around. Whatever rather than a coffee table, your choice of objects and or on a plinth rather than a however you have arranged long, wide shelf, and they them, try not to make the will demand an appreciative finished result overly formal glance and a closer look. or perfect. This is, after all, your home and not a gallery, 9 Don’t be daunted by the and the only important thing thought of displaying large is that you absolutely love groups of paintings, prints or what’s around you. flat objects on a wall. Start by laying your potential group

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Cake and Bake Apricot Jam Swiss Roll Great for a teatime treat, this light sponge cake is best eaten on the day it’s made. For a chocolate version replace 25g of the flour with 25g sifted cocoa powder.

Ingredients: • 100g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling • 3 large eggs • 100g self-raising flour FILLING • 100g unsalted butter, softened • 225g icing sugar • Few drops vanilla extract • 6 tbsp apricot conserve

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1. Preheat the oven to 200C, Fan 180C, Gas 6. Lightly grease

a 33x23cm Swiss roll tin and line the base and sides with baking paper. Lightly grease the baking paper. 2. Place the eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk with a hand-held electric whisk until the mixture is very thick and pale and the whisk leaves a trail when lifted out – this will take 8 to 10 minutes. 3. Sift the flour over the whisked mixture, and gently fold it in with a metal spoon until just incorporated. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin, tilting it gently to make sure the mixture spreads evenly into the corners. 4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until the sponge is pale golden and springs back when lightly pressed with your fingertips. Whilst the cake is baking, place a sheet of baking paper on a clean damp tea towel and sprinkle with 2tbsp caster sugar. 5. Quickly invert the hot sponge onto the paper and peel off the lining paper. Trim the edges of the sponge and roll up firmly from one short end with the paper inside. Leave to cool completely. 6. To make the buttercream filling, beat together the butter and vanilla extract then gradually beat in the icing sugar until smooth and creamy. 7. Carefully unroll the cooled cake and remove the paper. Spread the buttercream over the sponge then spread the apricot conserve on top. Gently re-roll and serve sliced.


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High Halden Young at Heart Club meets 1st Wed each month in The Memorial Hall at 2pm. Please contact George Burford 01233 850427. Shadoxhurst Flower Arrangers are a small, friendly club who meet at 7.30pm in Shadoxhurst Village Hall on the first Wed of every month except January. No experience of flower arranging needed to join, just an interest in seeing blooms displayed advantageously. Demonstrators visit most months but members also enjoy trips & meals out. If you would like to get to know us, please call the secretary on 01233 732212. St Mary Magdalene Church, Ruckinge Coffee Mornings every Saturday 10am - 11.30am. Cakes, plants, produce. Tai Chi Sessions, Victory Hall, Ruckinge Rd, Hamstreet. Beginners’ classes now take place every Thursday at the hall from 9.30am and 10.40am. These are suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Entry is £5 and info can be obtained from www.taichiforyou.co.uk or by phoning 07587 167756. Email queries should go to taichiforyou@hotmail.co.uk Tenterden Camera Club - A chance for members and guests to meet socially and discuss photography, exchange ideas, tips and problems.

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Leisure Your favourite destination is Czech Republic but today you are introducing your Israel offers, why? “Yes it’s true that I love the Czech Republic. That’s because I was born there and I love the country, but that will be our topic next time. We have travelled extensively throughout Israel and have become specialists in the region. Whatever your background, Israel will grab you and stay with you for the rest of your life. People may be scared to go there but this country is perfectly safe for tourists, it may be small but it’s huge in its diversity. A variety of religions, historical monuments built thousands of years ago plus an atmosphere which is different from the western world.” How long does it take to see these places and appreciate the atmosphere? “I recommend spending at least 7-8 days in Israel but we also offer a 12 day stay, where you can also visit Jordan. These trips are ideal for those of faith, but also those interested in history. When in Israel you can’t miss places like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or the Wailing Wall, you also need time in Jerusalem or Bethlehem, these places offer a unique experience if you know where to go, and our tourist agents definitely know where to go.”

Jerusalem must be an interesting place considering that Jews, Christians, Muslims and Armenians all live in one city. What experience do you have with this? “These people live together in one city and they have no problem with each other. Most people speak Hebrew and live in individual quarters. Some quarters are really worth visiting, for example Mea Sarim, where you feel like you’ve gone back in time, only Orthodox Jews live there, it’s a very interesting place. Within the different quarters people have different lifestyles but they have no problem with each other.” “Another unique offering of Israel is the Dead Sea. We believe this is an unforgettable experience and highly recommend a visit. There is nothing else like it in the world, it’s also believed to have healing properties.” I feel that you could talk about Israel for hours but it can`t compare with being there, am I right? “Definitely. There’s nothing like being there to experience it for yourself, so why not consider a different type of holiday and come with us to Israel. We promise you an unforgettable trip with Morgan`s Travel Agency, with people who love what they do and the destinations on offer. A traveller’s dream can come true with us.”

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AGA, Rayburn, Alpha, Stanley, Worcester, Tel: 01233 770138 Mobile: 07738907717 www.ohoc.co.uk Grant, Boulter, Potterton, Trianco and more... www.plumbing-masters.co.uk

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CONSERVATORY REPAIRS RESOLVING LEAKS, REPAIRS, CLEANING & MAINTAINING

M & C Conservatory Maintenance ‘Restoring Perfection to Your Conservatory’

• Cleaning • Maintenance & Repairs • Leadwork & Guttering • New Roofs • Misted/Broken Down Glass Units • Painting & Varnishing • Fully Insured

www.mcconservatories.co.uk

For a Free Quote Please Call

012 3 3 50 0719 / 07 8 3 0 0 6 9 9 91

Lancaster Builders (Kent) Ltd BEST MIX - Ready Mix Concrete/Screed Mixed on site: Pay only for what you need from 0.5metres Supply to Domestic / Building Contractors No Waste - No Danger to Environment Barrow Service Available Available 7 days a week

0785 011 5218 / 0756 842 9497

01233 720889

• • • • •

Industrial • Commercial • Domestic New Installations • General Electrical Repairs Showers / Extractor Fans • Energy Saving Advice Emergency Lighting • Solar Panels Garden Electrics • Inspection & PAT Testing Full and Part Rewires • Central Vacuum System • Under Floor Heating

Call: 01233 665107

E: laureng@tbelectrical.org.uk

FREE Quotations!

JMP Electrical are a friendly and reliable family run business offering All Domestic & Commercial Electrical Works Whether you need a light replacing or a complete rewire, we are here to help. All work undertaken. Please call James for a FREE quotation

T: 01233 626081 M: 07976 616756 E: james@jmpelectrical.com W: www.jmpelectrical.com 36


The Home

Brush Strokes

Jakeman & Jakeman Homecare Steve Jakeman

Handyman Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior Decoration and Maintenance

01233 625442 07910591393

219 Canterbury Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent TN24 9QH

Jakeman-homecare@ntlworld.com

General Painter & Decorator & Handyman - Internal & External Competitive Rates Free Quotations Trustworthy & Reliable - Public Liability Insured No job too big or too small

Call: Lee Brooker 01797 690025 M: 07990 575858 E: leebrooker11@gmail.com

Derek Hales MASTER TILER SPECIALIST IN ALL FORMS OF WALL AND FLOOR TILING CLEAN, FRIENDLY AND RELIABLE

For your free quotation

Call Derek on 07905 700 142

We can design, supply and install the perfect solution for you

Walk-in showers • Walk-in baths • Wetrooms

Zero VAT on Disabled bathrooms

01233 210808 www.batheinsafety.co.uk

To find out how we can help you Call :

• British Healthcare & Trading Standards Approved • 37


Useful Information Contact Mike Wharrad

Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team

Ashford & Tenterden 101 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655 William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331

0845 770 8090 0800 783 8866 0800 111 999 Details on tank

Age UK Ashford

SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc 07767 326138 e: mssoutheast@gmail.com South East Kent Polio Branch NSPCC: Tenterden & District 01293 651840 CPRE Kent 01233 714540

www.samaritans.org

Doctors Surgery Hamstreet Surgery Parish Councils: Appledore: Bethersden: High Halden: Hothfield: Orlestone: Ruckinge: Shadoxhurst: Warehorne: Woodchurch: Ashford Borough Council www.ashford.gov.uk Ashford Gateway info@ashfordgateway.co.uk www.ashfordgateway.co.uk Tenterden Gateway Citizens Advice Bureau Veterinary Surgeons Vet - Montgomery Vets Ashford Volunteer Centre

www.eastkentstrokes.org

e: flamingo@btinternet.com.

Samaritans 116123 Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

01233 623520

St. John Ambulance Brigade 01233 611 414 East Kent Strokes 01233 840448

01233 730190 (01233) 758298 (01233) 758298 07939 633 232 (01233) 733994 (01233) 628481 (01233) 758298 (01233) 733994 (01233) 758298 (01233) 733994 01233 331111 0845 8 247 247

01580 762558 01233 626185

Royal Mail Residential Customer Services 08457 740740 Bus Enquiries Arriva Bus Enquiries (Travel Line) 0871 200 22 33 (Customer Services) 08456 00 22 99 National Train Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk Village Halls Appledore Bethersden Bilsington Bromley Green Road Hamstreet Hamstreet Pavilion

Graham Woodcock

High Halden Hothfield Kenardington Ruckinge Shadoxhurst St. Michaels Stubbs Cross Warehorne Woodchurch Woodchurch Scout & Guide Community Centre

01233 758576 01233 820630 01233 720818 01233 733613 01233 732568 01233 732457 01233 733556 01233 860335 01233 329824 01233 733493 07922 627611 01233 733994 01580 763396 01233 623139 01233 733718 01233 860555 01233 861236

01303 813756 01233 665 535 01233 668 765

www.ageuk.org/ashford ageukashford.org@gmail.com

CARM www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk E: Carmromneymarsh@supanet.com Macmillan Cancer Support W: www.forget-me-nots.co.uk Royal British Legion 01233 620 167

Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch

High Pressure Jetting Service & Repair to Sewage treatment plants Soakaway Testing Cesspool Emptying Service

01233 840624

Disclaimer: Every care is taken to ensure this directory is as accurate as possible but the publishers do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from errors or omissions.


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