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FEBRUARY 2012

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Regular Features Fresh Ideas For Your Home Good Times Community News

Wonderful Wirral Weddings Venue Directory Groomed To Perfection The Cup-Cake Club

Food Of Love Aphrodisiac Treats Chef Shout


Celebrate in style at the ro...

Merseyside’s Best Bar. Whatever the occasion The Wro has a a space to suit your budget and theme. From small and intimate weddings, to full blown parties and more, make your ‘big day’ one to remember with a celebration at the region’s most sought after venue!

2007 Wirral’s Most Professional Bar Team of the Year

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The Team Editor Paula Brown T: 01744 758160 Email: paula@cherrytbs.com Advertising Manager Carl Moffatt T: 01744 758160 Email: carl@cherrytbs.com Marketing & Promotions Manager Alison Hunter T: 01744 758160 Email: alison@viewwirral.com Designer Matthew Ollerhead Email: matt@cherrytbs.com

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Aphrodisiac Treats

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Think Yourself Thinner

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Here Comes The Bride

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A Diamond Life

Bringing Clarity To Your Vision

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Totally Groomed

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The Venue Directory

The space is precious and maximising your living area is key to creating a super efficient, relaxing and stylish home

Whatever the theme of your big day, we have scoured the region to bring you a selection of the most spectacular venue

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Celebrity Cook In

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Bathroom Bliss

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Ian Kay No16 Interior Design

We are delighted to welcome our new columnist, one of the UK’s hottest interior design talents, Ian Kay.

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Legal View

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Italian Style

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Business & Community

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Good Times

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Angel Delight

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Chef Shout

Charismatic and passionate new chef at The Wro

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Cherry Tree Triumph

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The Gorgeous Guide

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Perfect Skin Perfect Partner

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Super Stylish Sunnies

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Total Bridal Makeover

Welcome LOVE

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February....the month of hearts, flowers and our special annual ‘LOVE’ edition! From the raft of New Year proposals, to Valentines and even a leap year to factor in, this month is the perfect time to showcase some schmaltz and get all ‘loved up’. Whatever you thoughts on this romantic of months, everyone needs a bit of love from time to time and it’s important to remind your partner just how much they mean to you. A simple card, gift or special meal can keep the embers of even the oldest relationship alight (especially if you include some of the aphrodisiac ideas from page 4!!) and we have got ideas whether you are trying to woo someone new or just want to shock the old man into submission!

For the newly engaged amongst you, or for those planning to pop the question on the 29th, we have some wonderful Wirral wedding ideas to inspire and excite you – from pretty products to couture cakes and dazzling dresses, there is everything you need to make your big day simply spectacular. So dust off your dating shoes, pucker up and embrace everything ‘Love’ in this very special edition!

Paula Brown, Editor

opinions demonstrated within this publication are those of the editor(s) including contributors.

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Aphrodisiacs:

the food of love?

For thousands of years certain foods and drinks have been feted as aphrodisiacs, but is there any real evidence that any of them work? Our editor

Asparagus and Avocados The vitamin E in these green eats helps your body churn out hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, which circulate in your bloodstream and stimulate your senses

picks out her top ten ‘scientifically proven’ scoffs.

Hot Chilies Capsaicin, a chemical found in fiery peppers, increases circulation to get blood pumping and stimulates nerve endings so you’ll feel more frisky!

Pomegranates

Chocolate Bananas Bananas deliver potassium, a nutrient key to muscle strength. Great for acrobatics!

Cocoa contains the chemical phenylethylamine, a stimulant that conjures just the sort of subtle feelings of well-being and excitement that help you feel more in the mood for love.

The pom owes its passion power to antioxidants, which protect the lining of blood vessels, allowing more blood to course through them.

Oysters We know, we know: Oysters as an aphrodisiac sounds so clichéd, but they really can spark your senses. These shellfish are brimming with zinc, a mineral that cranks up the production of testosterone, which has been linked to a higher sex drive.

Salmon and Walnuts They’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which keep sex-hormone production at its peak. Pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds also contain the good stuff.

Red Wine Besides relaxing you faster than a neck rub can, red wine contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps boost blood flow and improves circulation

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Vanilla Postdinner, devour ice cream flavored with this sweet bean. It mildly stimulates nerves, making sensations feel even better.

Watermelon Make yours a watermelon martini! The juicy fruit contains the phytonutrient citrulline, which leads to an uptick in the amount of nitric oxide in your body. That spike causes blood vessels to relax and speeds up circulation.


A Very Berry Blast, try them smothered in cream...

Cranberry & Toasted Pecan Bread Baked Fresh at M&S Simply Food Heswall

Boule of Bread, Freshly Baked by M&S Simply Food, Heswall

For the Gin lovers...try it Pink! M&S Simply Food Heswall

Indonesian Prawns and Orkney Crab Claws with a Fruity Dipping Sauce

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Oudinot Pink Champagne M&S Simply Food Heswall

Yummy Profiterole Stack, Great for Sharing

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All You Need is Love in Chunky Chocolate Letters

Big Chunky Slab of Chocolate M&S Simply Food Heswall Prawn, Salmon, Crab & Lobster...Delish! M&S Simply Food Heswall Sparkling Rose M&S Simply Food Heswall

Love is the Sweetest Thing especially when it’s Dark, Milk & White shaped Diamonds Fabulously Decadent Orkney Crab Gratins M&S Simply Food Heswall

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Bride Celebrating the very best of Wirral Weddings.....our beautiful bride Catherine relaxed in the stunning surroundings of Ledsham’s Inglewood Hotel, wearing a selection of exquisite gowns and accessories from the acclaimed Opulence Bridal Boutique in West Kirby. With exquisite flowers courtesy of Earth and super-star hair by Daniel at ZeroFour, this is a designer ‘Wirral Wedding’ with a difference.....

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The Bride

With Thanks To; Jeannie MacLeod at Opulence Bridalwear, Upper floors, 19-25 The Crescent, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4HL T:0151 625 9933 E:mail@opulencebride.co.uk opulencebride.co.uk Daniel Rennox at Zerofour Hairdressing, 42 Grange Road West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside CH48 4EF T:0151 625 0404 zerofour.net Anne at Earth Flowers, 66 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 0AG T:0151 342 9858 E:earthflowers@btconnect.com earthflowers.co.uk Susie and the team at Inglewood Manor, Badger’s Rake Lane, Ledsham, South Wirral, Cheshire CH66 8PF T: 0151 339 5105 inglewoodmanor.co.uk Richard Jennings at Cetra Studio, 50 Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7RE T:0151 342 7777 cetra.co.uk Model Catherine Derbyshire

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Diamond Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but there can be few men on the Wirral who know more

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about them than Adrian Catherall. Love and romance is in the air for February the 14th and this year is an extra special time as it’s a Leap Year and you ladies get the opportunity to propose to the man in your life. So whether you’re the kind of girl to get down on one knee and take the plunge or you’re a guy with a desire for romance, now is the time to start looking for that Diamond ring you have always desired and an excuse to visit Catheralls The Jewellers on Mill Lane, Wallasey.

From simple, timeless designs to striking modern statement pieces, with a choice of precious stones from our extensive selection of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and more. We are offering all our customers old and new a 15 % discount if you mention this advert to coincide with our Diamond Jubilee, yes Catheralls The Jewellers have been trading for 60 years this year!!!! This also applies to wedding rings and gifts. A man loves a bargain! And a wise woman for choosing Catheralls !

For your enjoyment & investment from the rarest white to natural fancy colours Sourcing the very finest Bespoke Design Service

CATHERALLS DIAMONDS OF EXCELLENCE

Catheralls Diamonds 81 Mill Lane Wallasey Wirral CH44 5UB 0151 638 4270

www.catherallsdiamonds.co.uk

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Mason McLean is an independent specialist dry cleaner and launderer with a difference!

gown is something you should plan for now.”, commented Shaun.

It is owned and operated by Shaun Mason who has previously been Managing Director of luxury cleaner Jeeves of Belgravia in London and in addition ran the specialist operations for Johnsons nationwide.

Mason McLean is renowned for its specialist cleaning and preservation of bridal gowns and combines the finest tradition of hand valeting with the most up to date delicate treatments.

Shaun’s passion for and knowledge of cleaning extends over 15 years and he has put an experienced team together at his first store on Telegraph Road, Heswall and now also in West Kirby at Station Parade.

“We offer a variety of options regarding the packaging of your gown and will consult with you and agree the most appropriate method, so you can be sure that your dress and its memories are preserved for many years to come. Pop into our stores in Heswall or West Kirby to discuss your options.”

With Shaun’s unrivalled experience and knowledge, he is best placed to look after your wedding dress. Your bridal gown is by far the most meaningful garment you will ever purchase and its sentimental value will only increase over time.

For further details and quotation contact:

“Since you have invested a great deal of

Station Parade, West Kirby CH48 4DZ Tel 0151-625-2922

effort, emotion and expense in its purchase, the cleaning and preservation of your bridal

Mason McLean 61 Telegraph Road, Heswall, CH60 0AD Tel 0151-342-4977

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WEDDING DRESS SERVICE

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Wirral Weddings… Wonderful Weddings… For an exquisite range of bridal wear and accessories, immerse yourself in the magical world of Opulence Couture. With hundreds of stunning wedding, bridesmaid and special occasion dresses, you are sure to find ‘the one’ – whatever your budget.

Opulence Bridalwear

Upper floors, 19-25 The Crescent, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4HL Telephone: 0151 625 9933 E-mail: mail@opulencebride.co.uk

www.opulencebride.co.uk

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Skopes Braces House of Fraser, Birkenhead £19.95

Skopes Shirt House of Fraser, Birkenhead £32.50

Skopes Handkerchief House of Fraser, Birkenhead £7.95

Terre D’Hermes House of Fraser Birkenhead £75.00

Skopes Bow Tie House of Fraser Birkenhead £9.95 Football Cufflinks £11.99 & Aeroplane Cufflinks £14.99 both Le Bizz Clogau Welsh Gold Silver Cariad Ring Kruger Jewellers £99.00

Groomed Totally

Dazzle on your big day with this selection of stylish threads and accessories. Remember boys, it’s all about the grooming!

Clogau Welsh Gold Silver & Rose Gold Cufflinks Kruger Jewellers £129.00

#groomsareimportanttoo!

Thomas Sabo Silver & Matt Black Bead Gents Bracelet Krugers Jewllers £69.00

Paco Rabanne Millions House of Fraser, Birkenhead £51.50

Skopes Cufflinks House of Fraser, Birkenhead £19.95

Limited Collection Suit M&S £129.00

Collezione Tie M&S £19.50

Limited Collection Watch M&S £25.00

Kokorico by Jean Paul Gaultier House of Fraser, Birkenhead £36.00

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Ted Baker Gift Set House of Fraser, Birkenhead £29.00


Glorious Wedding Flowers | Flawless Planning | Heart Stopping Beauty | Bespoke & Personalised Design Service 0151 342 9858 earthflowers@btconnect.com 66 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 0AG

earthflowers.co.uk

WINWINWINWINWINWIN The Competition is a free prize draw, and the winner will get a free hire outfit to the value of £160.00, to be claimed before 31st December 2012

The question is

Where’s your nearest store? To enter visit viewwirral.com or email alison@viewwirral.com with your name, address and answer. Closing date 1st April 2012 The draw will be made on 1st April and the winner will be notifed directley via email or post. Normal competition rules apply.

Contact Chester 126 Northgate Street, Chester CH12HT 01244 401977 e: chester@groomhire.co.uk Liverpool 3-4 Great George Place, Liverpool L17AG 0151 7079151 e:liverpool@groomhire.co.uk Warrington 1-4 The Courtyard, Horsemarket Street, Warrington, WA11X1 01925 658889 e: warrington@groomhire.co.uk Manchester 37 Princess Street, Manchester M24FN 0161 2369959 e: manchester@groomhire.co.uk Wimslow 90 Water Lane, Wimslow SK95BB 01625 419777 e: wimslow@groomhire.co.uk

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Fabulous range of Spaceform Love Tokens

Tel: 0151 625 4646 Le Bizz, 4 Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4HB 16

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The Venue DIRECTORY

Quirky? Contemporary? Cool? Classic?

Whatever the theme of your big day, we have scoured the region to bring you a selection of the most spectacular venues. Whether you’ve always dreamed of tying the knot in a fabulous country house, elegant mansion or super-stylish space, we have found a range of exclusive venues to satisfy even the most individual couples... Remember love-birds, you don’t have to chose a traditional church ceremony and standard hotel reception – follow your passion for a venue that really reflects you as a couple. Happy hunting!

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Stylish, Contemporary, Award Winning and...

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romantic

With three stunning venues to choose from the Wro in West Kirby is the perfect location for your wedding celebrations.

Intimate & Unique The Wro offers the very best of what you would expect from a fabulous wedding venue; stunning light airy spaces, understated glamour at every turn, and staff whose professionalism is matched only by their warmth and attention to detail. From the opulent Orangery and the elegant staircase, to the flower filled terraces, no stone has been left unturned when it comes to the stunning décor. Chic and sophisticated, your guests will charmed by the contemporary settings which offer a stylish solution in your search for the perfect wedding venue. The beauty of the décor is further enhanced by the quality of our food. Our chefs ensure that every meal is prepared with care and presented with pride. With a long – standing reputation for homemade, delicious culinary delights, you can expect no less than perfection at the Wro. From elegant canapés and stylish buffets, to scrumptious wedding breakfasts…the choice is all yours!

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Super –Stylish Hens! From more ‘refined’ afternoon teas in the Lounge to raucous shin-digs in the Loft, make your ‘girlie-gathering’ one to remember. Bid ‘farewell’ to your single status with a lovely lunch or Wro style party canapés and treat your hens to some fab fizz in one of our super cool venues. Extend your celebrations through to the following morning with a champagne breakfast in the Orangery, giving you more time to catch up with family and friends!

The Wro Wedding

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Award Winning Spaces

We understand just how much the little details contribute to creating your dream day. Our experienced team can help you to create a truly unique wedding; helping with everything from floral decorations to colour schemes and background music – the Wro has a space, style and theme to compliment any ‘big day’.

Great For: Stylish and Contemporary - The Lounge

Opulent and spacious, The Lounge is perfect for traditional wedding breakfasts, both formal and informal. During the day, the light, airy space opens onto stunning terraces, whilst at night it is simply perfect for live music and dancing the night away.

Great For: Small and Intimate - The Loft

Stylish and cool, a small wedding in The Loft is simply perfect for today’s modern bride and groom...choose from delicious canapés or relaxed sharing food then toast the future on our stunning new balcony.

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Something old, something new, something borrowed...

‘True B lue Baby I Love Y ou’

Something Blue! Whether you are a football fanatic, true blue or have no interest in the beautiful game whatsoever – you cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer splendour of England’s oldest football stadium.

From the moment you step foot inside the hallowed turf that is Goodison, you know you are somewhere very special. For sheer style, originality and ‘wow’ factor, it really is beyond compare.

Score a Top Place With nine stunning venue suites to choose from, Goodison can provide the perfect venue, whatever theme, budget or size you have in mind. Celebrate in traditional ‘Blues’ style in the impressive Brian Labone suite, or go all contemporary with the superimpressive new Dixie Dean suite. With exclusive access to the Directors area of the stadium for unique photo opportunities will help ensure your big day is one that you and your guests will remember forever.

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Say ‘I Do’ in the stadium of Blue! With civil weddings / partnerships becoming increasingly popular, Goodison is the perfect place to ‘seal the deal’. With a full wedding license and a range of inclusive wedding packages from as little as £1699 for 30 daytime and 60 evening guests, the highly experienced team really can cater for any taste or budget.

Premiership Cuisine And if the venue alone is not enough – treat your guests to some of the finest, freshly prepared celebration menu’s in the region. From mouth-watering buffets and traditional afternoon tea’s to show stopping wedding breakfasts, the food offering here really is second to none. Presented beautifully and with combinations to suit every taste and budget, it really is ‘Premier League’ stuff!

Don’t be Blue...

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Waterside Weddings What could be more romantic‌sipping champagne on your own private decking whilst looking out across a world famous waterfront, surrounded by beautiful boats and yachts all gently bobbing in the breeze.

Stunning Views A wedding day at the super-stylish Liverpool Marina combines the very best of a city centre location, with superb surroundings and stunning maritime views. This highly individual venue can be hired exclusively, giving couples the freedom to create the wedding they have always desired – from small and intimate affairs in the dedicated function room, to larger events utilising the whole facility. Attention to detail is of paramount importance to the dedicated wedding team; from arranging the bouquets and floral tributes, to ensuring that the civil ceremony runs without a hitch, the highly experienced team can help you to create the day of your dreams.

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Food as Special as the Location The Marina’s team of highly talented chefs have thoughtfully prepared an inventive choice of menus for both your wedding breakfast and evening buffet. The menus are designed to appeal to most tastes and can be tailored to fit your particular theme or budget. Treating each of your guests as individuals - with their own personal tastes and preferences, the menus have been designed to bring together global favourites, offering something for everyone. From the hearty roast beef, to elegant salmon and succulent chicken all the food is freshly prepared and beautifully presented.

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BBQ Spare Ribs Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings Chicken Satay

Savory Pastry n Dim Sum Selectio se Cheddar Chee with Salsa and Potato Wedges r tte Pla le eapp ked Ham and Pin Sliced Sugar Ba rved with: Tortilla Wraps se kle • Cheese and Pic and Tomato • Bacon, Lettuce mber • Tuna and Cucu s Selection of Salad per head From just £15.00

Planning your big day is not without its stress, but the team at the marvellous Marina really do help to elevate the stresses involved in arranging “The Big Day” allowing you to soak up every minute of your special day and create memories that will last forever….

Plan a mid week celebration (Monday – Thursday) and enjoy a wedding day to remember for under £1000…

The Small and Intimate Package £995 inclusive* Package Includes: • Informal Host • Red Carpet on Arrival • Exclusive Use of a Function Room • Use of Room for Civil Ceremony *Excludes Registrar Fees • Stunning surroundings for your Wedding Photographs • White Table Linen • Choice of Chair Covers • Arrival Glass of Bucks Fizz or Orange Juice • Two Course Wedding Breakfast* • Evening Buffet • Complimentary Accommodation with Breakfast for Bride & Groom *For up to 40 adult guests VIEW MAGAZINE | LOVE EDITION 2012

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There’s no place like... HOME Home is an enchanting venue with a totally unique feel and quirky character. Housed within the Woodside ferry terminal the space combines real historical charm with amazing home-cooked food and world class views of the stunning Liverpool waterfront. Owners Ben and Polly Harrison have created a remarkable offering – from the glorious cafe bar feel by day to the magical venue space by night, your guests can not fail to be impressed by the superb surroundings and exquisite attention to detail.

Room With A View As one of the most famous waterfronts in the world, Liverpool City centre set against the backdrop of the mighty Mersey is hard to beat. Whatever the weather, the scenery provides a dramatic background for wedding photographs, as well as a welcome breath of fresh air for guests from any one of the two outdoor terrace areas. Whether small or intimate is your thing, or you are looking to take over the whole place, HOME can create bespoke packages to suit any theme or budget from 50 – 250 guests. Food is a key ingredient of the HOME experience and their wedding menu’s are no exception. Famed for their inventive twists on traditional classics, guests can expect the finest locally sourced cuisine prepared by a team of gourmet chefs. You can even choose your own bar list! Stock the bar with your favourite spirits, beers and fizz for that added ‘personal’ touch.

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Marry....across the Mersey! From Spring 2012 you can now say ‘I Do’ inside the venue or on the waterside terrace*. The Home team also works closely with Mersey Ferries, so can help plan a truly unique celebration. From champagne and canapés on the famous ferry journey, to ceremonies in the historic heart of the city centre, allow HOME to help you plan a marriage with a difference!

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Countryside

Romance

Tucked away down an elegant drive that wends it’s way between manicured lawns, ponds and pavilions lies one of Cheshire’s hidden treasures, Inglewood Manor. Nestling at the heart of 38 acres of grounds and gardens, this beautiful Edwardian country house retains all the charm and warmth of a lavish period home. The 29 lavishly refurbished bedrooms, most with glorious views of the grounds, provide a haven of tranquillity for guests seeking a great night’s sleep and dining options range from elegant evenings in the beautiful restaurant, to sunny alfresco lunches on the Terrace, creating choices as varied as they are delicious. For weddings, few venues can match the elegance and romance that Inglewood Manor provides. Stunning oak-paneled rooms lead out onto spacious terraces, overlooking acres of manicured lawns creating a memorable backdrop for the most special of days. Wisteria clad walkways, formally planted gardens and pretty ponds all contribute to an unforgettable setting for photographs you’ll treasure for a lifetime. All of the function rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies, and a rare delight for wedding parties is the option to take exclusive use of the entire hotel for your wedding day. The beauty of the building is matched only by the quality of the food and service. The hotel has a talented team of award winning chefs and friendly,

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experienced service staff to ensure that every meal is prepared with care and served with pride. Whilst feeling tucked away, it is remarkably easy to reach, conveniently located on the Cheshire/Wirral border, half way between Liverpool and Manchester, close to North Wales, and just minutes from the M56 and the Northwest’s motorway network.

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Wedding Fair

Sunday 4th March 2012, 12.00 - 4.00pm Come and view our gorgeous venue and browse over 30 of the North West’s top wedding suppliers. • Free admission • Free parking • Complimentary fizz for the happy couple • Complimentary taster canapés • Afternoon tea available.

Whirlwind Wedding Dates

We’ve launched a fabulous new inclusive package for weddings with a shorter lead time in 2012. Dates currently available: Sunday 1st, Sunday 8th & Sunday 15th April Monday 7th May (Bank holiday) Sunday 13th , Sunday 20th , Friday 25th & Sunday 27th May Sunday 10th & Sunday 17th June Package details and further dates are available on the Weddings page of our website at http://www.inglewoodmanor.co.uk/weddings.html Badger’s Rake Lane, Ledsham, South Wirral, Cheshire CH66 8PF Tel: 0151 339 5105

www.inglewoodmanor.co.uk

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classy

North Liverpool’s Hidden...

...Gem

Imagine a wedding day in truly idyllic surroundings....where charming rose gardens nestle perfectly within an ever changing landscape of glistening lakes and exquisite sandstone pavilions... Imagine a wedding day at The Isla Gladstone.

Exquisite Venue Situated in the heart of Stanley Park close to Liverpool city centre, the magnificent Victorian glasshouse is totally breathtaking. With both the conservatory and charming bandstand licensed to perform marriages and a range of totally unique spaces able to accommodate any number of guests from 60 – 400, this unique venue is now in increasing demand from the region’s cool crowd, looking for something that bit different. Hardly surprising then that owner Gemma McGowan chose to say ‘I Do’ in her own exquisite venue on New Years Eve....a night that no one would ever forget.... Gemma had searched the country for a suitable venue and when she opened the Isla Gladstone Conservatory her mind was made up straight away!

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Real-Life Wedding

. . . N o rt h L i v e r p o o l ’ s Hidden Gem

Owner Gemma Hindley and her husband Gary McGowan celebrated on New Years Eve with masquerade themed wedding. Style, class and attention to detail was the order of the day when Gemma and Gary chose to say ‘I Do’ at their own stunning venue. The magical, masquerade themed bash left no detail to chance. From the mesmerising Cantique choir who performed for guests on arrival to the stunning champagne cocktails and delectable canapés, this truly was a wedding with a difference. The venue was dressed to impress by acclaimed party planner Katie from Princess for a Day and the stunning floral displays were provided by top celebrity florist, Laurie, from Flower Style By Laurie. The 150 daytime guests were treated to a mouth-watering five course wedding breakfast which was designed and delivered by on-site head chef Neil Dempsey and his team, accompanied by the super-smooth tones of top Liverpool crooner, Steve Charles.

The Wedding Breakfast

To Start Smoked Hadd ock Risotto Ba lls with Gribiche Sauce Main Course Confit of Cum brian Lamb Sh oulder with Individual Shep herd’s Pie, Root vegetabl e hash and ro semary jus Dessert Sticky Toffee Pu dding served with Butterscotch sa uce and Hone ycomb Mascarpone

To Finish Cumbrian Ho ney Glazed G oats Cheese Served with Be etroot and Ba lsamic Syrup Coffee Coffee served with Petits Four s

S ta n l e y Pa r k A n f i e l d R oa d Liverpool L4 0TD

Telephone: 0151 263 0363 info@theislagladstone.co.uk

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Your Waterfront Wedding …it’s your day, so spend it how you want to!

Formal Wedding Breakfast Seat your guests in our beautiful restaurant, dressed to suit your personal theme Evening Buffet Continue your celebrations upstairs in our private bar, cosy snug and function suite for dancing – no hire charges, simply the cost of the buffet of your choice A Room for the Night Relax in our boutique style bridal suite making your day complete while your guests can stay over in our contemporary bedrooms, some with sea views

All in all the complete wedding venue at The Queen’s Royal Hotel Call us on 0151 691 0101 for more details and arrange a viewing An affordable and stylish wedding alternative Bar open 12noon till late | Restaurant Open 7 Days | Sunday Carvery 12 - 8pm E: info@thequeensroyal.co.uk | Marine Parade, New Brighton

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Get in the mood for Glam & Soul‌ Thomas Sabo have launched their range for Spring/Summer 2012 and we love it! We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this fabulous new range of bracelets, pendants and charms at Kruger Jewellers in Wallasey. Aptly named Glam & Soul, this is the perfect description for not only the pieces but the brand Thomas Sabo itself. The life blood of the brand Thomas Sabo has always been particularly expressed through music, and to this end rock has constantly been in their soul, but now the tone has become slightly softer with jazz and soul influences creeping into the new collection. Whilst spinning a new interpretation on their greatest icons from the skull, the starfish, the

cross and the winged heart, the new Spring/Summer collection is a beautiful homage. Thomas Sabo has succeeded in elevating the charm bracelet to new heights and has become a must have accessory with total cult status. With over 450 pendants for bracelets, necklaces, watches or mobile phone jewellery there is something for everyone to express their personal attitude to life, a stance, an experience, a secret dream, a passion or an obsession. Your creativity and individuality will know no bounds. Call into Kruger Jewellers on Seaview Road, Wallasey to experience the Thomas Sabo Glamour & Soul collections for yourself.

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weddingview Delicious flavours, show-stopping designs and achingly beautiful displays......If you are searching for a heavenly / eye catching statement for your special day, look no further than the exquisite collection at Angels Cupcakes. Wirral based, with a reputation for creating truly outstanding designs, this family run business is taking the on-trend cupcake concept to a whole new level!

Angel’s

Delight! Bespoke Ideas Kim Williams, the creative force behind Angel’s, really understands the need to explore each Bride’s individual dreams and desire’s. ‘We always spend time with our Brides, to help us get ‘underthe-skin’ of what they have envisaged for their big day. We really can create almost anything to suit any style, theme or budget.’ From simple tiers with the all important ‘top-tier’ for the ceremonial cutting, to

fabulous individual cakes which can be used as table decorations or favours for guests – the possibilities are endless.... Baked to Perfection A passionate confectioner, Kim is fanatical about ensuring that her cakes taste as good as they look! All cakes are baked fresh, at the very last minute using the highest quality ingredients available including sublime Madagascan vanilla, locally sourced free range eggs and indulgent Belgian chocolate. The cakes come in almost every flavour you can imagine from traditional vanilla to more quirky peanut butter and even a very ‘grown-up’ Baileys flavour! With such a mesmerising choice of flavours and designs, Kim thinks it is essential to provide each bride with a taster session prior to making the final choice. ‘The taster sessions really help bring the whole process to life,’ said Kim. ‘Its so important that our brides are happy with every aspect of the process and the taste is every bit as important as the look! The Cup-Cake Club From birthday’s and anniversaries, to baby showers and christenings, cup cakes can make any occasion special. With stunning designs available for any event, make a fabulous Angels Cupcake the centrepiece for your next celebration.

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Create Your Own Cupcakes!! Organise a cupcake master class at home , or get some friends together for a full on cookery cla ss and learn the art of cu pcake excellence wit h Kim and her team.

Cupcake Classes at Claremont Farm

March 25th Intensive cupcake decorating class- learn all of the skills needed for profes sional looking cupcakes|Leve l- Intermediate|Price : £149|Time:10.30am-4p m 15th April Cupcake Perfection workshop| Level- Beginner|Price: £79|Time:10.30-1.30p m 6th May Celebration Cake Class- learn ho w to co ver and decorate a celeb ration cake|Level- Beg inner/ Intermediate|Price: £14 9|Time:10.30-3.30pm 24th June Intensive cu pcake decorating cla sslearn all of the skills ne eded for professional looking cupcakes|Leve l- Intermediate|Price : £149|Time:10.30am-4p m 29th July Introduction to mini celebration ca kes and cupcakes|Level- Beg inner|Price: £149 |Time:10.30am-4pm All of our classes take place at Claremont Far m, Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH 63 4JB For more information on classes or to ord er cakes please contact Kim at info@angelscupc akes.co.uk or call 0797173103 0


Rustic

Butterfly Wedding Wishes House of Fraser, Birkenhead £18.50

Heart Bunting Sainsburys £3.00

ROMANCE

Wedding Cake M&S Simply Food

Love Birds Bath Bomb Le Bizz £2.50

Spinning Jewellery Silver Link Bracelet Kruger Jewellers £216

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Think ruffles, florals and chintz for this on-trend, quintessentially English look.

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Flowers M&S Simply Food Heswall

Guest Book House of Fraser, Birkenhead £12.99

ROMANCE Wedding day Yankee Candles from a range at House of Fraser, Birkenhead

La Maison de Senteurs Gardenia Rose Candle M&S £5.00

Petal & Jewel Headband Opulence, West Kirby £150.00

Keepsake Box House of Fraser, Birkenhead £15.00

Florentyna Soap Roses M&S £5.00

Rose Fragranced Cushions M&S £6.00 Vintage Card Le Bizz £3.25

Ornate Picture Frames Le Bizz £10.95

Heart Dial Necklace Martine Wester at House of Fraser, Birkenhead £35.00

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Jan Constantine Range at House of Fraser Birkenhead

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Clogau Welsh Gold Pendant Kruger Jewellers £199.00

Beaded Headband Opulence West Kirby

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MR & MRS Union Jack Card Le Bizz £2.50

Prada Candy Perfume £53.00 House of Fraser, Birkenhead

Bird Cage Necklace Cetra Gallery Heswall £20.00

REVIVAL

Add a slice of 40’s glamour with a dash of deco to create this super-opulent retro look.

Her Keyring Le Bizz £4.99

Jools Rhodium Plated Silver & Cubiz Zirconia Ring Kruger Jewellers £75.00

Diane Hassall Pearl Drift Wedding Shoes www.elegantsteps.co.uk £210.00

Candleabra Ring Holder Le Bizz £7.50

Touch Ups Sharmain Dyeable Wedding Shoes www.elegantsteps.co.uk £53.95 His Keyring Le Bizz £4.99

HRH Placemats & Coasters Le Bizz £2.99 & £6.99

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Pink

Cherry Body Butter M&S £6.00

Bath Bomb Box Le Bizz £12.99

Pink Liverbird Le Bizz £29.99

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Etched Tumbler M&S £7.50

Pink Peony 3D Wall Art House of Faser £25.00

Paul Smith Pink Heart Cufflinks House of Fraser, Birkenhead £75.00

ink! PRETTY IN

Pink shorts Calvin Klein at House of Fraser £18.00

Think rose, cerise and salmon – this cutesy pink style collection is enough to make you blush!

Pink Filofax Le Bizz £24.00

Thomas Sabo Space Angel Pendant Kruger Jewellers £234.00

Pink leather ‘Crocus’ tote LK Bennett at House of Fraser Birkenhead £245.00 Especially Escada House of Fraser, Birkenhead £45.00

Pink Heart Notebook £4.99 & Chocolate £3.99 both Le Bizz

Pink Babyliss Nano Straighteners House of Fraser, Birkenhead £15.00

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Chef Shout

charismatic In this edition, we catch up with the de’s official and passionate new chef at Merseysi Best Bar, The Wro, Phil Chan... Name: Phil Chan Age: 43

Position: Head Chef at The Wro Bar, Lounge and Loft.

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So Phil, what made you want to become a chef?

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Well, I guess you can say it’s in the genes! My whole family were in catering and I just grew up surrounded by wonderful food. My uncle was Head Chef for the Hong Kong Police Force, and I can remember coming home from school to the smells of wonderful aromatic broths and Chinese soups galore. I think it made me curious about food in general and I was obsessed in learning more.

restaurants including an award winning Italian in Kensington and some well known gastro pubs. Along the way I have gained experience in almost every global cuisine from pasta to pastries!

What do you love about the job? I think the greatest thrill is that you never stop learning – I love taking a dish I have tried and making it my own. I love how even the most simple of ingredients can be transformed into something amazing.

How did you get to where you are now?

I love seeing people enjoy my food too – it is such an honour.

Like many Chinese chefs, I started in the family business then worked my way up. I studied Engineering at University but soon decided that wasn’t for me and ended up heading down to London where I worked in numerous

(Thinks long and hard) You know what, no! Not even the hours now, I’m so used to them and it’s just part of the territory.

Is there anything you hate?


Phil’s Wro Favourites Moroccan Lamb Tagine Editor’s Verdict

This aromatic dish is bursting with Moroccan spices and fruity flavours. Served in a gorgeous crock with a delicious ‘secret’ couscous accompaniment, it’s a hearty winter dish with a taste of southern Mediterranean sunshine. Not to be missed.

Beef Cobbler Topped with a Herbed Scone Editor’s Verdict

As a Lancashire lass your pot has to be hot to impress me, but this melt-in-the mouth version of the Northern classic almost beats my Gran’s! (I said almost Gran!) Hearty and totally satisfying.

What influences have you brought to the much-loved Wro menu? I’ve introduced what I hope will become a couple of new stand-out ‘signature’ dishes. All my food is wholesome and unpretentious, and I’ve really tried to add a touch of global ‘heartiness’ to the menu.

I love seeing people enjoy my food too – it is such an honour.

So what about food hell? Honestly nothing! I love all food – apart from perhaps creepy crawlies, you certainly wouldn’t see me in any kind of bush-tucker trial!

What do you do for fun then? Footy is my other passion – playing and supporting (he’s a red).

We will definitely be running a series of special themed ‘foodie’ evenings. We have our monthly established Curry Club on 2nd February and of course I have a pretty special Oriental night planned, so watch the space!

But my dogs take up my spare time, my wife and I have 5 rescue dogs who we just adore.

What is your food heaven?

How long have you got!! The awards speak for themselves - they have won all the leading regional awards and have an outstanding reputation. The bar concept has been highly acclaimed and I just love the thought of developing the food offering to match or even surpass that. Sally, Howard and the team are real visionaries and I’m really honoured to be part of it.

This is quite specific! I love Sui Mai – I hope to introduce some to the Wro in the Future, Chinese comfort food at it’s best!

What made you want to join the Wro team?

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Cherry Tree Triumph for the Newborn Appeal The Newborn Appeal Knitting Stall will be held in the Cherry Tree Centre, Liscard, Wallasey on the following dates: Week beginning 6th February, 2012 Week beginning 5th March, 2012 Week beginning 16th April, 2012

Back in 1992 The Newborn Appeal was launched by Jan Walton, who wanted to give thanks for all the care, attention and support she was given when she had her sextuplet daughters Hannah, Lucy, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jenny in 1983. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital is a referral unit caring for around 1000 babies a year, the majority of babies cared for are from the Merseyside region, many babies are admitted from a very wide geographical area including North Wales. Through the extreme generosity and support of a great deal of people the amount raised since the launch of the Newborn Appeal is two million and three hundred and eighty thousand pounds. Hundreds of thousands of pounds

worth of equipment has been purchased and is in use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit helping the tiny and delicate babies being cared for. To raise money for this special cause Jan has an army of around 400 knitters in her community. Her ‘army’ of knitters love making all the baby garments and then selling them through a stall in reception at the Women’s Hospital and week-long stints at The Cherry Centre. Last year they raised nearly £40,000 which equates to the purchase of 3 incubators. The week at The Cherry Tree Centre is hugely anticipated and when there they raise approximately £2,000 each time which is a fantastic achievement and Jan wants to thank everyone who supports the stall, it truly is appreciated.

At the heart of Wallasey There’s always something to see and do at The Cherry Tree Shopping Centre… …from our shopping mall and market hall …to our regular fundraising events and exhibitions …bring the family there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Open 7 days a week Monday-Saturday 9am-5.30pm and Sunday 10am-4pm Ample affordable parking 8a Cherry Square, Liscard, Wallasey CH44 5XU Tel:0151 691 0121

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Bridal Beauty Update

Get gorgeous for your big day with these fab new beauty finds....

Kiss Me Quick

Rose Tinted

Pucker up this month with Clinique! They have created this pretty special edition of four gorgeous lip colours complete with a cute heart key ring.

Smell as good as you look with this indulgent Jo Malone bath oil £52

£25

Big and Beautiful Charles Worthington is the official hairstylist for this years BAFTA’s. To celebrate he has launched this fab Big Bounce Spray

Good as Gold Get a golden glow with this classic Clarins tanning milk £16

£5.10

Bridal Booster from Elemis Discover the world of Elemis at the brand new SpaBar at Browns of Chester., This interactive tester zone helps to identify the needs of your skin through advanced clinical imaging at the Elemis SkinLab. During your 15 minute consultation, a highly trained Elemis therapist will create a personal prescription, based on a lifestyle questionnaire and Facial Mapping Analysis. For immediate results, you will then enter the Elemis SpaPod treatment room for a Power Booster Facial. An Elemis therapist will perform one of five facial treatments, while you relax on an Intelligent Massage Chair. These intensive treatments take only 30 minutes, perfect for busy brides to be.

win win win

Your own exclusive SkinLab analysis and Power Booster Facial courtesy of Terri and the team at Elemis, Browns of Chester. To Enter: Simply log onto the competitions section at viewwirral.com or email alison@viewwirral.com. Closing date 31/03/12

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Perfect Skin Perfect Partner Cathy - SkinFirst Heswall In this edition, we are delighted to introduce our latest columnist to the View team, Cathy from SkinFirst in Heswall. Each edition she will be joining us to talk about the vast range of options which are now available to help with skin care and anti-ageing. It has, since time immemorial, been the case that men and women have sought to make themselves look as attractive as possible. There are many reasons for this, from Darwinian selectivity, through to societal pressures from the media. We have heard of Cleopatra’s milk baths, and many a woman in times gone by has endured the pain of a corset pulled far too tight. But today, things have, as a result of scientific advances, progressed far beyond the war paint, rituals and fashion

of other generations. Some would claim that progress has overstepped the line, and in the pursuit of youthful looks, we have distorted the human face beyond the point of attraction - as seen in many an ageing Hollywood icon. Technology has advanced at an exponential rate in the last 20 years. This is not just in the beauty industry but in many other areas too. Many of us reminisce about the times before mobile phones and calculators, internet and emails. It has always been high on the list of ‘wants’ for humans, to roll back those years and hang on to benefits of youth (ideally with the experience of age) so it is not surprising that each day we read about new discoveries and breakthroughs in that quest. However, in pushing those boundaries sometimes we take chances and in the absence of long term data and trials we offer ourselves trustingly as ‘guinea pigs’

assuming the scientists wouldn’t let us down and would offer us only something completely safe and which enhances our physical appearance. This is not always the case, and we have seen the results when things go wrong - most recently with breast implants, used by the most reputable of surgeons. That is not to say that we should throw the baby out with the bath water, as there have been some amazing, safe and life changing advancements. We will be looking at the options for skin care and anti-ageing on a regular basis in VIEW magazine, helping readers make an informed choice and learn more about the latest scientific advancements in this field. If you have any questions please send them in and we will discuss them. If you have any questions or to contact Cathy direct, you can email her at contact@skinfirst.co.uk

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25 Years of Wirral Eyecare Celebrated Valerie Brown is celebrating 25 years of service with Harris Opticians this month. She started working for husband and wife team John and Pam Harris back in 1987 and has been a dispenser in all of the Harris Opticians across the Wirral. More recently Valerie has been resident in the Heswall practice and has a whole host of happy customers who favour her expertise and knowledge.

Super Stylish Sunnies It won’t be long till the winter comes to an end and spring creeps in bringing with it an excuse to get yourself rigged out with a new pair of Super Stylish Sunnies! The celebs are at it so why not us!! Our very own Harris Opticians in West Kirby & Heswall have got the lot, from classic designer frames from the likes of Chanel and Dior to uber cool Oliver Peoples and RayBan. You’ll find the latest collections at unbeatable prices with a superb clinical service to match.

WINWINWINWINWINWIN courtesy of Harris Opticians in West WIN a pair of RayBans to the value of £120 wirral.com or log onto viewwirral.com Kirby & Heswall. Simply email alison@view 31st March 2012. and leave us your details. Closing date

“Valerie is an extremely knowledgeable member of our team” says John Harris, “she has customers who come back to her year after year and bring their family to her. She has a really good eye for picking out frames that she knows will suit our clients look and lifestyle. In some cases Valerie sees as many as 4 generations of the same family and has developed a huge following”. Congratulations Valerie!

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Professional Eye Care Including: Diabetic Eye Screening Digital Retinal Photography J&J contact lens centre of excellence

Fabulous Eyewear All the latest fashions from around the world including: Paul Smith, Oliver Peoples, Lindberg, Chopard, Chanel, Christian Dior & many more.

The only name in eye care on Wirral www.harrisopticians.co.uk

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8 Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4HB. Tel: 0151 625 7742 175-177 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7SE. Tel: 0151 342 4130


Top Pre-Nup Procedures

You wedding preparat ion check list!

Charlotte Kelly is a qualified nurse with over 13 years experience. Trained at a top Harley Street practice, she has learnt a vast range of techniques including how to administer the very latest in time delay treatments.

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Most women dream of getting married... It’s their big chance to shine and everything has to be ‘perfect’. If your big day is approaching, you may have started to look at ways that you can look your absolute best. One of the ways many brides-to-be are embracing this desire for perfection is by pursuing the enhancements that they have always wanted... Picture Perfect Photographs for posterity will remind you about your wedding day forever. Why then would you want reminders about skin you didn’t take care of, fine lines that refused to be covered up and wrinkles that made you look older than you actually were? The bridal makeover is here to help.

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The real beauty of the enhanced bridal makeover is that you can choose to have as many or as few procedures and treatments as you would like, allowing you to plan the perfect package to help iron out stubborn lines and wrinkles in time for your big day. Bridal Bootcamp

Our bridal makeover program uses muscle relaxing injections to help beautiful brides look even more stunning. Get those perfectly arched eyebrows and say goodbye to hollows beneath the eyes with our range of advanced fillers. Brides can also enhance their lips to look fuller and sensuous with our Dermal Fillers. Not only are brides going for things from muscle relaxing injections to chemical peels but they are getting their bridal party involved as well.

View Reader Offer!

Have a bridal makeover with 6 people or more and the bride will get muscle relaxing injections, dermal

fillers, chemical peels or one session of the Genuine Dermaroller for free.

Muscle relaxing injections £75 per area Dermal Fillers £150 for first syringe £150 for lip enhancement

A number of brides are bringing their party to our clinics for Dermal Fillers, muscle relaxing injections, The Genuine Dermaroller or a Chemical Peel several weeks before the big day in lieu of a bridal party gift. For example, many bridesmaids would gladly have fuller, sexier, kissable lips from a Juvederm injection rather than another bracelet or tote bag.

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Think Yourself Thinner! WORKSHOP Joanne Willcox

How My Fat Bum Saved My Life Some time ago, I was having a midlife meltdown and had a bum the size of a Nissan Micra! This was reaffirmed by my hubby’s cutting remarks after he caught me creeping across a fully-lit landing at 3am in the knack. Knee jerk reaction was to hit the gym at Crabwall Manor; pedalling frantically on my Life Cycle and contemplating my own self worth and purpose. I concluded I’d been on a permanent merry go round, always pushing forward to make everyone else’s world peachy - at the expense of my own. I’d spent my 20’s jet-setting around the world under the guise of a trolley dolly, and in a blink, traded it in for a husband, two children, a horse, and a career as a Colonic Hydrotherapist. Trying to keep all my plates spinning in the air without knowing why I was doing it and the long hours were suffocating what I loved doing best, which was motivating people to lead healthier lives. I decided to readdress this imbalance by exploring how your mind works, why you do what you do and what’s needed to shape

your potential. Five years on, I’m incredibly optimistic about my future, I’m far healthier, and if I could sell my energy to the National Grid, I’d be a wealthy woman. So where am I going with this? Well, I found that sometimes when we can’t forge ahead and we’re losing ourselves in our lives, we must drift laterally... that is, we must try a different approach, evaluate, change what’s not working and try again. I’ve also realised the main ingredient for my success is ACTION as it always gives me a result. So if you can see where I’m coming from, it’s time you too got your bum out of its comfort zone, and give your true dreams a chance. You’ll be amazed at how your life will change for the better. JOANNE WILLCOX Dip.C.H.,M.I.P.C.H. is a Colonic Hydotherapist, Nutritionist and NLP Master Practitioner. She has written various articles on health and nutrition over the years. She has three health clinics located in Chester, Liverpool and Wirral. Telephone: 0845 055 6418 Email: joanne@joannewillcox.com

Our regular columnist Alison Blackler has teamed up with Joanne Willcox to bring you a Think Yourself Thinner Workshop Discover why diets don’t work on their own, and how to create an ideal picture of yourself ‘thin’. We’ll help you work on your cravings, portion sizes, increase your motivation to exercise and a desire for healthy choices. It’s being held at Crabwall Manor on Sunday 11th March for more details and bookings call 0845 055 6418 or online www.joannewillcox.com & www.2mindsnlp.co.uk. Here Joanne tells us her story about how her big fat bum changed her life for the better and our regular advice from Alison…

Attracting Your Valentine For 2012? Have you ever noticed that it is easier to attract a potential partner if you already have one? Have you noticed that if you are not really looking for a relationship a lot more people show an interest, but if you get desperate they run a mile! Let’s look at the cause of this behaviour and see if we can make it work for us. One of the keys to finding a mate is to not particularly need one, or at least not need one ‘too much’ as this can drive them away. However, what do you do if you really feel desperate?

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system. It gives us a feeling of being fulfilled and takes away feelings of desperation. Once we start being specific, the law of attraction brings us a match to our most focused thoughts and feelings. It is then important to write these details down. Get a ‘private’ special book that you can note all your hopes and dreams in ‘as if they were happening’.

Our unconscious mind has a hard time telling the difference between an imagined experience and a real one. If we want to find a partner, then the best thing to do is imagine we have one already!

By imagining we already have the perfect partner, we train our unconscious mind to start making it happen. And, because we are more likely to be mellow about it, we are much more likely to make the most of it when the next opportunity comes along. The most important part, of course, is above all, be yourself.

If we imagine we have the perfect partner and get into feeling how it would be to have them, this calms down our whole nervous

Make it happen, buy that special book now and imagine that wonderful partner in your life. Good luck and happy dating!

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Alison Blackler, Director

www.2mindsnlp.co.uk

“Discover the life you’ve always dreamed of.”


Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes at Echo Arena Liverpool

Believing is just the beginning! !

Ariel’s dreams are unlocked from under the sea and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s spell

In a glittering display of worldclass skating and graceful acrobatics, Disney On Ice presents Princesses and Heroes magically recreates the defining moments when eight beloved Disney Princesses wishes are fulfilled with help from their devoted Princes. Everyone’s favourite fairy Tinkerbell guides the audience through the inspiring stories of Ariel, Belle,

lfils Rapunzel fu pe ca es to her dream er w to the

Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White as their wishes are being granted and their dreams coming true. With magical sets, dramatic writing, breathtaking choreography and stunning costumes the show displays timeless tales of inspiring princesses and their heroes, creating a breathtaking experience for all.

WIN! WIN! WIN! Prince Philip defeats the evil Maleficent to rescue Sleeping Beauty Aurora

To book tickets log on to www.echoarena.com or call the Echo Arena Box

A family pa see Disney ss to Presents Pr On Ice incesses and Heroe s Lo g onto the page at vie competitions email aliso wwirral.com or n@viewwir ral.com

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Bringing clarity to your vision In an age where space is precious and maximising your living area is key to creating a super efficient, relaxing and stylish home, the birth of the GlassRoom could not have come sooner. This cutting-edge version of a traditional extension come conservatory, is taking the home improvement market by storm – creating wonderful light, energy efficient spaces and breathing new life into properties old and new. With trend forecasters predicting a major focus in 2012 on blending ‘inside’ with ‘out’ and extending our living space into the garden, GlassRoom could be just the thing for you.

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product inspirational as well as highly durable. Constructed from toughened glass units which are strong enough to walk on, GlassRooms are totally safe and easy to maintain.

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GlassRoom Glamour Imagine an extension, flooded with light and constructed entirely of glass. From the most ambitious architecturally driven project to the simplicity of glass roofs, GlassRooms offers a unique, practical design service at extremely competitive rates. You really can have the space of your dreams within budget whilst creating an environment that meets all the demands of a modern home. The GlassRooms system has been designed by award winning architects, structural glass engineers and leading independent test engineers, making the

By utilising the latest specifications of low e-thermal coating and argon filled panels, your GlassRoom is guaranteed to exceed the rigorous new heat efficiency regulations and remains comfortably warm even in the most extreme conditions. The technology used means that you can keep the internal temperature ‘just-right’ at all times – no more ‘too hot’ in the summer and ‘too cold’ in the winter. Above all else the units are 100% eco friendly helping reduce both your energy bills and carbon emissions. Under floor heating and other additional options such as solar controlled glass can easily be incorporated in your design – no brief is too complicated! So let some light into your life and make a GlassRoom your next step in home perfection!

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well spent. Conservatories and garden rooms are amongst the most popular improvements when thinking about adding space and value to your home. A GlassRoom will not only give you the longed for space it also won’t cost the earth!

Rain or Shine The great British weather leaves a lot to be desired and with the best will in the world and the most careful of forward planning, family get togethers such as barbecues are always spent praying for good weather. A GlassRoom can be the answer to your prayers, bringing the outside in and making sure your guests don’t get wet!

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Celebrity chef and TV personality Simon Rimmer treated guests at James James Kitchens, to a Cook-in at the West Kirby Showroom.

Simon, from BBC2’s Sunday Morning TV show ‘Something for the Weekend’, demonstrated his culinary talents. The Wirral born chef, hailing from Wallasey, spoke fondly of his memories of West Kirby from his younger days. With his award winning vegetarian restaurant Greens in Didsbury, Manchester and Earle in Hale, the North West is very close to his heart. Simon came to James James Kitchens on behalf of German kitchen supplier Alno

(he has an Alno kitchen!) and was asked to demonstrate his culinary talents using Alno furniture and Neff appliances. Director of James James Dominique McLaughlin commented, ‘It was a real pleasure to welcome Simon to our showroom. As an Alno kitchen owner himself, it was lovely to see him use the products to their full potential and all for a fantastic cause. We are delighted to support Claire House and are happy to hand over a large donation”. The Cook-in event was to support local children’s hospice Claire House and raised £250.

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JWS Windows and Doors are a family run business with a 3rd generation legacy within the Glass industry of St Helens. Frank Jones Snr worked in Pilkington’s after leaving the Royal Air Force until his retirement. His son Frank Jones Junior started St Helens Glass with his brother in-law Tony Ryan in 1969. Frank and his son Gareth started JWS in 1996 and as a family run business it has become the premier home improvement company in the Northwest of England. This combined experience in both products and service is backed by an ‘Independent Insurance Backed’ 10 Year Guarantee. Recent Government legislation has been implemented to improve the standard of products offered to the general public by window fabricators. One of these requirements is energy efficiency. Windows and doors are no longer elements used to simply fill the gaps in the bricks and mortar. JWS supply as standard the Highest Grade “A.” JWS UPVC casement windows offer you the chance to specify your optimum combination of fixed and opening windows. With a wide range of sizes and styles to suit all tastes and requirements. You can specify how many openings each window has and whether these are side or top hung. Visit to see our full range of products: http://www.joneswindows.co.uk

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Transform your bathroom with Wirral Wetrooms… Take the first step in transforming your bathroom into a luxurious home spa, by choosing a stateof-the-art loo from Geberit. Here are some of the questions we are regularly asked by our customers. Q We have decided to install a new en suite and would like to give it a luxurious home-spa feel. We’ve already picked a large bath and multi-jet shower but would like to find out more about the latest developments in loo design. We were thinking of having a bidet too but space is tight. A Have you thought about having a loo with an integrated shower function? These have long been popular in Japan and Europe and are far more hygienic than conventional loos. Now Geberit, the leading European manufacturers of loos that clean you with water, have launched its AquaClean range in the UK. Featuring sleek designs, these units are available as wall hung ceramics or enhancement seats so

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you can easily upgrade your existing loo. They all include an oscillating shower with forward and backwards movement, air purification and a warm air dryer. The Geberit AquaClean range is comfortable and stylish too. And with a model to suit every style of home, it would make a perfect addition to your new spa-like bathroom.

A You don’t have to spend a vast amount of money to purchase a Geberit toilet. There are also less expensive models in the range such as the Geberit AquaClean 4000. This compact loo seat is designed to replace your existing loo seat and is straightforward to install, as it fits on the existing seat.

Q Should I be concerned about how much water is used in spray-function toilets? A The Geberit AquaClean 4000 only uses 400ml of water at each use, and although this is more than a normal loo, there are positive environmental aspects to this choice, such as using less toilet paper. Water, chemicals and other raw materials are wasted in the production of toilet paper, and while it’s biodegradable, the process still leaves chemical traces in our water supply. Q I’m really interested in buying a Geberit toilet with a spray function, but I have heard they’re very expensive. Are there any more affordable alternatives?

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Bathroom Well known and respected local bathroom and wetroom experts, Wirral Wetrooms have announced a massive quarter of a million pound investment and expansion project. Pulling on their industry leading design skills and extensive experience, the team have planned a show-stopping new look that is set to revolutionise their Irby showroom. The first phase of the expansion to their upstairs showroom has begun with renovations to incorporate fully functional bathrooms settings including 10 operational showers and 12 working basins and taps all with the latest digital technology. Added to this under floor heating and a working sauna so clients can really ‘soak up’ the full Wirral Wetrooms offering. Owner Dave Sergison commented, ‘Customers will literally be able to

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get a live demo of all the must-have bathroom accessories. You can turn showers on, see how they perform on different settings and see for yourself how the valves and knobs work. There will be full audio visual equipment along with high-tech LED lighting throughout.’ And you can even spend-a penny by sampling the fabulous new Geberit Aquaclean! Finally, complete the picture by choosing from a selection of their stunning tiles and you really be able to create a ‘tried and tested’ space to be proud of. Heart of Irby Village Dave and the team have always supported the local community in Irby and the surrounding areas, and played a part in the life and soul of the village and love being there,

Dave commented “We recognised Irby as a great place to stay and grow in, we like the space we are in. We’ve taken on 2 apprentices and making this significant investment into the building can only improve it.” “Our new showroom will be completely unique for the Wirral, and will revolutionise the experience of buying a new bathroom for our customers. We want nothing more than people to come in and try them out for themselves, even down to taking your shoes off and feel the under floor heating, you can even take a shower if you are game, we don’t mind!” And with service and quality and experience that is second to none, you will be sure to find your slice of Bathroom Bliss, right here in the heart of Irby.

Wirral Wetrooms specialise in bespoke wetrooms and bathrooms Wirral Wetrooms is Wirral’s leading designer, supplier and installer of bespoke wetrooms. Wetroom installations introduce a sense of spaciousness and style. We can create a room tailor-made to your requirements. Wirral Wetrooms will transform your bathroom into your own personal haven.

Wirral Wetrooms have a reputation for providing top class service visit our website to read just a few testimonials from satisfied customers:

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Family Firm Can Furnish Your Home PINE & Oak Warehouse – an ever expanding family run business is one of Wirral’s biggest and most established independent home furniture retailers. With roots going back more than 25 years, the business has been through generations of family and is today in the capable hands of brothers, Grant and Glenn Dawling. The dynamic duo are dedicated to the business and strive to continue the exceptional customer service upon which the company’s foundations have been built. Ideally located with a showroom on Champions Business Park in Upton, Pine & Oak specialise in high quality wooden furniture, and with a ‘something for everyone’ attitude, you’re sure to find the furniture that’s just right for you. From top-of-the-range solid oak beds, wardrobes and dining ranges to ash tables and sideboards, pine

chests and dressing tables, Pine & Oak has a massive selection of items for your bedroom, living room, home office and dining room. Each piece of furniture is made to the highest standards and is available in an array of contemporary, traditional or super modern finishes. On top of this, Pine & Oak offers a complete service including full delivery and installation in your home. Absolutely everything is taken care of for you. Grant explained: “It’s our ethos to provide our customers with outstanding service. We appreciate that happy customers are repeat customers, and that’s why we focus on the old fashioned values of honesty, reliability and quality. Our friendly staff are on hand every step of the way, whether you need advice, installation or after-care. We’re confident that we will not be

beaten on price, so it’s well worth a visit!” Pine & Oak has containers of new stock arriving every two to three weeks, and as an independent family business is also able to offer a shorter delivery time and a wider range of stock than many other companies. To discover what Pine & Oak has to offer, call into the fantastic showroom at Champions Business Park, Arrowe Brook Road in Upton and see the new super high gloss ranges now on show. The company is open seven days a week and covers Wirral, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales, including country wide deliveries. For further information call 0151 678 5610 or visit pineandoakwarehouse. com – the team at Pine & Oak Warehouse look forward to seeing you.

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Ian Kay We are delighted to welcome our new columnist, one of the UK’s hottest interior design talents, Ian Kay.

- films you see, hotels etc. If I had to say was there one particular designer that I most admire, and aspire to It would have to be Nicholas Haslam.

Ian will be bringing his unique approach to interiors to Wirral this Spring has worked alongside some of the industry’s best known designers – ‘cutting his teeth’ in the fast moving world of TV makeovers before launching his own acclaimed styling boutique and interiors business in Nottinghamshire.

What is your number one design rule?

In this edition, we get to know what inspires our fabulous new interiors guru..... What has been the biggest influence on your career? Too hard to say! Constantly getting inspiration from everywhere you go

Include something unexpected, witty or slightly off kilter. Nothing worse than a beautiful room with no personality thrown into the mix. Describe your style in 3 words. Creative, slick, elegant What is your favourite colour? Grey as a neutral, turquoise as a highlight. (This week anyway!) Who is your personal style icon? Brian Ferry, Bowie or Tom Ford.

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The family law team at Lees Solicitors are offering a more convenient service with evening appointments at West Kirby and Saturday appointments at Heswall to help ease the stress caused by a relationship breakdown. Tom Fisher, Partner in the Family department says “As our clients come first, why shouldn’t we work to fit around their busy lifestyles?” Wirral law firm Lees Solicitors firmly believe that the interests of their clients come first. They know how difficult it can be to find time to talk to a solicitor with the pressure of work, family and other commitments. Tom, based at the West Kirby office, has over 37 years experience in family law. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in dealing with matrimonial matters and specialises in complex financial cases. Tom is also a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and of Resolution, the national body of family lawyers. Why Lees? Tom observes “Clients on Wirral need look no further for representation on all aspects of family law. There is no need to travel to Liverpool or Chester for expert family legal advice. In addition, our West Kirby office has it’s own car park for the benefit of clients and the train station is just across the road, and our Heswall office has ample off the road parking. We also provide free half hour consultations

for new clients. Lees family law team can provide the expertise locally.” Collaborative Law Tom is also a qualified Collaborative Family Lawyer. The Collaborative process seeks to try to resolve couples’ differences in an amicable and positive way, endeavouring to limit the stress divorce and separation places upon them and their children. Couples attend round table meetings together with their solicitors so that they are confident of the choices they have and the decisions they are able to make. The lawyers have a duty to limit the level of acrimony between the parties as well as focusing on the needs of the children. Instead of conducting negotiations by letter or telephone all parties meet to work things out in face to face meetings. Benefits of Collaborative Law Tom comments “One of the main benefits of the collaborative approach as opposed to traditional Court proceedings is that positive signals are given to children who benefit from knowing that their parents are working out their differences together in a constructive manner.”

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Resolving Disputes Head of the Family Law department at Lees Solicitors, Jenniffer Skillen, has over 15 years experience in dealing with and resolving family law cases. Jennifer spends her time between the Birkenhead and Heswall offices and is also a qualified Family Law Mediator. Mediation is an approach that is becoming the best way to resolve disputes. Jenniffer explains “Over the years I have experienced cases which have been resolved through negotiations via solicitors and through the Court system. A better way of resolving many matters is through mediation.” The family department compliments the other services provided by the West Kirby and Heswall offices which includes residential property, wills, tax planning and probate as well as commercial property and services for businesses. To book your free half hour consultation with one of the team, call their West Kirby office on 0151 625 9364 or their Heswall office on 0151 342 6273. To find out more about the services on offer visit www.lees.co.uk

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on your doorstep Corkills Alfa Romeo, your local Cheshire dealer, is a fully authorised Alfa Romeo dealership offering new and used approved car sales, genuine parts, financing and servicing. As a dedicated Alfa Romeo dealer Corkills Alfa Romeo is immensely proud of its state of the art servicing facilities and offers complimentary collection and delivery to all customers with an expert sales team on hand to offer first-class advice. Alfa Romeo has a rich heritage of stylish performance cars with the latest range continuing this well-established tradition with such stars as the Alfa MiTo and Alfa Giulietta. But you don’t have to travel to Milan to find the best of Italian style, performance and engineering, Corkills Alfa Romeo brings a little bit of Italy closer to home. As a name synonymous with prestige and refinement, Corkills Alfa Romeo offers the highest level of service, as befits this special marque, and with a host of competitive offers available to the market, customers are able to buy with both their heads and their hearts. Corkills Alfa Romeo has some excellent offers available on all Alfa Giuliettas − the new 5-door

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Alfa Romeo with dynamic sporting performance, Italian style and comfort − and the Alfa MiTo − the world’s sportiest compact car. With a dedicated sales team on site who are happy to assist with all queries, you will be spoilt for choice with the special offers available. The latest deals customers have at their disposal include a 0% finance offer, provided with clear information that will help you to precisely select the right finance package for you. The team will also be on hand to discuss the exclusive Preferenza package, and customers can take advantage of the advanced technologies within the product range, safety credentials, dealer support and the Alfa Care Package, as well as more traditional finance plans on offer. Available on the showroom floor to test drive are a host of the newest and most exciting cars to feature on the Alfa Romeo range including the new Alfa Giulietta automatic and the low emissions Alfa MiTo JTDM-2 85 bhp Sprint which, with only 90 g/km CO2 emissions is congestion free and road fund license exempt and has fuel efficiency of up to 80.7 mpg on a combined cycle. Alfa Romeo now provides far superior deals on all its Alfa Giulietta and MiTo models than any of its closest competitors which can be seen through its 3 year Complimentary Servicing offering, excellent finance offers on both Alfa MiTo and Giulietta, plus there

is the added security of 3 years AA Contact Roadside Assistance. The Complimentary Servicing offer will be available with all retail finance options including cash sales, PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) APP (Advanced Payment Plan) and Hire Purchase. A wide range of engine sizes and capabilities are available on all models from the Corkills showroom including the Alfa Giulietta 1.4 Multiair 170bhp Alfa TCT, best-in-class for CO2 emissions at just 121 g/km and it can also boast the top Euro NCAP safety rating of any vehicle in the C-Segment. To ensure your Alfa Romeo is looking pristine for longer, all models come with 3 years paintwork warranty and 8 years antiperforation warranty. To keep your Alfa Romeo in top condition throughout the harsh winter months, why not pop in for a Winter Check and Interim Service? At just £99 an expertly trained Alfa Romeo technician will check all the main functions of your vehicle to help ensure it survives the winter months to keep you on the road and out of the cold. For more information on the entire Alfa Romeo range, the Winter Check and Interim Service or to arrange a test drive in any of Corkills Alfa Romeo’s superb Italian sports cars, call 08448 159 159 or visit: www.corkillsalfaromeo.co.uk


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CHARITY BEGINS AT…THE CHERRY TREE CENTRE Over the course of a year The Cherry Tree Centre in Wallasey plays host to many charitable organisations who use the shopping mall for their fundraising activities. Thousands and thousands of pounds are raised by the shoppers of Wallasey for charities such as North West Cancer Research, RNLI, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Poppy Appeal to name a few. John White Centre Manager commented “the shoppers who come through the Cherry Tree every day are so generous and are always willing to dig deep for our fundraisers. A big thanks goes out to you on behalf of the charities you support, it just goes to show that even in unsettled economic times such as these the people of Wallasey and beyond are happy to help”. STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS… Calling all Star Wars fans! The 99th Imperial Garrison are coming back to the centre on 7th April, come and have your picture taken with your favourite Star Wars characters.

SAINSBURYS UPTON’S CHARITY DONATIONS Every year Pat Percival at Sainsbury’s Upton works tirelessly to raise much needed funds for local Wirral based charities throughout the store with events such as bag packing and money raised through the sale of carrier bags. And then, at the end of every year they hand out donations to the chosen charities. Wirral Blind & Partially Sighted were given £1,000 to help them with their work, along with St Johns Hospice, Claire House, Ronald McDonald House and The Foxfield School where given a donation towards a new computer to help profoundly deaf and children

with hearing difficulties. But it’s not only money raised that goes to help people, Sainsburys give toys to schools such as the Stanley School to help with children’s development, Active Kids Vouchers to schools who find it difficult to replenish equipment and simple things like tea, coffee and toilet paper to the Wirral Holistic Centre to help them keep going. Pats next project is to get a ‘Queens Head’ made as part of the Jubilee celebrations…watch this space!

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The Fron Male Voice Choir is performing at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool on Saturday 3rd March at 7.30pm in a St David’s Day Concert in support of Age UK Wirral. Proceeds are going towards a new appeal by Age UK to raise essential funds to buy minibuses for transporting younger people, some as young as only 38, with early onset dementia. The award winning Mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge is also starring. Tickets available from www.echoarena.com Tel: 0844 8000 400 Tickets £15.50 We have 4 tickets to give away simply email Alison@viewwirral.com or log onto www.viewwirral.com and leave us your details. Closing date 29th February 2012.

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If you fancy a night of entertainment, dancing and a sumptuous Middle Eastern themed banquet and be helping 2 very special charities at the same time, then look no further than A Taste of the Middle East at Thornton Hall. Local lady Jean Hayden is organising a fund raising event on Friday 30th March. She’s bringing together friends to put this belly dancing extravaganza on. There’ll be traditional Egyptian Belly Dancing and dance formations throughout the night and you can even join in with them. There’ll be a raffle, auction and plenty of entertainment. Jean has been inspired to do something since losing her sister to breast cancer and meeting other women who have survived it, the

night is going to raise money for CANCER Active, whose aim is to empower people to increase their personal odds of beating cancer and a charitable organisation called Just Because who aim to raise funds and promote awareness, prevention and early detection of breast cancer for women in Egypt. “The work of both these charities is inspiring and I am hoping to raise much needed funds to help them out by hosting a night of fun and entertainment” says Jean “Thornton Hall is a brilliant venue and I’d love as many people to come along and join in the fun!” For more details and to book please call Jean on 07519 603 998 or email jhayden7@ntlworld.com.


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A Taste of the Middle East Join us for an evening of entertainment, food and dancing at Thornton Hall Hotel, Wirral.

Friday 30th March 2012 7.00 pm Traditional Egyptian belly dancing and dance formations performed throughout the night with a chance to join in the fun! Raffle, auction and a Middle Eastern banquet.

Ticket Price ÂŁ49 per person or ÂŁ450 for a table of 10 For more information or to buy tickets please call Jean on 07519 603 998 or email jhayden7@ntlworld.com Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa Neston Road Thornton Hough Wirral CH63 1JF

All proceeds go to Just Because and Cancer Active who support women with breast cancer both here on Merseyside and in Egypt

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