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lLinney Cooper is proud to offer you the chance to view Beautiful themed rooms set over 3 floors. Displaying Carpets, Rugs, Furniture and accessories. Our helpful staff will assist you with making your house the home of your dreams

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Editor’s Letter

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e l co me to another issue of Yes Mag, I hope everyone is enjoying it and finding it useful, we have a selection of great businesses that you can call upon when required. This month I have featured a couple of these businesses, The Queens Head, Glanwydden, voted Welsh Pub of the year, well worth a visit and our local charity Hidden Hearing, please help in anyway you can. Well the holiday season will be starting soon, probably already has for some of you, I am sure you are all looking forward to it. We have featured some interesting tips this month, especially how to cope with stress, so don`t miss out start reading. I would like to remind everyone that if you have any events happening during the coming months then please remember our Free Events Diary on page 59 is for everyone. Don‘t forget to check out the virtual mag on our website every month www.yesmag.co.uk and our business and classified sections for all your business needs.

Recommendations: If you like fine wines North Wales Wines & Spirits is definitely the place to go. We bought a bottle of their Desiderius Pongracz Sparkling Wine, for a treat, it was absolutely to die for. In our opinion every bit as good as Don Perignon and decidedly cheaper, their Cava is also delicious and very reasonably priced. Also had a couple of great buys from Conwy Outdoor Shop, again at brilliant prices. With one thing and another we have been spoiling ourselves this month.

ADVERTISER FEATURES Front Cover: West Shore, Llandudno © Shoot my Face 6 24 42 44 48

Best Foot Forward Local & Community History Health & Beauty Poets Corner Technology 3D TV

REGULAR ARTICLES 12 14 18 52 59 60 62

Gardening Can You Help Recipe of the Month Motoring Events Diary Useful Contact Numbers Contents

PUZZLES 15 15 30 36 61

Sudoku Calcudoku Puzzle Page Kids Page Puzzle Answers

Finally if you would like to advertise in Yes Mag, then please contact me as our rates are very good. Best wishes Dianne Harris Editor Advertising Rates per month in colour: 1/4 page ~ £33.00 1/2 page ~ £58.00 Full page ~ £109.00 Block booking discounts are available Block booking advertisers will also appear on our website (with a hyperlink to your own

website) free of charge.

The Hypnotism cured him of smoking, now he‘s addicted to pocket watches.

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Let them eat CAKE!

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Bespoke wedding and celebration cakes & Sugarcraft supplies Let them eat CAKE 35 Madoc Street Llandudno LL30 2TL 01492 871455 www.letthem-eatcake.co.uk

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Paintless Dent Repairs, Scratches, Bumper scuffs, plastic welding, alloys refurbs Fully Equipped Low Bake Spray Booth

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Mobile: 07891 797330 Minffordd Garage Glan y Mor Rd, Llandudno Junction LL31 9RD www.dentrightwales.co.uk

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Best Foot Forward

"When our feet hurt, we hurt all over". Socrates eet are an extraordinary part of the human body. Made up of twenty six bones in each, multitudes of ligaments, muscles and nerves they are a feat of natural engineering and work very hard. It‟s said that the average person walks about 10,000 steps a day or the equivalent of five times around the earth in a lifetime. Since feet are in constant use and bearing our entire weight on a daily basis, they deserve to be treated with care, yet are often neglected. This neglect can lead to lots of problems, some of them painful. It‟s estimated that approximately 70% of the population will suffer foot pain at some point during their lives. Chiropodists, also known as podiatrists, are highly trained foot specialists, and as such they are the best people to visit for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many foot disorders. From verrucas and ingrown toenails to bunions and general pain, chiropodists treat a wide variety of conditions. Foot troubles can usually be traced to three basic causes - inherited, illness and ill-fitting shoes. Foot structure leading to bunions, ingrown nails and heel pain can be inherited. Signs of illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis and circulatory diseases often show first in the feet. But the most common culprit is badly-fitting shoes, To advertise Please call Dianne on 01492 541627 or 07545 166686

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specifically high heels, which is why more women than men develop foot problems. Poorly-fitted footwear can produce bunions and corns which are painful and unsightly. All pain is debilitating and foot pain more so as every single step you take will be agonising. There are numerous origins for foot pain and a chiropodist will be able to diagnose the cause and how to correct it. A simple remedy for some problems is the use of orthotics. These are specially-made supportive insoles for shoes which help realign your foot, therefore relieving the cause of the pain. These insoles are particularly effective in relieving foot fatigue and aches. Feet contain around 250,000 sweat glands, excreting as much as half a pint of moisture every day. Some people‟s feet produce more. Even excessively sweaty feet can be remedied by a visit to a chiropodist. This is something not to be sniffed at. Most chiropody treatment referrals come from your GP but if free NHS treatment isn‟t available you can still find a chiropodist privately. Make sure the practitioner is fully qualified and registered with the Health Professionals Council. The key to healthy feet is prevention or early detection. If you suffer from foot problems, get them treated by a chiropodist before permanent damage occurs. Without treatment, foot pain can travel causing problems in the knees, lower back, and other joints and muscles. Good foot health is vital to enjoying a comfortable and pain free life. Be good to your feet and they'll be good to you.


HELEN SWINDLEY

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We look forward to welcoming you The Ivy Clinic 141-143 Trinity Avenue Llandudno LL30 2UZ

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SPECIALISTS IN KITCHEN & BEDROOM FURNITURE Free No Obligation Planning Service Full Installation Service or Supply Only OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY 9.30am 5.00pm

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www.conels.co.uk Conels Furniture Ltd, 10 Vaughan Street Llandudno LL30 1AB

IAN HUGHES ROOFING CONTRACTOR SLATING & TILING  01492 870366 Fax: 01492 871734 Mobile 07885 534566

Fully Qualified Over 35 Years Experience Minor Repairs to Complete Re-Roofs Established 1988 8

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Specialising in

Car Body Repair INSURANCE & PRIVATE WORK UNDERTAKEN RE-SPRAY & FULL COLOUR MATCHING SERVICE MAJOR & MINOR ACCIDENT WORK DENT REMOVAL, PLASTIC WELDING, SMART REPAIRS

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YEUNG SING CHINESE RESTAURANT 1 Llandudno Road, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, LL30 3EP TAKE AWAY WELCOME ~ Menus Available at www.ysing.co.uk

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TOWN HOUSE ar B : e f Ca

64 Mostyn Street, Llandudno Telephone 01492 862931 The Town House is a popular family run bar on the main street of Llandudno Offering excellent, locally sourced food at great value for money -

Meals from £3.75

Serving lunch time meals and Sunday Roasts. A wide selection of good wines, beers and real ales

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GARDENING Tulips A striking spring bulb, with an interesting history, tulips are in flower this month

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ulips are the national flower of Iran and Turkey. First cultivated by the Turks in 1000AD, tulips were introduced to Europe in the middle of the 16th century. In Holland they became the subject of a phenomenon called „Tulipomania‟. Due to their rarity, only a few very rich people could afford them, which meant the plants became status symbols. When the Tulipomania bubble burst, the Dutch created the successful bulb-growing business they have now. There are now over 3,000 varieties of cultivated tulips in almost every colour and size imaginable. The natural habitat of tulips is in mountainous regions so they need a period of cold while they are dormant. Plant bulbs in November or December, before the first frost. Tulips bloom in almost any well drained soil, but mix in plenty of organic matter and fertiliser to encourage vivacious growth. After flowering, deadhead and leave the plant to die down naturally, so energy is sent to the bulb to store for use next spring.

gloves while handling them. However, during World War II, people in Holland were forced to eat tulips. Apparently this was an unpleasant experience with the taste described as “wet sawdust”. It was also a risky undertaking as some parts of the bulb are poisonous.

Some people are allergic to tulip bulbs, so wear

How to be green-fingered the easy way

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f the thought of ‗growing your own‘ appeals but you have no idea where to start, here are a few tips to get you off the ground (literally!)

1) Start small – Don‘t make grand plans for your whole garden, take it a bit at a time. Invest in a few window boxes or trays and start with some mixed salad leaves or herbs – it‘s a great way to see fast results and gain confidence. 2) Location, location, location – If you‘re opting for a veg patch, think about its positioning. For the best results, you‘ll need sunlight and protection from the wind. Make sure it‘s accessible too – you don‘t want to be treading all over your plants while you‘re weeding!

6) Label plants - Keep a record of what you‘ve planted, where and when. Things like tomatoes may need feeding and beans will require poles and string to climb. Keep an eye on weeds and water regularly if it doesn‘t rain. 7) Keep seeds from your plants for next year - Make notes about what you‘d like to try next season and write down any tips you‘ve picked up. Why not think about buying a greenhouse, or perhaps pop a fruit tree in the garden for a delicious stock of fruit? Don‘t stop at peas and carrots – have a go at some more exotic crops such as blueberries, figs and peppers!

3) Which soil type? - Buy a soil testing kit. It‘s a worthy investment and easy to do. Once you know what you‘re working with, add some rotted-down manure and compost to increase the soil‘s quality. Rake out any stones and pull up all weeds. 4) Build a raised bed – The garden-in-a-frame idea makes a vegetable patch much easier to maintain. Not only do they make planting in straight lines easier, they also warm up quicker than the ground meaning a bumper harvest for you! 5) Easy to grow crops – Tomatoes, salad leaves, beans, strawberries – they‘re all low maintenance and give quick results. Sow your seeds in neat drills – it‘ll help you make the most of the room available.

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Can You Help - Hidden Hearing Train a Hearing Dog

HELP US TO TRAIN A HEARING DOG

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idden Hearing is proud to announce a national campaign to raise funds to help train another new hearing dog with the dedicated charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. A fully trained dog plays a vital role in alerting its owner to special sounds such as alarms and bells, whether at home, at work or in public buildings. Throughout April and May, Hidden Hearing will be donating £5 on behalf of each customer who takes a free hearing assessment at one of its 77 hearing centres nationwide,. All the donations will be made by Hidden Hearing, one of the UK‘s leading specialists in hearing health care, without cost to customers. The charity relies totally on the generosity of people, companies and organisations to fund its work. There are approximately 650,000 severely or profoundly deaf people in the UK who could benefit from a hearing dog. Since the charity was founded in 1982 it has trained around 1,500 hearing dogs and placed them with deaf recipients around the country. ―£7,500 helps us to train just one dog‖, explained Anna Banyard of the charity. ―Training takes around 18 months from puppy to fully trained hearing dog, and it‘s an inten-

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sive programme that demands a lot of specialist expertise. We‘re really thrilled that Hidden Hearing has become one of our regular partners to help fund the training programme. Without support like this, our dogs just wouldn‘t be able to make the difference that they do for people.‖ ―We‘re delighted to be supporting Hearing Dogs for Deaf People once again this year‖, said Graham Lane, Managing Director of Hidden Hearing. ―We have become one of their regular fund raising partners and have seen at first hand the great difference that a well-trained hearing dog can make for its owner. All too often we take for granted those everyday sounds that let us know we need to take action – from something as simple as the door bell to something as life-saving as a smoke alarm. These dogs make a massive difference to give their owners greater independence, confidence and security.‖ Hidden Hearing is a UK leader in hearing healthcare, and has been in business for 40 years with 77 state-of-the-art hearing centres throughout England, Scotland and Wales. For More Information Tel: 01492 868100 Or visit Hidden Hearing website www.hiddenhearing.co.uk The local Hidden Hearing centre is at: 11 Lloyd Street Llandudno LL30 2UU

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‘The only place you can be is here; make the most of it, don’t waste the opportunity to make the best of it.’

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The Albert 56 Madoc Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2TW

Phone: 01492 877188 ~ email: albertllandudno@aol.com Here at the Albert, we have a wide range of real ales on rotation. We pride ourselves on our real ales, and they are a perfect accompaniment to our hearty meals. Favourites like Black Sheep Ale, Jennings Cumberland and Snecklifter, and Adnams Broadside all keep coming back. At any one time, we have a selection of 4 different beers on pump, which can be sure to satisfy even the most discerning of drinkers.

PAY AS YOU GO CHILDCARE *No contract required, pay as and when you need it...

TALU FESUL SESIWN

*Dim angen cytundeb, talu pan fyddwch ei angen ...

Glanwydden 01492 533151 Llandudno Junction 01492 573433 Colwyn Bay 01492 533151

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BUILDING  BLOCK PAVING  DECKING  PLUMBING & HEATING PAINTING  DECORATING  ELECTRICS FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES  NO JOB TOO SMALL

We cater for a wide range of needs and supply the complete range of scaffolding services to customers throughout North and Mid Wales and the North West area.

Tel: 01492 860071 www.rayseager.co.uk

Freephone 0800 955 1323 www.handy-andys.com info@handy-andys.com

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Recipe of the Month: by Peter Osborne - The Big Chef

Queen of Puddings This is one of the classic dishes, it‘s so easy to do and will amaze your friends, both looks and taste. Serves 6 Takes 50 minutes 500 ml milk 55 g butter 115 g cake crumbs Grated rind of 1 orange Grated rind of 1 lemon 55 g sugar 4 egg yolks, beaten 2 egg whites, beaten until stiff 55 g strawberry jam 115 g strawberries, sliced Icing sugar for dusting

 Finally, sprinkle a teaspoon of caster sugar over the tops

of the puddings and bake for a further 10-15 minutes on the centre shelf again until the tops are golden brown.

Tip of the month I hate garlic presses. They are great in what they do but then you have to wash them!! A new toothbrush is ideal for cleaning it out properly, but break the handle in two so that nobody takes it to the bathroom by mistake!!!!

Happy Cooking!!! Peter

MERINGUE: 2 egg whites 60 g sugar Preheat oven to 325F (165C).  Put milk and butter into a flameproof casserole dish and heat gently until butter melts. Stir in cake crumbs and lemon and orange rinds.  Whisk in sugar and egg yolks. Fold in egg whites. Put dish in a deep roasting pan and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up side of dish. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set.  Mix together jelly and strawberries and spread over top of pudding. Remove pudding from water.  Next to make the meringue, use a clean, dry whisk to beat the egg whites to the stiff-peak stage, then whisk in the caster sugar and then divide this meringue mixture between each pudding, piling it up into high peaks.

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Wholesalers to the licensed trade supplying:

North Wales Wines & Spirits Number 1 for SERVICE! Family owned, established in 1997 and now based in two warehouses in Conwy. Do you want to deal with a successful local company where all our customers are important to us?

Keg Beers Bottled Beers Spirits & PPS Soft Drinks Over 400 different Wines

TEL 0845 094 0001

We offer SAME DAY DELIVERY Monday to Saturday for all your drinks needs in one friendly efficient delivery.

Orders in by midday please!

The Cross Keys Penrhynside

Opening Hours SUNDAY 12pm - midnight MONDAY 5pm - midnight TUESDAY 12pm - 3pm 5pm - midnight WEDNESDAY 12pm - 3pm 5pm - midnight THURSDAY 12pm - 3pm 5pm - midnight FRIDAY 12pm - midnight SATURDAY 12pm - midnight

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goodwineonline.co.uk Online specialist wine merchant based on the industrial park in Conwy. We specialise in the very best boutique wines from small family producers, made naturally with minimal sulphites and additives. You can try some of our top wines at Carlo’s Restaurant in Craig-y-Don. “We will not sell any wine we’re not prepared to drink ourselves!”

Tel: 01492 580105 20

Superb selection of hand -crafted award winning wines from all regions

Low in sulphites

UK wide delivery

The best prices in the UK

FREE local delivery on orders over £50

Specialists in Italy, South Africa and Argentina

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Unusual Gifts ~ Jewellery Crystals, Natural Remedies, Clothes Tarot Readings ~ Personal Astrology and much more Please call in, e-mail or phone 01492 878684 for more information in-

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Queen Victoria Newly Refurbished Restaurant & Bar Fantastic Selection of Cask Ales Sunday Lunch ÂŁ7.95 A choice of local meats lamb, beef, turkey

Eat in Alberts restaurant or in the bar

Food Served: Monday - Saturday 12 - 9pm Sunday 12 - 8pm Relax with our resident pianist Friday & Sunday Night

Good quality hearty meals and large range of desserts 4 Church Walks Llandudno LL30 2HD

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ESCAPE Adventure Sports - Lifestyle Animal Quiksilver Roxy Billabong WeirdFish Balin O’Neill O’Shea Oakley Zoggs Buffs Hedy Barts

Vans DC’s Globe Merrell HiTec Duffs Big Pig On Fire Asics Ignite D2B Regatta

Speedo Adidas Nike Reebok New Balance Saucony Ron Hill Hilly Urban Beach Osprey Wetsuits Dirty Dog White Rock

Dare to be Different

Just a few of the Brands we stock !!! 100 Mostyn St, Llandudno, LL30 2SW - 01492 877149 Email: escapesurf@btconnect.com www.escapesurf.co.uk

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Welsh Pub of the Year - The Queens Head Voted Welsh Pub of the year for 2009/2010 The Queens Head is not one to be missed. It is beautifully located in the idyllic country village of Glanwydden, just a short drive from Llandudno.

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he Queens Head is renowned for its fine cuisine with chefs who are passionate about good food and local produce. The extensive menu is comprised of appetizers, hearty mains, seafood, pastas and vegetarian dishes, grills and steaks, light bites and Sunday roasts. Popular dishes include asparagus risotto, monkfish and king prawn curry, homemade steak and ale pie, char grilled welsh rump or warm brie and crispy pancetta ciabatta. Its best to book at all times to avoid disappointment. The bar, complete with roaring log fire houses 3 real ales, a vast wine list and a good selection of spirits and soft drinks, is open from 11:30am-3pm and 6-10:30pm weekdays and from 11:30am-10:30pm on weekends, the ideal place to unwind. With no end to its facilities the Queens Head also has a 30 seater function room. Storehouse cottage provides a romantic and cosy accommodation just across the road. Whether you‘re in the area shopping, walking, cycling or exploring the coast, The Queens Head extends a warm welcome to all, living up to its reputation as the finest pub in the area.

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Local History Month

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ocal and Community History Month lasts throughout May with the aim of increasing awareness of local history, promoting history in general to the local community and encouraging all members of the community to participate. Activities take place across the UK and include trips, library exhibitions and local lectures. Itâ€&#x;s a great way for groups to highlight local history and for local people to get involved. History is all around you. Itâ€&#x;s fascinating to discover the past that is right on your doorstep. Some of it may not be immediately obvious as so many changes have taken place over the years, but with a little research you can discover a whole different aspect to your hometown. Some towns capitalise on their history, especially if well known events happened there, such as Hastings, Avebury or York. Others have equally interesting pasts, but are not necessarily as famous, for instance, Evesham - the site of a battle in 1265. Perhaps you live in a place with an unusual name. Place names are often an indication of the original settlement. There are several towns with the name Whitchurch in Britain and this simply means White Church. Other names are more obscure and captivating, for example Mudford Sock in Somerset and Wig Wig in Shropshire. On a more local or domestic level, you may live in a house with a history or notice intriguing buildings in your area. Perhaps there is a nearby mansion or estate that

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piques your interest about the family who built and lived there. Go for a walk and see what you can find. Open your eyes and look past the new shops and buildings to what may have been there before. Often the only historical building left is a church, but if you look harder, you may discover all sorts of interesting architecture which will lead you to research further. In order to find out more about the history of your area the best place to start is by visiting your local library. Most libraries have a local studies section and include more than books on the subject. Libraries, especially the large or central ones, have other documentary material too, in the form of old newspapers and maps. You should also be able to find out if your district has a local history society, which is a great way to discover more information and share your curiosity with like-minded people. Also consider visiting your local museum for interesting artefacts and photographs showing how your town or village has changed over time. Use this month to further your knowledge and interest in your locale. There are plenty of opportunities to pursue a new hobby and discover a new world on your doorstep. For more information visit www.history.org.uk

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APT SECURITY A Professional Team

Providing a professional service, which covers a whole range of security services

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Event Security Static Security/Door Supervision Mobile Security Key Holding Close Protection Sites, Pubs, Clubs Caravan Parks, Parks, Shops Domestic & Non Domestic Properties Colleges, Schools Local Authority Manned visits a lot cheaper than you think

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Boilers Bathrooms Kitchens Just call Neil for a free Quote. Mob: 07974202609 Home: 01492 541110 Email: marineplumbing@live.co.uk

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We feel that we are equipped to offer you the best possible service when you buy a car from us. • Part exchange welcome • Quality used cars • Warranty

Opening Times:

01492 545353 07990 755601

We sell top of the range 6 MPH & 8 MPH scooters, 4MPH pavement scooters and transportable / carboot scooters. All scooters come with a full one year premier care plus insurance. We also offer a five star aftersales, back up and warranty service

 Mobility Scooters  Wheelchairs  3 Wheel Walkers  Rollators

Mon to Fri 9.am - 6.pm Sat 9.am - 4.pm Now Open Sundays

Open: Tues-Sat 10am - 6pm

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The Gamez   Wii   X box 360   Playstation 3   Sega Master System   Playstation 1 & 2   Nintendo Came Cube   Nintendo DS   And many classic Games

We buy and sell, second hand DVDs, Games, Consoles. Part Exchange Welcome Open: Mon-Sat 11-5.30 pm 135B Abergele Road , Colwyn Bay

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill of Llandudno would like to offer you

£5 OFF ALL GOLF CLOTHING WHEN YOU SPEND £30 OR MORE with production of this voucher

(offer excludes all other items and offers in store)

Only redeemable at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, 65 Mostyn St, Llandudno LL30 2NN Tel: 01492 877018

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Professional Pet Grooming, Microchipping & Other Pet Services

 Collection and delivery service  Fully insured  Full nose to tail  Or just a nail trim Tel: 01492 540478 Mob: 07930 483734 nicola@4prettypaws.co.uk

Suppliers of uPVC Building Products to the Trade & DIY Unit 2 Parc Elwy, Mochdre Business Park, LL28 5HF Tel: 01492 546286 Fax: 01492 546883

Fascias, Soffits, Trims & Cills ▫ External Cladding & Dry Verge ▫ Rainwater Systems ▫Soil & Drainage Systems ▫ Speedfit Plumbing & Underfloor Heating ▫ uPV Fencing & Gates ▫ Shutters & Door Surrounds ▫ Silicons, Sealants & Adhesives ▫ Decorative Cladding & Flooring ▫Acrylic uPVC & Polypropylene Sheets ▫ Multi-Wall & Solid Polycarbonate ▫Carports ▫ www.nwbuildingplastics.co.uk Please mention Yes Mag when responding to adverts

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Mon-Wed 8.30am-6pm Thurs - Closed Fri 8.30am - 7pm Sat 8.00am - 5.30pm

Civil Engineering * Demolition * Groundwork Contractor PLANT HIRE SERVICES

We offer an extensive range of plant and equipment and are proud to be members of the CPA (Construction Plant Association).

HIRE SERVICES

We do short and long term contract hire and daily hire. DRIVEWAYS Concrete and Tarmac.

20 Queens Road Craig-y-Don Llandudno LL30 1AZ

45 Colwyn Crescent Rhos-on-Sea LL28 4RF

Tel: 01492 868660

www.newellplanthire.co.uk

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The Plaice to go for the Finest Fish & Seafood All at sea and wondering where to go for the finest quality fish and seafood: Mermaid Seafoods has, for nearly a quarter of a century enjoyed an unassailable reputation for supplying the finest quality fish and seafood to wholesale and retail customers. Fresh or frozen, Mermaid receives deliveries daily in order to cater for the ever increasing demand for their fish, seafood & game products.

Embroidered Workwear Safety Footwear Personal Protection Equipment

and for

Kids at School

Discerning restaurateurs and hoteliers whose own reputation depends on the standard of the food they provide are drawn to the consistently high quality and range of choice on offer here. Builder Street, Llandudno LL30 1DR 01492 878014

Embroidered Schoolwear Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, Beaver, Cub & Scout Uniforms

2 Trinity Square, Llandudno

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Bogs & Basins ATA Accredited—Renault factory trained Proprietor - Steve Talbot CAE AMIMI Unit 2 Oswald Road Llandudno Junction, LL31 9EP

Affordable Luxury Bogs & Basins

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Tel: 01492 584279 Fax: 01492 582105

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Warwick House Station Road Llanfairfechan LL33 0AL

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Celebrating Camra Food Pub of the Year 2009 Daily Post Chef of the Year    

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akc

Home Support Services

1 of North Wales leading providers of Social & Personal Care to The physically disabled Learning disabled Sensory Impaired Acquired Brain Injury Older People & the Infirm Social Support Help with Personal Care - Every Day Tasks & Daily Living General Household Tasks - Paying Bills - Shopping 1 Hour a Week to 24 Hours a Day

Contact us to discuss your requirements by telephoning:

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Stockists of All Hardware All Remedial Works Undertaken Failed Units, Faulty Window/Door Locks Faulty Handles, Faulty Hinges Builder Street West Llandudno LL30 1HW

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£40 MOT – Free Re-Test Brand new state of the art equipment! Book NOW!

01492 584023 we will be testing class 3 + 4 quad bikes and trikes, and petrol + diesel vehicles in those classes

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Telephone: 01492 876513 Email: thelilly@live.co.uk Address: The Lilly, West Parade, West Shore, Llandudno, LL30 2BD

Barbecue at The Lilly

West Shoreâ€&#x;s only AA Award Winning Bar and Restaurant

May Bank Holiday Weekend 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 29th, 30th, 31st

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01492 870678

Open 7 days 9.00 - 5.30 Sundays 10.00 - 4.30

18 Vaughan Street Llandudno

 G Star  Luke  Lyle & Scott  Full Circle

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You do the business. We’ll do the books. Accounts, tax returns, inland revenue queries leave it all to us. For a free no obligation initial meeting, call Peter Sewell at your local TaxAssist office on : 01492 868628

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Deganwy Quay Deganwy Conwy North Wales 01492 564100 www.quayhotel.co.uk

Spiced carrot soup with chermoula £4.95 Butternut squash risotto toasted walnuts £7.95 Llandudno smokery cured salmon, horseradish cream £9.95 Rock oysters simply served over ice with fresh lemon 6... £12.00 12....£24.00 Butter poached corn fed chicken Caesar £8.50 Buffalo mozzarella with caponata bruscheta £8.95 Salad of tongue with gremolata & pecorino £6.95 FROM THE GRILL Steaks simply grilled to your preference with vine ripened plum tomatoes, field mushrooms & chips Rump steak 8oz...£15.95 10oz...£19.95 Rump steak is the toughest steak we serve but one of the most flavoursome of cuts As the muscle works hard on the beast. ―We recommend this steak is cooked medium rare or medium‖ Sirloin steak 8oz...£17.95 12oz...£24.95 Sirloin Steak is not as tender as the fillet but it has more flavour ―We recommend you have this steak cooked medium rare or medium‖ Rib eye 10oz...£24.50 12oz...£28.25 Rib eye steak you can have the best of both; it‘s tender and full of flavour ―It‘s best from rare through to medium‖ Fillet 8oz...£29.95 Fillet steak is the most tender, but not as full in flavour ―We recommend you have this steak cooked rare or medium‖ Chateaubriand for 2 £65.00

SIDES All sides are £2.95 Hand cut chips Creamed potatoes Potato gratin Sautéed new potatoes with shallots Buttered carrots French beans Portobello mushrooms Onion rings Mixed leaves Tomato, basil, onion & vinaigrette Bread & butter £1.25 SAUCES

*Weights are approximate pre cooked meat FISH Pasta, rocket, cherry tomato & asparagus dressed with fresh pesto £10.25 (V) Great Orme lobster, chips, homemade ketchup £32.50 Organic farmed Shetland salmon, chorizo, wilted gem lettuce & aioli £15.95 Linguine with chilli coriander and crab £12.25 Fillet of seabream with artichoke, scallop & pesto £15.95 Posh fish & chips: trio of salmon, seabream and local plaice cooked in a light batter with chips & garden pea puree £16.95

All sauces are £2.00 Peppercorn Béarnaise Red wine bordelaise Barbeque Please ask your waiter for mustards

MEAT Slow cooked belly pork with choucroute, baby leeks, caramelised onions, salsify, apple & pork jus £13.95 Corn fed chicken leg ‗coq au vin‘ with celeriac mash £14.95 Penne Welsh black beef burger on a flowered bun with baby gem, beetroot, smoked Caerphilly, Anglesey smoked streaky bacon, & hand cut chips £14.95 CHILDREN’S MENU 1 course £4.95 2 Course £7.95 3 Course £10.95 STARTERS Tomato or chicken soup / Fresh melon / Garlic bread MAIN Mini fish & chips with garden pea puree / Sausages, creamy potato mash and gravy / Homemade cheese & tomato pizza and chip. DESSERT Ice cream / Fresh fruit salad / Homemade almond & vanilla cheesecake

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Health & Beauty

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ith so many of us facing financial insecurity and fears over our job prospects, it‘s hardly surprising that greater numbers than ever are suffering from stress. Even teenagers find themselves stressed these days with the pressure to do well in exams. We cannot do much to change the economic climate or the need to succeed but there are steps we can take to ease the emotional fallout. First of all, what does stress look like? If you find any of the following are ongoing problems in your or your teenager‘s life, then you or they might be suffering from stress: Irritability and seeming ‗down‘ Nail biting or hair tugging/chewing Oversensitivity to criticism Sleep patterns disrupted Upset stomach or change in eating patterns Increase in alcohol use or smoking Difficulty in concentrating Recognising the symptoms and accepting that you are in a stressed state is half the battle. The next step is learning to cope with the condition. It‘s quite possible that you cannot do anything about the underlying causes, especially if it is finance and/or work related, but you can learn to ease the symptoms. Make simple changes to your life. Don‘t try to do everything on this list all in one go, you‘ll only add to your stress levels. Pick one thing you feel you can incorporate easily and do that. You‘ll feel the benefits almost immediately. Accept help from others – you don‘t have to do everything yourself. Most of us try to do too much, feeling we have to constantly prove our worth.

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Stop trying to multitask and concentrate on each job in isolation until completed. By juggling too many tasks at once we can easily feel that we aren‘t accomplishing anything. Pick the most important item that has to be finished and deal with that first. Making lists and ticking items off as you do them can add to a sense of achievement. It‘s all too easy to get to the end of a day and only see the things that still have to be done, rather than congratulating yourself on what you have achieved. Take regular breaks at work. Even if all you do is walk around the office, or go downstairs and come back up again, moving away from your desk gives your mind chance to relax. Find someone safe to talk to. We all need to put our fears into words occasionally. For teenagers it can really help by sharing their feelings on Facebook or other social sites. Let your anger out by hitting a cushion or by going somewhere alone and screaming. Get lots of fresh air – this will aid relaxation. Have ten minute ‗you‘ sessions. Set aside definite times when only you matter. This could be in the bath, or going for a walk alone, or anywhere where you can switch off the outside world and let your mind wander freely. Walk away from critical people. Don‘t allow others to destroy your self-confidence. When under stress, it is all too easy to believe negative comments, even when they clearly bear little relation to reality. If life‘s really getting you down and you‘ve started to feel like you just can‘t cope, don‘t be afraid to see your doctor. They expect to deal with wellbeing issues as well as physical problems.

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NIKKI CHARLS HAIRDRESSING

The ONLY team in North Wales to qualify for the prestigious L’Oreal Colour Trophy

TEL: 01492 877793 22 Augusta Street, Llandudno, LL30 2AD www.nikkicharls.co.uk

Skinaesthetics Age Reversal Skin Treatment Helping People Look & Feel their very Best

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Naturally Beautiful Looking Skin Male & Female Treatments Available Patricia Goodwin RGN 07717 494805

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Poets Corner - Local Humour

ODE to a Cabbage

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‘ll bet you‘ve never seen a cabbage like the one that I have seen It is very very large and very very green It‘s growing in a garden up on Penrhynside This veg is nearly 2 feet high and almost 4 feet wide You‘ve seen a fresh spring cabbage or a very nice Savoy. But you‘ve never ever seen the like of the one grown by our Joy You can find caterpillars on cabbages, also slugs and flies But the one Joy‘s grown is perfect and should really win a prize You can do a lot with cabbage, you can fry it steam it too You can put it raw on coleslaw or boil it in a stew Joy‘s grown many other veg of every shape and size Some of them are so grotesque; you‘d not believe your eyes

Estate Agents  Energy Consultants Independent HIP and EPC providers - HIPs from £245 EPC’s from £50 *Hips and EPC’s can be used with any Estate Agent* Commercial EPC’s and Display Energy Certificates PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY LETTING SPECIALISTS Over 30 years property contract maintenance experience see our NEW website for the best deals for Landlords We advertise with Rightmove www.energyhomesolutionsltd.co.uk or call in at FERNDALE HOUSE,

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Just picture now this cabbage sitting in the ground With the other puny specimen growing all around This cabbage is so very large; it won‘t get through the door They‘ll have to take a knife to it and cut it into four For growing super cabbage, our Joy has passed the test So move over Alan Titchmarsh, you‘ve been beaten by the BEST © D Taylor

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Sugarcraft Supply and Celebration Cakes for All Occasions We have everything you need to decorate your own cake, or why not let us make it for you We can create any cake with a ‘Wow’ factor for personal, corporate or celebrity occasions using your ideas, thoughts and designs. Consultations are held by appointment, either in the comfort of your own home or on our premises, where customers can view our extensive portfolio of spectacular cakes. Each cake is designed to reflect your personality and decorated to suit your specific requirements. 18 Queens Road, Craig-Y-Don, Llandudno LL30 1AZ Tel: 01492 860019 Mob:07884 342776 www.pf-cakes.co.uk E:pippa@pf-cakes.co.uk

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Event Photography

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Work  Weddings  Frames

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CONWY LAND ROVER

Ffordd Maelgwyn Llandudno Junction Conwy LL31 9PL

Tel: 01492 580000 Fax: 01492 580550

philcole@conwylandrover.co.uk www.conwy.landrover.co.uk

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Technology - 3D TV

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Penny Farthing Of Conwy The original Old fashioned sweet shop

REM CRAFTS

A unique authentic experience

For all your Craft & Hobby Supplies and Craft Workshops FINEST QUALITY BRITISH MADE TRADITIONAL SWEETS OLD & NEW FAVOURITES ALL SOLD LOOSE

Our Extensive range includes:-

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LIQUORICES - SPECIALIST FUDGES NOUGAT - ROCK SUGAR FREE - GLUTEN FREE WE CATER FOR EVERYONE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK PENNY FARTHING SWEET SHOP CONWAY TRADITIONAL SWEETS LTD 4A CASTLE STREET CONWY

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Lesley Carole

2 Penrhyn Ave, Rhos on Sea, LL28 4RD

Silver Jewellery Crystal Bling Handbags Evening Bags Watches

Silver & Murrano Glass Beads to fit: Pandora, Troll, Camilla and Others & So Much More

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Alliance Taxis of Llandudno

4 to 8 Seaters Available 24 Hr Service Reliability ALWAYS

Penrhynside Heating Services Heating - Plumbing - Gasfitting LPG, Gas, Oil Installations OFTEC Oil Technician. Company No. C8873

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T: 01492 545054 M: 07831 169638 www.alliancetaxis.com

Email: penrhynsideheating@hotmail.co.uk

RICHARD WILLIAMS (DEGANWY) BRON HEULOG, CONWY RD, LLANDUDNO JCT, CONWY, LL31 9DX TEL: 01492 583423 FAX: 01492 585218 EMAIL: PHIL@RWDL.COM

PARK RD, RUTHIN, DENBIGHSHIRE, LL15 1NF TEL: 01824 702475 FAX: 01824 705811 EMAIL: ROB@RWDL.COM

MAY SPECIAL OFFER STAFFORDSHIRE PINK GRAVEL £39.95 + VAT (BULK BAG)

STONEMARKET GREY MULTI MARKET STONE £220 + VAT PER PACK (11.72M2) MULTI PURPOSE COMPOST 3No 70ltr BAGS FOR £8.51 + VAT

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Baker & Clark

13 - 15 Lloyd Street Llandudno Conwy LL30 2UU 01492 877942 All ranges available online at

www.shoesbymail.co.uk Freephone: 0800 783 0439

The Independent Shoe Retailer For Quality And Service

Simon Baker

77 Mostyn Street Llandudno Conwy LL30 2NN Tel: 01492 875650

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Motoring - Porsche Cayman S by James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine

Porsche Cayman S

ers. In most cases it‟s far easier to use the gear lever that can be pushed up and down for shifts instead of the buttons. But despite this small handicap, the Cayman still manages to edge it out on track. The Cayman S produces 320bhp from its 3.4-litre unit, but it‟s the way it manages to translate those numbers into forward inertia so effectively that seriously impresses. Problem is, you you‟re only half Cay-

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uthless, efficient menacing, there‟s nothing quite like an ice white Porsche Cayman to focus the mind. This test takes place on a track near York and the mid-sized sche is seriously entertaining.

always get the feeling of the picture. The man‟s so honed and sorted it takes away a large part of the enjoyment. After a day‟s fun and frolics on track I‟m left feeling a little cold – and for a car from a maker like Porsche that‟s not a good situation to be in, especially if you‟ve just shelled out £44,000 for one.

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There‟s no drama, no rubber burning, backend wagging show-boating with this tool, that‟s for sure. One would imagine the word fun doesn‟t even have a German translation. The Cayman – a car which sits just below the 911 and above the Boxster in the firm‟s range – is about point-to-point; getting you from A-to-B as fast as possible. After a few laps it‟s abundantly clear this is a very competent track machine. It puts several car lengths on the Nissan 370Z we were testing it against and that‟s before we‟d even covered half a lap. And boy does it grip, scything through bends with scalpel-edged precision. If you miss an apex there‟s no one to blame here but the man behind the wheel. The Cayman is packed with performance goodies too – ones that make fast a science, not an art form. First up is launch control: click the right buttons, hold your foot on the brake, nail the throttle and wait for it to level at 5,000rpm, then simply take your foot off the pedal. It‟s unbelievably effective, matching power with grip to thrust you forwards with the efficiency of a super computer. Of course this only works alongside the marque‟s seven-speed PDK gearbox. Don‟t ask what PDK stands for, it‟s unpronounceable by humans, just be satisfied that all you need to know is it works, much like everything else in the Porsche, fantastically well. It‟s a dual clutch set-up, not dissimilar to VW‟s DSG unit, which prepares the next cog you want to use in anticipation of the next shift. Yes, that sounds hugely complicated, and I have no doubt it probably is, but it‟s safe to say it makes gear changes very swift matters indeed. That‟s not to say it isn‟t without its faults. Most noticeable are the button toggles for up and down on the steering wheel which work the opposite way to that which you‟d expect. They‟re also far more awkward to get the hang of compared to paddles favoured by other manufactur-

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Don‟t get me wrong, the Cayman S is a devastating machine that covers ground extremely quickly, in pretty much anyone‟s hands. It sounds superb, steers like few cars you‟ll ever experience and is packed with technology. It‟ll also catapult you around a track, or damp B-road, faster than you‟d ever think possible. But, the thing is, you won‟t realise it – and in my eyes what‟s the point of going really quickly if you don‟t feel like you‟re going really quickly? It‟s not as though you‟re trying to qualify for a grand prix is it, where lap times are all. This is about life; enjoying every one of those pounds you spent on your car, every time you get behind the wheel. And in the German offering, I just don‟t know whether I would.


Indian Restaurant & Takeaway Our cuisine is East Indian & Bangladeshi - a mouth-watering array of carefully spiced meat, fish, and vegetables. Contemporary East Indian & frontier cuisine with emphasis on fresh ingredients, local produce and the right blend of spices following standardized authentic modern recipes. We specialise in meat dishes, in particular: Murgh Lasooni (Garlic Tikka), Murgh Malai Kebab, Murgh Tikka Lababdar, Murgh Saagwala, Murgh Hayali, Pasanda, Tikka, Masala, Jhalfrezi and Balti dishes. Fish features extensively on the menu. Feast on a King Prawn or Shellfish curry - Sample our Salmon Paturi, Prawn Malai Curry or the Bangladeshi Ayrfish

Sunday Buffet

ÂŁ7.95 Between 12 - 8pm

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Penrhyn Old Hall Penrhyn Old Road, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, LL30 3EE 01492 549 888 Superb food, a choice of quality ales, lagers and a welcome glass of wine. Our cosy restaurant serves delicious home-style cooking, a traditional Sunday roast and scrumptious desserts.

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The Seahorse

Seafood Restaurant & Bistro Famous for our Seafood Dishes and

Local Meats

7 Church Walks, Llandudno, LL30 2HD 01492 875315 / 877924

Open 7 days per week 4.30pm - onwards

www.the-seahorse.co.uk

We specialise in Sales of Camper Vans & 4x4’s Similar vehicles Wanted

Sales & Hire 6/7/8 Seater + Camper Available

Cartime 115 Conway Road Conwy LL31 9NH

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Incorporating Kennedy Leisure Car, Caravan & Motorhome Specialist Body Repairs Car & Caravan Sales - Service - Repair

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May Events Diary 1st 2nd 1st 1-3rd 1-3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 4th

Live Band The TOWN HOUSE, Llandudno every Saturday Karaoke the TOWN HOUSE, Landudno, every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday That‘ll Be The Day, Venue Cymru Llandudno Transport Festival Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza Daniel O‘Donnell, Venue Cymru Pianist at the Queen Victoria, Church Walks 7pm - 10 pm (everyu Sunday) Bay of Colwyn Promenade Day The Holiday Show, Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd St, 7-10.15pm Weekly Male Voice Choir Concerts, Gloddaeth United Church, Chapel St, Llandudno, 8.00pm Energy Club, Heal Your Body - Free Your Mind, Boost your energy - Every Tuesday 7 - 9pm Presented by Michael Garner F.Inst.HT Mind Focus Groups. Sue Jones Suite, Mochdre Village Hall 4th Conwy Markets, (Conwy British Legion) 9.45 am-12 pm (runs every Tuesday morning) 5th Seaside Follies (every Wednesday) Llandudno Town Hall 7-10.15pm 5th Showtime, Gloddaeth United Church, Chapel St, Llandudno 7.30 -10. every Wednesday to 6 Oct. 6th We‘ll Meet Again Town Hall, Lloyd St, 7 - 10pm every Thursday to Oct 7th 6th Rhododendron Collection Walk, Bodnant Gardens 10.00am 6th Quiz Night, TOWN HOUSE Llandudno, Every Thursday 6-8th Dangerous Liaisons - Northern Ballet Theatre, Venue Cymru 8-9th Craft Fair, Llandudno Town Hall, 10.00 am - 4.30pm 9th Rowen Village Gardens Open Day, Rowen, Conwy, (only open one day every 2 yrs) 10.30 - 5pm 11th North Wales & Llandrillo Astronomy Society, Llanelian Community Centre LL29 8YA (2nd Tue each month) 11th Energy Club, Relaxation, Motivation, Inspiration, Mind Focus Groups, Mochdre Village Hall, 7.00pm 11-29th The Sound of Music, Connie Fisher & Michael Praed, Venue Cymru 12th Champion Tree Tour, Bodnant Gardens, 10.00 am, Booking required 14/15th Moth & Bat Workshop Pensychnant Nature Conservation Centre, Sychnant Pass Rd, Conwy, LL32 8BJ 8pm till late. Bring a torch, sunglasses and suitable clothing, no need to book. Tel: 01492 592595 16th Llandudno Horticultural Society Coffee Morning & Plant Sale 10am - 12am St Pauls Church Hall, Craig-y-Don New Members Always Welcome. Tel: 07850 283805 16th A Grand Dance - Venue Cymru - 8pm-11pm Main Hall Ballroom 18th Gardeners Walk & Breakfast, Bodnant Garden, Booking required 18th Energy Club, Relaxation, Motivation, Inspiration, Mind Focus Groups, Mochdre Village Hall, 7.00pm 18th You are invited to an "Appointment with Fear and Laughter" at Penrhyn Old Hall on Tuesday/Wednesday/ Thurs day 18th/19th/20th May at 7.30pm nightly when Penrhyn Bay Players presents two One Act Plays. The classic suspense thriller "Sorry, Wrong Number" and a brand new comedy "Stop and Run". Tickets £5 (01492 596020). Doors open 7.15pm North Wales premier Pub Theatre! Details supplied by Frank Sheehan, Secretary Penrhyn Bay Players, 24 Bryn Lupus Road, Llanrhos, LL30 1SW (Tel 01492 596020) 19th Reginald Hunter Comedian, Venue Cymru 20th Wildlife Gardening, Try pond-dipping and get advice on how to create a small wildlife friendly garden. Ms Anna Budesha, Emscote, Fferm Bach Road, Craig-y-Don, , LL30 1UA Tel: 01248 360981 . Free Adm. 10am-4pm 22nd Eryl Restall, Female Vocalist, Queen Victoria, Church Walks ,Llandudno 25th Energy Club, Relaxation, Motivation, Inspiration, Mind Focus Groups, Mochdre Village Hall 26th Conwy Farmers Market, Admission Free 9.00am -1pm Last Wednesday of every month 29th Annual Art Exhibition contact Mr J Gwynfor Davies Capelulo Village Hall, Fairy Glen Road, Capelulo, LL34 6YU Tel: 01492 623405 Open Hours: 11.00am to 5.00pm - Admission FREE 29th/30th Angelight - Mind Body Spirit Show, Venue Cymru , All Day, Price £4, children free. 29//30th Welsh Sailing Championship - contact Mrs Ruth Brown Llandudno Sailing Club, Promenade, Llan dudno, LL30 1BT - 01492 549900 31st

Christy Moore , Singer Venue Cymru, 8pm

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Useful Contact Numbers Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance, Coastguard or Mountain Rescue: 999 or 112 textphone 1800 N. Wales Police HQ Fire & Rescue Electricity Gas Welsh Water Flood line Animal Welfare Health Contact Details Colwyn Bay Hospital Conwy Hospital Glan Clwyd General Hospital Llandudno General Hospital Ysbyty Gwynedd

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Contents Page Accountants TaxAssist

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Artist Jean Morgan

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Liverpool Arms Old Station Penrhyn Old Hall Queen Victoria Queens Head Seahorse The Albert The George Hotel The Lilly The Quay The Toad Town House China Garden Yeung Sing Chinese Emperor Chinese Bengal Dynasty Indian

43 45 56 21 23 57 16 4 37 41 31 11 4 9 39 53

Photography Cambrian Shoot My Face

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Plant Hire Newell

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Plastering Kevin Hughes

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Day Nursery Wingarth

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Bags Becketts Bags

13

Dog Groomers 4 Pretty Paws

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Barbers Head Office

28

Bathrooms James Payne Bogs & Basins

Energy Consultants Energy Home Solutions

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Finance Thinc Group

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Fireplaces Colwyn Fireplace Centre

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Fish & Chips Enochs

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Fitness/Training Martial Arts John Lynn‟s

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Florist 4 Seasons

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Plastics N.W Building Plastics

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Plumbing Domestic Plumber Marine Plumbing Penrhynside Heating

13 25 50

Beauty Hedonism Skinaesthetics Bed Shop Oaklands Blinds Penrhyn Blinds Books L‟s Book & Coffee Shop Bridal Bay Brides & Ballgowns

40 55

Cafes Cafe 101

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Cake Shop Cakes for all Occasions Let Them Eat Cake

45 4

Car Alloy Repairs Wheelsmart

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Car / Caravan Body Repairs DentRight Ian Hughes West Shore Body Repair

4 9 58

Car Electronics Good Motoring

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Car Sales Cartime Camper Vans Conwy Land rover ME Cars

57 47 26

Car Service Repair AJK Motors RenoTech

35 29

Car Tinters Autovision

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Carehome AKC Home Support Services Carpet Specialists Linney Cooper Town & Country Charity Sea Sense Childrens Clothing Little Lily

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Chiropodist Helen Swindley Clothing For Work Clothes for Work Conservatories James Neale Spectrum Council Conwy Business Solutions Crane Hire Buckleys Kev‟s Crane Hire Crafts

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Kingdom Krafts Merrymoon REM Crafts

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Funeral Directors Emlyn H Roberts Furniture Conels Linney Cooper William Glover

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Games The Gamez

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Golf Clothing Edinburgh Woollen Mill

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Hair Hedonism Nikki Charls

Roofing Specialist Ian Hughes

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Handyman Handy Andy

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Seafood Mermaids Security APT Security

Home Accessories Penrhyn House at Home Home Removals Coastline Removals I T Support Multimedia Jewellers Beardsalls Lesley Carole Kitchens Affordable Kitchens Penrhyn Bay Kitchens Conels Ladies Wear Lingerie Box Menswear North Mobility Penrhyn Mobility Outdoor Conwy Outdoor Painting & Decorating Colin Williams Party Shop Clown Around Pubs / Restaurants Bodafon Farm Carlo`s Italian Club 147 Cross Keys Penrhynside George & Dragon

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Printing Design 2 Print

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Property Management Concord House

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Shoe Shop Step Up Simon Baker

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Sports Escape

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Storage & Van Hire Lock Stock

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Sweets Penny Farthing Taxi Service Alliance

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Tool Hire DPS Wine Specialists Good Wines Online North Wales Wines

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Scaffolding JC Scaffolding Ray Seagar

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