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MAY/JUNE 2021 EDITION
PRE-SCHOOL, RECEPTION AND KS1
Saturday 8th May 2021
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WELCOME... TO YOUR EARLY SUMMER EDITION
OF THE SCENE MAGAZINE
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Page 6 Self-Care with Rebecca Garratt
Page 8 Hudson Property Shropshire
Free Dance session
Page 12 Sew Queenies
Pages 16 – 23 Health, beauty & wellbeing
Pages 24 & 25 Luxury new wedding venue
Pages 28 & 30
Page 34 Edzotics comes to Oakengates
Golfing fun for the family
Pages 36 & 37 Shrewsbury canoe hire
Pages 44 & 45
Pages 46 & 47 The Two Vegans feature
Pages 48 & 49 Pets clothing & accessories
Page 50 -55 Men & Women’s fashion
Page 56 & 57 Take time to be mindful
Page 60 Scene Sports – Murray Walker
Extra Help Telford
Pages 70 – 73
Rainy days with the kids
Page 81 – 99 House, home & garden
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IT’S ALL IN THE SPIRIT
Gin is extremely popular and gains more and more interest with each passing year. New brands become
available very regularly. Gin’s basic flavour is from juniper berries and the making of gins dates from the
Middle Ages. Many different styles of gins are available today, including very aromatic and flavoured
productions. Gin cocktails also prove to be increasing in popularity and Gin & Tonic (long-standing
favourite), Singapore Sling, plus Tom Collins and many others, are further, favourite concoctions,
The award-winning LAVA Spirits Co offers signature productions to an excellent standard. COFFEE GIN,
plus COFFEE ORANGE GIN are both produced utilising South American Arabica coffee beans to great
advantage. Laura Bridge, the company’s founder became inspired, then dedicated and committed to
create flavoured gins of an exceptional quality.
COFFEE GIN (37.5% vol) is a premium London Dry Gin that is complemented with the finest South
American Arabica coffee. A splendid aroma greets the nasal senses and then the mouth’s pleasures
enjoy the rich, balanced flavours of coffee and gin.
COFFEE ORANGE GIN (37.5% vol) World Gin Awards – 2021 – Best English Flavoured Gin, again, is a
premium London Dry Gin, which pairs with the finest South American Arabica coffee, perfectly.
Fresh orange zest is the addition for this production. Enticingly appealing on the nose, the mouthfeel and
palate sensation are duly rewarded with the effect that follows. I understand this to be a UK first, with
the combination of flavours, for this gin, working extremely well indeed. The fresh flavour of roasted
coffee beans, complemented with a sweet citrus addition from the orange zest, makes a very
The LAVA Spirits Co sources and blends the finest ingredients to produce these
outstanding, flavoured gins, which can be enjoyed neat, with ice and/or mixer,
as well as in the creation of fabulous cocktails.
Free UK delivery, plus offers and discounts are available to ‘LAVA Lovers’.
Orders are processed and dispatched quickly and efficiently.
For all details and information, please contact
E-mail: email@example.com and visit www.lavaspirits.co.uk
As always, enjoy!
Cordingley Hall, Wellington Road, Telford, TF2 8JS
www.caseysvenues.co.uk 01952 606588
Sat 1st Fri 7th Sat 8th Fri 14th Sat 15th May
Good Food Good Drinks
Good Music & Good Friends
Deposit of £30 Per Table of 6 Required
Which will be discounted off your Group Food Bill
Due to Date Social Distance Guidelines Apply
to your event
Mobile Bar Hire
Time for Self-Care !
There is no better time to make selfcare a
priority. At my therapy room, which
overlooks the Newport countryside canal,
you will find many holistic & complementary
therapies to assist with anxiety, panic
attacks, stress, confidence, self-esteem, low
mood, self-development, healing,
mindfulness and consciousness or deep
relaxation & weight loss.
I would love to be of assistance, whether it is to
support you on your healing & transformative
journey, or to help you experience deep inner
calm, and ease tension regularly or occasionally.
You can be assured that you will be in capable &
nurturing hands. Clients are experiencing
outstanding results, and you can too.
Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic
Programming & Eye Movement Therapy
These life transforming sessions utilise a mixture of
exceptional tools and process, to help you create
the future you desire, manage anxiety, stress,
overcome life's obstacles, heal the inner child (if
needed), significantly improve your confidence
and allow your true potential to surface and
The Access Bars treatment consists of light touch
to various points on the head which relaxes the
mind and body, clears mind clutter and aims to
provide more ease & joy in your wellbeing.
Access Bars allow you to become more mindful
to enjoy the present and have more control over
negative thoughts. It has been described as
clearing the cache of a computer.
My advice to you is to look around my website
and see what you are drawn to, as this is likely to
help you the most www.rebeccagarratt.co.uk
Alternatively, we can have a chat
and I can help you decide.
Please ring me on 07737769548
or email me on
Reiki or Spiritual Healing (SH)
Reiki is a light touch treatment on and around the
head & body (SH hands off the body) to balance
the energy system, calm the nervous system and
to improve emotional, mental, physical & spiritual
well-being. Reiki & SH is a nurturing energy, and
they can provide many other wonderful benefits
such as improved sleep, help with grief, improve
energy levels or to simply relax deeply.
A therapeutic back, neck & shoulder massage
(deeper tissue work can be done) with suitably
selected essential oils (highest quality) Cato ease
pain, lift your mood and calm the nervous system.
Essential oils are extracted from plants, trees,
flowers, fruits, bark & herbs with properties known
to benefit both your psychological and physical
needs. Energy work can be added for an extra
49 High Street, Newport, Telford TF10 7AT
A New Dynamic Estate Agents comes to Telford
Hudson Property Shropshire are Telford's most
dynamic estate agents, focused on our core values of
integrity, flexibility and consistency. We pride ourselves
on offering a completely tailored service being both
personal and professional. We understand that every
landlord, seller, buyer and tenant has different needs
which is why our directors, Ben and Richard, maintain
personal contact with their clients throughout the
process. This enables us to draw on their expertise and
offer bespoke advice and care at every stage.
Having operated their own property portfolios in Telford for
a combined 25 years Ben and Richard decided to offer their
experience to clients all over Shropshire. Formally opening
our first front facing office in February 2021, it’s been a
whirlwind first quarter taking on new landlords and
beginning our sales process whilst maintaining strong
business in our short-term accommodation division. At
Hudson we pride ourselves on offering a fantastic service,
utilising modern platforms but maintaining traditional client
Ben – “It’s been an exciting first couple of months for myself
and the team at Hudson, it’s been a real pleasure to meet
with new clients and begin to work with established local
businesses. A particular area that has gathered a lot of interest
is our Specialised Lettings offering, this sits alongside
conventional residential lettings and gives landlords and
investors the option to look into higher yield property
strategies across Shropshire. I look forward to continuing our
work on consistent client focused expansion.”
If you are considering selling or letting a property in the near
future, looking for a new investment or simply wanting a
chat about your options please do give us a call on:
01952 200 580 or email
Green Fields Farm Shop
SANDWICH BAR IS AVAILABLE
AT BOTH DONNINGTON &
START EATING MORE FRESH
Have a "veggie box"
to your doorstep
No need to be home, produce delivered
in insulated, lidded poly boxes.
Weekly/fortnightly deliveries in the
Telford, Newport and Stafford areas.
OR SIMPLY CLICK & COLLECT!
NOW IN STOCK!
Veg & Salad
AFTERNOON TEA FOR 2
Order Online at: www.greenfieldsonline.co.uk
DONNINGTON 01952 677 345
Station Road, Donnington, Telford,
Shropshire, TF2 8JY
For all your local fresh food Green Fields Farm
Shop really has it all, visit us today or
PRIORSLEE 01952 200 696
Woodhouse Lane, off Salisbury Avenue, Priorslee
Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9UR
@shopgreenfields Green Fields Farm Shop
Open 7 Days A Week
The Home of Great Local Food!
‘Free Dance Taster Session’
At Shine Dance Company our vision is to give
young people the opportunity to creatively
express themselves through dance in a fun,
friendly and supportive environment, to build
their confidence, highlight their individuality,
and grow their passion and enthusiasm for
With the support of our Professional Mentor,
Dance Teacher and Artistic Director Poppy
Mansfield, our aim is to learn/ improve on our
students dance technique, help them gain
confidence by working as a team and enable
them to have opportunities to perform and
explore their own creative ideas.
We also want them to be equipped for challenges
and to become socially and culturally aware in a
world increasingly dominated by technology,
where school budgets are cutting back on arts
Shine’s aim is to develop a strong sense of health
and wellbeing both physical and mental at a time
where students can feel anxious or emotionally
isolated. The classes will provide a positive, safe
and shared community to drive intellectual
curiosity and innovation.
A year on from starting Shine, Poppy is offering
free taster sessions for anyone who would like
to give dance a try. If you would like to find out
more information, contact Shine Dance Company
on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner
Reiki Training & Attunments
Chakra Balancing & Energy Healing
Theta Healing & Belief reprogramming
Spiritual Coaching & Guidance
Spiritual, Oracle and Tarot Readings
Over 10 years experience
Tel: 07944 501998
3 Salters Court, Lower Bar,
Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7BE
Freshly Baked Goodies & Desserts for Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings & Special Events.
Vegan & Gluten free products available including Vegan Fudge!
NEW to Flamingo Bakes – Treat Boxes, for collection or post!
A selection of Brownies, Rocky Roads, Flapjacks etc. made especially for your friends and loved ones!
Mother’s Day and Easter treat boxes now available or why not send one to just brighten someone’s day!
Logo cupcakes available for businesses to celebrate an event or anniversary
Sew Queenies makes unique and
trendy clothes for children and
babies using the best fabrics and
handpicked designs that
function and look great. I’ve
created a range of kids clothing
that will make your little people
stand out from the crowd.
As we entered the national
lockdown back in March 2020 Sew
Queenie’s was just a little idea,
actually you could say a dream. I’ve
always had a passion for sewing
and very creative so while I was off
work I started sewing. I wanted to
make some items for my youngest
daughter something that was
flexible for an active toddler, it all
started on my dining room table
one tiny really old sewing machine.
I used to post all my
images on my personal
Instagram page and
before I knew it I had
requesting that they
would also like to
purchase some of my
items. Of course, I
made them some bits
and received excellent
feedback This is when
Sew Queenies was
I set up social platform
pages and created my
website. Fast forward
not even a year and I’ve made
hundreds of items.
I was lucky to be approached by a
local business who I now make
rompers and leggings for
I’m still working from home and
hope to have a small studio built
me and all my toddler and baby
leggings, shorts, rompers dresses
and accessories are “homemade”
by me with utmost care and
attention to bring the finish and
quality bringing you an eye catching
and ethically created clothing range
for you little ones. Please join me
on my journey:
I searched the internet and found
some UK based small businesses
that I purchased my first fabrics
from. By June I was making my
daughter Sydney a full wardrobe of
leggings, rompers, and a few
matching hair bands.
I’ve got a lovely following on
Instagram and have some amazing
customers who in their words ‘are
addicted to buying my lovely items’
and some great brand reps who
love and share my brand.
Buying small is such a passion of
mine and to this day I still support
small businesses who sell similar.
It’s such a joy when my phone
pings and I’ve received an order my
heart races and I definitely do a
little happy dance.
Brand transparency is important to
USE THIS VOUCHER FOR
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UP TO 30TH JUNE 2021.
TELFORD’S MAGICAL SOFT PLAY AND PARTY
VENUE FOR THE UNDER 10’S.
REOPENING ON MONDAY 17th MAY.
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‘WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK’
EXCLUSIVE SEN SESSIONS TUESDAY’S 4-6
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Unit 17 Cedar Court, Halesfield 17, Telford, TF7 4PF
Contact: 01952 582 832
Bold, sophisticated solid
sterling silver jewellery created
by SUE CHADWICK.
Made in Shropshire
Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
www.suechadwick.co.uk I 07771 601497
or visit her at the Made in Shropshire fairs
It’s a proven fact that holidays are good for the body
and soul and after the last 12 months we all need
something to look forward to. At The Travel Store we
look after you every step of the way and have been
there for our 1000’s of customers day and night to help
with any questions or queries they may have. With us
you can rest assured your fully protected as we are
members of ABTA and our Overseas holidays are fully
ATOL bonded offering you complete piece of mind that
your money is safe.
Our store is located in the heart of the High Street in
Newport, Shropshire offering a relaxed, modern environment
for you to call in and discuss your plans or simply browse
through a range of brochures or ask for advice. With
International travel to resume we have seen a huge increase
in bookings for this Summer and have some amazing deals on
offer so why not contact us today and let us find your perfect
holiday with personal, expert advice and guidance.
can search for the best deal that suits your requirements. At
The Travel Store we can help with a huge range of breaks
including UK Staycations, Hot Tub Lodges, Coach Holidays,
Cruises, Tours, Rail Holidays, Ski and so much more. We
have packages on sale now up to 2022 so there is no better
time to plan ahead and secure your holiday at the very best
price whilst shopping local and supporting your local
We would like to thank all our customers for their support,
especially over the past 12 months and we look forward to
helping you in the future.
We deal with 100’s of the UK’s top Tour Operators including
Jet2holidays, Easyjet Holidays, TUI, Titan, Riviera Travel and
many more and as we are an Independent Travel Agency we
Contact us on: 01952 872700
F: The Travel Store
Or visit us at: 27 High Street,
Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AT
T: 01952 245420
Goose on the Loose
“Mrs Goose at Home”
We are based on a farm in picturesque rural Shropshire, and host
small intimate affairs in our stunning dining room & gardens for
up to 30 guests. If you are looking for imaginative catering for a
private feasting affair, fine dining, or a special birthday
experience, we can provide everything you need here where the
house is yours exclusively.
SUMMER 2021 BEAUTY TRENDS
Summer is just around the corner, and with a new
season comes new trends: from fashion to culture,
from music to beauty, soon summer styles will be
gracing the media everywhere. With the pandemic
and the normalisation of mask-wearing, winter trends
focused heavily on eye makeup and eyebrows. In
contrast, sun-kissed skin and natural glows have been
a hit each and every summer. So what can we expect
this summer for our beauty trends?
The Fresh Faced Feel
Summer brings heat, and there is no worse feeling than
heavy makeup mixing with beads of sweat and creating
blotches on the surface of the skin. This summer, try a
lighter foundation that barely looks like it’s there at all. Your
skin will feel light and be able to breathe in the summer air,
all the while looking flawlessly fresh-faced.
Eyes On The Prize
The emphasis of eye makeup from wintertime is being carried
into the summer season. Throughout many lockdowns,
we saw people getting extra creative with eye makeup as
they became the main focus of the face due to the wearing
of face coverings. Colourful eye shadows, rainbow-hued
eyeliner and highlighting the inner corner of the eye will
draw only the best attention to the eyes. Yellow is the colour
for this summer, so add a splash of sunshine to the lids and
you’re good to go.
Since Cara Delevigne took over the fashion world in the
2010s, brows have been growing both in size and demand.
The feather brow is having its day, with many makeup
brands selling products specifically to plump the eyebrow
and add a bushy texture to the fine hair. Although the shape
of the brow still appears to be of importance, the fine line
brow in the 2000s is long gone. Think bigger and bushier,
Shades of lip pigmentation are on a constant rotation, and
sometimes it is hard to keep up with what’s hot and what’s
not. One thing for sure this summer is that lip gloss is in.
With the revival of Y2K fashion (2020 saw the reintroduction
of low rise jeans and crop tops), beauty trends have also
followed suit. Lipgloss gives your lips an extra plump and
shine and can be put over any shade of lipstick, matte or
Blusher has been ditched in the past, with the focus instead
on extreme contouring to illuminate cheekbones and jawlines.
This summer, however, rosy cheeks are making a
come back. Lightly blushed cheeks give the make-up-free
look the perfect touch, giving the face a natural warmth and
glow. Paired with dramatic colourful eyeshadow, big brows,
plump lips and flawless skin, the perfect summer look is at
the tips of our fingers.
At Forever Young we passionately deliver medical aesthetic treatments using cutting edge
products and technology. Our environment is stylish and safe, where you are treated with the
five star services you expect from a medically led team of professional experts.
We offer a wide range of aesthetics treatments
including, dermal fillers, slimming injections, anti
wrinkle treatments and non surgical face
enhancements. We will always select the right
treatment for you and your needs. Our aim is to
provide an elite experience from our
consultation, treatment and aftercare.
Everything we do generates an idyllic
experience for our clients.
New Training Academy:
Clare Spalding is an advanced nurse
practitioner with 15 years aesthetics
She has led the way in being one of the UK’s
leading aesthetic training providers, and offers
training across the UK. Clare has now opened
her own training academy in the Parade,
alongside her clinic, offering her superb
training services in Shropshire.
Come and try our brand new
muscle toning machines.
3D powerform; For pelvic floor muscles - men
& women, in one 30 minute session it provides
the same as 15,000 pelvic floor exercises.
3D powersculpt; To tone muscles in your
abdomen, bottom, legs and arms. This machine
offers the equivalent to 30,000 press ups
in 30 minutes!
A new colouring, pigmentation
and reshaping of lips.
price of just £199
FOREVER YOUNG, The Parade, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL
Contact: 01743 622959
Facebook: @foreveryoungbyclarespalding I Web: www.fyclinic.co.uk
Fragrance can evoke memories even from many years ago, find a memorable
fragrance from our range of over 85 highly fragranced wax bars and make all
those memories come flooding back. Spa Day with your mom,
you need some Aloe Water & Cucumber, it’s one of my favourite
fragrances as it always makes me remember those days.
Have a wickless home with our range of warmers, which warm the
wax with a low watt lightbulb or heating element, perfect for those
busy homes where flames aren’t safe.
Choose from several finishes and styles to suit any room
Scents = Warmers & Waxes = Diffusers & Oils
Fan Diffusers & Pods = Plugged and un-plugged
= Laundry & Cleaning products = Kids = Pets = Great gift ideas
Contact Danni on 07875 167580
Keyhole Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins affect up to a third of women and men. They can cause aching, discomfort, itching, skin
changes and concern about the appearance of the legs.
Premier Veins offers private patients a one-stop appointment and duplex ultrasound scan with one of
our experienced consultant vascular surgeons at a number of private hospitals in the Midlands.
Supported by a vascular nurse specialist, we will perform a careful examination and recommend the
most appropriate treatment for you.
Our approach is non-surgical, performing keyhole treatments as an out-patient on a walk-in, walk-out
basis. Recovery time is minimal and you should be able to return to work and most other activities
Treatments offered include:
We are recognised by all major insurance providers and can also offer fixed prices for all procedures,
so you know where you stand.
To find out more or book an
appointment call us on 0121 769 2646
Visit us at
Email us at:
Keeping you safe is
our number one
We are back and adhering to all the guidance
given by the local authorities to ensure health
and safety. Our studio cleanliness and hygiene
has always been at the top of our priority list,
as it has been since we opened in 2013.
Tattooists Rob, Garth and Jayde all offer a full range and
styles of tattooing with over 40 years’ experience
between them. From portraits, floral and mandala style
tattoos to your more traditional and gothic, black and
white to full colour. The team are great at giving advice
and free handing where necessary, along with cover up
Along with the tattoo team, piercing specialist Char offers
a fantastic selection of piercings all over the body (except
nose and mouth currently due to Covid). Having been
pierced by Char myself I can honestly say she is very
professional and quick to keep any pain or discomfort to
minimum with great aftercare advice. Char has recently
purchased an equipment that allows jewellery to be
anodised to any colour from gold to purple so you can
really personalise items to your personality and style.
Custom pieces can be ordered, and a great range of
jewellery is always in stock.
Contact the team on 01952 619370 or via messanger
on Facebook to get your next tattoo or peircing booked
in. We cant wait to see you all again!
Tattoos and Piercings
40 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE
22 LIMES WALK OAKENGATES TF2 6EP
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Everyone’s welcome at our
So why not register and experience
quality dentistry today.
Call 01952 899645
Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Healthcare Limited. Registered in England and Wales No: 03257078.
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Holistic & Heavenly
Therapy & Beauty
Contact Shell: 07508 264601
F: Holistic & Heavenly Therapy Room
Holistic & Heavenly Therapy & beauty cabin is in the heart of
the Shropshire countryside . I offer a bespoke individual
service for my clients and a truely tranquil and relaxing time, to
let your stresses melt away with my very own beauty products.
These products are cruelty free and vegan and made with
essential oils too to help the mind body & soul
completely relax. You can also purchase my products to enjoy
within your own home...
Continuing to relax and feel wonderful.
Treatments on offer:
t Reiki Healing
t Collagen Lift
t Eye brow tinting & waxing
t Eye lash tinting
t Back neck shoulder massage
t Aromatherapy facials
t Hand and arm massage
t Full body massage
t Full body exfoliation
t Head massage
‘Feel good through beauty!’
Set yourself free from lockdown stress & anxiety
‘Shropshire’s Never Ending
Tools of Therapies’
Hypnotherapy can help you get your life
back on track,
Trudy is a clinical practitioner in
hypnotherapy for trauma, depression,
bereavement, pain and much more.
She also offers adult counselling &
You don’t have to struggle alone!
Services available 7 days a week
from 9am - 8pm
Contact Trudy on: 01952 768480
Facebook: Trudy Shropshire
Come and join us for our Spring Event & be entered
into a draw to win a £100 Next voucher!!
Chat to our advisers for FREE about:
Buying your First Home, Moving House,
Remortgaging & Buy to Let
Daytime & Evening Appointments Available
throughout May & June
CALL 01952 850155 OR EMAIL
TO BOOK A ZOOM / PHONE APPOINTMENT
As a mortgage is secured against your home it could be repossessed
if you do not keep up the mortgage repayments
Prize Draw T&Cs: free initial consultation entitles you to one entry into the prize draw, valid 01/05/21 – 30/06/21, draw to be made on 12/07/21
A brand new luxury
wedding venue in
2018. They saw a great opportunity to bring
the experience their guests were having through
their bespoke catering and weave that through
their own unique wedding venue.
Nestled in 8,500 acres of countryside on the
Apley Estate near Bridgnorth, Stockton House is
an idyllic wedding venue that will be opening in
April 2022. And for couples who like their food
and drink, this will be at the heart of what
Stockton will become renown for.
Built in 1702 as a Rectory to the church of St
Chads just 100 yards down the lane, Stockton
House has been a family home for over 300
years. Owned by the Apley Estate and steeped
in history with a stylish Georgian design, Stockton
House will be brought back to life with seven
luxurious double bedrooms, 100-seater secret
walled garden dining room and all expertly
designed to take in the breathtaking views and
scenery of Shropshire and the surrounding estate.
“Created by award-winning
This luxurious, boutique wedding venue is the
exciting new project of award-winning wedding
caterers Caviar & Chips in partnership with the
Apley Estate. Co-founders Jonathan Carter-
Morris and Marc Hornby started plans with Lord
Hamilton of Dalzell and the estate team back in
It starts with a purpose built 100-seater secret
walled garden dining room. This beautiful open
space will be licensed for civil ceremonies and
host the wedding breakfast and evening party.
With state of the art technology in lighting, sound
and heating and with a full commercial kitchen
this will feel like your very own restaurant. The
building will have beautiful flowers climbing its
four and half meter high walls and to guests will
look like a secret garden - a design feature that
was popular in the early 18th century. Open the
grand, double doors and then you are
transported into a large open space with
double curved ceiling, chandeliers and open
windows to the gardens and grounds at the
back of the house.
You can learn more about Stockton House
and plans for the wedding venue by visiting
Everyone needs a bit of positivity!
The last 12 months has been a challenging time for most of us.
We have lost so much and adapted to so many changes. It has
been hard not to feel low or depressed with so much happening
all around us. But happiness IS still POSSIBLE.
Happiness is not just available when everything is going well,
happiness is possible everyday if we start to notice the good
things we have in our lives and feel grateful for them.
Now it may sound corny but happy people realise that happiness
is a choice. They are not held hostage by their circumstances and
they do not seek happiness in other people or possessions… but
simply knowing happiness is a choice is not enough, fully experiencing
it still requires a conscious decision everyday.
I believe the secret to this is being mindful, being present in each
moment and living IN THE NOW! So much of our unhappiness
and misery stems from either dwelling in the past or projecting
all our worries and fear about the future.
The reality is that we can do nothing about the past except heal
our old wounds, we can not rewrite history or change the past,
therefore to live there is pointless.
We can plan and prepare for our future but to worry about
events that have not happened and may never happen only robs
us of our joy in the present.
We need to learn to trust ourselves and the outcome and to
focus only on what we can change or influence… and that can
only ever be in the present moment!
To be happy is to stay IN THE NOW, taking our attention to the
very moment we are living in, in this moment we have POWER
because we can make things happen!
We have no power
over the past or the
I used to suffer from extreme anxiety and anxiety
is the fear of the future! It is the fear that we will
not be able to cope with what might happen to us,
a fear that we can not control the outcome.
We become so overwhelmed with all the things we
perceive may happen that we lose sight of what is
actually occurring RIGHT NOW! Once we realise
that ourPOWER lies within us at this very moment
we feel less anxious.
This moment, right now, is a gift…
thats why they call it the PRESENT!
I healed my anxiety with a combination of healing
therapies but a big part of this was learning to be
mindful and present in the now! To keep all my
attention on this very moment that I was
experiencing, where I could make changes, where
I had power.
I found a very helpful book all about this called
THE POWER OF NOW by ECKHART TOLLE and it
really helped me to practice this everyday. This
amazing little book helped me to transform my
thinking, it showed me how to focus on myself in
this very moment and at the time that was life
changing for me.
The key to happiness does not exist ‘out there’, it is
not in a relationship, or a new job, or in money or
another country…. The key to happiness is within
you! Right now you can choose to see the positives
in your situation. No matter how small there is
always something to be grateful for.
Gratitude is actually the fastest way to
replace anxiety with happiness.
Just stop for a minute and imagine you are a homeless person.
You have nothing. You have no safe home, no warm bed, no car, no money.
Just imagine how that would feel, waking up everyday cold and hungry with
nowhere to go.
Now bring yourself back to your current situation and ask yourself what are
you grateful for? What do you have RIGHT NOW that others would be
We often take so much in our lives for granted, we miss the gifts we
I was talking to a friend the other day and she was feeling quite down about
the size of her legs, with summer on the way she had returned to the
familiar of feeling of dreading the warmer weather because she would have
to show her legs to people and it really bothers her….. she then she turned
the page of the magazine she was reading and there was an article from a
lady who had lost her legs in an accident, she had struggled to cope with
the tragedy but was now living life to the full as much as she could with NO
My friend immediately stopped in her tracks and exclaimed “at least i have
legs!!!” and just like that her perspective changed and she suddenly realised
how petty it seemed to worry about things like the size of her legs when
there were people who had found a way to be happy without any! She was
suddenly grateful for her legs… no matter what size they are!
Being grateful for what we already have not only leads to increased
happiness but also always leads to more abundance. When we start to
notice the good in our life, no matter how small, it tends to attract more.
This is because the world works via vibrations. Everything that is energy
has a vibration and we are all energy! Changing our thoughts changes our
When we change our thoughts, we change our emotions and our
vibration. This has a measurable chemical effect on our bodies and our
minds. This is the study of Metaphysics and Quantum Physics.
When we change our thoughts we change our programming, we literally rewire our
minds and this in turn changes our perception of life. When we focus all of our
attention on what we DO HAVE and not what we LACK, we move from ‘not enough’
to ‘gratitude and abundance’ and we automatically attract more of that to us.
If you look outside of yourself for fulfilment you will never be truly happy because
you can neither influence or control the circumstances outside of yourself and you
also always have the fear that it can be taken away. True inner happiness that
comes from the gratitude of everything you have and everything you are can never
be taken away from you. It is your birthright.
So be grateful, be positive, choose to see the good in things… that's where
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7 A Very light; 8 A dress fabric; 9 Vivaldi; 10 Liverpool.
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you off. Enter them in the appropriate squares in the main grid,
then use your knowledge of words to work out which letters
should go in the missing squares.
As you get the letters, fill in other squares with the same number
in the main grid and control grid. Check off the alphabetical list of
letters as you identify them.
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Using all 16 letters of the phrase above, form
four words each of four letters which will fit in the
grid to form a magic square in which the words
can be read both horizontally and vertically.
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gymnast to achieve the perfect
score of 10?
2. Which word can go before
grand, carriage, minder and sit?
3. Forest Whitaker won an
Academy Award for his
performance in which 2006 film
about Ugandan dictator Idi
4. Which major international canal
has no locks?
5. Which fictional character was
called Sauron the Great?
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letters can be found.
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10. The John Moores University
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line first and ignore the mathematical
law which says you should always
perform division and multiplication
before addition and subtraction.
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Studying crime really does pay at Telford College
Telford College’s criminology
courses are going from strength to
strength – and setting students on a
pathway to a range of fantastic
The two-year course, which leads to a
level three extended diploma, has
become one of the most popular
offerings at the college’s 7th Form
centre, and is an ideal stepping-stone
to jobs in the police force, legal
professions or forensic sciences.
Criminology tutor Mel Rooney said: “We
launched this course in 2017 and each
year it has become more and more
popular. We have consistently achieved
above the national average, and our
results are increasing year-on-year.
“The course is accepted at top
universities, and can be studied
alongside other A levels such as
psychology, sociology and English
which are all perfect matches.”
She added: “Our students don’t have to
wear a uniform which allows them to be
more comfortable, and creates a more
relaxed learning environment. This in
turn allows students to engage and
express their opinions more freely, and
openly. We love seeing our young
people come out of their shell.
“Our teaching uses a variety of
strategies to engage and stretch our
students. Lessons combine lecturestyle
delivery, small group work and
project-based tasks which strengthen
“Students complete homework every
week, and do five major tests across
the year to ensure they are on track to
achieve at least their target grade.”
The criminology course covers four
units over the two years – changing
awareness of crime, criminological
theories, crime scene to court, and
crime and punishment. It includes a
mixture of internal controlled
assessment and external examinations
throughout the two years.
Field trips also play a part in the
studies; prior to lockdown, students got
to visit the former Shrewsbury Prison,
and next year the college is looking to
introduce more opportunities including
visits from external speakers.
Former Madeley Academy student
Paige Probert is among the current
cohort, and is hoping to progress onto
John Moores University in Liverpool to
continue her criminology studies.
She said: “It’s interactive and we have a
lot of class discussions, just as you
would at university. It’s different to
school - we don’t wear a uniform, we
call the teachers by their first names,
but we do get stretched and challenged
to achieve our best.
Paige Duce from Broseley, a former
Telford Langley student who is also
studying psychology, said: “I find
criminology really interesting, and being
able to study it at college is a great
opportunity. The experience has been
Former Hadley Learning Community
student Lei-Larni Johnstone, who plans
to study criminology and history at
Keele, said: “I like criminology as it
shows me an insight into criminal
investigations and the roles of the
“It gets me to look at things from a
different perspective. I would
recommend Telford College as you get
to be independent and have a vast
number of courses to choose from.”
Lauren Adams from Woodside, a former
Haberdashers Abraham Darby student,
said she had appreciated the fresh
perspective which the course delivers.
“It is something different to your
ordinary subjects; you’ll always learn
something new, and you can really be
yourself in your lessons. The bonds you
make with your teachers and staff
members are phenomenal as they
make you feel really welcome and
always offer a helping hand, no matter
what it is.”
Lauren plans to study criminal justice
and criminology at the University of
Plymouth when her graduates from
She said: “If you live in south Telford,
like me, it is worth the journey - I
recommend Telford College to anyone
considering a career in criminology.”
Former Thomas Telford student Ben
Housden, from Aqueduct, is also on the
course. He said: “The teachers at
Telford College guide you whilst
building friendly and strong
relationships with the class, which
makes the whole experience a lot
Mel Rooney is my teacher, mentor, and
role model all wrapped into one person.
She’s great. I want to join the police in
the future, potentially the mental health
response side of the force.
“I would recommend Telford College as
a perfect interval between school and
university which sets you up for
university and later in life.”
Hollie Thomas from Albrighton, who is
also studying A level film studies and
sociology, said: “This course and the
insight to things people overlook has
ready sparked my interest to taking
The former Idsall student said: “I plan to
progress to Birmingham City University
to study criminology, policing and
investigation. Telford College offers so
many opportunities, giving more
independence while still offering fun
and interactive lessons.”
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Edzotics is a dream come true!
My names Edward Scott and from a young age I’ve
always loved exotic animals and owned frogs since the
age of nine and always wanted to own a pet shop and
that’s exactly what I’ve done. At 18 years old I’m the
owner of Edzotics which is a recently opened exotic
pet shop in Telford, this also means I’m one of the
youngest pet shop owners in the country if not the
The shop is located in the Oakengates shopping mall
on the high street. There is a range of animals from
reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates as well as a
load of live foods and supplies to keep your reptile
happy. All livestock in store is available and there are
many animal specific set ups ready to go with them. If
you are looking for something that isn’t in store and it
can be sourced from my suppliers, then it will be in the
shop as soon as possible for you to collect. Edzotics
only opened just before Christmas after finally being
licensed to sell animals, the shop had a great first few
days and then the lockdown came again. I was allowed
to stay open as an essential to supply everyone with all
their pet food and supplies, but footfall dropped
massively so business was slow at times. And now the
high streets are busy again people can come look for
something to keep them company whilst at home.
For me the care of the animals is the most important
thing at Edzotics and all the setups on display are how
it should be in your home the more natural and
realistic the set up looks the animal will always be
happier and healthier. The thing I want to do to make
Edzotics different is to be able to engage with
customers at any time of the day to ensure their
questions are answered and the customer is happy
with their new pet.
Come visit the shop, inside Oakengates Mall:
25 Market Street,
Oakengates, TF2 6EL
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Golfing Fun For Everyone
Mini Pro Golf Parks, Wolverley
is located by the river Stour,
with views across the Valley, a
wonderful setting for a unique
fun Mini Golfing experience.
The course boasts 18 Holes of golf
on perfectly trimmed grass
fairways, perfectly manicured
greens, sandy bunkers and real
rough to catch the unwary golfer.
The course recreates all the fun of
real golf - just miniaturised with
some extra features, obstacles
and characters that may or may
not help you as you progress
around the course!!
On your golfing journey players
will come across various feature
holes including: Lighthouse Point,
Crocodile Alley, The Minefield,
Willard the Magic Wizard.
Eagles Nest... and of course
there’s a Windmill.
Mini Pro Golf offers a very family
friendly activity at great value and
the venue is very popular with
customers returning for regular
re-matches... Yes, they even run
This is a unique Golfing
experience that everyone can
play and enjoy. There is disabled
accessibility, a sheltered picnic
area you can take drinks and you
are even allowed to bring your
Our Clubhouse Kiosk sells icecream,
hot and cold drinks and
Children's Parties are catered for
and great fun, contact Matthew to
discuss your requirements.
Chip and Putt Golf with all
‘Fun for all the family’
(including the dog)
Chip and Putt Golf on real
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Prices held from 2020.
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Open Friday Saturday and
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Shrewsbury Canoe Hire:
the view from the blue canoes
Take the time this summer to see Shrewsbury and Attingham Park from a watery
new perspective in one of our cool blue canoes.
Whether you’re a Salopian or a visitor, canoeing the River Severn from
The Quarry Park is the must do activity in the sunshine. Join us for this
breath-taking experience of the local environment and have oodles
of fun with all the family. Take the time to see Shrewsbury from a
different direction. Here life moves a little slower. You’ll be paddling
under the Welsh Bridge, travelling through the local countryside
upstream – where you can take in the sights of the town river banks
and county show ground, and feel connected to Charles Darwin as
you pass by his childhood garden and Doctor’s Field where he had his
introductions to nature.
Down at river level you can often spot kingfishers, otters, sand martins
and other river flora and fauna. Have your own close encounter with
the incredible countryside and share a unique view of our historic
town away from the hustle and bustle. Exploring our big river is a
brilliant way to inspire young minds, get active and to make memories
We’re also very proud to be able to invite you to discover another of
our local rivers, The Tern at the National Trust’s Attingham Park. There
the hour long paddle takes you back in time and newly experience
the history of Attingham Park. Views from the river were originally
intended only for the landowners and their guests, which is very
reminiscent of a scene from Wind in the Willows.
It is a gentle meandering river, perfect for beginners. You’ll paddle
through the landscape, and wind your way through some enchanting
woodland. You may even catch the plop sound of a water vole as it
goes about its day. It is a wonderful place to spot all kinds of river
wildlife normally hidden from view, especailly the enormous
dragonflies that dance around the rivers edge. A great experience
that melts away the stresses of every day life.
Shrewsbury Canoe Hire - We are based in The Quarry Park, March
to September, next to the play area and Porthill Bridge. Our base at
the National Trust’s Attingham Park is open from July – September
One hour hire – All season long we offer canoe hire for 60 minutes
from The Quarry Park and/or Attingham Park, enough time to try out
this fun and exciting activity for all the family. You can turn up and
hire on the day, but we recommend that you book ahead on our
Half day hire from The Quarry you can choose between the
Shrewsbury town loop, or heading into the country upstream and
having a blissful riverside picnic. Book now via our website.
Who can canoe? The great news is open boat canoeing is
accessible to almost everyone, the very young to older people, people
with disabilities, and especially families. Canoes can hold two adults
with one to two children, & dogs are also welcome. To canoe with us
you don't need to have tried it before.
Safety - We provide you with safety equipment, highly trained staff
and constantly monitor the weather and river itself. For your
additional safety we take contactless card payments, follow strict
hygiene proceedures and recommended social distancing measures
during the pandemic.
We really look forward to getting you on the water! Find out more on
all of the above and much more on our website
01743 244 800
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AWARD WINNING EDUCATION IS
CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
Wolverhampton Grammar School is an extraordinary
school. Founded in 1512, it's one of the oldest schools in
the country, within easy access of the wider West
Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire thanks to flexible
school bus links. The independent day school educates
children from Year 3 to Upper Sixth. Means-tested
bursaries and scholarships are available for exceptional
and deserving applicants.
If you’ve never visited the stunning 25 acre campus, you
can register at any time for a virtual open event or
personal tour. Simply visit www.wgs.org.uk/openday to
register for events that are taking place across the
First priority is the happiness of your child
Children at Wolverhampton Grammar School receive
pastoral care like nowhere else – that’s because happy
children do well, thrive, and leave the school with
excellent exam results and the confidence to embrace
whatever opportunities come their way in their young
Your child will never feel alone at Wolverhampton
Grammar School. Assistant Head in charge of Pastoral
Care, Claudine Jones, leads a team of staff to support and
work with families. Support includes a dedicated, expert
pastoral team, school counsellor and annual adolescent
mental health tracking using the latest digital tools.
The staff are totally committed to providing the best
teaching and learning experience for your child –
something that has continued unabated in lockdown,
thanks to high expertise in online delivery. WGS offers a
very wide range of subjects, from sciences to humanities,
creative arts to languages. The timetable is built around
the academic choices that the students make. They grow
up to be confident, curious and independent-minded,
and their academic achievements speak for themselves.
Despite the pressures of the pandemic, 2020 was no
exception with stellar results at GCSE and A Level.
Including a 100% pass rate at A Level and a full house of
Cambridge Technical Distinction grades. Sixth Form
students achieved the highest number of A*- A grades for
over 10 years, with 56% of entries receiving nothing but
the top two grades.
The School offers a tailored and individual approach to
UCAS and Careers support and students can expect the
very best preparation possible when it comes to life after
school. The Class of 2020 have gone on to study at
Cambridge, Oxford and a wide range of prestigious
Interested to learn more?
Simply visit the website to register
www.wgs.org.uk/openday for a virtual open event or
to book a school tour, alternatively please contact
the Admissions team at Wolverhampton Grammar
School telephone 01902 422939
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Monday - Friday,
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To book your school tour with our Admissions team,
please complete our online form: www.wgs.org.uk/schooltour
Alternatively, for more information about joining our School,
please contact Julie Roberts, Admissions Assistant
telephone: 01902 422939 or email: email@example.com
Judged ‘Excellent’ in all
areas by the Independent
Flexible and convenient
school bus services
across 3 counties
Wrap around care
from 7.30am - 6.15pm
LEARNING ADVENTURES AT TETTENHALL
COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Successful learning is a happy adventure, full of
challenge, excitement, endeavour and reward. The
Preparatory School at Tettenhall College knows how
important it is to create adventures every day for their
youngest learners and offers a wonderful programme
designed to stimulate and stretch young minds.
Nestled within the beautiful woodland grounds of
Tettenhall College, the Preparatory School is very much
a part of the whole school, a place of learning for children
from the ages of 2 to 18. Whilst the Prep School itself has
fantastic facilities including Art and Computer Suites,
Forest School and multiple outdoor play areas, being
part of the overall College allows Prep pupils access to all
the facilities on site. These include a heated indoor
swimming pool, the beautiful College library, a
magnificent Victorian theatre, outstanding boarding
facilities, a fully equipped sports hall and squash courts
and acres of high grade sports pitches. Being integrated
with a high achieving and vibrant Senior School, allows
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Good Food BBQ Recipes
Pineapple & Pork Skewers
400g pork fillet
4 tbsp light muscovado sugar
60ml cider vinegar
1 tsp fish sauce
½ small pineapple, peeled,
cored and cut into chunks (or
use ready prepped fresh
pineapple, drained well)
1 green pepper, deseeded and
cut into squares (optional)
4 spring onions , trimmed and
cut into 4 equal lengths
small bunch coriander,
cooked rice or pitta, to serve
Cut the pork into cubes. Heat
the sugar and vinegar in a pan
over a low heat until the sugar
melts. Add the fish sauce and
cool. Tip in the pork and mix well
so that all the cubes are covered
Heat the barbecue. If you are
using coals, wait until they turn
white. If you are indoors, heat a
griddle pan. Thread the pork and
pineapple onto skewers,
alternating pieces with the
pepper and spring onion.
Barbecue or griddle the
skewers for 3-4 mins each side
(you may need to cook them for
longer if griddling). Sprinkle with
coriander, if you like, then serve
with rice or slide into pitta
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins
By Lulu Grimes
Sesame & Honey
Cook: 20 mins
By Good Food Team
12 chicken thighs , boneless
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
thumb-sized piece ginger,
4 spring onions , sliced
FOR THE GLAZE
4 tbsp Korean chilli paste
(gochujang) or use a mixture of
3 tbsp ketchup and 1 tbsp
sriracha chilli sauce
2 tbsp honey
juice ½ lime
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp sesame seeds
Toss the chicken in the soy
sauce, sesame oil and ginger.
Thread each thigh on two long
metal skewers, so that each
skewer pierces one side of the
thigh. Keep threading the
chicken, making sure it’s packed
onto the skewers tightly. Chill
until you’re ready to cook. Mix
the ingredients for the glaze.
Heat the BBQ. If using a coal
BBQ, wait for the coals to turn
ashen before you start cooking.
Cook the kebab for 5-8 mins on
each side (depending on the
heat). Once nicely charred but
not fully cooked through, start
painting on the glaze. The honey
will catch if cooked for too long –
the key to nice sticky chicken is
applying the glaze in layers,
turning the kebab often.
Once the glaze has been used
up and the chicken is cooked
through (it’ll take about 20 mins
in total), transfer to a plate and
leave to cool for 5 mins before
serving scattered with spring
8 medium sweet potatoes
4 tsp olive oil
4 tbsp Greek yogurt
1 spring onion , sliced
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
By Sarah Cook
Rub each potato with a little oil and salt, then wrap in a double
layer of foil.
As soon as the barbecue coals are glowing red, put the potatoes
directly on them. Cook for 15 mins, turn with tongs, then cook for
15 mins more. Remove one, unwrap and check it is cooked through.
Peel back the top of the foil from each potato, split open and top
with a spoonful of yogurt and a few spring onion slices.
Traffic Light Chicken
6 chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks
2 each red, orange and green peppers , deseeded and
chopped into large chunks
warmed flatbreads , chopped
tomato and lemon wedges, to serve
FOR THE MARINADE AND SAUCE
2 garlic cloves , finely grated
300g natural or Greek yogurt
1 tbsp paprika
3 tbsp ketchup
Make the marinade by mixing all of the ingredients together
in a large bowl. Spoon a third of the mixture into a smaller
bowl, then cover and chill until needed. Stir the chicken into
the marinade and set aside for 20 mins. Can be chilled for up
to two days, covered.
If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 1 hr before
using. Alternately thread the peppers and chicken onto the
skewers until you have 6-8 kebabs. You can do this in advance
if you like, and chill the kebabs until needed.
Heat a barbecue to medium, or until a thin layer of coals has
turned grey. Cook the kebabs for 10 mins, turning occasionally,
until the chicken is charred and cooked through. Serve the
kebabs with the reserved yogurt sauce, warmed flatbreads,
chopped tomatoes and lemon wedges on the side.
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
By Barney Desmazery
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What are we buzzing about this
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If you tried vegan cheese in the past, you
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Seitan (pronounced say-tan) is a versatile vegan meat substitute which is high
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The weather is warming up and so we decided to create a rustic
Mediterranean parcel recipe that tastes amazing and is simple to make.
It is ideal for picnics and would also be great for a lunchtime snack.
1 pack vegan ready rolled puff pastry (life’s too short to make puff pastry!)
½ tbsp olive oil
½ red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 small courgette, quartered lengthways and sliced
1 red pepper, diced
3 cherry tomatoes, quartered
A sprinkling of mixed herbs
Salt and pepper, to your taste
50g vegan feta cheese, cut into small pieces (we used Green Vie
Plant milk to glaze and seal the parcels
Poppy seeds for sprinkling on top (optional)
• Take the pastry out of the fridge about 10 minutes
before starting the recipe. This makes it easier to
• Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C for fan)
• Fry the onion and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes.
Then add the courgette and pepper and cook for
a further 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.
• Unroll the pastry, cut into four rectangles.
• Stir the feta, tomatoes, mixed herbs, salt and
pepper into the cooled vegetables.
• Cut the pastry into 4 equal rectangles. Add the
filling to one side of each of the rectangles making
sure you leave a 1cm border.
• Brush pastry edges lightly with vegan milk and fold
pastry over the filling, pressing around the edges
firmly to seal. Trim the sealed parcels with a sharp
knife to make them look neat. Make a small hole
with a knife in the top of each. Brush them with
plant milk and lightly dust them with poppy seeds if
• Bake for 15 minutes until pastry is risen and golden.
Serve hot or cold.
Old Skool Cookbooks Rule!
There are lots of fabulous vegan recipes available from a variety of places. If you
type vegan recipes into any search engine you will be overwhelmed by the
number of recipes available. There are videos on YouTube, vegan cookery
programmes and dedicated vegan food magazines. However, many people still
love a good old-fashioned cookbook. They look great on a bookshelf, contain
pictures to make your mouth water, they are easy to flick through and can inspire
you to try new recipes. They also make amazing gifts. There are a vast range of
vegan cookbooks available, which vary from cooking on a budget to vegan
dinner party dishes. If you are looking to find something new and exciting, then
browse through a few vegan cookbooks and give the delicious recipes a go!
Do you want to go vegan but think you will miss chocolate too much? Well, the real game
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delicious hot chocolate. Go on, why not give this cruelty free treat a veGO?!
The Two Vegans are Michelle D’Arcy Jewell and Kyah Phoenix Russell.
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this happens to you more often than not?
So how do we ensure we are mindfully engaging
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power of distracting or unhelpful thoughts?
Mindfulness is simply the practiced art of engaging in the here and
now. As I write this I am stood up (I am trying not to sit all day), the
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buzz of a glider in the distant sky. Actually, I can also hear my
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reflection, judgment. What busy minds we have.
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Wherever you are, right now. Engage in this
moment. Follow these steps and it should all feel
a lot more present:
• Where are your feet? If they dangle how do they
feel? If they are on the floor, focus your energy
onto the surface area.
• How is your heart rate?
• What can you see?
• What can you hear?
• Are you having any thoughts emerging?
• Notice your thoughts?
• Are your thoughts helpful or kind?
• Where is your tongue in your mouth? Is it
touching the roof of your mouth? If so… let it
go, slightly open your mouth, release your jaw.
• How do your shoulders feel? Are they close to
your ears? Lower them.
• Take a deep breath through your nose, feel the
air come into your body
• Hold your breath
• Slowly release your breath
• Come into the present moment
“Don’t take your thoughts
The human being has evolved to pay particular
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positive. I guess that this is largely due to the fact
that it is a survival mechanism. However, as we all
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unhelpful thoughts and distract ourselves?
I always use my social media account to engage
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People have beautifully adapted their responses
to the unhelpful thoughts their minds produce.
I have had feedback from people who distract
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responsibly overnight (often for a small fee of £10 per night).
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The hard truth: not all campers are built with shower and toilet
facilities. We are lucky enough in the UK, however, to have
accessible public facilities. If you’re after a wash, pull up at a
surfing beach to find showers (both indoors and outdoors) plus
toilets, at a price of around 20p per use. If you prefer a bit more
privacy, you can seek out local leisure centres and pay for a
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Our tribute to the Motor Racing
commentary legend that is Murray Walker.
As a teenager watching Formula one
motor racing Murray brought to life
the battles between Ayrton Senna,
Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and the
rest of those great drivers. He made
it exciting and thrilling and most
importantly wanting you to come
back and watch more and more,
quite simply through the Eighties
and Nineties he single handedly
sold Formula 1 to the masses.
Murray started from humble beginnings
commentating for the BBC in the British
Grand Prix in 1949 but this was only
part time, as he did not become a "Full
time " commentator till 1978. What got
him interested in Motor-Racing? Well
we, in this neck of the woods, could
take some responsibility for that
because as a kid his family moved to
Wolverhampton when his Father
Graham Walker was employed by the
World Famous Sunbeam Motor
Before he became synonymous with F1,
Murray Walker's actual day job would
you believe was in advertising. He was
one of those slogan makers for
advertising agencies. He was part of the
team that came up with the slogan, "a
MARS a Day helps you Work, Rest and
Play!" He says he did not directly come
up with that idea, however he does take
responsibility for "Opal Fruits, Made to
make your mouth water" and "Trill,
Makes your budgies bounce with
health" (No I don't remember that one
Now after doing occasional
commentaries in the Seventies, he went
Full Time during the 1978 season and
the Legend was born! His first real
partner as co-commentator was another
Legend, the 1976 World Formula 1
Champion James Hunt. At first James
and Murray did not get on because,
quite frankly there "Interests" were
poles apart with Murray's animated
descriptions and James' expert
knowledge they soon bonded over a
friendship that millions would love and
enjoy listening to, however behind the
scenes, as they only had one
microphone between them, grabbing it
was always a problem, can you imagine
that today! They were together for over
a decade but unfortunately James Hunt
passed away in 1993 at the tender age
of 45 from a heart attack, just two days
after the Canadian Grand Prix.
He carried on commentating Full Time
up until 1997 with co-commentators
such as Martin Brundle, Jackie Stewart
and Jonathon Palmer and did the odd
British Grand Prix here and there but
Murray Walker brought Formula 1 to
life, personally I remember his
commentary when his friend Damon
Hill Became World Champion and in his
words "saying he had to stop talking as
had had a lump in his throat"
Murray had his own language or as
they were called Murrayisms, "Unless
I'm Very much mistaken" and in 2009
he was voted the greatest Sports
commentator of all time, by British
sports fans. His Voice during a race
actually sounded like an engine revving
up and down during the laps and that I
believe is what endeared him to the
fans, (Me being one of them).
Thank you murray for the memories and
those great commentaries, Rest in
Murray Walker Born 1923,
Died (Aged 97) 2021.
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PET AND EQUINE PORTRAITS
Pet or equine portraits make
superb gifts for birthdays,
anniversaries and other special
landmark events. They are also a
precious way to immortalise a
treasured four-legged friend who
has been part of the family.
There is something very special about
a portrait that makes it different from a
photograph. I believe that a good
portrait captures more than just a
likeness of an animal; it can also
capture the unique personality and
soul of your pet.
I feel honoured to have already
provided dozens of people with a
portrait of their pet or horse. I often
say that the best part of my job is
making people cry! I sometimes get
sent videos of the recipient opening
their present or photos of pets with
their portraits. It is often the ideal gift
to get the person who has everything.
I work mainly in coloured pencil on
board. Coloured pencil is a time
consuming medium but allows for a
fantastic level of detail, from fluffy fur
to wrinkles and whiskers. Layer upon
layer of pencil is used to achieve a
realistic portrait with depth of colour
and a richness of detail. The
professional pencils that I use are
highly lightfast, which means that your
portrait will remain vivid over time. It
typically takes over 15 hours to
complete a portrait – you can be sure
that much time and effort goes into
producing a product that you will be
Commissioning a portrait is easy. You
need to find a good quality photograph
for me to work from, or a selection that
show the accurate detail of your pet.
Once you get in touch with me, we
can discuss which size would be best
and any other details which might be
relevant. Finished portraits come
mounted ready to put in a standard
sized frame. I can also arrange local
framing at an additional cost. I do
have a waiting list but am usually able
to accommodate last minute special
for price guidelines, additional
information and to browse through
some more of my recent work.
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I also take commissions for
wildlife, people and other subjects.
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We stock an eclectic mix for the home and garden
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We are passionate about assisting
our elderly population to
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We are proud to be able to offer
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Services include, but are not
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HYUNDAI TUCSON HYBRID
By Sue Cooke
According to new research by the Society
of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
(SMMT) there are now 462 individual car
models available in around 4,650
standard specifications augmented by
an almost infinite number of options.
So where do you start when you decide
to buy a new car. My son’s criteria for his next company car
is boot capacity! He has to transport a lot of stuff with his
job. So he was interested in the new Hyundai Tucson which
I road tested this week. The SUV is bigger and wider than the
For me, it has to be good looks and I was really taken with
the exterior styling on the fourth generation model. Hyundai
designers call it ‘Parametric Dynamics’ that uses lines, faces,
angles and shapes to create kinetic jewel like surfaces.
Daytime Running Lights are seamlessly integrated into the
new grille and only revealed when switched on by the driver.
They are gorgeous.
More than seven million Tucsons have been sold since the
first-generation model launched in 2004, making it the
company’s bestselling SUV globally. Customers can choose
from nine exterior colours and each body colour can be
combined with a two-tone roof. It is the first Hyundai model
to apply hidden rear wipers, which sit under the spoiler.
Getting into the all-new Tucson’s spacious interior, or
‘Interspace’ as Hyundai refers to, is like entering a neatly
organised room. The dual cockpit consists of very
comfortable seats, a 10.25-inch open cluster and 10.25-inch
AVN-T screen. Everything is operated by touch, but usefully
a radio volume switch is on the steering wheel.
My son also likes technology. The Tucson has best-in-class
driver-assistance systems and active safety features making
it one of the safest vehicles on the market. The spec sheet
for my road test car is a very long list but slightly quirky
gadgets are the colour schemes which change depending
on which drive mode is selected. Rear Sleeping Mode allows
the driver’s row to listen to their selected audio without the
same audio being transmitted to the rear speakers, so that
passengers who are sleeping will not be disturbed. I found
it irritating when the steering wheel twitched but Lane
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Following Assist keeps the vehicle safety
centred within the lane. I also found
irritating, the beep that alerted me to the
fact that the vehicle in front had moved
forward, especially in a traffic queue!
Remote Smart Parking Assist allows the
car to park itself, taking the pressure off
the driver in tricky parking situations. The Parking Collisionavoidance
Assist, available exclusively on the Tucson Plug-in
Hybrid, helps prevent collisions with obstacles in the rear
while reversing at low speeds. The automatic gear shift is a
little different but so much easier. You just press a button
for reverse, neutral, drive or park, which is located on the
console between the seats.
Rear passengers can enjoy 26mm of additional legroom.
Boot space has been increased by 33 to 107 litres,
depending on the chosen trim and powertrain, offering up
to 620 litres overall for luggage with the seats in place and
up to 1,799 litres with the seats folded. What I really liked
when taking stuff to the tip was the flat loading floor. You
can remotely fold the rear seats and you don’t have to lift
heavy items over a lip, they just slide in. Brilliant.
If climate change is one of your criteria, then the SMMT says
zero emission cars account for one in three available models
now. Hyundai has just announced prices for its plug in
hybrid. The 1.6 litre T-GDi Smartstream engine is paired with
a 66.9kw electric motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer
battery which sits underneath the rear passenger seats so
doesn’t compromise boot space.
Whatever your criteria when buying a new car, the new
Hyundai Tucson has plenty to offer.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
HYUNDAI TUCSON SE CONNECT
Price: £37,195 otr
Engine: 1.6 TGDi 230ps Hybrid 6 speed automatic
Performance: 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds and on to a top
speed of 125 mph
CO2 emissions: 127g/km
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VW ID 3 ALL ELECTRIC
By Sue Cooke
At last, a fully electric car with a decent mileage range hits
dealership forecourts. Range anxiety does exist. I have
experienced it. But not this week. I am road testing the new
VW ID.3, a family hatchback which after a full charge will
take you 260 miles.
And the ID.3 has just won a tenth award, gaining best small
hatch title at the UK Car of the Year awards 2021. Design,
space and practicality is Volkswagen’s goal to bring
e-mobility to the man in the street who wants a car that is
easy to use and affordable.
The high roof makes the cabin easily accessible and very
comfortable. A splash of colour across the front dash and
door trim are a welcoming touch. The large screen central
dash is simple to use at a touch. Details of the speed you
are achieving are in large white letters on the screen behind
the steering wheel. If you have driven a VW, then the
instruments and displays will be very familiar.
I admit to being slightly envious when I see some of the
fantastic technology on new cars and wish I could afford
one. Buyers of the new ID.3 have the luxury of having the
same software level as new cars throughout the entire life
cycle of the car. Every three months the ID.3 will receive over
the air updates which VW says will optimise software
performance and may also include new functions and
customisation options. There is already a long list of
technical specifications and safety features.
As there is so much window space, including just in front of
the A frame, visibility all round is fantastic. I was surprised
at how much power and torque is available as 62mph from
flat is achieved in 7.3 seconds. There is a one speed
Charging to 80% capacity using a 100kW charger takes just
35 minutes, plenty of time for a quick shop and it means I
can easily make the 60 miles trip to my favourite designer
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outlet without worrying if I will get there and back. The huge
benefit of driving an all electric car, once I get to the always
very busy car park is that I can go straight to the area
nearest to the shops where there are lots of free charging
spaces, usually empty! Or you can charge from a home wall
box overnight. A 100% charge at home will cost about £9.
Further additions to the ID.3 family will arrive during 2021,
with additional battery and specification variants, bolstering
one of the model’s key strengths and the reasons for its
success. These include the smallest Pure model with a 45
The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers
and Traders show that the demand for battery electric
vehicles (BEVs) grew by 185.9% to 108,205 units in 2020.
That’s against the figures for the Covid year when the UK
new car market fell by almost a third (-29.4%), with annual
registrations dropping to 1,631,064 units.
Manufacturers are bringing record numbers of electrified
vehicles to market over the coming months and Volkswagen
is leading the way with the ID.3 hatchback. If you prefer an
SUV; Volkswagen’s first fully-electric SUV, the ID.4 is
available to order by UK customers in First Edition trim now,
with deliveries to customers commencing imminently.
The future of driving in the UK is definitely electrifying!
FACTS AT A GLANCE
VW ID 3 FULLY ELECTRIC
Price: £29,990 otr
Power and torque: 204hp
Range: 260 miles
Performance: 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds and on to a top
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RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES FOR
YOU AND YOUR KIDS
Rainy weekends are, let’s face it, a
part of UK living, and when you’ve
got kids, those indoor days can
often seem to drag. But instead of
wishing for sun, we say go with
what you have, and make the most
of those cosy days in. Don’t let the
grey weather get you down - use it
as an opportunity to have fun with
the kids and get creative without
going anywhere. Here are a few
ideas to get you started, using
things you’ll hopefully already have
around the house:
Have An ‘Upside Down' Day
No, we don’t mean walk around on your
head all day! We mean start the day
with bedtime stories and supper and
finish with breakfast! And make
everything in between an upside-down
day. This could mean having pudding
before your main meal, or wearing
pyjamas all day and dressing up for
bed. Try doing some upside-down
drawings and paintings or see if you
can read a book upside down (yes it’s
Make An Indoor Fort
If you can’t get out camping, do it
inside. You’ll need chairs, sheets and
cosy cushions. Fix sheets between two
chairs to make a den, and fill the fort
with pillows and blankets for a camping
feel. You can have a campsite lunch,
too: beans and sausages in little tin
bowls are perfect. Tell camp stories in
the evening by the light of a torch, sing
camp songs and enjoy hot chocolate
together. There are lots of apps like
naturesounds.org that feature nature
sounds to make you feel like you’re in
the middle of a forest. It will be a
‘wilderness’ adventure without going
Have A Dress-Up Day
If you’re happy to let the kids wear your
clothes, give them free rein on your
wardrobe and see what outfits they can
come up with. Or, why not let them
choose your outfit for you? You can do
a catwalk show, take photos and
generally enjoy having some all-out silly
fun with some mad looks. If you have
jewellery you’re happy to share and
multiple hats to finish the looks off, so
much the better.
Enjoy A 'Cinema Trip'
Watching a film at home can be like a
proper movie experience if you want it
to be. Decide on a flick you’re all happy
to watch, make sure you have snacks
in, and then work out what time the
‘screening’ will be. Get the kids to make
tickets with all the details on (movie,
time, location and ‘admit one’) and
ensure you’ve got blankets, popcorn
and drinks at the ready. Turn the lights
off if you’re watching in the evening,
make sure the grown-ups put the
phones away or turn them off, to make
sure you’re all immersed in the event,
Have A Theme Day
Choose a theme and set up a few
activities to do throughout the day
based on that theme. For example, you
could choose ‘spotty’ - and you all wear
spotty outfits, make ‘spotty’ blueberry
muffins or spot paintings and watch 101
Dalmatians to finish off with. Or,
perhaps you like the idea of a ‘green’
day instead. This could mean wearing
green, only eating green things (hello
fruit and veg!) doing some activities in
the garden or having a go at painting a
lovely ‘green’ scene. The world’s your
oyster with this one. Pick your theme
and choose two or three activities that
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then over the next few years, after they had
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Woodland Management, and Tree Surgery
The Tree Doc has now become a
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Because of the need to go Freelance, The Tree
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I'm Amanda Dalley
Reiki Practitioner and
Certified Angel Guide
Are you feeling stressed,
Have you ever thought of
giving reiki a try but are
of what it is?
Reiki is an alternative therapy that can help reduce
pain, improve sleep and general wellbeing.
It helps restore balance between mind, body and soul
giving you a relaxed and less stressed feeling
This is achieved by a series of hand movements above
the body where the practitioner becomes a channel for
all the positive energy to enter the client.
In the hectic world we live in maybe it's time to give
ourselves some "me" time and give reiki and it's
benefits a try.
I also offer Guided Angel Healing Sessions.
These have all the benefits of the above but with the
added bonus of inviting out Angels to help.
There's always times in our lives when we ask for help
with one thing or another and who better to ask than
our very own Angels.
So why not treat yourself to an Angel Card Reading
Ask your Angels what you want to know and they'll
give you the guidance you need through the cards you
choose. This is such a positive, beautiful experience to
receive lovely messages in a unique way.
All treatments and readings can be done in the
comfort of your own home.
Once restrictions are lifted why not invite your friends
round and treat yourselves to a taster session of one or
more of the above.
For more information and bookings
please don't hesitate to contact me.
Or via social media - Facebook and
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Angels are filled with all positive things and full of love
that they want to share with us. So why not let them
help by having a beautiful non invasive healing
The Angels also love to help us within our daily lives.
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Feeling anxious? Why taking a
big deep breath isn’t the answer
Take a big deep breath’, we’ve
all heard that phrase before,
often from people telling us it
can help us if we feel stressed or
anxious, maybe even in a yoga
class, this phrase has definitely
escaped my mouth in the past.
But whilst it can feel good in the
short term, it doesn’t actually
help in the long term and here’s
Breathing is an automatic
function which you might not
pay much attention to but there’s
quite a bit of chemistry going on
and the signal to breathe actually
comes from chemoreceptors in
the brain monitoring the amount
of carbon dioxide (CO2) we have
in our bodies and not by the
amount of oxygen (O2) we have.
Having the right amount of CO2
in the body actually helps your
cells absorb O2 more efficiently.
If we breathe heavily and above
our metabolic needs we disrupt
the chemical balance and get rid
of too much CO2. Blood vessels
start to constrict so we end up
with reduced blood flow to
muscles, tissues and organs,
enhancing feelings of anxiety and
creating a sense of
lightheadedness. Blood flow to
the brain can reduce by 40%
which in turn impairs cognitive
function, it’s no wonder anxiety
can be crippling! And with the
last year of lockdown’s and
restrictions, many of us are
feeling more anxious than ever.
Some breathwork practices use
hyperventilating such as the Wim
Hof Method and can be useful
when done in a controlled,
conscious way, almost like a reset
button for the nervous system.
The problem is that quite often
it’s occurring in everyday life
without us even realising
therefore creating dysfunctional
breathing patterns. So what can
we do about it? Here are a few
ways that can help:
1) Breathe through your nose.
When we breathe through our
nose we create another gas
called nitric oxide, this is a
vasodilator so it opens up blood
vessels and can help us absorb
18% more oxygen than mouth
2) Take slower breaths.
Instead of breathing quickly,
make the breath much slower,
aim for at least 5 seconds if not
longer for each part of the
breath. Resonant or coherent
breathing where the heart and
brain are in coherence is 5.5
3) Breathe low.
When we breathe high up in the
chest we activate the
sympathetic nervous system
(fight or flight) but when we keep
the chest still and breathe more
towards the bottom of the ribs
and into the abdomen also
known as diaphragmatic
breathing we activate the
parasympathetic nervous system
(rest and digest). There is also
more blood in the lower lobes of
the lungs which means that by
breathing this way we also
transfer more oxygen into the
4) Breathe light.
Instead of inhaling a large
amount of air forcefully, imagine
that the air is a delicate thread
that you are gently drawing in,
this prevents overbreathing.
5) Make the exhale longer.
Instead of keeping both inhale
and exhale equal in length,
breathe out for a slightly longer
time, maybe try 4 counts to
breathe in and 6 counts to
breathe out. This means that we
develop a higher tolerance of
CO2 allowing it to remain in the
lungs a bit longer, further
enhancing the transference of
oxygen into the body.
So the next time you are feeling
that familiar sense of anxiety
creeping in, bring some
awareness to your breath, close
your mouth, breathe light, slow
and low and see if it makes a
difference. Maybe even take a
few minutes each morning and at
points throughout the day just to
practice so that it becomes more
of a habit.
Cat Merrick runs Breathe Dance
& Yoga and is currently training
to become a Buteyko Breathing
Practitioner. The information in
this article is gained from
‘Breathe’ by James Nestor and
‘Oxygen Advantage’ by Patrick
Cat Merrick runs Breathe Dance & Yoga and is based in Shrewsbury.
For more details on her classes follow her on Facebook and Instagram at @breathedanceandyoga
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Double award success for
Telford gardening firm
A Telford provider of specialist gardening services is
celebrating after winning two categories in the Home and
Garden Awards 2021.
The Awards, hosted by BUILD magazine, were created to
celebrate the individuals and firms working tirelessly to
ensure homes and gardens across the UK are the best they
In what were two very competitive categories, Priestgate
Garden Specialists has been crowned as Best Landscape
Gardening Company (West Midlands), while also winning
Garden Build Project of the Year (West Midlands).
The latter came about following a nomination for a project
delivered in Dawley Bank, where the customer had two
small children and wanted to create a more practical space
for them to enjoy safely in the garden to the rear of their
property. Priestgate’s solution included a patio extension,
a newly levelled lawn and creation of space for a storage
system to be implemented to reduce garden clutter.
The awards are just the latest in several awards the
company has won in recent years as the company goes
from strength to strength under the stewardship of Phil
Birtwhistle, 36, whose parents Roger and Mary founded
Priestgate Garden Specialists in 1982. Joining the team as
a 14-year-old, Phil has grown up with the business and says
things are busier than ever before.
“As you might expect, I was always in and around the
business from a tender age, so you could say I’ve always
been green fingered,” said Phil, who took over as Managing
Director in 2010, “I’ve watched the business grow over the
years and with our recent awards success things have
definitely moved up a level.
“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, homes and
gardens have become a sanctuary to so many of us,” said
Phil, “The project we delivered to our client in Dawley Bank
had a real ‘wow’ factor and to have won a Garden Build
Project of the Year award for it is just reward for the high
standard of work we consistently deliver.”
Priestgate offers a wide range of services including
landscaping, lawn care, tree surgery, decking, fencing,
garden design, chemical weed control and general garden
maintenance to customers large or small within a 30-mile
radius of their Wrockwardine Wood base. Phil sees their
latest success as the foundation upon which to expand the
“The plan is to become known as one of the best landscape
gardening companies in the UK. We’ve got a great team in
place and these latest awards will give us all added drive to
achieve this goal.”
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Aries - (21st March - 20th April)
Aries, The Waning Crescent Moon May 7th to May 9th sees you
brimming with self-belief, and it is ok to feel confident, it also
seems your being well liked by the right people! your face fits!
Whether it be work, home or personal projects enjoy any rest as it
will be like 'the calm before the storm', Busy busy busy!
Taurus - (21st April -21st May)
Taurus, The New Moon May 11th is a great time for brand new
starts, it seems your reputation is important as well, admit if you
have been wrong draw a line and move forward. With the onset of
summer, a new partnership is starred, with someone with similar
visions and goals, your like 'two peas in a pod' equal partners,
equal power, and fun to be had.... with shared success.
Gemini - (22nd May - 21st June)
Mercury enters Gemini May 4th bringing in the news you need
this week especially around matters connected to home. Venus
pops in May 9th bringing the focus onto love, plans made now
materialise in August to bring a sense of 'togetherness'. The Sun
enters Gemini May 20th, bringing happiness and good will, not a
bad start to Summer Gemini!
Cancer - (22nd June - 22nd July)
Cancer sees Venus arrive June 2nd this time bringing passion and
excitement, of a purely physical sense... Wow!... Then with the
arrival of the Sun on 21st June were looking at finding solutions.
Two paths in life present like a 'fork in the road'... Which path to
take???? Simple!... take the one that makes you heart sing....
Leo - (23rd July - 23rd August)
Mars arrives June 11th and like the true lion that you are 'woe
betide' those who get in your way, were not taking any silliness off
anyone!... Venus comes in June 27th and softens those harsh
edges, as we go a little soppy, warm and squishy, someone or
something, person or pet even will melt your heart, as we go all
nurturing and have our arms and hearts open in an almost
'broody' like manner... Aww
Virgo - (24th August - 22nd Sept.)
Virgo, the 20th/21st May sees the Moon in your sign in its
Waxing Gibbous phase, we see you making lists, (Virgo you know
how you love a list!) Personal projects are growing and growing
now, like a ripening fruit, now its evaluation time!. Feeling very
altruistic, either in a 'helping profession' or simply helping a friend
move house it seems you’re an asset to others and making a
Libra - (23rd Sept - 23rd October)
Keep moving forward now Libra despite your fears, as you are too
far in to back out now, your just having 'a wobble'. We may
fantasise of an escape to get our get head together.... Family may
be being unruly, which never helps does it.... keep on Libra, it
shall pass...The First Quarter Moon June 18th is a key point, once
reached it all gets easier...
Scorpio - (24th Oct - 22nd November)
Scorpio, May 24th and 25th sees the Waxing Gibbous Moon
mark you celebrating achievements, work projects or business is
flowing nicely, so indulge in new home décor projects, new clothes
and why not?
Sometimes ritualistic views and strictly traditional ways of doing
things may make you want to scream, but sometimes the tried and
tested works... bare that in mind...
Sagittarius - (23rd Nov - 21st Dec.)
Sagittarius, May 26th Full Moon is a good time to let go of what
is not needed anymore, to stop holding on to emotions, patterns
of behaviour or thinking, discard that which no longer serves...
This may present itself like a volcano, where the build-up finally
unleashes! a hot and fiery accumulation of energy, (well you are a
Fire sign Sagittarius!) Excitement, arousal, and passion are also
Capricorn - (22nd Dec - 20th January)
Capricorn, 24th June sees the Full Moon in your sign and creative
talents flow freely, arts, music, or 'even out the box' thinking are
all streaming out of you! Someone may need reminding that
honesty and integrity are key, a quiet word may need to be had,
especially if they are being economical with the truth or in denial,
sensitivity helps here... help them to see the picture clearly...
Aquarius - (21st Jan - 18th Feb)
Aquarius, the Last quarter Moon May 3rd sees you looking at
'endings', things may be drawing to a close, certain chapters
closing... completion, 'finish'...part of the cycle of death and
rebirth...You face the future armed with your own personal charm
and charisma, with a cheeky wink ;-) But just who is the hotblooded
male who seems to self-sabotage? Remind them that their
Pisces - (19th Feb - 20th March)
Wow Pisces! Jupiter arrives in your sign May 13th, lucky you!
literally!.... as this 'massive gas giant' boosts luck, growth,
expansion, optimism, abundance and understanding. June 10th
sees the New Moon and a Solar eclipse, perfect timing for taking a
gamble on new starts, new ideas, relationships, or projects.
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What do you call a dog that can tell time?
A watch dog!
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time buyers and those looking to
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couples and families alike; at
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Designs favour openplan kitchen and
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study or snug spaces; ideal for the new
trends of working from home. The
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The Spruce makes a great small family
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Our new range of homes come with
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