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MAY/JUNE 2021 EDITION
WELCOME... TO YOUR EARLY SUMMER EDITION
OF THE SYONE MAGAZINE
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Page 5 Brook Fest 2021
Al Fresco Dining
Pages 7 – 9
Food & drink
Page 10 - 17 MADE IN SHROPSHIRE - feature
Page 18 - 28 Health, beauty & wellbeing
Shropshire’s Tasty Trail
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
Pages 68 & 70
Pages 77 & 73 Online business coaching
with Alex McCarthy
Lockdown success story
Pages 78 & 79 Well Waters & Raw Pet Food
Page 84 – 99 House, home & garden
Pages 92 & 94
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We’re welcoming back the community to The Brooklands this summer,
opening back up we have fully refurbed the outside of the pub with a
brand new outdoor seating area perfect for those summer evenings.
Head on down to The Brooklands for perfect pints,
pub grub and a friendly atmosphere.
Open for outdoor dining from April 12th
and Indoor’s from the 17th May.
Call the team today to book your table 01743 243 333
FROM ALL THE TEAM, WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU BACK!
The Brooklands is bringing back
Brook Fest for the weekend starting Saturday July
31st - Sunday August 1st.
Starting your summer off right we’ve lined up 10 live
shropshire music acts. Including;
ROBBIE JONES I JOSH LOBLEY
NIBBS & TONY I ANDY MILLS
TOUCH TOO MUCH I GEMIMA GALLIER
WORST KEPT SECRET I THE MOTEL 6
and headlining act RYAN EVANS
( More acts to be confirmed )
This is a free event so booking tables is advisable. Follow all the
latest event news on facebook.com/BrooklandsShrewsbury/
Start your summer off at Brook Fest 2021!
AL FRESCO DINING AT HOME
Dining outdoors is one of the
pleasures that comes with warmer
weather. If you've ever enjoyed a
delicious meal on an outdoor terrace
or spent a fun evening with family and
friends at a barbecue, you'll know how
fun it is to enjoy a meal outdoors. The
good news is, you don’t have to spend
a fortune to turn your own outdoor
space into the kind of terrace a
restaurant would be proud of.
Brighten Up Your Furniture
If you have a sturdy table and chairs
that would benefit from a quick
sprucing up, then why not put your
DIY skills to use and get out the
paintbrushes? Some skilful painting
using bright colours is an affordable
but effective way of creating the
perfect focal point for your outdoor
dining area. Whether you enjoy a large
garden or a small patio, a beautiful
table and chairs could make all the
Adding accessories can be an easy
way of turning any space into one you
can't wait to spend some time in.
Don't consign the cushions, blankets,
and candles to indoors only - they can
also look great outdoors. Bring some
of your style into the mix with some
statement pieces that add colour and
texture to your outdoor space. Scented
candles add a beautiful aroma and
perfect mood lighting as the sun sets;
while bright and cosy blankets will
keep the chill away as the sun goes
Say It With Flowers
No outdoor dining space would be
complete without some beautiful plants
and flowers – it is outside, after all!
From trailing leaves to beautifully
scented blooms, the right flora can set
the scene while also adding some
wonderful scents to your space. If you
are working with a small space, then
the addition of some plant pots, or
even a beautiful vase of your favourite
flowers is enough to add a stylish and
Dress For Success
Table linen does not have to be solely
for the indoors. If you love a crisp
tablecloth, then why not adorn your
outdoor dining table with some
beautiful fabric? Whether you prefer it
to be bright and bold, or subtle and
rustic, a tablecloth can take your table
to the next level. The same goes for
your cutlery and tableware. To take
your outdoor dining to the next level,
why not choose some cutlery, plates,
and glassware that remind you of your
perfect Mediterranean escape?
Don't Forget The Floor
Whether you enjoy a decked outdoor
space, or you love nothing more than
feeling the grass between your toes,
the ground beneath your feet is an
important part of your outdoor dining
experience. If you have the space,
why not consider an outdoor rug?
Designed with practicality and style in
mind, a rug can add a personal and
unique touch to any outside eating
Whatever your budget, there are
plenty of options out there to help you
to transform your outdoor space into
your own personal dining terrace.
You'll be eating al fresco every day!
with a vibrant
Local meat and produce of the highest quality
Bradley's Butchers & Deli is your local one stop shop stocking everything from
tantalising stir frys to the most succulent & exciting meal time creations
and with our new deli counter offering a wide range of cheeses, olives &
cooked meats, we've got your meal times covered.
Breakfast & Hot Carvery
Sandwiches available daily
Hot & Cold
Trusted Butcher with over
33 years experience and expertise
Pubs and restaurants supplied - Hot counter service with fresh Shropshire
coffee and cakes. Selection of fresh homemade ready meals to take out.
Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm Saturday 8am - 5pm
1 London Road, Shrewsbury (on the Column roundabout)
Tel: 01743 622989
CAR PARKING AT REAR
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!
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.
Made in Shropshire is a collaboration of
artists, designer-makers and food producers
who live and/or work in Shropshire.
The Made in Shropshire group came into existence in
2005 as a collaboration between Women in Rural
Enterprise (WiRE) and the Shropshire Rural Hub as a
way of developing a marketplace for small, unique art,
craft and food businesses in Shropshire.
An open meeting was held on 18 August 2005 at which
there were 30 local producers. It was decided
unanimously to give the monthly markets a try and
thus on 23 September 2005, the first Made in
Shropshire market was held in The Square,
Shrewsbury. Initially nurtured and linked to the
Shropshire Rural Hub the group formed its own
management committee and becoming a formal
membership organisation in May 2007.
The membership selection process ensures a diverse
range of quality, skilfully crafted, creative products
made in the lovely county of Shropshire.
Unique designer/maker businesses represent the
following - blacksmithing, ceramics, clothing, fine art
painting, furniture and upholstery, fused and blown
glass, jewellery, leatherwork, photography, wirework,
wood (turned and sculptural).
Since then the group has successfully attended past
events such as the West Midlands Show, the
Shrewsbury Flower Show and monthly markets in
On the food side Made in Shropshire members offer
fresh farm meat, pork pies, scotch eggs, salami, pizza
and pasties, fresh baked breads and cakes, fudge and
chocolates, jams and chutneys, apple juice and
Shropshire gin plus skin care and garden plants.
This last year has been particularly difficult for all
small businesses and, after a lot of false starts, the
members were back in action at the Shrewsbury Town
Square market in April.
With social distancing measures in place almost 40
different makers, artists and producers can attend the
market. Why not pop along and see what there is on
offer? Entry is free!
Nearly 16 years on, the group is continuing to flourish
and evolve. Made in Shropshire members regularly
showcase their products at their flagship monthly
market in The Square, Shrewsbury (2nd Saturday of
Membership currently stands at 46 and over 100
small, local businesses have been given the
opportunity to showcase their goods in a prime retail
location over the years.
The Group has benefited from the generosity of local
accountants Whittingham Riddell, the Shrewsbury
Branch of NFU Mutual, Shropshire County Council
and Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council.
Please check our social media feeds on the
day as the fair may be cancelled if further
restrictions or adverse weather are expected.
Blacksculpt Glass artist & Blacksmith
Come see us at the Made In Shropshire Fairs!
Contact: 07943 895996 Facebook: @blacksculpt
Made in Shropshire
Quality artisan art, craft and food markets
with Shropshire makers – SHREWSBURY
Come and find a great selection of foods, treats,
and expertly crafted art, glass, metal, wood, fabric
and ceramic items.
Art = Craft = Food
Saturday 8 May
Saturday 12 June
Saturday 10 July
Saturday 14 August
Saturday 11 September
Saturday 9 October
Saturday 13 November
Saturday 11 December
NB; These dates are subject to change
in response to any restrictions or
guidance from Government authorities
www.madeinshropshire.co.uk I www.facebook.com/madeinshropshire
In case of bad weather check website/social media for updates
Stalls to visit at Made in Shropshire
The Made in Shropshire Fair is
back! The collaboration of likeminded
makers, Producers and
artists from around Shropshire
are back to show their wares to
the good people of Shrewsbury
The next fair takes place on
Saturday 8th May at
Shrewsbury Town Square, but
if you can't make that date the
subsequent fair is on Saturday
To give you a flavour of the
types of exhibitors who are
promoting themselves at the
market below is a diverse
example of the wonderful
people you can meet at the
LindseyB Art & Photography
Lindsey Bucknor OBE is an
award winning photographer
who actually came late in life to
spending most of his life behind
a desk, creating successful
images is now his passion.
"Being out there in nature,
seeing things afresh has opened
up a new and exciting chapter
for me. I am inspired by my
surroundings and never leave
home without my camera."
I love sharing my knowledge,
skills and passion, through my
images of wildlife, landscapes
and seascapes, in giving talks
on my trips to Africa and via a
range of photography training,
group workshops, 1:1 training
and photography holidays.
To find out more about Lindsey
have a look at his website
call him on 07984 407015
After working in the
landscaping industry for a
number of years Annie Stokes
was lucky enough to have the
opportunity to create a work of
art for a childrens craft centre.
This was via an advert in a local
newspaper. The project was to
be designed in metal and with
the help of a local
working closely with the
blacksmiths, she realised her
joy for manipulating the metals
in fire and has never looked
After studying glass at
Westhope College 2017 and
gaining a City and Guilds in the
craft, Annie has continued to
further develop her passion of
working with glass, along with
her skill as a Blacksmith she is
able to collaborate both the
crafts and create artwork for
the garden as well as the home.
To find out more information go
and see the wonderful creations
she has put together.
Nevil Road Designs ~ Upholstery and Homewares.
Free local consultation visits and quotes. Upholstery of family pieces and one off finds.
Contact Sarah Stembridge: 07522 579216
E: firstname.lastname@example.org F: www.facebook.com/nevilroaddesigns
Bold, sophisticated solid
sterling silver jewellery created
by SUE CHADWICK.
Made in Shropshire
Sue at email@example.com
www.suechadwick.co.uk I 07771 601497
or visit her at the Made in Shropshire fairs
Sarah Hill Contemporary
Sarah Hill Glass evolved out of
a fascination for glass, for
colour, a love of design and the
desire to create beautiful,
contemporary pieces of work.
After achieving her degree in 3D
design followed by 18 years
working as a graphic designer,
it was time to get back to hands
on making. Borrowing a Kiln,
she began in 2005 from her
garage crafting her own
handmade glass jewellery.
Since those early days her work
has matured, with experience
and knowledge. Today Sarah
supplies Jewellery Shops all
over the UK from Devon to the
Hebrides from her workshop in
"I was born in Somerset, now
living in Shropshire....a country
girl......so my work is heavily
inspired by the colours and
scenes of the surrounding
countryside including tones of
green and vibrant hues of
flowers in a meadow. The
Pembrokeshire coast is another
place I hold dear and so there is
a strong influence of blues from
its shores and skies. It is here
that I draw upon my glass wall
".....And It is with this love of
the environment that I believe
in the importance of recycling
and so I incorporated this to
create my glass bottle work"
To find out more information go
Having an artist for a mother
and an engineer for a father,
nobody was particularly
surprised when Sue took to
designing such unique silver
jewellery. And that the jewellery
had an African Flair was also
no surprise considering Sue
was taken on her first camping
trip into the Bush at 6 weeks
However, it did take her almost
10 years from leaving school to
become a jeweller. Sue qualified
as a graphic artist, working in
Harare and London, then
moved on to teaching art before
finally discovering where her
true passion lay.
"Making Silver jewellery
provides creative challenges
that come with multiple
rewards, the satisfaction of
designing and then creating
something beautiful combined
with the pleasure of seeing it
being worn and enjoyed"
Although taught the trade by a
local goldsmith, Sue
immediately gravitated towards
working with Silver. "It reflects
the surrounding colours of the
skin, clothing and Sky. It
combines easily with other
colours and beads, cloth,
leather and like no other meta,
you can make big chunky,
dazzling pieces that make a real
statement but that doesn't
break the bank".
Sue shares her time between
Shropshire an Zimbabwe and
sells her jewellery at
exhibitions, craft fairs or private
functions and she is continually
adding individual pieces
collections to her range but to
find out more visit
Nevil Road Designs.
Sarah at Nevil Road Designs
lives in Shropshire and works
from her studio in the Shadow
of Wellington's Wrekin Hill.
Specialising in Upholstery,
collage and embroidery pieces
are made for markets or
tailored to the individual
requirements of specific
From her workshop, tired
family pieces and one off finds
are transformed into stylish
and revitalised items.
Individually made collages and
hand embroidered linen can
also be commissioned to mark
and celebrate special occasions.
Sarah has a friendly and
personal approach so give her a
call on 07522 579216 to find
out more information
handcrat e d t e x tile s
Glass Wall Art
at Made In
Nanny Janny's Jersey Ice Cream is made by
Nanny Janny herself, using milk and cream from
our small herd of Jersey cows in Shropshire.
Tel: 01743 891525
We are farmers and take pride in the welfare of our
animals and the production of our fine pork
sausages, meatballs, burgers and drycured bacon.
"If we wouldn't eat it, it doesn't go in!"
T: 01743 891525
Muckleton Meats are dedicated
to bring you the best Pork, full
of flavour that is missing from
so much food we buy today.
Muckleton premium pork
sausages, meatballs and
burgers are made on the farm
to our own special recipe, using
high quality, coarse cut British
pork from our own and
occasionally, other selected
You will taste the difference in
our high quality, meaty, full of
flavour products. Made from
Pork reared using responsible
farming methods and with high
animal welfare standards. So
when you buy Muckleton
Products it means you are
playing a part too!!
Succulent, Juicy and full of
meat, our bangers, meatballs
and burgers are the business!
The business started in
Muckleton and was based there
for ten years, however, in 2016
the founder retired and the
business moved forward with
David and Jan at the helm,
high into the South shropshire
Our small herd of pedigree
Jersey Cattle provide milk for
ourselves, their calves and the
pigs and we sell through
farmers markets, local food
festivals and local shops. Our
products are also used in high
class catering establishments in
So pop along to the Market or
check them out on their
facebook page Muckleton meats
Nanny Janny's Jersey Ice
And after you have had your
fair share of appetizing foods
from the lovely people of Made
in shropshire why not finish the
day with wonderful ice cream
from Nanny Janny!
Nanny Janny's Jersey Ice
Cream is made by Nanny Janny
herself, using milk and cream
from her small herd of Jersey
cows in Shropshire, to make
terrific Ice cream, but don't take
our word for it, have a look at
her facebook page and see what
her customers think about her
lovely Ice cream!
"Have now tired 5 of the
wonderful flavours. Have to say
my favourite is the honeycomb,
second the rhubarb and ginger.
Such a delicious treat during
very bizarre times". - Anne
"Oh my goodness, I’m in heaven
I bought the Banana ice cream
(also got the Rhubarb) today at
Smith’s butchers in Minsterley
(he’s fab too!). It’s absolutely
devine! So light & so tasty -
natural not artificial flavouring!
Having spoken to the maker
recently, she told me it was also
healthy, so I wish this ice
cream was about when I was
going through teenage angst!! I
can highly recommend to all &
know for a fact that I’ll never
buy another brand of ice
cream!! I look forward to trying
more flavours" - Alison Harvey
Happy crafts born in the Candy
Valley. Brooches to liven-up
your cardigans and jackets,
waistcoats to jazz up your
shirts and a variety of other
crafts to treat your eyes.
Handmade bespoke waitcoats,
cravats, ties,bowties and
Commissions available, please
contact Trish directly for more
details on: 07855 241370
So pop along to the Made in
Shropshire Market at the
Square in Shrewsbury on
either Saturday 8th May or
Saturday 12th June and
have a wonderful day!
by Lindsey B
Stunning Wall Art Traditionally Framed, Gallery Acrylics or Premium Canvas
=Shropshire based Photography Tuition, 1:1, small group
=Workshops or UK Holidays
=Accredited Guest Speaker W.I, Photography Clubs, Societies
Telephone: 07984 407015
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
BAREFOOT SOUL HOLISTIC THERAPIES
Lessons from Lockdown
My philosophy is based on the Shamanic principle that
everything in life is either a lesson or a blessing and that has
certainly been put to the test over the past 12 months. Like
many small businesses in Shropshire, I have been forced to
close my doors during lockdown, at a time when holistic
therapies could offer the opportunity for deep human
connection, therapeutic touch and a space to find peace &
harmony in a chaotic and uncertain world.
Initially, I was called to return to my nursing role within the
NHS which kept me busy and gave me a sense of being able
to help, serving the people of Shropshire.
However, as time went on, it became so apparent that the
nurses too were struggling with the increased pressure,
workload and unprecedented working conditions. The
system responded rapidly, but the “new “ way of working was
indeed taking its toll on the staff.
You see nurses are not the superheroes the public like to
portray – we are simply hard working , honest & caring
humans trained to do a job and deal with whatever is thrown
at us. We experience the same fear,confusion,stress and
anxiety as you, but when we put that uniform on we step
into the role of the healthcare professional and set to work.
On one particular shift, I arrived on duty to find a member
of staff sitting alone, tears streaming down her face. She was
suffering from panic attacks, we talked about breathing
techniques and after a few minutes she returned to her
work, ever the consummate professional.
At that moment I realised I need to do something more to
help the staff. With such a unique skill set, I am in a fortunate
position as an experienced Senior Nurse, but also a qualified
holistic therapist, trained in conscious connected
breathwork, reflexology, reiki, mindfulness & meditation.
With contacts in the University, I approached the Course
Director of nursing and offered my help. Due to lockdown
restrictions I decided that I would produce a short film to be
delivered to the Student Nurses. This 15 minute film was
produced by a local company and totally funded by Barefoot
The content included a short guided meditation for their
own personal use. I explored resilience, breathing
techniques to use when feeling overwhelmed or stressed
and grounding techniques to empower the nurse to feel
embodied and connected during their day.
I feel truly honoured to serve as a nurse, but more so to be
able to bridge the gap between holistic therapies and
conventional medicine, to offer support to my junior
colleagues at a time when they most needed it.
During my days as a student nurse, I had never even heard
of mindful practice & holistic therapies were definitely not
I trained as a holistic practitioner to care for my own physical,
mental & emotional health as I personally suffered from
burnout in my nursing job. I maintained my nursing skills
and registration and today I combine running a successful
holistic therapies business with working locum shifts in our
local Urgent Care Centre.
Humans are hardwired for physical touch, for human
interaction, for connection and when we strip all the material
stuff away, how resilient are we? What is really important in
Gratitude for blending my two worlds together, conventional
medicine meets holistic health & wellbeing with a deeper
fusion of compassion, love & understanding .
What an opportunity to shift the focus towards self-care and
truly holistic health & wellbeing!
16 The Stables, Sansaw Business Park, Hadnall,
Shrewsbury SY4 4AS
‘GEM TIME CURIOS’
Isobel and Roger Hilliard
WE BUY & SELL
Jewellery and Silver, Wrist/Pocket Watches,
Collectables, Coins, Medals and
other interesting items
Located just off The Square
29a Princess Street, Shrewsbury
Tel: 07875 678 587
Open: Tues & Thurs: 10am - 2pm
Weds, Fri & Sat: 10am - 4pm
Closed Sunday's & Monday's
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
Instagram : The Infinate Touch
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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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
Jessi Carrera-Maybury of Charmed Healing Therapies is a Reiki Master-Teacher,
Theta Healing Practitioner and Spiritual Coach. She has over 10 years experience
and is passionate about helping and healing others.
Telephone 07944 501998
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Jessi Carrera-Maybury of Charmed Healing Therapies a
Reiki Master Teacher, Theta Healing Practitioner and Spiritual Coach
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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Shropshire Festivals have
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mixes locally produced food and
drink with an 8-mile walk near
Shrewsbury on May 23, 2021.
The Shropshire Tasty Trail aims to
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food and drink locally to keep food
miles to a minimum. The 8-mile walk
will include three stop-offs, where
walkers will enjoy a different course.
The event was originally planned for
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previous route with indoor stop-offs
has been exchanged for a fully
outdoor, Covid safe option, with the
trail now starting at Upton Magna
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The trail is limited to 600 places, which
will need to be registered for in
Beth Heath, Director of Fun at
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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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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
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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
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Despite the pressures of the pandemic, 2020 was no
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The School offers a tailored and individual approach to
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Interested to learn more?
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Nestled within the beautiful woodland grounds of
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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
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The academic programme combines a traditional
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Prep children know they are part of a very special school.
A school steeped in heritage and fundamental values, yet
a place where technology and innovation has allowed a
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making the school accessible to as many deserving
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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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Spring has sprung,
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THE VEGAN BUZZ
What are we buzzing about this
month? One Planet Pizza’s
collaboration with Meatless Farm to
bring you The Cheeseburger pizza.
Handcrafted pizza with their family
recipe tomato sauce, caramelised
red onion, sliced gherkins, chunks of
meatless farm burgers, smoky
finished with a
drizzle of burger
sauce. This perfect
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If you tried vegan cheese in the past, you
may not have enjoyed it. Yes, it is safe to say
that if you go back even five years…how
can we say this diplomatically?... vegan
cheese had an ‘unusual’ taste. Thank
goodness things have changed! Now there
is so much choice for every budget and
palate. Big brands like Violife are popular in
a sandwich or grated over pasta and Bute
Island sell many different varieties of cheese
from blue to cranberry. If you want
something special for a cheese board, then
there are lots of artisan vegan cheese
makers who produce delicious, fermented,
nut-based cheeses. So, if you are vegan
cheese curious but a bit overwhelmed by
choice, talk to us at The Vegan Hub and we
can take you through the tasty options.
Seitan (pronounced say-tan) is a versatile vegan meat substitute which is high
in protein, absorbs flavour well and is exceptionally versatile. But what is it? Seitan
is made from gluten, which is the main protein in wheat. It is made by washing
the starch away from the wheat flour, which leaves strands of gluten. Once
you have chosen the seasoning for the gluten and it is cooked, the firm and
chewy “meaty” texture will be a hit with your omni friends, and it is also great
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lots of readymade seitan products, such as sausages, burgers, and seitan
pieces which you can add to your meal, or you can make your own seitan
meat substitute with a bag of wheat gluten and a good recipe.
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
changer for vegan chocolate is Vego, an organic, hazelnut chocolate bar that tastes sensational
(fair trade gluten & palm oil free). Since the first Vego bar was made the company has come on
leaps and bounds, adding a white chocolate bar, a fruit and nut bar, chocolate pralines, hazelnut
spread and now Vego melts that can be dropped into your favourite vegan milk to make a
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.
They organise vegan events in Shropshire and run The Vegan Hub in
The Parade Shops, Shrewsbury.
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Have you ever reached a destination and then
realised you couldn't recall the journey there?
The feeling of being a million miles away or daydreaming perhaps.
This is what happens to us frequently when we are not totally
engaged in what we are doing. Some people call this being on
autopilot. I recall one summer, approaching a driveway and looking
up from my steering wheel, only to realise that I had somehow
driven to an old address. Maybe this has happened to you? Perhaps
this happens to you more often than not?
So how do we ensure we are mindfully engaging
in our daily activities and how do we manage the
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
sun is hitting my chest through the window and I can hear the faint
buzz of a glider in the distant sky. Actually, I can also hear my
neighbour tapping on something in his garden. Two students are
walking by and one of them has an ear pod in whilst talking to his
friend. My mind wanders to a thought; Can he totally hear what the
other is saying? My mind then returns some focus on what I am
writing. Who would be reading this eventually ? Would they relate to
what I am saying and to what extent do their minds wonder?
(I wonder!). Such a busy connection of thought, observation,
reflection, judgment. What busy minds we have.
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Have a go right now!
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
close attention to negative thoughts rather than
positive. I guess that this is largely due to the fact
that it is a survival mechanism. However, as we all
know, we therefore tend to focus far too much on
the negative and have to train our brain to focus
the other way. Obviously, we need to consider risk
and complication. Otherwise, things like crossing
the road would be very dangerous. However, our
more hypothetical concerns can get a little out of
hand if not challenged! What if they don’t like me?
What if I said something to offend them? What if
no one shows up? So how can we acknowledge
unhelpful thoughts and distract ourselves?
I always use my social media account to engage
with others and ask these questions. On this topic
I have received some truly inspiring strategies.
People have beautifully adapted their responses
to the unhelpful thoughts their minds produce.
I have had feedback from people who distract
themselves with an activity. Running and
swimming seemingly the most common. When we
engage in an activity, we distract from our
thoughts and at the same time we help the brain
to release the natural feel good chemicals that can
boost mood. Some people have shared with me
how they challenge their negative thinking. In
essence, they question the thought - take the
thought to court i guess!
A client of mine has given me permission to share
her strategy; she actually verbally challenges her
unhelpful thoughts. Saying things like ‘No’ or ‘Just
stop now’. She has also said that when this
becomes difficult to manage alone, she requires
some help and support to work though the
Having the courage to share these intrusive or
unhelpful thoughts can then allow space to heal. If
you ever feel that you are not coping, then talking
things through with a trained professional can
really help. The Samaritans are available for you
24/7 on : 116 123.
Ways to manage unhelpful
• Engage in a meaningful activity such as walking
• Acknowledge the thought and then discard if it
cannot be helpful to you
• Keep a gratitude journal to refocus your mind
• Remind yourself that your thoughts are not to
be taken too seriously
• Distract yourself with mindfulness - connect
with the moment
• Talk to others and share unhelpful thoughts
(we all have them)
• Challenge your thoughts
• Treat them like you would flowers or weeds -
water the flowers!
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VANLIFE TRAVEL IN THE UK
There are plenty of gorgeous holiday locations in the UK,
from national parks, such as the Lake District, to the Welsh
mountains, and from glittering Scottish lochs to numerous
sweeping sandy beaches scattered across England. With
staycations on the rise, what better way to spend a week or
two of summer than holidaying in the UK. But, instead of
opting for a traditional static caravan or holiday cottage
accommodation, why not try something a little different:
renting a campervan.
The Rise Of The Campervan
Homemade campervans are on the rise, with campervan
specialist Quirky Campers at the forefront of the trend. The
company hosts the annual festival Camp Quirky, where
attendees are encouraged to camp in their own self-made van
conversions and engage with a community of happy campers.
Attendees can witness all types of vehicles, from ambulances
to old army trucks, reborn as holiday campervans, and attend
workshops to learn how to construct, insulate, wire and even
plumb a home on wheels. As trendy as it is to build your own
campervan, it can be costly and time-consuming. Renting one
of these mobile homes, however, is ideal for a holiday.
How To Make A Campervan Holiday Work
One of the appeals of having a camper is free overnight
parking, and one of the joys of being a full-time ‘vanlifer’ can be
discovering and sharing safe camping spots. Sure, campervans
are welcome to book into UK campsites, but if you’re looking for
a low-cost holiday teetering on the wild side, then seeking out
free spots is even better. A scan of Google maps for car
parking spaces is a good place to start. Make sure you
physically check out an area to see if a spot is available too,
especially if it is an established campervan hotspot. For
example, if you were to take a stroll down the Bude canal in
Cornwall late afternoon, you are likely to find a line-up of
campers already settled for the night. It’s also vital to
investigate your desired area before you park. Is there a “No
Overnight” Parking sign? Are you in a residential area and likely
to upset the locals? Have you pulled into a car park which is
locked overnight? Always remember to respect the rules and
play it safe. If in doubt, check out apps such as vanlifer
favourite Park4Night, or wild camping website
wildcamping.moonfruit.com to find safe spots to cosy up for the
night. For peace of mind, you can check into a campsite or a
designated campervan car park, which invites campers to park
responsibly overnight (often for a small fee of £10 per night).
The Tricky Bits
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
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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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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
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CO2 emissions: 127g/km
Combined fuel consumption: 40.4mpg
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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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The SYone magazine is
committed to supporting small
local businesses, so when we
came accross Alex McCarthy it
was a must to chat with her and
let all our readers and small
business owners how she can
help and support you and and
your business grow.
Hi Alex, so nice to be chatting with you
today, firstly, please tell us about
yourself and your own life?
My name is Alex McCarthy. I am a
30-year-old Business Coach, NLP
Mindset Practitioner and Online
Entrepreneur based in Shrewsbury
Shropshire. After feeling unfulfilled
and lost in my earlier corporate
career, I left the U.K back in 2015 to
travel the world, meet people from
different walks of life and learn and
understand more about myself in my
quest for happiness.
Upon my return to the U.K in 2018 I
decided I wanted to use my extensive
marketing experience to set up my
own business as a Social Media
Manager. A few months after getting
started, I became fully booked and
had replaced my previous 9-5 salary
which felt like a huge achievement at
the time having not been long out of
However, I wasn’t completely fulfilled.
I was spending all of my time behind
the laptop and craving human
connection. I knew that with my
diverse digital, marketing and
business knowledge and experience
that I could be helping and impacting
my clients on such a deeper level.
This is where my coaching journey
Rather than doing the work for my
clients, I began to mentor business
owners and entrepreneurs so that
they could themselves create a
powerful online marketing strategy to
help build their brand, grow their
audience, and increase lead
generation. I also wanted to be able
to help and support my clients with
their mindset, to help navigate the
many obstacles which come as part
of starting and growing a business,
especially in the ever-challenging
I underwent my NLP Practitioner and
Executive Coach training in 2020
which now means that I am certified
to professionally coach my clients as
well as mentor and teach them how to
create online success in their
When the pandemic hit last year, I
was not sure how my business was
going to continue but as it happens,
the last 12 months have been the
most transformational and successful
to date. I have had the pleasure of
working with hundreds of clients on
an international basis, ran group
programmes, built a thriving FB
community ‘The Online Success Hub’
and even sold out my 1:1 Accelerator
back in December 2020 with so much
more yet to come!
In what ways can you help a new small
business with low budget?
Social Media is free and right now,
one of the most effective FREE
marketing tools that new and earlystage
businesses have access to.
Figure out where your ideal clients
are hanging out and dedicate your
time to building a presence in one
place for starters! One thing that I
commonly see is trying to do too
many things at once, which leads to
procrastination, overwhelm and even
burnout. The key when it comes to
social media is consistent, valuable
What do you enjoy most about your
My favourite thing about my job is
being a part of other people’s
success stories. Having clients come
to me with an idea and vision of what
they want to create and then being
able to help them make that a reality.
It’s priceless and means that I get out
of bed every morning grateful and
excited for what I get to do for work.
A feeling that I didn’t think was
possible at one point in my life and
that I never take for granted.
What is your biggest success to date?
passionate about helping others to
succeed and achieve their greatest
potential, both personally and
professionally. My online business
has grown and thrived over the last
12 months and during the global
pandemic, it just goes to show the
power of what online marketing and
having a powerful social media
strategy for business can do. There’s
never been a better time to start an
online business or get your current
What are your plans for the future?
My plans are to grow and scale my
coaching business so that I can
positively impact and support as
many aspiring entrepreneurs and
start-up business owners around the
world as possible. I also have plans
to release a business and mindset
podcast later this year which I am
very excited about!
Thats great, thanks Alex, can you give
any advice on where to start their
focus when creating a social media
strategy for there business?
Yes, Start with these 5 key areas
when it comes to building out your
social media strategy:
all about having an engaged and
loyal community who know, like and
We need to sell to have a business.
Selling doesn’t have to feel pressured
and uncomfortable. It’s important to
remember that we are offering a
solution to our potential clients!
Showing up and being seen is a
huge part when it comes to social
media success for your business.
Getting my face onto Facebook lives
and Instagram stories was a game
changer for attracting ideal clients to
my business and also helped me to
hugely grow in confidence.
I’m not just talking about the visual
aspect of your business branding, but
also your personal brand and values.
I invite you to think about how you
want people when they consume
your online content? Are you showing
up in alignment with that?
Selling out my 1:1 coaching
programme The Online Success
Accelerator when I first launched it
back in December 2020. I am very
excited to be opening the doors to
this programme again next month for
my June intake. This is my signature
6-month, high touch, 1:1 coaching
programme which is perfect for
entrepreneurs and business owners
looking to significantly increase their
impact and income from mastering
their online marketing strategy and
get the mindset and accountability
Why should people turn to you to help
them with their business?
I love what I do and I’m truly
Producing consistent high quality,
valuable content is key to social
This can be one of the main reasons
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Interacting with your existing
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During these past 12 months people have
spent a great deal more time at home. The
current climate has given people time to reflect
more on their living space and how it works for
them. Home improvements have never been so
Since finishing her renovation in Baschurch, Becky has
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I have my garden for a view, my pets for company and
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Her love for creating and 'making stuff' began at an
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She has noticed an even bigger increase recently in
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Becky's passion is infectious, she's full of enthusiasm,
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is when I can see someone growing more confident with
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and then there can be no stopping them. They often
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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
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Make An Indoor Fort
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inside. You’ll need chairs, sheets and
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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
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the evening by the light of a torch, sing
camp songs and enjoy hot chocolate
together. There are lots of apps like
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Have A Dress-Up Day
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clothes, give them free rein on your
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spotty outfits, make ‘spotty’ blueberry
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Dalmatians to finish off with. Or,
perhaps you like the idea of a ‘green’
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the garden or having a go at painting a
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hope to have a small studio built
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addicted to buying my lovely items’
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love and share my brand.
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Centre has been my dream for over 10 years and
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My name is Rachel Rogers and I have been
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I am a qualified Dog Agility Trainer, an agility judge, a Kennel
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since 2008 when I first had the dream of opening a centre, I
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The ethos of the centre is to help as many dogs as we
possibly can and support owners through what may be a
difficult and worrying time.
We have a 5 meter by 3 meter hydrotherapy pool with jets
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We also have an underwater treadmill which is an amazing
piece of equipment for pets that do not like the pool or are not
suitable for the pool. This is low impact exercise.
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weight loss. As someone who has been heavily involved
within the dog agility world for over 20 years I see the
benefits all the time of keeping our pets fit and healthy for the
prevention of injury just as it is for us humans.
At Wellwaters we also have an in-house Veterinary
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We are hoping to offer more treatments in the future such as
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Adrian lives in Telford and runs Extra Help Shropshire, his
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Adrian originally worked in the financial services sector as a
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took the decision to help the district nursing team and visit his mum
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the lack of support on offer in his area to people like his mum,
particularly those who are self-funding.
which I genuinely believe is lacking in this county, is a passion of mine,
and the relationships I’m forging, with professionals, clients and homehelpers
alike, makes me wish I had done this a long time ago.”
Since launching his business at the beginning of March, Adrian has
been busy delivering leaflets, following up leads, building his Facebook
page. He is enjoying exploring the rich history and appreciating the
picturesque scenery across the county as he travels around meeting
clients. He believes that if things carry on as they are, he and his team
will be able to make a tangible difference to the community they serve.
“I wrote to a number of sheltered housing schemes around the county,
which has led to me working closely with an independent living
coordinator for a housing association. My feeling is there are many
vulnerable people of advanced years in this area who are crying out
for the services Extra Help offers,” he says.
There’s a real need for our home-help services, and far too many gaps
in what’s currently available, in my opinion. We can complement care
services; work closely with housing associations to support their
residents; provide our home-helpers with stimulating work, that’s
always different, and generally make a difference to our clients’ lives.”
This need inspired Adrian to bring Extra Help to the local area.
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vulnerable people who are living independently.
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be immediate and short term only. Your body will
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benefits, so find the exercise you enjoy, as any
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If you are interested in making some changes to your
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page of the same name. Each Friday it is updated
with the step for the following week; either a nutrition
or a lifestyle change; all of them are simple and will
add up over the year and you can start at any point.
When you sleep your body makes repairs. Good
sleep supports your immune system, and it will
improve your concentration and productivity. Whereas
poor sleep is linked to weight gain; as it affects the
way your hunger hormones work making you want to
eat more carbohydrate foods; it can increase risks for
chronic illnesses, increase inflammation in your body
and has been linked to depression. Adults should get
between 7 and 9 hours sleep each night, it is best to
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Average property prices in Shropshire have increased by
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The election cycle continues...are
your electoral details up-to-date?
With the May elections now behind us, many people think
that the work of the Elections Team is now over for the year,
but that is far from the truth. The election cycle is a
continuous one, as with 63 unitary divisions and over 160
local town and parish councils in our area, there is always
the possibility of councillors resigning, which forces local byelections
to be held.
Shropshire Council publicises all forthcoming by-elections,
and past election results on it’s website –
www.shropshire.gov.uk – as well as using Twitter. Make
sure you’re signed up to @ShropCouncil to find out more!
And it’s not just elections which make up the workload for
the Team. They are also responsible for keeping the
Register of Electors up-to-date.
Shropshire Council’s Electoral Registration, Claire Porter,
said: “One of the most important jobs that we need to
undertake, is to make sure electors know how to get onto
the Register of Electors and keep their registration details
up-to-date. If they’re not on the Register by a certain date,
they simply won’t be able to vote at election time.
The easiest way for most people to register, is to go online
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takes about 5 minutes. We can send out paper forms for
people to complete and return if they’d prefer, but it’s so
much quicker online – and it saves on the cost of postage
We also undertake an annual audit each autumn, when we
ask all householders to confirm that the details we hold for
that property are still correct, and it’s surprising how many
have forgotten to change their details when they move
So remember, if you are moving house, not only do you
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Council Tax purposes, but each person aged 17 or over, has
a responsibility to register themselves individually on the
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requirement was introduced in June 2014.
It certainly won’t be long before Shropshire Council starts
collecting new elector data, in preparation to publish the
next Register of Electors, even though the publication date
is not until December 2021.
It’s not only important to make sure that your details are
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Each number in our Cross Code grid represents a different letter
of the alphabet. You have three letters in the control grid to start
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.
1. Who was the first Olympic
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?
C A N
P E G
H A M
How many words of four
letters or more can you
make from this
Nonagram? Each word
must use the central letter,
and each letter may be
used only once. At least
one word using all nine
letters can be found.
24 Good; 28 Very Good;
Any word found in the Concise
Oxford Dictionary (Tenth Edition) is
eligible with the following
exceptions: proper nouns; plural
nouns, pronouns and possessives;
third person singular verbs;
hyphenated words; contractions
and abbreviations; vulgar slang
words; variant spellings of the
same word (where another variant
is also eligible).
Spell out a 15-letter word or
phrase by moving from one
chamber to another within
the pyramid. You may
only enter each of the
chambers once and
may only proceed
in the walls. The
first letter may
appear in any
6. Which country gave the
Hebrides to Scotland in
7. What name is given to a
pistol which fires signal
8. What is bombazine - a semiprecious
mineral, a dress
fabric or a type of explosive?
9. Who composed The Four
10. The John Moores University
is in which British city?
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using the same
grid – but the
been mixed up.
You have to
work out which
Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box.
6 1 7 3
5 8 9
7 2 9 8
5 4 9 6 7 3 1
7 9 2
2 3 7
1 8 7 5 6
6 5 8 7
9 2 3 6
1 6 7
5 8 1 3
3 7 5 1 6
10 2 4
9 2 6
Place the four signs (add,
subtract, multiply, divide)
one in each circle so that
the total of each across
and down line is the same.
Perform the first calculation in each
line first and ignore the mathematical
law which says you should always
perform division and multiplication
before addition and subtraction.
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Transforming gardens for over 30 years is
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Specialising in Stonework such as miniature stone
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Bovis Homes offers a range of stylish
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