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Meet the Bradley’s
Shrewsbury Town History
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name and although behind the scenes much of the time,
we’re always working hard to ensure that your
experience of our store leaves you looking forward to
returning! We’ve got such a great team here who are
passionate about delivering not only first class produce,
but also first class service. The recent opening of the
coffee shop upstairs here at Bradley’s has seen many
locals popping in and enjoying having somewhere on
the doorstep to catch up with friends and enjoy a great
cup of coffee. Our aim is to offfer what you want, so if
it's a warm scotch egg or a hot pork bap from the deli
counter then that's what we'll do. Our Afternoon Teas
are proving really popular both as a takeout option and
more recently, to eat in, and we take real pride in
preparing something that you will not only enjoy, but
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As the weather heats up, cool off with these refreshing summer drinks.
Whether you're hanging poolside or barbecuing in the backyard, there's nothing better than
enjoying the warm weather with a summery cocktail in hand.
These cocktails are the epitome of summer in a glass.
Peroni Fiore Spritz
1.5 oz Bitter Italian Aperitif
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz Club Soda
5 oz Peroni
1.5 oz Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
3 basil leaves
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients, pour over fresh ice and rock
glass. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.
Add all ingredients to your
glass over ice and stir,
garnish with a slice of
grapefruit and edible flowers.
4 cups cubed watermelon
1 750-ml bottle moscato
1 cup rum
Juice of 4 limes
Zest of 2 limes
1 tbsp sugar
Lime slices, for garnish
In a blender combine
watermelon, moscato, rum, lime juice and zest, and sugar and
blend until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish glasses
with lime slices and serve.
1.5 oz Don Papa 7 rum
.5 oz ginger syrup
.5 oz peach purée
.5 oz lemon juice
1 egg white
Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish
with fresh ginger and lemon peel.
Watermelon Jalapeño Clicquot Rich
5-6 large ice cubes
2-3 cubes of watermelon
2-3 slices of jalepeño
1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rich
champagne (or prosecco)
Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, add cubes of watermelon,
sprinkle in jalapeño slices, and top off with
Veuve Clicquot Rich.
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OH NO NOT
In an increasingly mad mad world, to lighten
matters we thought we would list some of
our best Dad Jokes:
The other day I bought a thesaurus, but when I got home and
opened it, all the pages were blank…
I have no words to describe how angry I am.
My girlfriend said: “You act like a detective too much. I want
to split up…”
“Good idea,” I replied. “That way we can cover more ground.”
My grandpa warned people the Titanic would sink…
No one listened, but he kept warning them until they got sick
of him and kicked him out of the cinema.
People say smoking will give you diseases…
But how can they say that when it cures salmon?
A slice of apple pie is £2.50 in Jamaica and £3 in the Bahamas.
There are the pie rates of the Caribbean.
Accordian to a recent survey, replacing words with the names
of musical instruments often goes undetected…
(Go on, read that sentence again!)
My friend asked me if I wanted to hear a really good Batman
impression, so I said go on then. He shouted, “NOT THE
KRYPTONITE!” and I said, “That’s Superman…”
“Thanks, man, ” he replied, “I’ve been practising it a lot.”
I don’t like people who take drugs…
For example, airport security.
I started a band called 999 megabytes…
We still haven’t gotten a gig.
A man is washing the car with his son. The son asks…
“Dad, can’t you just use a sponge?”
How do parents lose their kids in a shopping mall?
Seriously, any tips are welcome…
I invited my girlfriend to the gym with me and then didn’t
I hope she gets the message that we’re not working out.
I bought shoes from a drug dealer once… I’m not sure what
he laced them with, but I was tripping all day.
The police just pulled me over, and the officer came up to my
window and said “papers?”
I said “scissors, I win!” and drove off. He’s been chasing me
for 45 minutes now, I think he wants a rematch.
I just found out my friend has a secret life as a priest…
It’s his altar ego.
I was thinking of running a marathon, but I think it might be
too difficult getting all the roads closed and providing enough
water for everyone.
It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the
world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
I was in my car driving back from work. A police officer pulled
me over and knocked on my window. I said, ‘One minute I’m
on the phone.'
My Dad always knew I was going to be a comedian. When I
was a baby he said, ‘Is this a joke?’
I went down to the local supermarket. I said: ‘I want to make a
complaint – this vinegar’s got lumps in it.’ He said: ‘Those are
Police arrested two kids yesterday. One was drinking battery
acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let
the other one off.
My Dad told me to invest my money in bonds. So I bought
100 copies of Goldfinger
By Chris Dawson, the original bad joke teller!
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BREWING TODAY: ROUND CORNER
Multi award-winning Round Corner
Brewing Company is located in Melton
Mowbray and produces beers of
unmistakable character. Indeed, their
logo states, ’Uncommonly Good Beer’.
The beers are inspired by, and pay
respect to, the hugely popular and very
much thriving agricultural town and
surrounding area. Certainly, the
standards of Round Corner Brewing are
very high – the numerous awards they
keep gaining are testament to that!
Melton Mowbray, plus the surrounding
area, is recognised and renowned for
locally-made Stilton cheese and pork
pies. The market in Melton Mowbray
has a long history. Food/drink events
take place each year and attract vast
amounts of visitors.
The Round Corner Brewing Company
has more than twenty years of
knowledge and experience, inputted by
head brewer and co-founder Colin
Paige. Combie Cryan is also co-founder
and with their committed, dedicated
team, they produce beers to an
exceptional standard, which have
something for all tastes and palates,
having numerous lovers of their beers
becoming ‘devotees’ to the brand.
FRISBY (4.2% vol). This very popular
lager has its maturation period
extended, plus, with Fuggles hops, then
produces a most pleasant aroma and
drinking taste. DROVERS (4,3% vol) is
described as a ‘Session IPA’. This hazy,
Vermont beer is dry-hopped and uses
Lemondrop, Bavaria Mandarina, Citra,
Mosaic and Motueka hops very well.
STEEPLECHASE (4.4% vol) is a classic
pale ale, utilising English barley malts to
great advantage. New Zealand and US
hops combine, for this very popular
beer. GUNMETAL (4.8% vol) I would
describe as a ‘Black Lager’. The dark
brown appearance entices to the aroma
and then on to the mouth’s pleasures.
Biscuity, malty, smooth. REVEREND
HOOKER (5.5% vol). This Irish stout is
a further, hugely popular production.
The mouthfeel and palate’s smooth
experience definitely do not disappoint.
HOPPING SPREE (6.6% vol). This West
Coast IPA is a golden delight. The ABV
is raised, so that the full potential of this
beer comes to recognition – Splendid!
For all details of the full range of beers,
plus latest news, tours and tastings,
please make contact or visit the website.
Round Corner Brewing Ltd,
Melton Mowbray Market, Scalford
Road, Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire LE13 1JY.
Tel: 07585 792 494 E-mail:
As always, Enjoy!
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We cater for customers that are new to vaping
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Our stores have been created to be a nice,
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There is free parking and both stores are easily
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Espresso shots can get you through a tough day,
and they are also a popular way to start off an
evening out or finish a meal with a buzz. Like a
Red Bull and vodka, an espresso martini
combines a shot of alcohol and caffeine. It would
be stupid if you drunk them all night if you value
your sleep, but they certainly are a great to start
off the night on a high note.
An espresso martini, sometimes called an
espressotini, comes in various mixes. The only
consistent ingredients are espresso and vodka.
Despite the association with martinis, this cocktail
never uses gin, which is too bitter to mix with already
Poor versions of the espresso martini use regular
filtered coffee and even instant coffee, but the real
thing should always use genuine cooled espresso
shots. If you are making one at home, make a
double espresso and allow it to cool down before
chilling and adding it to your cocktail shaker. Using
ice to cool down your espresso will just give you
watered down espresso, although you can put an
ice cube in the glass when serving.
The vodka in an espresso martini, always one single
shot, is almost always of the flavoured variety. The
most popular option is using vanilla vodka and
A COFFEE BUZZ!
adding a coffee liqueur such as Kahlua. To the base
of espresso and vodka, some people like to add a
splash of Grand Marnier, while other recipes prefer
Tia Maria, Amaretto or Creme de Cacao. Even
chocolate liqueurs can be added if you prefer the
taste of a mochaccino to a regular espresso. Pick
your favourite liqueur and if you think it will go with
your espresso martini then give it a try. Whatever
you choose, make sure you only use a splash
because the main purpose of this additional liqueur
is to add a just hint of flavour. You do not want to
overpower the primary flavours.
If you like your coffee a little creamier like a
cappuccino, you have the option of creating an
Italian-style Irish coffee using the same espresso and
vodka base. Shake two shots of espresso with one
shot of vodka and two teaspoons of caster sugar.
Carefully pour over a layer of Amarula Cream
Whatever recipe you choose, like James Bond’s
martini, it should always be shaken, not stirred.
Though be sure to leave out the olive! The one thing
that almost all espresso martini recipes agree on is
the garnish. Three espresso beans will top your drink
off properly. The rules for garnishes say that odd
amounts are lucky so go with one, three or five
beans. Serve simply in a martini glass, which you
can rim with a mixture of sugar and cocoa powder.
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The Premier League is back and
what a weird season we have to
look forward to with the World Cup
right in the middle of it!
Will Man City retain the Premier
League this Season?
The matches kick off at the
beginning of August with Crystal
Palace v Arsenal on Friday 5th and
the highlights of that weekend being
Liverpool's game away at newly
promoted Fulham and Manchester
City's visit to West Ham.
This will be a crazy season though,
because right in the middle of it we
will have the World Cup in Qatar
which means The Premier League
will have a break of more than Six
weeks!! So from the weekend of
12th/13th November till Boxing Day
no Premier Footie!!
Fifa, world football's governing
body, has already stipulated that
players must be released on 14
November for the World Cup and
there will be no meetings between
the Premier League's socalled 'big
six' on the weekend of 1213
November the one before the
World Cup following a request by
the Football Association. England
will meet up on 14th November
before flying to Qatar the following
Special arrangements have also
been made to allow more time
between games played across the
three festive match rounds. After
fixtures on 2627 December, the
following match round will be
played across 29th, 30th and 31st
December. The New Year match
round will then be played on the
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th January.
Looking at this neck of the woods,
Wolves will start the season away to
Leeds and will be playing two of the
promoted sides in there first five
games, which you might think might
be a nice way to start the season ,
however, Bill Shankly famously said
he never wanted to play a promoted
side in the first six games of the
season, for the reason they will be
at their most dangerous then and
will treat those matches like cup
finals and if you think times may
have changed look what happened
when Brentford played Arsenal first
game of last season!!
With a fully fit Neto how well will
Wolves do this season?
Whatever happens in 2022/23 it will
be a crazy condensed football
season with a World Cup Final right
in the middle, something that has
never happened before. C'mon me
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THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES -BIRMINGHAM 2022
On 28th July The Commonwealth Games comes to Birmingham
for a celebration of sports across what was the British Empire.
72 Commonwealth Nations competing
over 12 days in 21 different sports.
The Commonwealth Games are a
celebration of talent all over the globe,
with Athletics, Swimming and Boxing to
name but a few sports that will be really
popular but unlike the Olympics there
are certain events that we did not see in
Tokyo last year, that we will see in
Birmingham and here we celebrate
The Lawn Bowls competition will not
actually take place in Birmingham but in
Leamington Spa. Consisting of 11
events over 9 days and also including
Para Sport events. The one legend that
always springs to mind over this sport
was the Scotsman Willie Wood. If ever
there was an appropriate name for a
competitor for this event then Willie
Wood was that man.
Growing up in the 70's 80's & 90's
every time I switched on the telly to
watch the Bowls he seemed to be there
and in fact he won Four medals over
the years, A Bronze in 1974 at
Christchurch, a silver in 1978 at
Edmonton and two golds at both 1982
in Brisbane and 1990 in Auckland, this
was the commonwealth's Mr Lawn
Look at that natty kit!!
For all those "Wing Attackers" out there
the Netball Event starts on 29th July,
with the final taking place on Sunday
7th August and all games will take place
at the NEC. England and Australia will
be the two favourites, so let battle
England flying through the air
For this years Commonwealth Games,
like the Netball, it will be an only
women's event with a Twenty/Twenty
format. Eight countries will compete,
England, Australia, New Zealand, India,
Pakistan, South Africa, Barbados & Sri
Lanka batting it out over two mini
leagues of four countries each and then
having a Semi Final and Final, all taking
place at Edgbaston.
No not the drink!! but that hot sweaty
event that takes place in a box, (As I
remember it), this all takes place at the
University of Birmingham and like
tennis we will have Mens and Womens
singles events, Mens & Womens
Doubles and also Mixed Doubles!
Also at this year's Games will be 3x3
Basketball. This variation of normal
basketball and its wheelchair
counterpart will take place at Smithfield
in Birmingham between 29th July &
Highly competitive Wheelchair
I hope this wets your appetite for what
will be a tremendous celebration of
sport and especially as a lot of the
events are just down the road in
Birmingham and around the West
Midlands they will give you a great
opportunity to watch some of the best
athletes in the world performing at the
peak of their event. With Tickets still
available for most sports, what are you
waiting for this summer, get online and
get to the Commonwealth Games, it will
probably be your only opportunity to do
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With the English Football League Season starting again on
30th July we thought we should have a look at Shrewsbury
Town's Football grounds over the years and their
development to Today.
Going way back in time when Shrewsbury was founded in
1886, they started life at The Racecourse ground in
Monkmoor and then in 1889 moved to Amblers Field in
Copthorne. After moving to Sutton Lane, Sutton Farm (1893)
and then Barracks Ground, Copthorne (1895). The Shrews
found their historic home, The Gay Meadow in 1910.
Just outside the town centre, The Gay Meadow was situated
on the banks of the River Severn, where previously the land
was used for Fairs, Carnivals and Circuses. The origin of the
name "Gay Meadow" is not entirely clear though, as there are
a number of suggestions behind it. One is that is was a
monastic park attached to Shrewsbury Abbey, another
suggestion was that the land was owned by the Gay family in
Legendary Fred Davies collecting another ball!
In the summer of 2007 Shrewsbury Town Football Club
moved into their new home, appropriately called the New
Meadow, situated on the Southern outskirts of Shrewsbury,
between Meole Brace and Sutton Farm. This brand spanking
new stadium with a capacity of 10,000 (Approx). is perfect for
The Shrews and as they try and move through the leagues to
bigger and better things they will now have the structure in
the background to achieve this.
The Gay Meadow
Because The Gay Meadow was situated so close to the River,
Shrewsbury Coracle maker Fred Davies used to sit in his
Coracle Boat during a game and retrieve the balls that went
over the stand and into the river!!
What a man, I hope he wasn't a Salop fan because, just think
if he was that close but to not actually watch any games
would have been agony!!
Shrewsbury New Meadow
On top of that The New Meadow is also attracting terrific
musical talent in the summer "Off Season" with Elton John
(2011), Rod Stewart, (2017) and Lionel Richie (2018) all
performing there. So if you haven't been to the New Meadow
to watch Football or "Non Football", it may be well worth a
visit! "Come On salop!
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5 ways to stay fit in summer...
We all want to look and feel our best, especially in the
summer! But, once summer arrives, many people
struggle to keep up with their fitness routines because
they go on holiday, make social plans or get
demotivated. However, we often forget how summer is a
great time to stay in shape, because there are plenty of
activities you can do which are also fun!
The great thing about summer is that the temperatures rise,
which means you can spend time by the beach or by the
pool, the days are longer, allowing you to enjoy outdoor
activities. We’ve selected 5 ways you can stay in shape this
summer, whilst also having fun!
By Chris Dawson
3) Have fun with water sports! Whether it’s paddleboard,
windsurf, wakeboard, kayak or water ski, there are many fun
water activities that you can practice with friends and family
that will also keep you in shape.
1) Working out outdoors is always more enjoyable. Take
advantage of the warm weather to go on runs, walks or bike
rides around the park.
4) Take your workouts outdoors! Bring your workout app with
you (Nike Training App is perfect!) and train outdoors.
2) Swimming either in your local pool or by the sea.
Swimming is one of the most complete exercises you can do,
as it works every single muscle in your body. Go on long
enjoyable swims that will both tone your body and help you
disconnect your mind.
5) Walk whenever possible. Make the most of the summer
weather to walk instead of taking public transport or taxis. We
underestimate the power of walking, yet it is great way to stay
in shape and destress
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Keeping cool this summer...
We’re quickly rolling into the main part of Summer and
judging by the way that things are going, it’s going to be
While hot weather is nice, and you’ve never looked
better than with that killer tan, it’s crucial to know how to
keep yourself cool.
Heat stroke—or worse, hyperthermia—are very real
things. When your body produces way too much heat,
or absorbs way too much heat, it can cause some
Without further ado, here are some tips on how you can
keep yourself cool, even when it’s heating up.
Drink lots and lots of water
Hydration is key when your body is trying to maintain
homeostasis, or the regulated state (in this case, at a decent
temperature). Sweating, though kind of unappealing
sometimes, is your body’s way of cooling you down.
Contrary to popular belief, while iced water is your safest bet
in cooling you down, things like pop or energy drinks will
also help you cool down. Any liquid is better than no liquid.
Having said that, make sure you’re not drinking coffee, as it’s
a diuretic and can have dehydrating effects.
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Refrigerate or freeze your bedsheets
Once you try this trick, you’ll wonder why you haven’t thought
of it before. Place your bedsheets in your fridge or freezer for
a half an hour before you sleep, and you’ll never have trouble
falling asleep because of the heat again.
Also consider investing in soft gel packs that you can place
underneath your sheets, or tucked between your legs
(wrapped in a tea towel).
Weird but true: spicy foods actually help you cool down.
Spicy food increases your blood circulation, which in turn
gets you sweaty and sweating cools you down when the
sweat cools down.
Eat an Ice Lolly
It was the best way to cool down when you were a kid, and
nothing has changed. Cool down by eating an Ice Lolly!
Avoid the sun between 11am to 2pm
The sun is the hottest between 11am and 2pm, and sunburns
are most likely to happen during that period. Limiting your
exposure will limit your chances of overheating.
If you can’t get around not being outside during those hours,
make sure you dress appropriately.
Wear loose, breathable (think: cotton) clothing and footwear
that won’t leave your feet sweaty. Hats are also crucial for
blazing hot weather, keeping you cool by providing shade.
Sunglasses will protect your eyes from damaging UV rays
Have more salads
How does a hot bowl of soup sound on this hot sunny day?
Not so good?
Choose chilled items for lunch instead. Salads are a great
option, and you’ll also be feeling healthier than if you downed
a burger for lunch.
So keep cool this summer and enjoy the lovely weather!!
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Park Hall Farm
Gets Ready for Summer
Park Hall Countryside
Experience in Oswestry has
planned a series of themed
weeks to keep Shropshire’s
youngsters entertained over
the upcoming summer
The first themed week will be
Pirates and Princesses Week
from 23-31 July. Join the crew
for daily shows featuring Hapless
Jim the Pirate and Princess Pearl
and take part in a Treasure
Hunt. Visitors can meet the
princesses and enter a fancy
Hysterical Historical Week from
1-7 August will be a wacky and
educational event, with a daily
‘Cruel School Show’. Experience
life in the on-site trenches and
get a glimpse of life in the Iron
From 1 August through to the
end of September, Maisy’s
Maize Maze returns, with clues
along the way to help lost
Dinosaur Week from 8-14 August
is back by popular demand.
Park Hall will be adding
dinosaurs to the usual livestock
found at the farm attraction, as
well as a fossil digging area,
dinosaur training and their
hilarious dino races made
possible by their sporting farm
That is followed by Science
Week 15-21 August featuring
Grandolph the Wizard’s science
show and experiments.
Finally, from 22-28 August, Park
Hall will host Animal Magic week
with the animal man - Simon
Airey. Simon will be bringing
animals from Corner Exotics,
including snakes and scorpions
for visitors to meet.
All the activities are included in
the normal admission price, and
under 2s go free.
Joint owner – director Richard
Powell said, “We are delighted
to be heading into summer filled
to the brim with fun down on
the farm. The activities we have
got planned have proved
popular in the past, so we
expect lots of happy customers!
“As well as the themed events,
visitors can enjoy all the usual
activities at Park Hall. Inside we
have our role-play village, play
barn and brickworks, and under
4's sensory play area. Outdoors,
families can meet the animals,
see the rabbits in Burrow Land,
the goats in their playground,
take barrel train rides, and enjoy
the Crazy Farm Adventure
Course and our Woodland
Adventure Play Area with a zip
wire. There is non-stop fun on
offer, and I hope visitors come
to see us as many times as they
can over the holidays!
“We will be open every day of
the holidays. Our activities last
summer were very popular, so
we recommend booking early
to avoid disappointment.”
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Rugby School's first official rugby kit
in 1871 included a bow tie.
Horses and cows can sleep standing up,
but they can only dream when lying
The average person will spend six months of their
life waiting for red lights to turn green
In the course of an average lifetime,
while sleeping you might eat around 70
assorted insects and 10 spiders, or more..
In the time it took for you to read this
sentence, around 50,000 cells in your body
died and were replaced by new ones.
Every continent except Antarctica has at
least one McDonald's.
A Great Dane named
Juliana peed on an
during World War II,
earning her a Blue
The first advert on
Channel 5 was for
A cloud can weigh more
than a million pounds.
It is impossible to
whistle in a spacesuit.
J. K Rowling has no middle name.
One-quarter of all your bones are
located in your feet.
Traffic lights existed before cars.
Not a cat fan? You would have loved Pope Gregory IV.
In the 13th century, he declared war on cats because
he believed they were instruments of Satan.
By the age of 60, most people lose
half of their taste buds.
Ketchup didn't catch
on as a popular
condiment until the
late 19th century.
Prior to that point, it
was sold as a cure for
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
Dolphins may seem like happy-go-lucky
creatures, but they actually sleep with
one eye open.
Spider webs were used as bandages in
Pigs suffer from
Baked beans aren't
baked. They're stewed.
Some of the most famous cowboys in
history didn't wear cowboy hats in real life
(as often depicted in movies). Rather,
icons like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid
wore bowler hats
Sumo wrestlers make babies cry
for good luck.
Sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese
judges to hide their facial expressions in court.
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Pineapple & pork
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
4 spring onions , trimmed and cut into 4
small bunch coriander , chopped (optional)
cooked rice or pitta, to serv
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 in sauce.
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 breads.
Goes lovely with...
handful of ice
25ml elderflower liqueur
35ml soda water, for topping up
lime slices, to garnish
Fill a tumbler with ice, then pour over the
Add the gin
then top up
Luscious lemon baked cheesecake
225g digestive biscuits
100g butter, melted
250g tub mascarpone
600g soft cheese
2 eggs, plus 2 yolks
zest 3 lemons, juice of 1
4 tbsp plain flour
175g caster sugar
For the topping
½ a 284ml pot soured cream
3 tbsp lemon curd
handful raspberries, to serve
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the
bottom of a 23cm springform tin with
greaseproof paper. Tip the biscuits and
melted butter into a food processor, then
blitz to make fine crumbs. Press into the
tin and chill.
Whisk all the other ingredients in a large
bowl until completely combined, pour into
the tin, then bake for 35-40 mins until the
cheesecake has a uniform wobble.
Turn off the oven and leave the cake inside
until cool. When it is completely cooled,
remove from the tin and top with soured
cream. Swirl lemon curd over the top and
decorate with raspberries, if you like.
Goes lovely with...
100ml cranberry juice
50ml grapefruit juice
ice, thin slice of lime
Half-fill a tall glass with ice then pour in
the vodka, cranberry juice
and grapefruit juice.
Stir gently until
the outside of
the glass feels
the lime slice.
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2 small shallots , very finely sliced
100ml extra virgin olive oil , plus extra for
brushing and to serve
4 tsp white balsamic vinegar
300g halloumi , sliced
good squeeze of lemon juice
For the breadcrumbs
75g slightly stale country bread , crusts
removed, blitzed into coarse breadcrumbs
1-2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
½ medium red chilli , halved, deseeded and
2½ tbsp capers , rinsed
50g blanched almonds , toasted and
small bunch of mint , leaves picked, half of
Cut the watermelon into either cubes or
slices and transfer to a bowl with the
shallots. Add 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
and the balsamic, then season with fresh
black pepper. Cover and put in the fridge
for about 15-20 mins.
Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Fry
the breadcrumbs until turning gold. Add
the garlic, chilli and capers and cook for
another minute, then toss in the almonds.
Remove from the heat, add the torn mint
(it will wilt a little), then taste – it will be
quite salty, but the watermelon won’t be,
so you’ll get a good contrast.
Brush the halloumi with a little oil and
heat a griddle pan. Griddle the cheese on
both sides until just starting to melt but
still holding its shape, with nice golden
griddle marks. Toss the cold watermelon
and shallots with the rest of the mint
leaves and some salt. Divide between four
plates, or pile onto a platter. Put the hot
halloumi on top. Squeeze over some lemon
juice and top with some of the breadcrumb
and caper mix. Serve immediately.
800g Jersey Royals, Charlotte or
Anya potatoes , or another waxy
2 tsp wholegrain mustard
2 tbsp muscatel or white wine
4 tbsp olive oil
1 shallot , very finely chopped
3 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp soured cream
1 tbsp horseradish sauce
¼ lemon , juiced
2 spring onions , finely sliced
handful of crispy fried onions
Tip the potatoes into a large pan of cold
salted water. Bring to the boil, then
simmer for 10 mins until tender to the tip
of a knife.
While the potatoes are cooking, whisk the
mustard, vinegar, olive oil and chopped
shallot together with a good pinch of salt
and a grind of pepper. When the potatoes
are cool enough to handle, peel if you
prefer, then halve, quarter or cut them into
bite-sized chunks if large, then toss in the
mustard dressing until completely coated.
Leave to cool completely.
Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, soured
cream, lemon juice and horseradish
together. When the potatoes are cool, toss
them through the mayonnaise mixture
along with the spring onions. Tip into a
dish and scatter with the crispy onions
just before serving, or serve the crispy
onions on the side for sprinkling over at
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Extra Help - Shropshire
The journey so far...
“Well into its second year of
providing residents across
Shropshire with support around
the home, Extra Help Shropshire
continues to evolve, as the team
grows and reaches further into
more rural parts of the county.
For owner Adrian, it has been a
fascinating journey of discovery as
more people reach out for support
in many different ways, more
recently clients in need of
A close working relationship with
adult social care has introduced a
growing number of clients in
search of such support, whether
providing respite to family carers
for a few hours, safe in the
knowledge someone is there to
keep an eye on their loved one, or
providing peace of mind to worried
relatives, perhaps some distance
away, by keeping their elderly
parent company, all the while
learning more about their clients’
incredible life stories.
“Me and my team are proud of the
work we do supporting our clients,
in a whole manner of ways, and as
the nature of our support evolves,
so we are able to reach more and
more Shropshire inhabitants with
their home help needs”
“From supporting busy families
with their housework, to
supporting those more vulnerable
in society maintain their
independence, while providing
peace of mind for worried relatives
in different parts of the country, I
am incredibly proud of the impact
we are making day to day for our
“From Oswestry to Whitchurch,
Shrewsbury to Bishop’s Castle,
Bridgnorth to Ludlow, and
everywhere in between, we are
proud to be able to support the
people of Shropshire with their
home help needs.”
Extra Help Shropshire
Tel: 01743 830380
t: 01746 766477
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FRI 29th JULY & SAT 30th JULY 8:00 pm
Performing a spectacular show, running for
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Any major or casual QUEEN
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THE RAT PACK IS BACK!
SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 8:00 pm
LAS VEGAS LIVE WITH THE RAT PACK & MARILYN
The Official UK No: 1 Tribute show . Together they
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their recreation of the
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Including all the great hits
FRI 9th SEPT & SAT 00th SEPT 8:00 pm
The Eagles songbook
stretches from an era
when country-tinged rock
and fine harmonies spoke
to the youth of the
through almost 40 years
to the “Long road out of
SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 8:00 pm
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and many incarnations;
from Ziggy Stardust to the
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80’s and beyond.Hear the
sound and experience
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TV Gardening Experts
and Show Gardens
Choirs, Massed Bands
and Fireworks Finale
Shopping opportunities in the Food Hall,
Home & Craft Marquee and Trade Stands
Shropshire Horticultural Society
Charity Number: 501564
Shrewsbury Flower Show returns for the first time since 2019 and will be celebrating its
133rd Show, making it one of the world’s longest running independent flower shows.
On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August The Quarry, a beautiful 29-acre park in the heart
of Shrewsbury, will once again be awash with wonderful flowers, fabulous food and live
entertainment, making it the ultimate summer day out!
Attractions for all ages will include stunning floral arrangements and inspiring show
gardens, equestrian competitions and exciting arena entertainment, including
The Shetland Pony Grand National.
There will be great shopping opportunities to be had with the dedicated Food Hall,
Home & Craft Marquee and a large Trade Stands area.
Celebrity gardener Toby Buckland, known for presenting numerous gardening TV shows,
including BBC Gardeners’ World and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage, will be on
hand to offer advice. He will be joined by Penny Meadmore and David Domoney.
We are excited to welcome to our Dingle Marquee this year, Fleurs de Villes who have,
for the past five years, been delighting audiences globally with their signature fresh floral
mannequins. Popping up in cities around the world, their brand of floral story-telling is
compelling with local florists in each city bringing floral art to life in a fashionable way.
This year marks the launch of the Fleurs de Villes FEMMES series – featuring floral works
of art inspired by remarkable women. And in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebration
we are delighted to bring Fleurs de Villes to Shrewsbury for the first time with one iconic
mannequin of the Coronation Robes en fleurs!
ITV’s This Morning’s chef Phil Vickery will be demonstrating his cookery skills on both
days, along with other local chefs.
AMY JONES (SATURDAY NIGHT) THE RONNIES (FRIDAY NIGHT)
FLEURS DE VILLES
On Friday evening live music will be by The Ronnies and on Saturday, South African
pop star, Amy Jones will take to the stage.
Both days will be topped off with choirs, the massed bands finale and a colourful
With children 15 years and under admitted free when accompanied with a paying
adult the Shrewsbury Flower Show is an ideal family day out.
For further information call: 01743 234058
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Discover historic Shrewsbury and the
beautiful surrounding countryside with the
ease & pleasure of an electric bike tour.
Half –Day Hire £35 & Full-Day Hire £60
NEW for 2022: Take in all the sights with
our heritage trail
Hires available all year: Age 14+ : max rider weight
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"What to do and where to go this summer - Adults"
Hopefully we can give you some great ideas to have a brilliant time!!
Set across 4 acres of grounds, you’ll get
to work with your fellow prisoners, to
break out and prove your innocence,
but don’t forget to keep your eyes out
for the hindering prison officers along
Wolverhampton’s premiere escape room
experience. You and your team have 60
minutes to break out! So much fun...
you’ll never leave.
Each of the themed locked rooms within
is a race against the clock to escape.
But they're also more than that. At
Clockwork Escapes, you will aid the
proprietor, the exuberant Professor
Clockwork, in achieving one of a
number of tasks whilst in the room of
Ghetto Golf - Birmingham
Crazy Golf, Cocktails, Dj's & Street
Food. An ode to street art, it’s writers
and it’s origins. Based in the Custard
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in a Ghetto Wonderland.
Southwater - Telford
At Southwater the menu caters for all
tastes with a wide range of venues
matching every occasion whether it is a
quick lunch, a formal business meeting
or a casual meal with family or friends.
There is also the option to dine for both
indoor and alfresco dining.
With a wide range of restaurants and
café bars serving a mouth-watering
selection of cuisines from around the
world including rustic and traditional
English, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian,
Portuguese and Mexican. Southwater
also has its very own cocktail bar to go
to after a meal out, trip to the cinema or
just to catch up with friends.
Prison Break at Shrewsbury
Ready for an exciting challenge like no
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Prison Break, your real life chance to
escape out of a real life old prison!
Pop on your orange jumpsuit and get
ready for the biggest escape challenge
of your life. Once you’ve stepped
through Shrewsbury Prison gates and
confessed to your crimes, you’ll have
2.5 hours to break out from your cell in
a bid for freedom through a series of
thrilling challenges, puzzles and clues!
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It would only take one hour to drive to space if
you could go straight up in the air.
The Solar System formed about 4.6 billion years
Our average body temperature declines as we age.
Mars has lower gravity than Earth. That means a
person that weighs 200 pounds on Earth would
only weigh 76 pounds on Mars.
While most of us think the Earth is shaped like a
large sphere, it actually looks more like a
“squished ball” that bulges out at the equator. We
can thank gravity for that!
About 75% of your brain is made of water.
Your heart beats about 115,000 times a day.
Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the solar
The nearest star to Earth is 4.2 light-years away.
It’s called the Proxima Centauri.
The sun is about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Over one million Earths could fit inside the sun.
The average star is between 1 and 10 billion years
Experts predict that there will be 9.7 billion people
on Earth by 2050.
Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system,
with temperatures of over 450 degrees Celcius.
‘Fun for all the family’
Mini Pro Golf Parks,
Wolverley is located by the
river Stour, with views across
the Valley, a wonderful
setting for a unique fun Mini
The course boasts 18 Holes of
golf on perfectly trimmed grass
fairways, perfectly manicured
greens, sandy bunkers and real
rough to catch the unwary
The course recreates all the fun
of real golf - just miniaturised
with some extra features,
obstacles and characters that
may or may not help you as you
progress around the course!!
On your golfing journey players
will come across various feature
holes including: Lighthouse
Point, Crocodile Alley, The
Minefield, Willard the Magic
Wizard, Eagles Nest... and of
course there’s a Windmill.
Golfing Fun For Everyone
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Mini Pro Golf offers a very
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Yes, they even run
This is a unique Golfing
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Our Clubhouse Kiosk sells icecream,
hot and cold drinks and
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contact Matthew to discuss
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"What to do and where to go this summer - Kids"
If you're looking for something to do in the summer holidays there's plenty to do to keep the whole family
entertained in The West Midlands and Shropshire
A fun day trip with a chocolate twist -
discover the world of Cadbury at
Birmingham's Cadbury World.
Cadbury World currently features 14
zones which tell the story of chocolate
and the Cadbury business through
various sets, animatronics, video
presentations, multi-sensory cinema,
interactive displays, activities and staff
The zones include the 4D Chocolate
Adventure, Manufacturing, Bull Street,
Cadabra, Purple Planet, Making
Chocolate Story, Aztec Jungle, Cadbury
Story, Packaging, Advertising Avenue,
Bournville Experience, Chocolate
Making, Journey to Europe, African
Adventure Play Area, Cadbury Cafe,
Green Screen and the World's Biggest
Dudley Zoological Gardens
For 80 years Dudley Zoo has
entertained families with its wide array
of much-loved animals. Dudley Zoo is
home to more than 1300 animals, and
has around 200 different species
including some of the rarest creatures
on the planet. The zoo boasts daily talks
and feeding demonstrations as well as a
range of interactive exhibits such as
their lemur and wallaby walkthroughs.
You can also treat the children to an
authentic zoo keeper experience with
their experience packages - with the
opportunity to feed the sea lions,
chimps, big cats, giraffes, penguins and
Black Country Living Museum
Travel back in time with the kids at the
Black Country Living Museum, and
discover the world of industry.
Over fifty authentic shops, houses and
workshops have been carefully
reconstructed to preserve the character
of the region when its manufacturers
brought worldwide fame to Black
Take a trip on the tram to explore the
canalside village, where you can meet
and chat to the costumed characters.
Explore the underground mine and
experience the authentic sights, sounds,
smells and tastes from the past with a
cast of staff in replica attire.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Whether you are interested in fine
china, decorative tiles or exploring a
recreated Victorian Town, you’ll find it all
in this World Heritage Site.
Experience life as it was over 100 years
ago at Blists Hill Victorian Town, test
your reactions against a robot and pull a
locomotive by hand at Enginuity, and
discover the history and techniques of
china making at the famous Coalport
You can also walk upon magnificent
tiles at Jackfield Tile Museum, visit
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron,
discover the history of Ironbridge Gorge
at the Museum of The Gorge, step
inside the house of Coalbrookdale's
former Quaker ironmasters at Darby
Houses, explore the Tar Tunnel and the
Broseley Pipeworks, and finally step
onto the Iron Bridge itself and follow in
the footsteps of millions of tourists.
Telford Town Park
A great open space for all ages to enjoy!
Telford Town Park is a large park,
occupying 1.7 square kilometres of land
adjacent to Southwater Square and
Telford Shopping Centre in Telford,
Shropshire, England.Telford Town Park
is a large recreational area for residents
and visitors alike to enjoy. The park
offers multiple play areas, fishing pools,
bike hire, nature trails, extensive
grassed areas as well as the 'Maxell
Cherry Gardens', which are a popular
place for people to sit and relax.
With the sun shining and summer finally here
have a look below at some Summer festivals
in our region and some not too far away
B Fest Wales
Fri, 8 July – Sat, 9 July
Ty Uchaf, Betws-y-Coed
B-Fest Wales is a growing music festival
set in the scenic countryside of
Running from Friday night through to
Saturday night and offering camping
Tonnau Festival - Tropical
Sat, 9 July – Sun, 10 July
Carreglwyd Estate, Holyhead
A three day Tropical Garden Party set
between the mountains and the sea in
the beautiful grounds of Carreglwyd
Estate on Anglesey.
DEPOT in the Castle
feat Rag'n'Bone Man
Sat 9 July – Sun 10 July
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
DEPOT In The Castle is a familyfriendly
one-day festival at the
prestigious Cardiff Castle. Previous acts
have included Nile Rodgers & Chic,
Clean Bandit, Tom Odell and Sister
Shrewsbury International Comedy
14th July - 17th July
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
We've combined a fabulous roster of
headline acts at the 600-seat Sunday
evening Gala Show in Theatre Severn’s
main auditorium on Sunday 17 July,
with up-and-coming performers for the
smaller shows in and around
Shrewsbury town centre.
Hosted by Dan Nightingale, MC at the
popular Severn Jesters comedy nights,
the 2022 Gala Show line-up includes
Steve Royle, Gary Delaney, duo Flo &
Joan, Seann Walsh and Paul
Let's Rock Shrewsbury
Sat, 16 July.
The Quarry, ShrewsburyThe UK's
favourite and largest retro festival
returns to The Quarry
Y Not Festival
Thu, 28 July - Sun, 31 July
3 days of quality music, food & drink,
performing arts, comedy, workshops &
good times in a stunning Peak District
Feels Like Summer
Saturday 6th August
Bute Park, Cardiff
The festival line-up has been carefully
crafted to ensure that everyone has a
fun, lively, and dance-filled day out.
Headlined by British music icon Billy
Ocean , the festival also has Sophie
Ellis-Bextor , House Gospel Choir and
Mr Motivator on the bill. Other acts
include Bristol's Bloco B, festival
favourite Lycra 80s Party and the
incredible GRL TLK DJ's.
Sat, 13 Aug, 12:00–23:00
Cheshire's Music, Food & Lifestyle
Camp Bestival Shropshire
Thu 18 Aug – Sun 21 Aug
Join us for the first-EVER Camp
Bestival Shropshire, a stellar sister
show to the UK’s favourite family
The Big 90's & 00's RnB Festival
Sat, 20 August
The Hangar , Pearson street,
Throw back to the very best of the 90’s
& 00’s as the international touring
festival smash hit arrives in the U.K for
the very first time for the biggest night
of your life.
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Fri 26 Aug – Mon 29 Aug
Greenhous West Mid Showground
Gravel Hill Ln, Shrewsbury
Between the Trees Festival
Fri 26 Aug – Sun 28 Aug
Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve,
Between The Trees is a family-friendly
music, art, spoken word and science
festival. The music genre is modern
folk. It takes place in a welsh woodland
SSSI next to the sea, on the last
weekend in August.
Telford Balloon Fiesta 2022
Friday26th Aug - Sunday 28th Aug.
Telford Balloon Fiesta returns in 2022
bigger and better! Taking place in
Telford Town Park and QE11 Arena.
Friday - live music evening and a
fabulous warm up to Balloon Fiesta on
Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday - music and entertainment as
well as the popular Night Glow.
Sunday - crafts, parade and a day of
family entertainment and have-a-go
Moseley Folk & Arts Festival
Fri, 2 Sept – Sun, 4 Sept.
Moseley Park, Birmingham
Featuring traditional, contemporary
and downright experimental Folk
music plus a brand new arts
programme with comedy, cabaret,
crafts and more...
Good to be back… In full steam for 2022!!
Enjoy some amazing sights and sounds at Shrewsbury Steam Rally.
The County of Salop Steam
Engine Society has confirmed
that the 2022 Rally will take
place at Onslow Park,
Shrewsbury on the August
Bank Holiday, - Sunday 28th
August and Monday 29th
Edward Goddard, Chairman of the
Society said: “We are delighted to
hold what promises to be an
exciting Shrewsbury Steam Rally
in the lovely setting of Onslow
Park, near Shrewsbury where
people can relax and ‘enjoy some
freedom’ after the recent
restrictions. It’s good to be back!
The event will showcase over
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attractions will include the
wonderful spectacle of working
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vehicles from yesteryear, all to
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This year there will be a Sentinel
Spectacular, celebrating the
locally produced products
manufactured at the Sentinel
Works, in Whitchurch Road,
Shrewsbury; which included
everything from buses and steam
wagons to railcars and steam
In the main arena, spectators can
also enjoy moving convoys of
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including buses and fire engines;
vintage cycles; working horses;
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with all entrants invited to be in
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vehicles, that includes lorries,
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and majestic cavalcade of
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POSITIVE THINKING IN A WORLD THAT FEELS NEGATIVE
When it feels like the world is such a mess, staying
positive may seem a bit of a stretch. With petrol
prices rocketing, electricity and food bills going up
and up, life can seem very daunting now (not
mentioning the Covid pandemic). The overall cost
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Laughter is proven to reduce stress and anxiety as well as
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different situations. Humour can even be found in
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There are many benefits for thinking positively. These
include a longer life span, stress reduction, faster
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Let's be realistic about this. Thinking positively isn't
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Surround yourself with positive people
Both negativity and positivity can be spread from person
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Identify your ‘go to’ negative thoughts
Focus your attention at the different areas of your life
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Being thankful for all the positive aspects of your life can
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Start each day on a positive note. Positive
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Treat yourself to a pack and enjoy them
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What is shadow work? And why is it
so powerful in helping us to heal?
I have recently been delving far deeper into the
realms of shadow Work and wanted to share a
little about it with you.
I have found it to be the most powerful healing
work and while it isn’t always easy I would go so
far as to say it is totally life changing!
So what is Shadow Work? Well Shadow work is
the process of exploring your own inner
darkness or ‘Shadow Self’. Shadow work helps to
uncover all the parts of you that you have
disowned, repressed or rejected. It is learning to
listen to, and accept the parts of yourself that
you deny… even to yourself.
Our anger, our jealousy, our vengeance, our
greed, our neediness.
We judge all those parts of ourselves all the
Anger is bad, jealousy is ugly, vengeance is
wrong, greed is distasteful, neediness is weak….
We all do it in some form or another.
We ‘unconsciously’ judge our feelings all of the
Even the good ones… we all have our own
version of ‘I don’t deserve to be happy’, ‘It’s not
appropriate for me to feel joy when others are
suffering’, ‘If I tell/show people how great I feel
they will think I’m smug’, ‘If I show people how
passionate I am they will think I’m overbearing’,
‘If I tell people how well I’m doing they will think
We do this because as we were growing up we
We heard all the people around us talking, giving
their opinions, their experiences of life and we
listened. We learned what they approved of and
what they didn’t….
And we took notice…because our survival
depended on it!!
We also had direct experience ourselves of how
our feelings were met.
By parents, teachers, siblings, grand parents,
friends, lovers, bosses… etc!
We were little we were given many messages….
We may of been told not to get upset… I know
for me crying was always met with ‘don’t cry’.
(making it more difficult as I grew up to allow
myself to get upset).
Maybe we were told not to get angry. That good
children don’t get angry. We were most likely
punished if anger did explode out of us, and as
we became more engaged in society this was
just reinforced. Anger was punished. At school, at
work. In life.
But what were we punished with??
Probably more anger from the person opposing
And that confused us.
We weren’t allowed to get angry.
And if people get angry at us it’s scary.
Anger is bad.
When In truth anger is a very important part of
who and what you are.
Anger is there to protect you.
Your higher self knows when you are being
violated and anger is the correct response. It’s
the start of our defence mechanisms. The ones
that keep us alive.
Anger expressed positively or in some external
form is very very healthy.
And anger let’s us know when we need to
defend ourselves, or when we have been
triggered. But in its purest wildest state, anger is
The problem is it’s been distorted and made
negative and bad. Therefore we repress it!
We don’t let it out.
So it leaks out at other times.
Like a traffic jam causing you to become furious.
Or losing your shit In the grocery store because
they don’t have any tomatoes… that kind of
And we need to learn how.
First to bring them up and out.
And then to learn to feel them when they arise.
That is true healing. And enlightenment follows.
That is shadow work.
We do the same with ALL our emotions, good
and bad, based on what we were taught and
saw as children and our subsequent experiences
(maybe even our previous soul experiences).
This is why shadow work is so important and
also sometimes challenging.
We are looking at the very parts of ourselves
that we have rejected for so long, we are
allowing ourselves to feel the emotions we
So naturally in the midst of our emotions our
unconscious mind judges this to be bad and
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Our moral judgements live in our unconscious
mind. So we judge ourselves without even
That’s what that voice in your head is. The one
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thin enough, clever enough, strong enough etc
And the liberating part is that you are doing all
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yourself safe. In the way you learned. You are
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were taught to. You are keeping yourself safe.
All you need to do now is to understand how
you feel about this stuff, what you think is
good/bad, what emotions you do/can feel and
what you tend to repress and why? Allow it to
come up, feel it, listen to it, it’s a part of you that
wants to be heard. It’s a message from yourself.
What do you need? What is it telling you?
It comes up for a reason.
All emotions have a purpose.
They are trying to tell us something.
They are truly our sat nav through life.
But how can we listen to that sat nav if we
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Genesis G70 sport saloon
By Sue Cooke
Every time I ventured out in the
luxury sport saloon I was road
testing this week, I had to build in
time for the constant questions of
‘what is it’. I was driving the new
automotive brand, GENESIS which
is the luxury arm of owner, Hyundai
The Genesis G70 saloon is unique
on our roads currently and has a
compelling character and getting
behind the wheel made me feel
special too. In a Havana red
exterior, the heart shaped front
grille, exterior light units inspired by
orchids and a winged logo which
was reminiscent of other luxury
brands, was what attracted
The spacious interior is pure
hedonism and I found the cabin a
very tranquil place to be. A G
matrix pattern is repeated in the
styling throughout and sewn with
red stitching into the obsidian
black quilted finish of the very
comfortable nappa leather
seating. Front seats are heated as
standard and have automatic
lumbar adjustment. I like that the
system remembered my seating
position and as soon as I pressed
the round button for start, the seats
automatically moved into my
There is a choice of Premium Line,
Luxury Line or Sport Line trim, but all
offer well equipped sometimes,
quite innovative technology. My
road test car at £49,590 included
innovation pack, comfort seat
pack, Lexicon audio and nappa
leather seats pack. The quality
leather steering wheel has useful
control buttons for audio etc.
Apple car play and android auto;
a 14.5” navigation display; 9
speakers with DAB digital radio and
Bluetooth hands free phone are
standard as is Genesis Connect
with advanced over the air
updates. There is a long list of Smart
systems which includes Cruise
Ambient lighting not only helped to
set my mood but increases safety
by changing colour depending on
which 8 speed automatic
transmission gear is selected. Red
denotes reverse and I could even
choose my own ambient colour for
drive or neutral. All trims have
advanced passive safety features.
Euro NCAP has awarded the
GENESIS a five star safety rating
and it is the first in class to have a
front centre airbag.
Press the round stop start button
and the advanced Smartstream
turbocharged four-cylinder petrol
engine fires, with surprising
subsequent acceleration. Stop
start technology saves fuel when
waiting at traffic lights. There is a
choice of diesel engine too.
GENESIS is not producing a hybrid
model, but all-electric vehicles will
join the GENESIS stable later this
I told all the inquisitive potential
new owners of the luxurious G70
saloon - don’t go looking for a
dealership. GENESIS says “we
come to you” with an ‘at home
test drive’ and all sales are done
online. Genesis has employed
Genesis Driving Consultants who
will be based around the country.
New owners take delivery from
their Personal Assistant who
continues the relationship with the
five year care plan. Five year
warranty; five year servicing; five
year roadside assistance; five year
courtesy cars; five year maps and
over the air updates.
Facts at a Glance
Model: GENESIS G70 saloon 5 seater rear wheel
drive. Price: from £40,480
Engine: 2 litre turbocharged petrol engine with
8 speed automatic transmission
Performance: 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds and on to a
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Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid,
By Sue Cooke
If you are planning a Summer
adventure but you are concerned
about prices at the pump, that is a
very good reason to consider
buying Suzuki’s latest SUV. The new
Vitara comes with full hybrid
technology in a market that is
growing and making up 20% of
sales. Every Suzuki passenger car
can offer hybrid power as standard.
For the customer this means lower
CO2 emissions and fuel savings!!
The Vitara has a higher standard
equipment specification than the
competition and the list is really
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control and seven airbags. There is a
rear parking camera and DAB digital
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dimensional navigation map;
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as well as front and rear parking
And if you are going off roading,
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However Suzuki expects the two
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with 60% of sales. It is the retail
trade that Suzuki sells the Vitara to
and those buyers will probably
choose PCP payments. Suzuki says
the Vitara attracts a young age group,
around 35 years and is popular with
families and there is certainly lots of
space in the interior. Driving at its
launch, I found the two wheel drive
model was frisky and offered instant
The Summery new colours come in 11
different shades and styling. I
particularly like the solar yellow pearl
metallic and an Atlantis turquoise
pearl metallic. Six shades are dual
tone metallic with a cosmic black roof
The hybrid power
system works by
combining a 1.5 litre
petrol engine and a
battery and inverter
and 12V lithium ion
battery. A 12V lead
the lights, instruments
conditioning. If the driver decelerates
or brakes, electrical energy generated,
is stored. The previous 48V mild
hybrid Vitara with automatic
transmission has been phased out but
there will continue to be a mild
hybrid with manual transmission. As
standard, the Vitara hybrid has auto
Driving the new full hybrid Suzuki
Vitara SUV reminds me very much of
when I found long distance Summer
driving adventures enjoyable.
Facts at a Glance
Model: Suzuki Vitara SUV full Hybrid
Performance: 0-62mph in 12.7 seconds and on
to a top speed of 111mph
Specification: 1.5 litre petrol engine, 140V
lithium-ion battery and inverter and 12V lithium
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CO2 emissions: 121g/km (WLTP)
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Residential summer programme
returns to Concord!
Concord College is delighted to
announce that its annual
residential Summer School recommences
The programme, for students between the
ages of 10 and 17, will mark the first onsite
residential Summer School at the
College since 2019, due to the global
disruption caused by the Covid-19
In 2020 and 2021, the usual Summer
School courses were replaced with online
programmes – and whilst the online
programmes gave hundreds of students a
flavour of the ‘Concord Summer’
experience, nothing can replace the
quality educational experience and
forming of new life-long friendships in
The Summer School team are extremely
excited for the return of the College’s
leading Summer School provision and
face-to-face teaching and learning, as well
as a variety of enjoyable activities on and
The 2022 programme is set to run from
2-20 July. The courses include Junior
English, Junior Science and Maths,
Senior English, General Science, and
Select Science – which, depending on the
course selected, can be intertwined with
Concord Summer’s ‘Integrated Learning’
and ‘Concord Plus’.
Both the Integrated Learning and Concord
Plus components allow students to further
improve their language skills, meet
friends from across the globe and grow in
confidence, through engaging in exciting
extracurricular and leisure activities. This
also means each student has their own
personal tailored timetable – ensuring
they have the best time!
Integrated Learning activities this year
include art, outdoor activities, music
performance, swimming pool games,
business, cookery, debating, drama,
careers, computer science, problem
solving, public speaking and more.
Concord Plus includes a wider variety of
sports and coaching provision, movie
making, photography, fashion and further
Said Concord Summer’s Administrator,
Mrs Caroline Pocock: “We are all very
much looking forward to welcoming
students – from the local area and around
the world, new and returning, back to our
safe and beautiful campus this July.”
She added: “We have certainly missed the
smiling faces, the laughter, the
international collaboration and making of
lifelong friendships and memories!”
If you are interested in attending a
Summer School in 2023, you can
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When something is not quite
as it is meant to be ??
In life for a number of reasons things are
not quite what you think they may be and
we look back at a couple of examples of
where something is not quite what you
think that it may be!!
Let me take you back, say 1000 years when Erik
The Red, an Icelandic Murderer was exiled to a
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Glaciers. Now in a bid to attract settlers instead
of calling it Iceland (That name had been taken
already) he decided to call it Greenland!!
Shropshire Blue Cheese that was invented and
made in Shrop...umm Inverness!!
This Christmas when you are tucking into your
Turkey and having a moan about the quality of
top of the pops not being as good as in your day,
spare a thought about the meat you're eating. So
where did your Turkey originate?
Turkey??...........No in fact the Americas and to be
more specific Mexico!!
Not much Greenery about Greenland
And that got us thinking what other items have
had their name changed to attract more
Well, in this neck of the woods we have the ever
so popular Shropshire Blue Cheese that was
invented and discovered in Shrop......uhhh
Inverness, Scotland, by Andy Williamson, a
cheesemaker who had trained in the making of
Stilton cheese in Nottinghamshire.
The cheese was first known as 'Inverness-shire
Blue' or 'Blue Stuart', but was eventually
marketed as 'Shropshire Blue', a name chosen to
help increase its popularity, despite it having no
link to the countyand to this day made in the
Stilton producing regions of Nottinghamshire,
Leicestershire and Derbyshire.
It's all down to the first Europeans who came
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Cancer - (22nd June - 22nd July)
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hiding what behind their mask, maybe some honest talk is in
order... Around the area of love Venus arrives on July 18th and
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19th we may 'silver tongue' our way to compromises that
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influences August 11th, where a romantic break or more
unusual type of first date may bring laughter and fun.
Virgo - (24th August - 22nd Sept.)
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Libra - (23rd Sept - 23rd October)
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really make us appreciate 'living in the moment' It may
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step in front of the other, but please stop and see all that you
have to be grateful for. Mercury comes August 26th so duos
pairings and having someone on the same team is important,
two minds are better than one!
Scorpio - (24th Oct - 22nd November)
Scorpio the first week in August sees you caring for others,
whether it be to their physical needs or emotional or practical
support. The August 4th Waxing Crescent Moon stage sees
you assisting in important new beginnings for them, by First
Quarter August 5th it may feel like this is too big a project and
will it ever end?....yet by the Waxing gibbous stage August 6th
the final steps are already happening. It’s a week where it
seems you can really assist someone else. This will not be
forgotten by karma, Well done it will say! as you will have
helped someone more than you know!
Sagittarius - (23rd Nov - 21st Dec.)
Sagittarius, July 10th and 11th sees the Moon's Waxing
Gibbous phase, Thoughts may turn to travel, house moves or
certainly situations where we need to pack a suitcase and go!
so treat these two days as a time just to crack on before we
can finish or break away from a situation. A spiritual break or
meditation time will help us release stresses and strains, take
notice of dreams during this time as they give the clues which
help us know that what it is best to cut off and release. A
definite fork in the road is ahead, where we must choose
between two paths...
Capricorn - (22nd Dec - 20th January)
Capricorn the Full Moon arrives in your chart July 13th, so we
may be a bit over emotional or sensitive, so make a note of this
full moon phase to 'play it as cool as a cucumber' wherever
you can regarding more official matters, rash decisions can be
avoided if we keep calm. This Full Moon energy does have its
benefits though as our feelings of love and close personal
relationships can be amplified, we may feel our love
overflowing, to partners, children, even our animals, who if
we're a bit 'touchy feely' would not mind at all! '
Aquarius - (21st Jan - 18th Feb)
Aquarius we may feel that we are 'giving too much' in situations
around the Waxing Gibbous Moon stage on August the 11th,
especially where some aspect of life feels as though its actually
'take take take' all the time. Yes, you’re a giving person but
charity starts at home so it is good to realize that you can only
give so much. The Full Moon arrives on August 12th fully
illuminating these situations, trust our feelings during this time,
self-care and rest is key, remember 'you cannot pour from an
empty cup' So... now up with those feet now Aquarius!
Pisces - (19th Feb - 20th March)
Pisces, The Moon goes Waning Gibbous for you July 16th and
17th, This may feel a perfect time to look at our lifestyle,
certain habits we may want to address, or indeed to stop and
give up. New hobbies especially ones that make us healthier
are brilliant at this time. Exercising the mind, creative
endeavours, art, music, decorating the house even! Anything
that gives that 'lick of clean paint ' feeling helps our senses.
Also, we may be feeling rather maternal or paternal, Pisces
parents are really stepping up to the plate. Family is
Aries - (21st March - 20th April)
Aries, there’s a lot to release this Summer especially around
the Moon's Waning Gibbous phase July the 18th and 19th, We
may feel the need to 'let go' around relationships. Whether it be
letting go of issues and deciding to let go of grudges, or to
actually let go of a relationship altogether, honesty and integrity
will serve well. August 15th and 16th sees another Waning
Gibbous phase, this time nudging us to let go of unnecessary
pressures so as we can recharge our batteries, rest up during
Taurus - (21st April -21st May)
Mars arrives in Taurus July 5th which may bring Taurus to
notice feeling a boost in desires and guttural instincts, sexual
desires! Also, this summer remember that as long as you’re
showing off your talents to bring good to others then this all
good! But note that Mars will bring a healthy aggression where
we get all competitive and feisty! Around the Moon's last
Quarter phase August 19th, we may be better to seek balance
and heed the old saying 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the
bush' and not gamble that what we worked hard for...
Gemini - (22nd May - 21st June)
Gemini, we see Mars enter with vigour on August 20th with an
intense energy to push your own ideas on the career front,
promotions in the workplace are now starred! New business
can benefit to. Interestingly we also have the Moons Waning
Crescent stage August 20th to! Where we may find we are
breaking bonds and releasing anyone who sabotages us, were
taking no prisoners it seems! There really is no arguing with
you when you have Mars on board...
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Filling and Healthy Snacks
During days out in the summer it is always useful to have
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Recipe - Scones
400g self raising white flour
1 tsp baking powder
20g caster sugar
150g vegan butter (we used Naturli)
150ml sweetened soya milk
1 tsp lemon juice
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Preheat the oven to 200C
Put the soya milk and white vinegar into a jug
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Put the dry ingredients into a bowl with the
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Make a well in the middle and add the liquid
and mix together into a dough. If it is a little
wet add a bit more flour.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and
form into a flat round shape about 4cm high.
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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in Shrewsbury
Organisers are appealing for sports and community groups
The award-winning local
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the Queen’s Baton Relay
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The Queen’s Baton Relay is
travelling the length and
breadth of England across a
total of 29 days, before
culminating at the Opening
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on 28 July.
Shropshire Festivals has been
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family festival in Shrewsbury’s
Quarry Park. The event will run
from 4pm until 9pm on 18 July,
meaning locals can join in the
fun after school and work.
The events team are looking for
sports, arts, and community
groups to get involved by
providing have-a-go activities
and showcases, plus local
performers and street food
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We’d love to hear from local
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remember for years to come,
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Stephen Kings is a writer that
Film Companies Love. When you
look at Green Mile, The Running
Man, Pet Sematary, Dolores
Claibourne, Christine, The
Shawshank Redemption, The
Shining, Stand By Me, Misery
and Carrie to name but a few,
this man has been a godsend to
the cinematic industry.
However, in his films and books
there is a link to the number 237
that appears in one way or another
in three of his movies and we
thought we would highlight it.
By Chris Dawson...
(This is a bit of a tenuous link) in
the Hotel. Room 237 is haunted by
Lorraine Massey, however in King's
novel the room number was
supposed to be 217. It was changed
to 237 at the request of the
Timberline Lodge in Oregon where
some of the footage for the
Overlook Hotel was shot. The
establishment's owners were
worried that people would become
too afraid to stay in Room 217!!
Camera and finally on a computer
Stand By Me
In the film Stand By Me when the
four lads are adding up there
change to buy supplies, it comes to
Red's Cell number in Shawshank
Prison was number 237.
Toy Story 3
And then in homage to Stephen King,
The director of Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich
who was a massive fan, used the
number 237 three times in the film,
once on a dump truck, again on a CCTV
Whatever the reasons for the
number 237 being used, is it
because the Moon is 237,000 miles
from the Earth or that the length of
the Oche in darts is exactly 2.37
metres!! We shall never know, but
for one thing Stephen King is a
magnificent writer and I for one
shall never tire of watching his
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We look back at the life of an actor who sadly passed
away at such a young age, the late, great Ray Liotta.
Ray didn't have the greatest start to his life as when he
was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 18th
1954 he was abandoned at an orphanage. Thankfully
though after 6 months he was adopted to parents of
Italian and Scottish descent, Alfred and Mary Liotta.
"Alleged" gangsters; he also starred as Frank Sinatra in
the television film The Rat Pack (1998).
All in all Ray appeared in 84 movies in a movie career
that lasted nearly 40 years. Ray Passed away in his
sleep on May 26th. R.I.P. Ray and thanks for the
Ray attended the University of Miami where he studied
acting and while there performed in Musicals, such as
Cabaret, Oklahoma and the Sound of Music.
After College, he came back to New York and landed the
role of Joey Perrini in the American TV soap opera
Another world, he was there for three years from 1978 -
1981. His first Major acting role in a movie was in the
Film, Something Wild (1986) for which he was
nominated for a Golden Globe and then in 1989 he
played "Shoeless Joe Jackson" in the Fantasy Drama,
Field of Dreams, "Build it and they will come".
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Nothing makes a garden more inviting
than a wellkept luscious green lawn.
The secret behind the perfect lawn is
simple: all it takes is regular
maintenance. Mow regularly
throughout the summer. Letting the
lawn grow long and then chopping it
back all at once only weakens it.
Top Tip: Only mow when the grass is
dry. If you mow when the lawn is wet,
it is likely to get torn and ragged.
Like most things in life, a little
attention to detail can make all the
difference. There is no point in having
a lawn that resembles a bowling green
if you leave the edges looking in
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and flower beds will give your garden
an instant facelift. This doesn’t need
to be a big job, especially with a
Top Tip: Remove the clippings don’t
leave them to clog up the surface of
your flowerbeds. These clippings are
great for compost heaps.
Taming unruly hedges is often seen as
one of the most taxing garden chores,
but a goodlooking hedge can
transform your garden and keep your
neighbours on your side.
Trim evergreen hedges in mid to late
summer, which gives foliage time to
grow back a bit before winter without
getting ragged and stops ends from
being damaged by early frosts. Avoid
cutting into old wood, which will leave
you with bare spots you only need to
prune new growth. The exception to
this rule is yew hedging, which will
cope with a really tough prune if it’s
got out of hand.
Top Tip: Start by trimming the top of
the hedge, in order to obtain a very
straight cut, stretch a piece of string
along the length of the hedge at the
desired height, use the string as the
guide, cutting just above it.
4. Flower Beds
The final part of getting your garden in
tiptop shape is to get rid of those
weeds and feed those plants so those
flower beds look blooming great. If
you have never gardened before, do
not create a bunch of beds. Have one.
It is a lot better to focus on caring for
one bed than it is to have six rattylooking
ones. Try it out and see if you
love gardening or merely like
gardening. Also, pick some weeds
whenever you walk past your flower
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Don’t be tempted to put too much on,
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MAGIC TRICKS FOR SMALL GARDENS
It’s easy to give your garden the
illusion of being bigger than it really is
by borrowing techniques from interior
design and even great artists.
Magic is all about illusion. When it
comes to making a small space look
larger, there are loads of ideas to trick
the eye into a fooled sense of space.
Gardening for small spaces borrows
many tricks of the trade from interior
design and the world of art, both of
which can teach us a thing or two
about placement and perspective.
One of the first important concepts to
understand is the effect of colour on
the eye. Artists and interior designers
know that cool colours such as blues,
soft pinks and white appear to recede
from the eye. Blue in particular,
mimics the bluish tint that
atmospheric haze gives to distant
objects. Plant the perimeter of the
garden in cool colours and it will look
Hot colours including reds, oranges
and bright yellows have the opposite
effect. They jump out at the eye and
are useful for lending intimacy to toolarge
spaces, but should be avoided in
small spaces. Any bright colour, even
white, will appear to close in a garden
space. For example, a pergola painted
white will look closer than one
painted in natural tones. Painting
fences soft colours or muted greens as
opposed to Moroccan orange or
brilliant red will make the perception
of your boundaries recede away from
you and make your garden look bigger.
It was the Renaissance artists who
discovered the illusion of depth
through perspective by copying the
way in which natural scenes seem to
recede to a single point. A skilful
gardener can use this knowledge to
force the perspective, that is, to make
a landscape seem to have more depth
than it actually does.
You can, for example, run a path
straight back through the centre of
the garden, staking it out so that the
path gradually narrows as it
approaches the back fence. The
viewer’s eye will assume that the
width of the path is uniform and that
the edges seem to draw together
because the path is receding into the
Similarly, if you clip a hedge so that it
diminishes in height and width at a
uniform rate as it draws away from
the viewer, it will seem much longer
than it actually is. Echoing the
plantings near to the house with
similar but markedly smaller ones
along the back fence also creates an
exaggerated illusion of depth.
Overplanting is one quick way to make
a garden look smaller. Be conservative
with plants. Choose reliable plants
with soft muted colours, fine textures
and those that blend with surrounded
gardens for that borrowed landscape
The French expression trompe l'oeil
means 'fool the eye'. In its simplest
form, this technique involves the use
of a fulllength mirror to give an
illusion of depth to an enclosing wall
or fence. Conceal the mirror at the
end of a path and at a slight angle to
the wall or fence so that when you
look into it, you don’t see a reflection
of yourself, which would destroy the
Eyes can also be deceived by texture.
Fine texture is hard for the eyes to
focus on at a distance. The illusion
created is that fine textures appear
out of focus and therefore a
perception of space is produced. In
contrast, by placing large bold
textured items close, other items
behind it will look further away.
As with home interiors, simplifying
and removing clutter around the
garden and outdoor living spaces will
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A USEF UL GARDEN: GROWING MEDICINAL HERBS
William Morris once said, “have
nothing in your house which you do
not know to be useful and do not
believe to be beautiful.” In many ways
the same could be said of a garden,
although we tend to keep along the
lines of more beautiful than useful
Going back into history the garden
was a working area, part of the
kitchen, with nothing grown that
didn’t have a practical use within the
home. Now, as the UK becomes more
and more preoccupied with the
provenance of their food, we are
making a return to vegetable growing.
However, few gardens are turned over
entirely to veggies, most simply
offering a small corner for a few
carrots or a pot of herbs.
It is also rare for the modern garden to
contain items that have use outside of
the cooking pot. Most of us have
heard of, or even seen, an
apothecary’s garden for example, but
there are not many of us who grow
plants for medicinal purposes even
those who regularly make use of
tinctures and teas to soothe or
But despite this it is actually relatively
simple to plant and maintain your own
apothecary garden; with many books
on the subject of growing, preparing
and using herbal remedies. Including
Anne Mcintyre’s The Apothecary’s
Garden: How To Grow And Use Your
Own Herbal Medicines.
In planting an apothecary garden, it is
worth considering that the most
commonly used plants in herbal use
end with the term ‘officianalis’.
Alternatively, you may wish to check
the ingredients lists of favourite herbal
teas or take notes in a shop selling
Find good quality plants from
specialist herb suppliers such as Jekka
McVicar at Jekka’s Herb Farm, an
associate of Jamie Oliver, who stocks
culinary herb seeds as well as those
for other uses.
Don’t be afraid that a herbal garden
won’t be beautiful the pretty yellow
primrose, the aroma of liquorice,
beautiful aromatic lavender, the
overpowering smell of peppermint are
all things that you’ll find in a garden
where plants are used for usefulness.
And remember that rosehips have
long been used for their flavour while
the delicate plumes of fennel and
brightly coloured summer flowers of
Echinacea are equally beautiful and
In an apothecary garden consider
using large pots and troughs, grouping
together those plants which can be
used for one purpose. Be sure to label
everything so it is easily found and
always buy from a reputable, organic
supplier wherever possible.
Mix together plants for traditional
British remedies with those perhaps
which are used in Ayurvedic medicine,
such as henna, lemongrass or holy
basil, or with those used in Chinese
herbalism mugwort or red sage. But
do be aware that many plants used in
Eastern medicine will not flourish in
our frosty European climes.
In making a garden useful you are not
only harking back to days gone by but
making your garden a true extension
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The importance of conserving our
natural resources has never been so
crucial. By having a wellkept, ecofriendly
garden you won't just be
creating a nice little green oasis for
yourself, but also a welcoming haven
for local wildlife and a reduction to
your carbon footprint. Here are some
great hacks on how to start ecogardening
for a better planet, that are
easy for everyone to do.
Conserve Your Resources
We all know that we need to save
energy and resources inside our
homes but how many of us try to
reduce what we waste outdoors?
Think about how much water you use
for your plants and consider installing
a barrel or tub to collect the rainwater,
which can be used as an alternative to
using water straight from the tap.
Similarly, install solar powered
outdoor lighting to save on energy.
Compost Your Waste
Although it will take around six
months for garden and food waste to
compost, your garden will thank you
for it! To set up compost in your
garden you will need a container with
a lid to put all organic matter such as
leaves, weeds and food scraps in. It’s a
good idea to start with animal manure
or old compost and build up the
material waste from there. Make sure
you break up the compost regularly so
it can decompose effectively.
Avoid Toxic Chemicals
There are plenty of ways to avoid
using harmful chemicals to take care
of your garden. For example, you can
create your own weed killer using a
vinegar spray in combination with
digging over the soil regularly. If you
have slugs and snails visiting your
garden too frequently, try crushing
eggshells to create barriers around
your precious plants. Coffee, beer and
grapefruit are also great deterrents to
discourage these pests.
Feed the Earth
Like us, plants need nourishing food
too! In particular, calcium is an
important supplement to use as it
helps to limit the risks of plant
diseases. A good way to give your
plants calcium is to powder up
eggshells and mix in with potting
earth before planting. If you want to
make your own fertiliser, cut off some
nettles and place them in a bucket of
water for a few days. This will provide
your plants with the necessary
nitrogen they need to grow healthily.
Just be aware, the water will smell
quite a bit!
Encourage the Wildlife
Bugs such as slugs, snails and grubs
are a common problem in any garden
but if you encourage birds into your
green spaces, they can act as natural
protectors. Try setting up nesting
boxes and bird feeders to attract them
into the garden. This will help to
combat the battle against bugs as they
will do all the work for you! Similarly,
plant flowers that will help bees to
crosspollinate and include a water
bath to provide a water supply free
Undertaking ecofriendly garden
habits will provide food and shelter
for local wildlife and also contribute
to being kind to the planet.
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5. Question; “Could either driver have done anything to avoid the accident?”
Answer: “Traveled by bus?”
6. The claimant had collided with a cow. The questions and answers on the claim form were –
Question: What warning was given by you? Answer: Horn.
Question: What warning was given by the other party? Answer: Moo.
7. “I didn’t think the speed limit applied after midnight”
8. “I knew the dog was possessive about the car but I would not have asked her to drive it if I
had thought there was any risk.”
9. “The car in front hit the pedestrian but he got up so I hit him again”
10. “The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intention.”
11. “I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way”
12. “A pedestrian hit me and went under my car”
13. “I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an
intersection a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision and I did not see the other car.”
14. “An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.”
15. “Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.”
16. “I thought my window was down, but I found it was up when I put my head through it.”
17. “The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.”
18. “I had been driving for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.”
19. “As I approached an intersection a sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign
had ever appeared before.”
20. “To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front I struck a pedestrian.”
21. “My car was legally parked as it backed into another vehicle.”
22. “I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat found that I had a
23. “I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when I struck him.”
24. “The pedestrian had no idea which way to run as I ran over him.”
25. “I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentleman as he bounced off the roof of my car.”
26. “The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.”
27. “I bumped into a lamp-post which was obscured by human beings.”
28. “The accident was caused by me waving to the man I hit last week.”
29. “When I saw I could not avoid a collision I stepped on the gas and crashed into the other car.”
30. “The pedestrian ran for the pavement, but I got him.”
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