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SYone Shrewsbury Summer Magazine 2022

Welcome to your SUMMER edition of the SYone magazine for Shrewsbury & surrounds. Packed with local attractions, festivals, things to do and so much more! Enjoy & as always support local where possible! Next edition - September & October, contact Leah to get booked in 01952780058 Love The SYone team! xx

Welcome to your SUMMER edition of the SYone magazine for Shrewsbury & surrounds. Packed with local attractions, festivals, things to do and so much more!
Enjoy & as always support local where possible!
Next edition - September & October, contact Leah to get booked in 01952780058
Love
The SYone team! xx

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Attractions for adults, kids and summer festivals, Recipes, Keeping cool & fit,

Cocktails, Fun pages, Car reviews, House, home & garden and more...

SUMMER 2022


WELCOME... TO YOUR SUMMER EDITION

OF THE SYONE MAGAZINE

Leah Holloway

Shropshire Sales Manager

To be included with our

next edition, covering

September &

October

contact Leah on

01952 780058 Opt. 2

Or email:

sales@scenelocal.co.uk

Contents:

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Pages 30 & 33

Pages 36 & 37

Page 40

Pages 41 - 45

Pages 46 & 47

Pages 48 & 49

Pages 50 & 51

Pages 56 & 57

Pages 58 & 60

Pages 68 & 70

Page 76

Pages 78 & 79

Pages 85 & 99

Meet the Bradley’s

Summer Cocktails

Dad Jokes

Amigo Vapes

Coffee Cocktails

Shrewsbury Town History

Did you know?

Summer recipes

Shrewsbury Flower Show

Adult Attractions

Family Attractions

Summer of Festivals

Shrewsbury Steam Rally

Good Vibes only!

Self Care - Shadow Work

Car Reviews

Puzzles

Horoscopes

Vegan Hub

Home & Garden

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Janet Jackson – A self-taught Artist Based in Oswestry. Janet

is originally from west Yorkshire and started painting 3 years

ago, selling over 70 paintings so far plus commissions.

Using acrylics, Janet can produce bespoke sized canvasses and

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TEESTAR FOOTWEAR

SHREWSBURY’S OLDEST INDEPENDENT SHOE SHOP

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established in 1976

We offer quality branded

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This is us!

We’re Jason & Diane Bradley, the faces behind the

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

also recommend and return for. The coffee shop is open

Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 3pm serving Hundred House

Coffee, a selection of cakes (including GF options) and

light lunches.

10% Discount

When you visit the coffee shop

with the coupon

(Valid till September 5th 2022)


Your

traditional

high quality

Butchers &

Delicatessen

with a vibrant

contemporary

forward thinking

twist

Local meat and produce of the highest quality

Bradley's coffee lounge

NOW OPEN

Also available

BBQ Packs, Meat Boxes

Afternoon Teas, Buffets,

celebration hampers,

gift vouchers, cakes,

ready meals, flowers &

butchery classes

Breakfast & Hot Carvery Sandwiches

available daily. 10% discount to all

college students with a valid ID

Your local butchers and deli offering the best quality meat, cheese and deli products. Our aim

is to showcase some of Shropshire's most sought-after suppliers all under one roof for the

most convenient shopping experience you could wish for. FREE parking at rear

Bradley's Butcher

& Delicatessen

Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm Saturday 8am - 5pm

1 London Road, Shrewsbury (On the Column roundabout)

Tel: 01743 622989

www.bradleysbutchers.com

email: shop@bradleysbutchers.com

@Bradleysbutchers


Summer Cocktails!

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.

Strawberry

Basil

Smash

Peroni Fiore Spritz

Ingredients

1.5 oz Bitter Italian Aperitif

.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur

2 oz Club Soda

5 oz Peroni

Ingredients

1.5 oz Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Whisky

3-5 strawberries

3 basil leaves

.75 oz lemon juice

.5 oz simple syrup

Instructions

Shake all ingredients, pour over fresh ice and rock

glass. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.

Summer

Fizz

Instructions

Add all ingredients to your

glass over ice and stir,

garnish with a slice of

grapefruit and edible flowers.

Watermelon Sangria

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

Ingredients

1.5 oz Don Papa 7 rum

.5 oz ginger syrup

.5 oz peach purée

.5 oz lemon juice

1 egg white

Soda top

Instructions

Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish

with fresh ginger and lemon peel.

Watermelon Jalapeño Clicquot Rich

Ingredients

5-6 large ice cubes

2-3 cubes of watermelon

2-3 slices of jalepeño

1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rich

champagne (or prosecco)

Instructions

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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All the latest sports & entertainment, including live music,

karaoke and open mic night!

Large beer garden & secure parking.

Fantastic Real Ales. Open daily. Dogs welcome.

Come and taste our brand new menu! Fresh home cooked food served daily

The best Sunday Roast in town served 12noon - 4pm every Sunday

Family friendly!

Join us on Facebook to keep up to date

with all our What’s ON!

The Red Barn, 108 Longdon Road, Shrewsbury SY3 7HS

Tel: 01743 362237

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OH NO NOT

DAD JOKES!

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

show up…

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

pickled onions.’

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!


New Menu Lauching August

Now serving food 12noon - 9pm Monday - Saturday

Sunday roast 12noon - 5pm

Our large, stylish and secluded beer garden is the hidden gem

of Shrewsbury, or sit out the front and watch the world go by!

Join us for our monthly Quiz night

Last Sunday of every month, July 31st & August 28th

Upcoming live music from: Libby Gliksman, Andy O’brien

and Guttersnipe to mention a few.

Follow us on facebook for dates and times

The Crown, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6BT

Tel: 01743 632341 www.thecrownshrewsbury.co.uk


BREWING TODAY: ROUND CORNER

BREWING COMPANY

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:

info@roundcornerbrewing.com

www.roundcornerbrewing.com

As always, Enjoy!

Trevor Langley


At Amigo Vapes we have a large selection of

the latest kits, liquids and consumables

for your vaping needs all at great prices.

We cater for customers that are new to vaping

along with the more experienced vapers.

Our stores have been created to be a nice,

comfortable and relaxed environment.

There is free parking and both stores are easily

accessible

Amigo Vapes prides itself on good customer

service ensuring the right advice is given and

your needs are individually catered for.

Helping people quit smoking is something we

pride ourselves on by ensuring that the correct

products are advised to our customers.

Stocking the best liquids and salts, come and

browse and have a chat with our expert team!

Space Station,

Battlefield Road, Harlescott,

Shrewsbury SY1 4AN

(Behind the Featherbed Pub)

T: 07395 902966

E: info@amigovapes.co.uk

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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

bitter espresso.

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

COCKTAILS WITH

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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our Local valeter,

Chris, is now taking bookings in your area.

Full range of services available from an Exterior Sa

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fe

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15


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

day.

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

babbies!!


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Set in the woods with flowing streams and undulating terrain gives the battlefield an added sense of realism, with

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The unwary soldier can quickly find himself surrounded by concealed enemies often bearing down on him, all of

this ensures for a very realistic combat environment.


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

them:

Lawn Bowls

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

Green Bowls.

Look at that natty kit!!

Netball

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

commence!

England flying through the air

Cricket

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.

Squash

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 &

2nd August.

Highly competitive Wheelchair

Basketball

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

so!!


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company. Offering a fully managed service to give the homeowners

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Contact Vicky: 01694 247832

Facebook: @ptkshropshire

Web: www.passthekeys.co.uk/midlands/shropshire

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Welcome to the home of quality furniture and home accessories.

We use traditional methods to create high quality, long-lasting, sustainable pieces for you to enjoy

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Visit us online at www.penleyfurniture.com and keep your eye out for our new showroom

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Penley Furniture is a trading name of Bridgewater Upholstery Ltd

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SHREWSBURY

TOWN

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

1349!!

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

a scorcher.

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

serious damage.

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.

By Chris Dawson

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).

Get spicy

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.

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

holidays.

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

dress competition.

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

Age.

From 1 August through to the

end of September, Maisy’s

Maize Maze returns, with clues

along the way to help lost

visitors escape.

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

team.

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

down.

??

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

incendiary bomb

during World War II,

earning her a Blue

Cross Medal!

The first advert on

Channel 5 was for

Chanel No.5.

??

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

indigestion.

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

ancient times.

Pigs suffer from

anorexia.

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.

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Sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese

judges to hide their facial expressions in court.


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Summer Recipes!

Pineapple & pork

skewers

Ingredients:

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 , chopped (optional)

cooked rice or pitta, to serv

Method:

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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...

Elderflower spritz

Ingredients

handful of ice

25ml elderflower liqueur

20ml gin

90ml prosecco

35ml soda water, for topping up

lime slices, to garnish

Method

STEP 1

Fill a tumbler with ice, then pour over the

elderflower liqueur.

STEP 2

Add the gin

and prosecco,

then top up

with soda

water and

garnish

with lime

slices to

serve.


Luscious lemon baked cheesecake

Ingredients:

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

(optional)

Method

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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...

Sea breeze

Ingredients

50ml vodka

100ml cranberry juice

50ml grapefruit juice

ice, thin slice of lime

Method

STEP 1

Half-fill a tall glass with ice then pour in

the vodka, cranberry juice

and grapefruit juice.

STEP 2

Stir gently until

the outside of

the glass feels

cold, then

garnish with

the lime slice.

All Recipes Available on BBC Good Food


Summer Recipes!

Griddled

halloumi with

watermelon &

caper

breadcrumbs

Ingredients:

750g watermelon

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

chopped

2½ tbsp capers , rinsed

50g blanched almonds , toasted and

chopped

small bunch of mint , leaves picked, half of

them torn

Method:

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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.


Next Level

Potato Salad

Ingredients:

800g Jersey Royals, Charlotte or

Anya potatoes , or another waxy

variety

2 tsp wholegrain mustard

2 tbsp muscatel or white wine

vinegar

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

Method

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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

the table.

Both Recipes Available on

BBC Good Food


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

companionship.

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

clients’ lives.”

“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.”

Adrian Preece

Extra Help Shropshire

Tel: 01743 830380


SUMMER/AUTUMN 2022

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A NIGHT OF QUEEN

FRI 29th JULY & SAT 30th JULY 8:00 pm

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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

amaze audiences with

their recreation of the

music of Sinatra, Martin

and Davis, in a fabulous

show which brings the style

and excitement of the Las

Vegas heyday to vivid life.

Including all the great hits

Tickest £20

DESPERADO

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

seventies

through almost 40 years

to the “Long road out of

Eden”.

Tickest £18

ALADDINSANE

SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 8:00 pm

David Bowie, the legend,

through his timeless music

and many incarnations;

from Ziggy Stardust to the

Thin White Duke, into the

80’s and beyond.Hear the

sound and experience

the vision through the

performance of Paul

Henderson and

Aladdinsane, widely

acclaimed as the best

Bowie tribute in the UK.

Tickets: £18

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FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2022 8:00 pm &

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manager Peter Grant - the connection to the

original band is unsurpassed.

These guys are a truly professional outfit

guaranteed to give you a night that you won't

forget in a hurry!

Tickest £17

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TV Gardening Experts

Arena Entertainment

Floral Marquees

and Show Gardens

Celebrity Chef

Live Music

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)

ARENA ENTERTAINMENT

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

fireworks display.

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

ShrewsburyFlowerShow @shrewsflowershw shrewsburyflowershow

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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

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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

the way!

Clockwork Escapes

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

your choosing.

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

Factory , we bring you Insane Crazy

Golf , Cocktails, DJ`s & Street Food set

in a Ghetto Wonderland.

www.ghettogolf.co.uk

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

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just to catch up with friends.

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For Kids!

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

ago.

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

system.

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

old.

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.


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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

Cadbury World

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

demonstrations.

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

Cadbury Shop.

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

more.

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

Country Towns.

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

China Factory.

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

Caerwys.

Running from Friday night through to

Saturday night and offering camping

www.bfestwales.co.uk/

Tonnau Festival - Tropical

Garden Party

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.

www.tonnaufestival.uk/

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

Sledge.

www.depotinthecastle.com/

Shrewsbury International Comedy

Festival

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

‘Sinnerman’ Sinha.

Let's Rock Shrewsbury

Sat, 16 July.

The Quarry, ShrewsburyThe UK's

favourite and largest retro festival

returns to The Quarry

www.letsrockshrewsbury.com/

Y Not Festival

Thu, 28 July - Sun, 31 July

Pikehall, Derbyshire

3 days of quality music, food & drink,

performing arts, comedy, workshops &

good times in a stunning Peak District

setting.

www.ynotfestival.com/


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.

Deva Fest

Sat, 13 Aug, 12:00–23:00

Chester Lakes

Cheshire's Music, Food & Lifestyle

Festival

www.devafest.co.uk/

Camp Bestival Shropshire

Thu 18 Aug – Sun 21 Aug

Weston Park

Join us for the first-EVER Camp

Bestival Shropshire, a stellar sister

show to the UK’s favourite family

festival

shropshire.campbestival.net/

The Big 90's & 00's RnB Festival

- Wolverhampton

Sat, 20 August

The Hangar , Pearson street,

Wolverhampton

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.

www.thebigrnbfest.com/

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,

South Wales.

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.

www.betweenthetrees.co.uk.

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

activity

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...

https://linktr.ee/moseleyfolk


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

August.

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

1000 exciting exhibits; and the

highly-entertaining variety of

attractions will include the

wonderful spectacle of working

tractors, steam engines, and

beautifully preserved classic

vehicles from yesteryear, all to

delight visitors to the popular

annual family event. We welcome

friends and families to come along

and enjoy a super two-day eventthat

includes a 60th Anniversary

Celebration – with tickets on sale

now online at

www.shrewsburysteamrally.co.uk

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

trains!” Information:

www.shrewsburysteamrally.co.uk

In the main arena, spectators can

also enjoy moving convoys of

historic commercial vehicles,

including buses and fire engines;

vintage cycles; working horses;

vintage tractors; pre-and post

World War II cars; classic

motorcycles; and perambulators...

with all entrants invited to be in

period costume.

The Rally covers 45 acres of

beautiful parkland, with 6 acres of

Trade Stands. The Rally hosts a

variety of preserved commercial

vehicles, that includes lorries,

buses, fire engines and a large

display of military vehicles. The

Olde Time Fair offers lots of fun,

with steam-powered rides for all -

accompanied by vintage

fairground music. Finally there are

some excellent miniature steam

engines, and a Craft Marquee -

which gets bigger each year! The

family-friendly event provides

some enjoyable entertainment

with a full Arena Programme on

both days, including the highlypopular

and majestic cavalcade of

Showman’s engines, traction

engines, steam rollers and steam

cars.


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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

of living is a frightening reality, so in all the chaos

and stress of the world, is it even possible to find

some positivity amongst the darkness?

Laugh

Laughter is proven to reduce stress and anxiety as well as

helping your self-esteem. Try being open to humour in

different situations. Humour can even be found in

difficult times and situations. Give yourself the

permission to laugh whenever you can. Isn't laughter

also contagious?

There are many benefits for thinking positively. These

include a longer life span, stress reduction, faster

recovery from illness, better physical health, better

psychological health and generally a better quality of

life.

Let's be realistic about this. Thinking positively isn't

magic. It won't dissolve all your problems and turn your

life into a wonderful fairy tale. However, what it can do

is to allow you to manage your problems better and

enable you to approach your issues with more clarity,

thought, and allow you to handle them in a much more

productive way.

Optimism doesn't come easily to everyone and if you are

particularly pessimistic, the change isn't going to happen

overnight. But there are ways that can help you become

a much more positive thinker and slowly but surely, you

can incorporate this wonderful new thinking into your

everyday life.

Surround yourself with positive people

Both negativity and positivity can be spread from person

to person, so give some thought about your friendship

group and who you enjoy spending time with. By

surrounding yourself with positive people you are

allowing yourself to reap the benefits and improve your

self-worth and self-esteem. These friends will lift you up

and keep the negative thinking at bay. If you group with

negative friends, their ‘glass half empty’ mood will rub

off on you and everyone else there. Don't you deserve to

feel happy and positive?

Therapeutic Journaling

Writing your daily thoughts and feelings down is proven

to be extremely cathartic. You can include negative

impacts that have affected you, to work through

processing them as well as things you are thankful for.

As well as this you can make list of goals, wants, likes etc.

Identify your ‘go to’ negative thoughts

Focus your attention at the different areas of your life

and consider where you are most likely to be the most

negative. Reflect on those areas and try and work out

why this happens. Once you can find out the when and

why, it's only you that can make the changes you need to

turn things around.

Concentrate on the positive things

Everyone has their own issues to deal with. It's real and

that's ok. But when a challenge comes your way, large or

small, it is helpful to use this as a time to focus your

attention on the good things that you have. No matter

what the issue, there is usually a positive that can be

found. You may have to look hard but even a learning

curve can be seen as a positive.

Exercise Thankfulness

Being thankful for all the positive aspects of your life can

really help lower stress and boost self-esteem. Close

your eyes and use your imagination to form pictures of

special people, times of fun or objects that make you

happy. You can even say thank you, out loud or in your

mind, to all of these for making you happy.


Confident Self-Talk

Are you your own worst critic? It's far easier

to be negative about yourself right? Have

you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and

ripped yourself apart with harsh words or

thoughts? The problem is that the more you

do this, the worse the negative opinion of

you embeds itself in your mind. The good

news is that this is a learned behaviour and

if you can learn it, you can unlearn it. Turn

those negative words into positives. Be kind

to yourself. Imagine a stranger is saying all

those negatives to you, you wouldn't put up

with that so why put up with it from

yourself ? Positive self-talk only!

Begin each day on a positive

Start each day on a positive note. Positive

affirmation cards are a great way to support

you with this. It helps that you don't have to

think of a different phrase every morning.

Treat yourself to a pack and enjoy them

every day.

Seek Help!

If you are struggling with negative thinking

and you can't see a way through then

perhaps you need to seek help from a

professional. A medical with the GP is

probably the best place to start but there are

many options for seeking out a therapist.

Nicki Cawley

Here at ‘The Life Lounge’ we offer remote

counselling, hypnosis downloads and selfcare

tools products.

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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

time.

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

time.

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

I’m bragging’.

We do this because as we were growing up we

learnt it.

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

ours?!!

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

our friend.


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

thing !

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

condemn.

So naturally in the midst of our emotions our

unconscious mind judges this to be bad and

doles out punishment.

This happens whether we are conscious of it or

not. To all of us.

Our moral judgements live in our unconscious

mind. So we judge ourselves without even

realising it.

That’s what that voice in your head is. The one

that tells you that you are not good enough,

thin enough, clever enough, strong enough etc

etc!!

And the liberating part is that you are doing all

this to protect yourself in some way. To keep

yourself safe. In the way you learned. You are

just attempting to be loved and accepted as you

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

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Car Review:

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

Motor Group.

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

inquisitive people.

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

favourite space.

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

control.

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

year.

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

top speed of 149 mph

CO2 emissions: 181-281g/km (WLTP combined)

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If you are planning a Summer

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you off. Enter them in the appropriate squares in the main grid,

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should go in the missing squares.

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in the main grid and control grid. Check off the alphabetical list of

letters as you identify them.

MAGIC SQUARE

ISOLATE AS A WRITER

Using all 16 letters of the phrase above, form

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Quiz Challenge

1. Who was Princess Royal

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2. Which European city

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3. America’s Grand Canyon has

which river running through

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4. Which meteorological

feature is measured in

oktas?

5. Where on a three-masted

ship is the mizzen mast

situated?

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How many words of four

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must use the central letter,

and each letter may be

used only once. At least

one word using all nine

letters can be found.

Guidelines:

28 Good; 34 Very Good;

39 Excellent.

Any word found in the Concise

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third person singular verbs;

hyphenated words; contractions

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words; variant spellings of the

same word (where another variant

is also eligible).

WORD PYRAMID

Spell out a 15-letter word or

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chambers once and

may only proceed

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7. Anna Friel plays the title

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about a troubled detective?

8. The Clent Hills are in which

English county?

9. In which city is the Ashmolean,

England’s oldest public museum?

10. Who is the older of tennis players

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ACROSS

1. Large glass vessel (8)

6. Hit so badly in church (4)

8. I leave the head cook (4)

9. Very high building in

Grangemouth (8)

10. If rich ever ran around, it

would undoubtedly be

here! (6,7)

11 & 13. Others will find

space in public building

for relief (4,4)

17. Members of the force who

get taken for a ride? (7,6)

20. Song about a leader of the

army, detested person (8)

21. Regulation measure (4)

22. A large quantity of

wood (4)

23. Indicate season before,

when water was at its

highest (8)

DOWN

2. Band of warriors give a shout

of derision in being caught,

say (6)

3. Crime of dealer in stolen

goods (7)

4. Nick cannot change inside (5)

5. Worried about it becoming

more noisy (7)

6. With an expression of

surprise American soldier

finds a dog (5)

7. Guard despatched by

railway (6)

12. The rate needs amending on

that account (7)

14. Idol removed strange barrel

(3,4)

15. Swoop down quietly on an

animal (6)

16. Carol oddly accepts classy

eyepiece (6)

18. Province of birth (5)

19. Tartan cloth Penny put

down (5)

ACROSS

1. Rain protector (8)

8. Excuse (6)

9. ---- Pitt, film

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10. Adult males (3)

11. Vocal reaction (6)

12. Deceptive (8)

15. Grinned (6)

16. Fleet of ships (6)

20. Afternoon nap (6)

24. Soundless (6)

27. Outline of play (8)

28. Scruples (6)

29. Consume (3)

30. Back of neck (4)

31. Stroke (6)

32. Farm worker (8)

DOWN

2. Hard rock (6)

3. Radioactive

element (6)

4. Transparent (6)

5. Cessation of

breathing (6)

6. For the time being

(3,3)

7. Passionate (6)

12. Wading bird (4)

13. Shoe fastener (4)

14. Chair (4)

17. Destroy (4)

18. Affirm (4)

19. Singing voice (4)

21. Weather map

line (6)

22. Degrees (6)

23. Evaluate (6)

24. Boil (6)

25. Motorboat (6)

26. Child (inf.) (6)

SOLUTIONS

QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Princess Mary; 2 Budapest; 3 The Colorado; 4 Cloud cover; 5 Nearest the stern; 6 Actuary; 7 Marcella;

8 Worcestershire; 9 Oxford; 10 Rafael Nadal.

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MAGIC SQUARE:

wise; iota; star; earl.

WORD PYRAMID:

Square the circle.

EQUALISER:

Clockwise from top

left – add; subtract;

multiply; divide.

Total: 3.

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD:

Across – 1 Schooner; 6 Cosh; 8 Chef; 9 Towering; 10 French

riviera; 11 & 13 Across Rest room; 17 Mounted police; 20

Anathema; 21 Rule; 22 Deal; 23 Tidemark.

Down – 2 Cohort; 3 Offence; 4 Notch; 5 Rowdier; 6 Corgi; 7

Sentry; 12 Thereat; 14 Oil drum; 15 Pounce; 16 Ocular; 18 Natal;

19 Plaid.

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Illusive; 15 Beamed; 16 Armada; 20 Siesta; 24 Silent; 27

Scenario; 28 Morals; 29 Eat; 30 Nape; 31 Caress; 32 Shepherd.

Down – 2 Marble; 3 Radium; 4 Limpid; 5 Apnoea; 6 Pro tem; 7

Torrid; 12 Ibis; 13 Lace; 14 Seat; 17 Ruin; 18 Aver; 19 Alto; 21

Isobar; 22 Stages; 23 Assess; 24 Seethe; 25 Launch; 26 Nipper.

FIVE ALIVE:

(1)

(2)

Across – Halls; Rinse; Sinus.

Down – Horns; Linen; Stems.

Across – Frame; Lotto; Yucky.

Down – Filmy; Attic; Epoxy.

NONAGRAM:

able; albeit; albite; bail; bale; balti;

BEAUTIFUL; belt; bile; blat; bleat;

blue; bluet; built; fable; fail; fault;

fauteuil; felt; fetal; fibula; file; filet; flab;

flat; flea; flit; flub; flue; flute; fuel; futile;

ital; late; leaf; leat; left; lief; lieu; life;

lift; lite; luau; lube; lute; table; tael;

tail; tale; teal; tile; tubal; tubful; tubule;

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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

cold an harsh land, covered in Ice, snow and

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

popularity!

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

across "The pond" and wrongly thought they

were a form of African guinea fowl which,

because they were imported into Europe from

Turkey, were commonly known as turkey fowl.

So when you go to your butchers this Christmas

you need to ask for a Mexico not a Turkey!! I'm

glad we sorted all that out.

That Mexico looks so succulent

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With the days getting hotter, man's best friend will need

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you can take to ensure your dog stays cool during the

summer months.

Keeping your dogs

safe this summer!

Give your pet damp towels to lie on (never place a damp

towel over your dog as this can trap in heat) or an ice pack

wrapped in a towel. Both simple methods could provide

welcome relief from the heat

Never leave dogs in hot cars, conservatories, outbuildings

or caravans on a warm day (even if only for a short while).

When it's 22°C outside, temperatures can quickly rise to

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such as the tips of their ears and nose, to avoid sunburn.

This is especially important if your dog has white or lightcoloured

fur, as they can be very vulnerable to getting burnt.

If you're unsure which is the right product to use, please ask

your vet.

Ensure pets always have access to shade and fresh drinking

water to help keep them cool.

Put ice cubes into your dog's water bowl or make some

tasty ice cube treats. You could also freeze a kong with treats

and water!

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leaving home whether dogs are allowed. If they're not,

arrange a pet-sitter or choose another, dog-friendly

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Moon Year Forecast -July/August 2022

Combining planetary influence, Astrology and Clairvoyance, let these Moon Forecasts guide you in life with love and light....

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Cancer - (22nd June - 22nd July)

The Planet of Communication Mercury enters your sign on

July 5th where it is important to be honest and examine who is

hiding what behind their mask, maybe some honest talk is in

order... Around the area of love Venus arrives on July 18th and

we're now looking at pleasure! Actually, this pleasure may build

and builds and erupt like a volcano. Wow Cancer! You’re

feeling hot and why not!

Leo - (23rd July - 23rd August)

It’s a busy planetary spell for Leo! As Mercury arrives July

19th we may 'silver tongue' our way to compromises that

mutually benefit all-parties, you could sell ice to Eskimos if

need be, but fairness is important. Then its onto making

birthday plans as the Sun enters July 22nd. The New Moon

arrives July 28th, a perfect time for any new starts or

intentions, to begin new phases and chapters in life. Venus also

influences August 11th, where a romantic break or more

unusual type of first date may bring laughter and fun.

Virgo - (24th August - 22nd Sept.)

Virgo will feel influenced by the Moon's Waxing Gibbous stage

on May 10th and the 11th as it’s a time to use redirection

adjustment and flexibility, this is not a time to dig the heels in,

adjusting now so that close Full Moon stage doesn't make us

overemotional and say things uncalled for or act

controversially! Smile sweetly and rethink our moves... The

June 7th First Quarter Moon stage marks important endings,

deadlines, and a feeling of 'There its finished!'

Libra - (23rd Sept - 23rd October)

Libra, the Moon's First Quarter phase arriving July 6th and 7th

comes at a perfect time to evaluate how far you have come.

Also, thoughts around health, your own and others really can

really make us appreciate 'living in the moment' It may

sometimes feel that life is about just about ‘keeping going,' One

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

everything....

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

this time.

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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Welcome to our regular column

where we keep you up to date

with the latest vegan news

and views

If you are planning a trip to The Parade Shops, make sure

you wander around all of the shops as there is plenty for

vegans. You can have a vegan meal and cake at The River

View Cafe, Lily M the new skincare shop upstairs sells all

vegan products too. You can ask in every shop and the

shop owners will be happy to talk to you about their vegan

products.

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Getting bored of the same

old meals? Come in and

pick up a FREE vegan

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from all over the world.

Finding it hard to give up cheese?

The most common thing we hear in the shop is that people

are finding it hard to go vegan because they can’t give up

dairy cheese and they don’t like the vegan alternatives. We

carry a large range of different vegan cheeses and so

there is something for everyone. The cheaper cheese on

the market tend to be made of coconut, these are the ones

you usually find in the supermarkets. People tend to find

these bland and unappealing, and think that all vegan

cheese has to be like that. However, there is a massive

range of different vegan cheeses on the market made from

all kinds of things. If you want your cheese to have some

protein we stock soya, nut and tofu based cheese in a

range of different flavours, as well as a selection of artisan

cheese, and can order specific brands in if there is one you

particularly like. With types ranging from spread cheese,

and Camembert to feta and hallumi we have something to

suit everyone

Filling and Healthy Snacks

During days out in the summer it is always useful to have

some snacks on hand just in case you aren’t near a shop

with vegan options. In The Vegan Hub we have a whole

range of suitable foods. If you want something full of protein

then you can choose our Veggyness spacebars. These are

hot dog sausages that don’t need to stay refrigerated. We

also sell vegan jerky ifyou want a protein hit.. If you prefer

something sweet but still healthy we have dried fruit snacks

or flapjacks and if you need a quick energy burst you can

choose from our large selection of chocolate bars.


Recipe - Scones

Ingredients:

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

Method:

Cut out scones and put onto a greased

baking sheet. There should be 8-10 scones

depending on the size of your cutter and

thickness of your mix.

Brush the tops with a little soya milk and put

into the oven for 12-15 mins until they are

golden brown.

Serve with a rich fruity strawberry jam such as

St Dalfour and vegan whipping cream from

Schlagfix.

Preheat the oven to 200C

Put the soya milk and white vinegar into a jug

and set aside.

Put the dry ingredients into a bowl with the

margarine and rub together with your fingers

until it feels like breadcrumbs.

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.

Join us on Facebook @theveganhubshropshire

Vegan Fair

On Saturday 20th August there will be

a vegan fair in St Mary’s Church in

Shrewsbury. This will be a great

opportunity to find out more about

going vegan and to purchase items

from local vegan businesses. Entry is

free and the first

100 people will

get a goodie bag

filled with samples

and information

leaflets.

THE VEGAN BUZZ

We get lots of

customers coming

into the shop looking

for vegan cake and

are not disappointed when they try

either the dutch apple or ginger

flavours from Speciality Locale

The Vegan Hub can be found downstairs in The Parade Shops, Shrewsbury. To find out more you can go

to their website www.the-vegan-hub.co.uk or email theveganhub@yahoo.com


Local groups encouraged to get involved in the

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in Shrewsbury

Organisers are appealing for sports and community groups

The award-winning local

events business, Shropshire

Festivals, has expressed their

delight and pride at being

chosen by Shropshire

Council to collaborate on

the celebrations surrounding

the Queen’s Baton Relay

coming to Shrewsbury on

Monday 18 July.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is

travelling the length and

breadth of England across a

total of 29 days, before

culminating at the Opening

Ceremony for Birmingham 2022

on 28 July.

Shropshire Festivals has been

enlisted to organise a free,

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

vendors.

“Join us for a huge, free family

celebration at the Quarry to

honour the Queen’s Baton

Relay coming to Shrewsbury,”

said Beth Heath, owner of

Shropshire Festivals.

“To commemorate this once in

the lifetime moment for the

town we want to fill the Quarry

with street food, schools,

musicians, sports clubs, arts

organisations, and local

community groups from across

the county to provide

performances, live music,

hands-on taster sessions, and

demonstrations for all to enjoy.

We’d love to hear from local

groups who can showcase

what they do at the event.

“The Baton’s trip through the

town is something we’ll all

remember for years to come,

so let’s make it a day to

remember!”

To register for a free ticket or

find out about being part of the

celebrations, visit

originalshrewsbury.co.uk/QBR.

The charity, Energize, have

funding available from Sport

England and the National

Lottery to support local clubs

and coaches address

inequalities across communities

in Shropshire, Telford and

Wrekin, in association with the

Birmingham 2022

Commonwealth Games.

Energize are wishing to hear

from local community clubs

offering sport and physical

activity opportunities who need

assistance to keep activating or

reaching out to disadvantaged

people in their communities.

Find out more at

www.energizestw.org.uk/comm

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A NUMBER?

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...

The Shining

(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

screen!

Stand By Me

In the film Stand By Me when the

four lads are adding up there

change to buy supplies, it comes to

$2.37

Shawshank Redemption

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

Why 237?

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

films!!


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Ray Liotta 1954 - 2022 RIP

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

memories

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".

Then came the Massive movie, Goodfellas (1990),

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he took on the role of Henry Hill and talking of

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dry. If you mow when the lawn is wet,

it is likely to get torn and ragged.

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and flower beds will give your garden

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Taming unruly hedges is often seen as

one of the most taxing garden chores,

but a good­looking hedge can

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Trim evergreen hedges in mid to late

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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

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prune new growth. The exception to

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It’s easy to give your garden the

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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

larger.

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

distance.

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

effect.

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

illusion.

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

make them appear more spacious.


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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

these days.

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

improve.

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

herbal remedies.

Find good quality plants from

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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

useful.

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

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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

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Undertaking eco­friendly garden

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