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Staying fit this Summer
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Explore nine signs you may
have a cataract!
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye,
which causes a decrease in your vision. Most
cataracts develop gradually and won't disturb your
eyesight in the early stages. You may not even be
aware you have cataracts until they’re more
advanced. Over time, cataracts can lead to visual
impairment and eventually blindness — both can
be reversed with surgery. It’s important to see your
optometrist so they can monitor your cataracts
and let you know when it’s the right time for
What are the signs and symptoms of
1. Blurry vision
The first and most common symptom is blurry vision.
Your eyesight may be cloudy, filmy or foggy. As cataracts
worsen, less light can reach your retina (the back part of
your eye, which detects light). As your cataracts worsen,
these blurry patches can make daily activities more
2. Light and glare sensitivity
You may experience glare and light sensitivity as an
early symptom of cataracts, as well as halos around
light sources. Cloudy lenses scatter the light, which is
what causes glare, halos around lights — even when
your surroundings are not especially bright. This effect
can happen indoors (eg seeing halos around ceiling
lights) or outdoors (eg more extreme glare from
3. Brown or yellowish eyes
Cataracts cause discolouration of the lenses in your
eyes. At first, they become tinged yellow and later, in
more severe cases, brown. This can affect the way you
see colours around you and make it more difficult to tell
the difference between colours, especially black, brown,
blue, purple and green.
4. Difficulty seeing at night
In the early stages of cataracts, you may first notice
changes in your night time vision. Cataracts cause your
vision to dim or darken, which you may not notice
during the day when there is enough natural light to
compensate for your dimming vision. However, this may
become apparent at night.
5. Faded colours and hazy objects
As your cataracts grow and your lenses become more
cloudy, colours may appear faded and dull. Your vision
will also become less sharp.
6. Difficulty reading
The lens in your eye is made of proteins and water.
When these proteins are aligned, your lens is clear.
When you have cataracts, these proteins clump
together and make the lens cloudy, which makes
reading difficult, especially if the text is small, eg on
medicine or food labels, in books or newspapers.
7. Double vision
Double vision occurs when you see two images of an
object at the same time. These images can be on top of
each other or side by side.
8. Changing contact lenses or glasses frequently
As your cataracts get worse, you'll find that you need a
stronger prescription in your contacts or glasses. This is
a temporary fix and you will eventually need treatment
for your cataracts.
As your cataracts develop, you may notice a temporary
improvement in your near vision — this is called second
sight. It occurs when cataracts begin in the centre of
your lenses, causing them to temporarily swell. This
swelling improves their ability to focus light from near
distances. However, this effect does not last and you will
eventually see your near vision deteriorate again.
9. Filmy vision
The damage cataracts cause to your lenses can result in
a permanent glaze. You may feel like there is a
transparent layer of cloth covering your eyes. This will
not go away and may gradually worsen over time. This
can affect your depth perception and cause eye strain
If you notice any of these signs of cataracts, it's
important to see your optometrist or doctor so you can
get treatment to improve your vision.
Our expert ophthalmologists (eye specialists) here
at Spire Little Aston use some of the latest
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Taylor Biddle Are Making Bald Moves
for Charity Fundraising.
They say that charity begins at home – and to us that means
our community. We love supporting local, whether that’s local
businesses, local suppliers or local events.
We recently had the chance to support two local charities by
getting involved in fundraising events and it was incredibly
rewarding to see the impact they had, with thousands of
pounds raised to support some extremely worthy causes.
First up was an open evening to thank patients for their
loyalty and to showcase our new Gotti and Maui Jim
eyewear collections. The practice was buzzing with guests
enjoying fizz and nibbles from Zooma whilst browsing the
latest ranges of glasses and taking advice from our
audiologist. The event featured a raffle to raise funds for
Compton Care – a hospice based in Wolverhampton – with
additional money going to the Mayor of Wolverhampton
The event, which was organised by Asian Music Radio, saw
presenters Khalid Akhtar and Shabaz Ahmad have their
bodies waxed in public while on air to raise money. The event
raised an incredible £8,000 for Secret Angels
Seeing the difference these events have made to all those
charities has been a real boost to the Taylor Biddle team and
has reinforced the importance of supporting worthy causes in
our local community. We’re looking forward to getting
involved in many more events in the future!
This year marks 40 years of Compton Care providing
countless moments of care and support to families across the
region who have been affected by incurable illnesses.
It was a privilege to be able to support them in their work and
we were delighted to help contribute £438 to be shared
between the two causes.
Secondly, we were delighted to sponsor a particularly hairraising
event held in support of Secret Angels – a small
non-profit organisation set up in Wolverhampton that
provides information and advice, runs services to empower
local communities and transform lives by helping residents in
deprived areas tackle fuel and food poverty.
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THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES -BIRMINGHAM 2022
On 28th July The Commonwealth Games comes to Birmingham
for a celebration of sports across what was the British Empire.
72 Commonwealth Nations competing
over 12 days in 21 different sports.
The Commonwealth Games are a
celebration of talent all over the globe,
with Athletics, Swimming and Boxing to
name but a few sports that will be really
popular but unlike the Olympics there
are certain events that we did not see in
Tokyo last year, that we will see in
Birmingham and here we celebrate
The Lawn Bowls competition will not
actually take place in Birmingham but in
Leamington Spa. Consisting of 11
events over 9 days and also including
Para Sport events. The one legend that
always springs to mind over this sport
was the Scotsman Willie Wood. If ever
there was an appropriate name for a
competitor for this event then Willie
Wood was that man.
Growing up in the 70's 80's & 90's
every time I switched on the telly to
watch the Bowls he seemed to be there
and in fact he won Four medals over
the years, A Bronze in 1974 at
Christchurch, a silver in 1978 at
Edmonton and two golds at both 1982
in Brisbane and 1990 in Auckland, this
was the commonwealth's Mr Lawn
Look at that natty kit!!
For all those "Wing Attackers" out there
the Netball Event starts on 29th July,
with the final taking place on Sunday
7th August and all games will take place
at the NEC. England and Australia will
be the two favourites, so let battle
England flying through the air
For this years Commonwealth Games,
like the Netball, it will be an only
women's event with a Twenty/Twenty
format. Eight countries will compete,
England, Australia, New Zealand, India,
Pakistan, South Africa, Barbados & Sri
Lanka batting it out over two mini
leagues of four countries each and then
having a Semi Final and Final, all taking
place at Edgbaston.
No not the drink!! but that hot sweaty
event that takes place in a box, (As I
remember it), this all takes place at the
University of Birmingham and like
tennis we will have Mens and Womens
singles events, Mens & Womens
Doubles and also Mixed Doubles!
Also at this year's Games will be 3x3
Basketball. This variation of normal
basketball and its wheelchair
counterpart will take place at Smithfield
in Birmingham between 29th July &
Highly competitive Wheelchair
I hope this wets your appetite for what
will be a tremendous celebration of
sport and especially as a lot of the
events are just down the road in
Birmingham and around the West
Midlands they will give you a great
opportunity to watch some of the best
athletes in the world performing at the
peak of their event. With Tickets still
available for most sports, what are you
waiting for this summer, get online and
get to the Commonwealth Games, it will
probably be your only opportunity to do
21st August 2022,
Queen Square, Wolverhampton
On Sunday 21st August 2022 we are bringing our
successful brand of Krazy Races Events to
Wolverhampton in partnership with Wolverhampton
City Council. There will be fun, entertainment and
"wow, did they really just do that!?" moments.
Come and join thousands of spectators from across
Wolverhampton and beyond to cheer on our krazy,
wacky and outrageous soapbox downhill racers at our
first Wolverhampton Krazy Races. Launching
themselves through Wolverhampton city centre past the
iconic Beatties building in their carefully hand-crafted
karts our racers will tackle our track of over 350m with
chicanes, obstacles, water and more. Hopefully they will
avoid the traffic lights and stop in time as they zoom
through the finish line!
The event is fuelled by our amateur teams who will be
entertaining the crowds and competing to be the best
dressed, have the best designed and the fastest soapbox
karts powered by nothing more than krazy courage,
wacky inspiration, gravity and a bit of luck!
Our competitors will work their way through a
knockout style competition with only the fastest 10 cars
making it through to the final, where they will battle to
take home the winner's trophy!
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to enter your team and join us on
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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
Espresso shots can get you through a tough day,
and they are also a popular way to start off an
evening out or finish a meal with a buzz. Like a
Red Bull and vodka, an espresso martini
combines a shot of alcohol and caffeine. It would
be stupid if you drunk them all night if you value
your sleep, but they certainly are a great to start
off the night on a high note.
An espresso martini, sometimes called an
espressotini, comes in various mixes. The only
consistent ingredients are espresso and vodka.
Despite the association with martinis, this cocktail
never uses gin, which is too bitter to mix with already
Poor versions of the espresso martini use regular
filtered coffee and even instant coffee, but the real
thing should always use genuine cooled espresso
shots. If you are making one at home, make a
double espresso and allow it to cool down before
chilling and adding it to your cocktail shaker. Using
ice to cool down your espresso will just give you
watered down espresso, although you can put an
ice cube in the glass when serving.
The vodka in an espresso martini, always one single
shot, is almost always of the flavoured variety. The
most popular option is using vanilla vodka and
A COFFEE BUZZ!
adding a coffee liqueur such as Kahlua. To the base
of espresso and vodka, some people like to add a
splash of Grand Marnier, while other recipes prefer
Tia Maria, Amaretto or Creme de Cacao. Even
chocolate liqueurs can be added if you prefer the
taste of a mochaccino to a regular espresso. Pick
your favourite liqueur and if you think it will go with
your espresso martini then give it a try. Whatever
you choose, make sure you only use a splash
because the main purpose of this additional liqueur
is to add a just hint of flavour. You do not want to
overpower the primary flavours.
If you like your coffee a little creamier like a
cappuccino, you have the option of creating an
Italian-style Irish coffee using the same espresso and
vodka base. Shake two shots of espresso with one
shot of vodka and two teaspoons of caster sugar.
Carefully pour over a layer of Amarula Cream
Whatever recipe you choose, like James Bond’s
martini, it should always be shaken, not stirred.
Though be sure to leave out the olive! The one thing
that almost all espresso martini recipes agree on is
the garnish. Three espresso beans will top your drink
off properly. The rules for garnishes say that odd
amounts are lucky so go with one, three or five
beans. Serve simply in a martini glass, which you
can rim with a mixture of sugar and cocoa powder.
BREWING TODAY: ROUND CORNER
Multi award-winning Round Corner
Brewing Company is located in Melton
Mowbray and produces beers of
unmistakable character. Indeed, their
logo states, ’Uncommonly Good Beer’.
The beers are inspired by, and pay
respect to, the hugely popular and very
much thriving agricultural town and
surrounding area. Certainly, the
standards of Round Corner Brewing are
very high – the numerous awards they
keep gaining are testament to that!
Melton Mowbray, plus the surrounding
area, is recognised and renowned for
locally-made Stilton cheese and pork
pies. The market in Melton Mowbray
has a long history. Food/drink events
take place each year and attract vast
amounts of visitors.
The Round Corner Brewing Company
has more than twenty years of
knowledge and experience, inputted by
head brewer and co-founder Colin
Paige. Combie Cryan is also co-founder
and with their committed, dedicated
team, they produce beers to an
exceptional standard, which have
something for all tastes and palates,
having numerous lovers of their beers
becoming ‘devotees’ to the brand.
FRISBY (4.2% vol). This very popular
lager has its maturation period
extended, plus, with Fuggles hops, then
produces a most pleasant aroma and
drinking taste. DROVERS (4,3% vol) is
described as a ‘Session IPA’. This hazy,
Vermont beer is dry-hopped and uses
Lemondrop, Bavaria Mandarina, Citra,
Mosaic and Motueka hops very well.
STEEPLECHASE (4.4% vol) is a classic
pale ale, utilising English barley malts to
great advantage. New Zealand and US
hops combine, for this very popular
beer. GUNMETAL (4.8% vol) I would
describe as a ‘Black Lager’. The dark
brown appearance entices to the aroma
and then on to the mouth’s pleasures.
Biscuity, malty, smooth. REVEREND
HOOKER (5.5% vol). This Irish stout is
a further, hugely popular production.
The mouthfeel and palate’s smooth
experience definitely do not disappoint.
HOPPING SPREE (6.6% vol). This West
Coast IPA is a golden delight. The ABV
is raised, so that the full potential of this
beer comes to recognition – Splendid!
For all details of the full range of beers,
plus latest news, tours and tastings,
please make contact or visit the website.
Round Corner Brewing Ltd,
Melton Mowbray Market, Scalford
Road, Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire LE13 1JY.
Tel: 07585 792 494 E-mail:
As always, Enjoy!
A relaxing eating spac e in
Wolverhampton Art Gallery to meet up
with family and friends this summer.
Quotes from Funny Car Insurance Claims
All of the statements below were taken from actual insurance accident claims in Great
Britain. We thought they were too funny not to share. You can’t make up this kind of stuff!
Enjoy reading them and be glad it wasn’t you.
1. “I was driving along the motorway when the police pulled me over onto the hard shoulder.
Unfortunately I was in the middle lane and there was another car in the way..”
2. “Going to work at 7am this morning I drove out of my drive straight into a bus. The bus was 5
3. “The accident happened because I had one eye on the lorry in front, one eye on the pedes
trian and the other on the car behind.”
4. “I started to slow down but the traffic was more stationary than I thought.”
5. Question; “Could either driver have done anything to avoid the accident?”
Answer: “Traveled by bus?”
6. The claimant had collided with a cow. The questions and answers on the claim form were –
Question: What warning was given by you? Answer: Horn.
Question: What warning was given by the other party? Answer: Moo.
7. “I didn’t think the speed limit applied after midnight”
8. “I knew the dog was possessive about the car but I would not have asked her to drive it if I
had thought there was any risk.”
9. “The car in front hit the pedestrian but he got up so I hit him again”
10. “The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intention.”
11. “I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way”
12. “A pedestrian hit me and went under my car”
13. “I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an
intersection a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision and I did not see the other car.”
14. “An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.”
15. “Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.”
16. “I thought my window was down, but I found it was up when I put my head through it.”
17. “The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.”
18. “I had been driving for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.”
19. “As I approached an intersection a sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign
had ever appeared before.”
20. “To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front I struck a pedestrian.”
21. “My car was legally parked as it backed into another vehicle.”
22. “I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat found that I had a
23. “I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when I struck him.”
24. “The pedestrian had no idea which way to run as I ran over him.”
25. “I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentleman as he bounced off the roof of my car.”
26. “The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.”
27. “I bumped into a lamp-post which was obscured by human beings.”
28. “The accident was caused by me waving to the man I hit last week.”
29. “When I saw I could not avoid a collision I stepped on the gas and crashed into the other car.”
30. “The pedestrian ran for the pavement, but I got him.”
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OH NO NOT
In an increasingly mad mad world, to lighten
matters we thought we would list some of
our best Dad Jokes:
The other day I bought a thesaurus, but when I got home and
opened it, all the pages were blank…
I have no words to describe how angry I am.
My girlfriend said: “You act like a detective too much. I want
to split up…”
“Good idea,” I replied. “That way we can cover more ground.”
My grandpa warned people the Titanic would sink…
No one listened, but he kept warning them until they got sick
of him and kicked him out of the cinema.
People say smoking will give you diseases…
But how can they say that when it cures salmon?
A slice of apple pie is £2.50 in Jamaica and £3 in the Bahamas.
There are the pie rates of the Caribbean.
Accordian to a recent survey, replacing words with the names
of musical instruments often goes undetected…
(Go on, read that sentence again!)
My friend asked me if I wanted to hear a really good Batman
impression, so I said go on then. He shouted, “NOT THE
KRYPTONITE!” and I said, “That’s Superman…”
“Thanks, man, ” he replied, “I’ve been practising it a lot.”
I don’t like people who take drugs…
For example, airport security.
I started a band called 999 megabytes…
We still haven’t gotten a gig.
A man is washing the car with his son. The son asks…
“Dad, can’t you just use a sponge?”
How do parents lose their kids in a shopping mall?
Seriously, any tips are welcome…
I invited my girlfriend to the gym with me and then didn’t
I hope she gets the message that we’re not working out.
I bought shoes from a drug dealer once… I’m not sure what
he laced them with, but I was tripping all day.
The police just pulled me over, and the officer came up to my
window and said “papers?”
I said “scissors, I win!” and drove off. He’s been chasing me
for 45 minutes now, I think he wants a rematch.
I just found out my friend has a secret life as a priest…
It’s his altar ego.
I was thinking of running a marathon, but I think it might be
too difficult getting all the roads closed and providing enough
water for everyone.
It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the
world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
I was in my car driving back from work. A police officer pulled
me over and knocked on my window. I said, ‘One minute I’m
on the phone.'
My Dad always knew I was going to be a comedian. When I
was a baby he said, ‘Is this a joke?’
I went down to the local supermarket. I said: ‘I want to make a
complaint – this vinegar’s got lumps in it.’ He said: ‘Those are
Police arrested two kids yesterday. One was drinking battery
acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let
the other one off.
My Dad told me to invest my money in bonds. So I bought
100 copies of Goldfinger
By Chris Dawson, the original bad joke teller!
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2022
TEN WILD ANIMALS ARE WAITING TO BE
DISCOVERED IN WOLVERHAMPTON CITY CENTRE
Keeping cool this summer...
We’re quickly rolling into the main part of Summer and
judging by the way that things are going, it’s going to be
While hot weather is nice, and you’ve never looked
better than with that killer tan, it’s crucial to know how to
keep yourself cool.
Heat stroke—or worse, hyperthermia—are very real
things. When your body produces way too much heat,
or absorbs way too much heat, it can cause some
Without further ado, here are some tips on how you can
keep yourself cool, even when it’s heating up.
Drink lots and lots of water
Hydration is key when your body is trying to maintain
homeostasis, or the regulated state (in this case, at a decent
temperature). Sweating, though kind of unappealing
sometimes, is your body’s way of cooling you down.
Contrary to popular belief, while iced water is your safest bet
in cooling you down, things like pop or energy drinks will
also help you cool down. Any liquid is better than no liquid.
Having said that, make sure you’re not drinking coffee, as it’s
a diuretic and can have dehydrating effects.
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).
Weird but true: spicy foods actually help you cool down.
Spicy food increases your blood circulation, which in turn
gets you sweaty and sweating cools you down when the
sweat cools down.
Eat an Ice Lolly
It was the best way to cool down when you were a kid, and
nothing has changed. Cool down by eating an Ice Lolly!
Avoid the sun between 11am to 2pm
The sun is the hottest between 11am and 2pm, and sunburns
are most likely to happen during that period. Limiting your
exposure will limit your chances of overheating.
If you can’t get around not being outside during those hours,
make sure you dress appropriately.
Wear loose, breathable (think: cotton) clothing and footwear
that won’t leave your feet sweaty. Hats are also crucial for
blazing hot weather, keeping you cool by providing shade.
Sunglasses will protect your eyes from damaging UV rays
Have more salads
How does a hot bowl of soup sound on this hot sunny day?
Not so good?
Choose chilled items for lunch instead. Salads are a great
option, and you’ll also be feeling healthier than if you downed
a burger for lunch.
So keep cool this summer and enjoy the lovely weather!!
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@ The Dormston Centre, Sedgley, DY3 1SN
Course Title Start Date Duration Time Fees
Introduction to Computers - Workshop 19/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Introduction to Computers 26/09/22 3 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £30.00
Setting up a Website - Workshop 19/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Setting Up a Website starting September 2022 26/09/22 4 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £40.00
Maximise your Website 07/11/22 1 Week 7.00pm-9.00pm £10.00
Word for Beginners - Workshop 31/10/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Word for Beginners 07/11/22 5 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £50.00
Power Point for Beginners - Workshop 21/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Power Point for Beginners 28/09/22 5 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £50.00
Excel Spreadsheets for Beginners Workshop 22/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Excel Spreadsheets for Beginners 29/09/22 5 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £50.00
Using Health care Apps 17/09/22 1 Week 10.00am-12.00pm £10.00
Online Safety 24/09/22 1 Week 10.00am-12.00pm £10.00
Business Enterprise - Workshop 21/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Business Enterprise 27/09/22 4 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £40.00
Digital Media & Marketing -Workshop 01/11/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Introduction to Digital Media & Marketing 08/11/22 5 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £50.00
How to Create a CV 21/11/22 2 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £20.00
Using Social Media to find Work 27/09/22 3 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £30.00
Digital Devices & The Best Free Apps 01/11/22 2 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £20.00
Introduction to Sign Language - Workshop 22/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Introduction to sign Language 29/09/22 10 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £100
Deaf Awareness Workshop 17/09/22 1 Day 9.30am-12.30pm Free
Spanish For Beginners 01/10/22 8 Weeks 9.30am-11.30am £80.00
Spanish For Improvers 01/10/22 8 Weeks 12.00pm-2.00pm £80.00
Holiday Spanish 29/09/22 8 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £80.00
Painting with Pastels - Workshop 14/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Painting with Pastels 21/09/22 5 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £50.00
Drawing for Beginners - Workshop 13/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Drawing for Beginners 20/09/22 5 Weeks 6.30pm -9.00pm £62.50
Acrylic Painting for Beginners - Workshop 15/09/22 1 Day 7.00pm-9.00pm Free
Acrylic Painting for Beginners 22/09/22 5 Weeks 6.30pm -9.00pm £62.50
Floristry Halloween Wreath Workshop 15/10/22 1 Day 10.00am-3.00pm £60.00
Floristry Christmas Wreath and Decorations 26/11/22 1 Day 10.00am-3.00pm £60.00
Flower Arranging for Beginners 13/09/22 6 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £60.00
Flower Arranging for Improvers 14/09/22 6 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £60.00
How to use a Sewing Machine - Workshop 12/11/22 1 Day 10.00am-12.00pm Free
Introduction to Sewing - Workshop 19/11/22 1 Day 10.00am-12.00pm Free
Fashion Sewing for Beginners 15/09/22 6 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £60.00
Fashion Sewing for Improvers 14/09/22 6 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £60.00
Soft Furnishing for Beginners Workshop 17/09/22 1 Day 11.00am-1.00pm Free
Soft Furnishing for Beginners 26/09/22 6 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £60.00
Beauty - Nailcare & Manicures 19/09/22 5 Weeks 7.00-9.00 £75.00
Beauty - Nailcare & Nail Art 07/11/22 5 Weeks 7.00-9.00 £75.00
Cake Decorating for Christmas 14/09/22 6 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £60.00
Cake Decorating - Edible Gifts & Treats for Xmas 02/11/22 6 Weeks 7.00pm-9.00pm £60.00
Cake Decorating Working with Buttercream 01/03/22 1 Day 10.00am-3.00pm £50.00
Cake Decorating - Airbrushing 26/11/22 1 Day 10.00am-3.00pm £50.00
To enrol and secure your place
Telephone 01384 816389
As the weather heats up, cool off with these refreshing summer drinks.
Whether you're hanging poolside or barbecuing in the backyard, there's nothing better than
enjoying the warm weather with a summery cocktail in hand.
These cocktails are the epitome of summer in a glass.
Peroni Fiore Spritz
1.5 oz Bitter Italian Aperitif
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz Club Soda
5 oz Peroni
1.5 oz Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
3 basil leaves
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients, pour over fresh ice and rock
glass. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.
Add all ingredients to your
glass over ice and stir,
garnish with a slice of
grapefruit and edible flowers.
4 cups cubed watermelon
1 750-ml bottle moscato
1 cup rum
Juice of 4 limes
Zest of 2 limes
1 tbsp sugar
Lime slices, for garnish
In a blender combine
watermelon, moscato, rum, lime juice and zest, and sugar and
blend until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish glasses
with lime slices and serve.
1.5 oz Don Papa 7 rum
.5 oz ginger syrup
.5 oz peach purée
.5 oz lemon juice
1 egg white
Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish
with fresh ginger and lemon peel.
Watermelon Jalapeño Clicquot Rich
5-6 large ice cubes
2-3 cubes of watermelon
2-3 slices of jalepeño
1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rich
champagne (or prosecco)
Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, add cubes of watermelon,
sprinkle in jalapeño slices, and top off with
Veuve Clicquot Rich.
Formed in April 2022 Long term friends and Dj's Darren Summers and
Will Morris decided to form a fresh Events Brand in Wolverhampton
where people can share their love of music on a regular basis.
Having taken the local circuit by storm the lads from Shindig Socials take their first
steps into Wolverhampton's Centre, at one of the Cities most quirky venues;
On Saturday 13th August at North Street Social - (7a North St, Wolverhampton WV1 1RE)
Shindig will be hosting the first floor with
resident DJ's Darren Summers and Will Morris who will be on rotation all night.
With the days getting hotter, man's best friend will need
a bit of help during this period and here are some steps
you can take to ensure your dog stays cool during the
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
47°C (117°F) in these environments, which can be fatal.
Use pet-safe sun cream on exposed parts of your pet's skin,
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
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
If you're planning a day out with your dog, check before
leaving home whether dogs are allowed. If they're not,
arrange a pet-sitter or choose another, dog-friendly
Groom them regularly - regular grooming in warmer weather
can help brush away any dead or excess hair, leaving your
dog with a less dense coat - much better for staying cool!
Dogs may also appreciate a paddling pool to splash around
in, although not all dogs like water, so there's no need to
force them if they don't want to!
So However hot it gets this summer make sure
your doggies are cool and happy!
By Chris Dawson
Alpaca Walks, Alpaca your Picnics,
alpacas at your wedding,
school visits, walk and Talk,
Easter Events and much more...
Alpaca glamping coming soon at
(dates will be available on web soon).
Come and spend some extra time
alpacas in our wildwood alpaca
retreat glamping tent!
See all our forthcoming events on
and Facebook: @wildwoodalpacasuk
or call: 07779 667798
Join us for
our Summer club
for 6 - 11 year olds
during the school
HEAR THE SOUNDS
There’s nothing quite like the sound of the waves
on the seashore, the birds singing in the sunshine
and most importantly the sound of our family’s
laughter as we get together on those lazy summer
At Hear in Hagley and Hear in Wombourne we are ready
to help you enjoy the sounds of Summer and beyond!
If you’re not hearing so well it could just be a build up
of wax, this can be easily treated at any of our clinics
with minimal fuss using the very best equipment. Our
audiologists and earcare specialists are fully qualified to
keep those ears squeaky clean. We test your hearing
during the wax removal appointment and can even show
you what the inside of your ears look like so that you
can see what a great job we’ve done!
If it’s hearing aids you need then you’ve certainly come
to the right place. As independent hearing care
specialists we can choose from the very latest in hearing
aid technology that best suits you, your lifestyle and
your pocket. Our hearing solutions can even connect to
Our clinic address in Wombourne is:
HEAR IN WOMBOURNE, The Corner House,
High Street, Wombourne, WV5 9DN
Contact: 01902 302266
your mobile phone, tv or computer to get the very best
out those simple, everyday sounds.
We pride ourselves on our excellent aftercare program.
Purchasing hearing aids is an investment in your future
hearing, ongoing care is key and we’re here to support
you every step of the way. With a lifetime of aftercare
included, you can be sure that your ears and your
hearing will be looked after and kept in tip top condition.
So why wait? With our
60-day money back
guarantee you have nothing
to lose by trying a hearing
solution with us. You too
could be enjoying the
wonderful sounds of summer
so call and book your
Our clinic address in Hagley is:
HEAR IN HAGLEY, 125 Worcester Road,
Hagley, Stourbridge, DY9 0NW
Contact: 01562 884400
Rugby School's first official rugby kit
in 1871 included a bow tie.
Horses and cows can sleep standing up,
but they can only dream when lying
The average person will spend six months of their
life waiting for red lights to turn green
In the course of an average lifetime,
while sleeping you might eat around 70
assorted insects and 10 spiders, or more..
In the time it took for you to read this
sentence, around 50,000 cells in your body
died and were replaced by new ones.
Every continent except Antarctica has at
least one McDonald's.
A Great Dane named
Juliana peed on an
during World War II,
earning her a Blue
The first advert on
Channel 5 was for
A cloud can weigh more
than a million pounds.
It is impossible to
whistle in a spacesuit.
J. K Rowling has no middle name.
One-quarter of all your bones are
located in your feet.
Traffic lights existed before cars.
Not a cat fan? You would have loved Pope Gregory IV.
In the 13th century, he declared war on cats because
he believed they were instruments of Satan.
By the age of 60, most people lose
half of their taste buds.
Ketchup didn't catch
on as a popular
condiment until the
late 19th century.
Prior to that point, it
was sold as a cure for
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
Dolphins may seem like happy-go-lucky
creatures, but they actually sleep with
one eye open.
Spider webs were used as bandages in
Pigs suffer from
Baked beans aren't
baked. They're stewed.
Some of the most famous cowboys in
history didn't wear cowboy hats in real life
(as often depicted in movies). Rather,
icons like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid
wore bowler hats
Sumo wrestlers make babies cry
for good luck.
Sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese
judges to hide their facial expressions in court.
‘painless’ wax technique
to Wolverhampton City.
Whether you’re a waxing
virgin or someone scarred
from a bad experience,
my mission is to - dare I
say it - get you to actually
Make sure you
Tel: 07727 894188
13 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4DJ
Our wax is free of
natural pine resin
and is formulated
for sensitive skin
prone to allergies
THE SECRET TO THE
Blushers are an essential part of any beauty
regimen, whether you're after a youthful, rosy glow,
or a warm, contoured face. They're great for any
age. Find out which ones are best for you here.
Whether you call them blushers or blush, they are
many a lady's favourite make-up tool and an ageold
beauty secret. Adding a touch of colour to
your cheeks can do a lot to enhance your features
and make you look vibrant. It's the reason many
parents pinched their children's cheeks just before
a photoshoot or family outing back in the day.
If makeup is like an artist's palette, then the blusher
is the sculpting tool. Whatever face shape you
were born with, you can dramatically alter your
look and refresh your appearance with the right
blusher. There are so many products and colours to
choose and quite a number of ways to apply
Here’s a guide to achieving two popular looks with
If you would like to slim the look of your chubby
cheeks with some clever contouring, try applying a
blusher in the hollows of your cheeks, just below your
cheekbones. For accuracy, suck in your cheeks and
apply upward strokes in the hollows. Then, use an
illuminating highlighter along the top of your
cheekbones. This will create the illusion of fuller
cheekbones and a slimmer face.
The classic rosy apple cheeks
The apples of your cheeks are the fullest part. If you
use a pale illuminating shade applied directly to
your apples, it will instantly add a refreshing glow to
Some more hot tips for you:
A little blush goes a long way.
Don't get carried away with applying blusher. Stick
to the apples or the hollows. Spreading blusher all
over your face could have you looking like you’re
wearing the wrong shade of foundation. Instead,
use a bronzer to add colour and dimension to other
parts of your face. A bronzer can actually be
applied all over your skin if your wish.
Know your skin's undertone.
Hold a piece of blank white paper up to your
makeup-free face. What colour jumps out? That's
your skin's undertone.
It could be yellow for most people who have pale
skin or red for many who have dark skin. If your skin
has yellow undertones, go for warm blushers such as
peach or brown. If yours has red undertones, opt for
Product choices: powder, cream or fluid?
Powder blushers are the ideal choice for most
people. They can either be loose, compact or in ball
form, and they are easy to apply because they will
not overly disturb your foundation base. Once
applied over your base, powder blushers can last
many hours and are easy to add to for an evening
Cream and compact stick
Achieving a fresh, youthful finish is easy with a cream
or stick blusher. They're also good for warm, summery
days as they are more likely to stay put. However,
cream blushers need to be applied over liquid
foundation before the foundation is set with a
Working with fluid blushers, sometimes described as
cheek stains, can be difficult. They are great for
adding a healthy glow to SPF protected face while
on holiday. However, it takes a bit of skill to apply
them properly because they have to be blended
just right to achieve a natural finish. Too much
blending may disturb your base, so they are best
used in small areas, like your apples.
to be hair free by summer?
Are you looking to save time
in the morning?
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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....
45-minute readings giving guidance from the past present and future and information from spirit are available at £20 via video.
Telephone readings also available. contact 07519 584975 or Facebook page: Katie Anne Reynolds Clairvoyant and Artist
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
Aries - (21st March - 20th April)
Aries, there’s a lot to release this Summer especially around
the Moon's Waning Gibbous phase July the 18th and 19th, We
may feel the need to 'let go' around relationships. Whether it be
letting go of issues and deciding to let go of grudges, or to
actually let go of a relationship altogether, honesty and integrity
will serve well. August 15th and 16th sees another Waning
Gibbous phase, this time nudging us to let go of unnecessary
pressures so as we can recharge our batteries, rest up during
Taurus - (21st April -21st May)
Mars arrives in Taurus July 5th which may bring Taurus to
notice feeling a boost in desires and guttural instincts, sexual
desires! Also, this summer remember that as long as you’re
showing off your talents to bring good to others then this all
good! But note that Mars will bring a healthy aggression where
we get all competitive and feisty! Around the Moon's last
Quarter phase August 19th, we may be better to seek balance
and heed the old saying 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the
bush' and not gamble that what we worked hard for...
Gemini - (22nd May - 21st June)
Gemini, we see Mars enter with vigour on August 20th with an
intense energy to push your own ideas on the career front,
promotions in the workplace are now starred! New business
can benefit to. Interestingly we also have the Moons Waning
Crescent stage August 20th to! Where we may find we are
breaking bonds and releasing anyone who sabotages us, were
taking no prisoners it seems! There really is no arguing with
you when you have Mars on board...
Take Some Time For
Visit our beautiful and spacious Salon on Darlington Street, Wolverhampton and
treat yourself to a bit of pampering. Leave the world outside the Salon door and take
some time to focus on you! Sit back, relax and let our expert team take care of all your
Whether you’re looking for a
new haircut for Summer, an
elegant style for a special
occasion or to dip your toe into
the world of colour; our expertly
trained and experienced team
will craft a tailor-made look for
Hair Colour Experts
We’re proud to be amongst a
select number of Salons in
the UK to house our very own
L’Oréal Colour Specialist!
Helen (pictured left) recently
joined our team as our resident
‘Colour Queen’ and is also
delivering Colouring Courses
to Hairdressers from across the
Country, at Francesco Group’s
She will create your own
bespoke colour, perfectly
crafted to suit your style, skin
tone and lifestyle, using the
latest products and techniques
to give you a truly professional
and personalised service.
Don’t Miss Out!
Book your Summer Appointment
today, or take advantage of a
Complimentary Consultation for
an in-depth chat about what you
want to achieve.
99 Darlington Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4EX
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
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),
(Personally one of my favourite films of all time!) where
he took on the role of Henry Hill and talking of
Ray as Henry Hill in the classic movie,
By Chris Dawson
t: 01746 766477
BOOK ON LINE at www.theatreonthesteps.co.uk
A NIGHT OF QUEEN
FRI 29th JULY & SAT 30th JULY 8:00 pm
Performing a spectacular show, running for
over 2 hours long; featuring both the mega hits
and deeper cuts such as:
Last Horizon, I'm In Love With
My Car, Brighton Rock and
Any major or casual QUEEN
fan is in for an amazing time
you will not forget.
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
FRI 9th SEPT & SAT 00th SEPT 8:00 pm
The Eagles songbook
stretches from an era
when country-tinged rock
and fine harmonies spoke
to the youth of the
through almost 40 years
to the “Long road out of
SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 8:00 pm
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
acclaimed as the best
Bowie tribute in the UK.
HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN
FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2022 8:00 pm &
SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER 2022 8:00 pm
WINNER - BEST TRIBUTE ACT IN THE UK 2019 -
Hats Off to Led Zeppelin continue to be the only
tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by
MARSHALL AMPLIFIERS and are MANAGED BY
WARREN GRANT, son of Led Zeppelin’s legendary
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!
TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET, BRIDGNORTH
FRIDAY 12 & SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2022
IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK!
Tickets Now on Sale!
Day tickets £30 Evening tickets £20 Membership £70
PHIL VICKERY TOBY BUCKLAND PENNY MEADMORE DAVID DOMONEY
TV Gardening Experts
and Show Gardens
Choirs, Massed Bands
and Fireworks Finale
Shopping opportunities in the Food Hall,
Home & Craft Marquee and Trade Stands
Shropshire Horticultural Society
Charity Number: 501564
Shrewsbury Flower Show returns for the first time since 2019 and will be celebrating its
133rd Show, making it one of the world’s longest running independent flower shows.
On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August The Quarry, a beautiful 29-acre park in the heart
of Shrewsbury, will once again be awash with wonderful flowers, fabulous food and live
entertainment, making it the ultimate summer day out!
Attractions for all ages will include stunning floral arrangements and inspiring show
gardens, equestrian competitions and exciting arena entertainment, including
The Shetland Pony Grand National.
There will be great shopping opportunities to be had with the dedicated Food Hall,
Home & Craft Marquee and a large Trade Stands area.
Celebrity gardener Toby Buckland, known for presenting numerous gardening TV shows,
including BBC Gardeners’ World and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage, will be on
hand to offer advice. He will be joined by Penny Meadmore and David Domoney.
We are excited to welcome to our Dingle Marquee this year, Fleurs de Villes who have,
for the past five years, been delighting audiences globally with their signature fresh floral
mannequins. Popping up in cities around the world, their brand of floral story-telling is
compelling with local florists in each city bringing floral art to life in a fashionable way.
This year marks the launch of the Fleurs de Villes FEMMES series – featuring floral works
of art inspired by remarkable women. And in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebration
we are delighted to bring Fleurs de Villes to Shrewsbury for the first time with one iconic
mannequin of the Coronation Robes en fleurs!
ITV’s This Morning’s chef Phil Vickery will be demonstrating his cookery skills on both
days, along with other local chefs.
AMY JONES (SATURDAY NIGHT) THE RONNIES (FRIDAY NIGHT)
FLEURS DE VILLES
On Friday evening live music will be by The Ronnies and on Saturday, South African
pop star, Amy Jones will take to the stage.
Both days will be topped off with choirs, the massed bands finale and a colourful
With children 15 years and under admitted free when accompanied with a paying
adult the Shrewsbury Flower Show is an ideal family day out.
For further information call: 01743 234058
ShrewsburyFlowerShow @shrewsflowershw shrewsburyflowershow
Discover historic Shrewsbury and the
beautiful surrounding countryside with the
ease & pleasure of an electric bike tour.
Half –Day Hire £35 & Full-Day Hire £60
NEW for 2022: Take in all the sights with
our heritage trail
Hires available all year: Age 14+ : max rider weight
125kg: Photo ID & deposit required
eBike pick up from bookingoking of 昀 ce:
Book onlinene or call 01743 244 800
"What to do and where to go this summer - Adults"
Hopefully we can give you some great ideas to have a brilliant time!!
Set across 4 acres of grounds, you’ll get
to work with your fellow prisoners, to
break out and prove your innocence,
but don’t forget to keep your eyes out
for the hindering prison officers along
Wolverhampton’s premiere escape room
experience. You and your team have 60
minutes to break out! So much fun...
you’ll never leave.
Each of the themed locked rooms within
is a race against the clock to escape.
But they're also more than that. At
Clockwork Escapes, you will aid the
proprietor, the exuberant Professor
Clockwork, in achieving one of a
number of tasks whilst in the room of
Ghetto Golf - Birmingham
Crazy Golf, Cocktails, Dj's & Street
Food. An ode to street art, it’s writers
and it’s origins. Based in the Custard
Factory , we bring you Insane Crazy
Golf , Cocktails, DJ`s & Street Food set
in a Ghetto Wonderland.
Southwater - Telford
At Southwater the menu caters for all
tastes with a wide range of venues
matching every occasion whether it is a
quick lunch, a formal business meeting
or a casual meal with family or friends.
There is also the option to dine for both
indoor and alfresco dining.
With a wide range of restaurants and
café bars serving a mouth-watering
selection of cuisines from around the
world including rustic and traditional
English, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian,
Portuguese and Mexican. Southwater
also has its very own cocktail bar to go
to after a meal out, trip to the cinema or
just to catch up with friends.
Prison Break at Shrewsbury
Ready for an exciting challenge like no
other? Discover Shrewsbury Prisons
Prison Break, your real life chance to
escape out of a real life old prison!
Pop on your orange jumpsuit and get
ready for the biggest escape challenge
of your life. Once you’ve stepped
through Shrewsbury Prison gates and
confessed to your crimes, you’ll have
2.5 hours to break out from your cell in
a bid for freedom through a series of
thrilling challenges, puzzles and clues!
Axe Throwing @
Timberjacks - Shrewsbury
Axe throwing venues located in
Shrewsbury, Kidderminster, Leeds &
Shrewsbury Tel: 01743 624232
Floodgate - Digbeth
BLEACHERS - Baseball Cages
CURL CLUB - Curling Lanes
PIT PAT - Table Golf
COCKTAILS, CRAFT BEER
Book your day on the water
now and experience the
beauty of the Llangollen Canal
from Blackwater Meadow and
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It would only take one hour to drive to space if
you could go straight up in the air.
The Solar System formed about 4.6 billion years
Our average body temperature declines as we age.
Mars has lower gravity than Earth. That means a
person that weighs 200 pounds on Earth would
only weigh 76 pounds on Mars.
While most of us think the Earth is shaped like a
large sphere, it actually looks more like a
“squished ball” that bulges out at the equator. We
can thank gravity for that!
About 75% of your brain is made of water.
Your heart beats about 115,000 times a day.
Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the solar
The nearest star to Earth is 4.2 light-years away.
It’s called the Proxima Centauri.
The sun is about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Over one million Earths could fit inside the sun.
The average star is between 1 and 10 billion years
Experts predict that there will be 9.7 billion people
on Earth by 2050.
Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system,
with temperatures of over 450 degrees Celcius.
‘Fun for all the family’
Mini Pro Golf Parks,
Wolverley is located by the
river Stour, with views across
the Valley, a wonderful
setting for a unique fun Mini
The course boasts 18 Holes of
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greens, sandy bunkers and real
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The course recreates all the fun
of real golf - just miniaturised
with some extra features,
obstacles and characters that
may or may not help you as you
progress around the course!!
On your golfing journey players
will come across various feature
holes including: Lighthouse
Point, Crocodile Alley, The
Minefield, Willard the Magic
Wizard, Eagles Nest... and of
course there’s a Windmill.
Golfing Fun For Everyone
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Mini Pro Golf offers a very
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Yes, they even run
This is a unique Golfing
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Our Clubhouse Kiosk sells icecream,
hot and cold drinks and
many snacks. Children's Parties
are catered for and great fun,
contact Matthew to discuss
Chip and Putt Golf with all
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AND OPEN EVERY DAY DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
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"What to do and where to go this summer - Kids"
If you're looking for something to do in the summer holidays there's plenty to do to keep the whole family
entertained in The West Midlands and Shropshire
A fun day trip with a chocolate twist -
discover the world of Cadbury at
Birmingham's Cadbury World.
Cadbury World currently features 14
zones which tell the story of chocolate
and the Cadbury business through
various sets, animatronics, video
presentations, multi-sensory cinema,
interactive displays, activities and staff
The zones include the 4D Chocolate
Adventure, Manufacturing, Bull Street,
Cadabra, Purple Planet, Making
Chocolate Story, Aztec Jungle, Cadbury
Story, Packaging, Advertising Avenue,
Bournville Experience, Chocolate
Making, Journey to Europe, African
Adventure Play Area, Cadbury Cafe,
Green Screen and the World's Biggest
Dudley Zoological Gardens
For 80 years Dudley Zoo has
entertained families with its wide array
of much-loved animals. Dudley Zoo is
home to more than 1300 animals, and
has around 200 different species
including some of the rarest creatures
on the planet. The zoo boasts daily talks
and feeding demonstrations as well as a
range of interactive exhibits such as
their lemur and wallaby walkthroughs.
You can also treat the children to an
authentic zoo keeper experience with
their experience packages - with the
opportunity to feed the sea lions,
chimps, big cats, giraffes, penguins and
Black Country Living Museum
Travel back in time with the kids at the
Black Country Living Museum, and
discover the world of industry.
Over fifty authentic shops, houses and
workshops have been carefully
reconstructed to preserve the character
of the region when its manufacturers
brought worldwide fame to Black
Take a trip on the tram to explore the
canalside village, where you can meet
and chat to the costumed characters.
Explore the underground mine and
experience the authentic sights, sounds,
smells and tastes from the past with a
cast of staff in replica attire.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Whether you are interested in fine
china, decorative tiles or exploring a
recreated Victorian Town, you’ll find it all
in this World Heritage Site.
Experience life as it was over 100 years
ago at Blists Hill Victorian Town, test
your reactions against a robot and pull a
locomotive by hand at Enginuity, and
discover the history and techniques of
china making at the famous Coalport
You can also walk upon magnificent
tiles at Jackfield Tile Museum, visit
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron,
discover the history of Ironbridge Gorge
at the Museum of The Gorge, step
inside the house of Coalbrookdale's
former Quaker ironmasters at Darby
Houses, explore the Tar Tunnel and the
Broseley Pipeworks, and finally step
onto the Iron Bridge itself and follow in
the footsteps of millions of tourists.
Telford Town Park
A great open space for all ages to enjoy!
Telford Town Park is a large park,
occupying 1.7 square kilometres of land
adjacent to Southwater Square and
Telford Shopping Centre in Telford,
Shropshire, England.Telford Town Park
is a large recreational area for residents
and visitors alike to enjoy. The park
offers multiple play areas, fishing pools,
bike hire, nature trails, extensive
grassed areas as well as the 'Maxell
Cherry Gardens', which are a popular
place for people to sit and relax.
With the sun shining and summer finally here
have a look below at some Summer festivals
in our region and some not too far away
B Fest Wales
Fri, 8 July – Sat, 9 July
Ty Uchaf, Betws-y-Coed
B-Fest Wales is a growing music festival
set in the scenic countryside of
Running from Friday night through to
Saturday night and offering camping
Tonnau Festival - Tropical
Sat, 9 July – Sun, 10 July
Carreglwyd Estate, Holyhead
A three day Tropical Garden Party set
between the mountains and the sea in
the beautiful grounds of Carreglwyd
Estate on Anglesey.
DEPOT in the Castle
feat Rag'n'Bone Man
Sat 9 July – Sun 10 July
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
DEPOT In The Castle is a familyfriendly
one-day festival at the
prestigious Cardiff Castle. Previous acts
have included Nile Rodgers & Chic,
Clean Bandit, Tom Odell and Sister
Shrewsbury International Comedy
14th July - 17th July
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
We've combined a fabulous roster of
headline acts at the 600-seat Sunday
evening Gala Show in Theatre Severn’s
main auditorium on Sunday 17 July,
with up-and-coming performers for the
smaller shows in and around
Shrewsbury town centre.
Hosted by Dan Nightingale, MC at the
popular Severn Jesters comedy nights,
the 2022 Gala Show line-up includes
Steve Royle, Gary Delaney, duo Flo &
Joan, Seann Walsh and Paul
Let's Rock Shrewsbury
Sat, 16 July.
The Quarry, ShrewsburyThe UK's
favourite and largest retro festival
returns to The Quarry
Y Not Festival
Thu, 28 July - Sun, 31 July
3 days of quality music, food & drink,
performing arts, comedy, workshops &
good times in a stunning Peak District
Feels Like Summer
Saturday 6th August
Bute Park, Cardiff
The festival line-up has been carefully
crafted to ensure that everyone has a
fun, lively, and dance-filled day out.
Headlined by British music icon Billy
Ocean , the festival also has Sophie
Ellis-Bextor , House Gospel Choir and
Mr Motivator on the bill. Other acts
include Bristol's Bloco B, festival
favourite Lycra 80s Party and the
incredible GRL TLK DJ's.
Sat, 13 Aug, 12:00–23:00
Cheshire's Music, Food & Lifestyle
Camp Bestival Shropshire
Thu 18 Aug – Sun 21 Aug
Join us for the first-EVER Camp
Bestival Shropshire, a stellar sister
show to the UK’s favourite family
The Big 90's & 00's RnB Festival
Sat, 20 August
The Hangar , Pearson street,
Throw back to the very best of the 90’s
& 00’s as the international touring
festival smash hit arrives in the U.K for
the very first time for the biggest night
of your life.
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Fri 26 Aug – Mon 29 Aug
Greenhous West Mid Showground
Gravel Hill Ln, Shrewsbury
Between the Trees Festival
Fri 26 Aug – Sun 28 Aug
Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve,
Between The Trees is a family-friendly
music, art, spoken word and science
festival. The music genre is modern
folk. It takes place in a welsh woodland
SSSI next to the sea, on the last
weekend in August.
Telford Balloon Fiesta 2022
Friday26th Aug - Sunday 28th Aug.
Telford Balloon Fiesta returns in 2022
bigger and better! Taking place in
Telford Town Park and QE11 Arena.
Friday - live music evening and a
fabulous warm up to Balloon Fiesta on
Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday - music and entertainment as
well as the popular Night Glow.
Sunday - crafts, parade and a day of
family entertainment and have-a-go
Moseley Folk & Arts Festival
Fri, 2 Sept – Sun, 4 Sept.
Moseley Park, Birmingham
Featuring traditional, contemporary
and downright experimental Folk
music plus a brand new arts
programme with comedy, cabaret,
crafts and more...
Good to be back… In full steam for 2022!!
Enjoy some amazing sights and sounds at Shrewsbury Steam Rally.
The County of Salop Steam
Engine Society has confirmed
that the 2022 Rally will take
place at Onslow Park,
Shrewsbury on the August
Bank Holiday, - Sunday 28th
August and Monday 29th
Edward Goddard, Chairman of the
Society said: “We are delighted to
hold what promises to be an
exciting Shrewsbury Steam Rally
in the lovely setting of Onslow
Park, near Shrewsbury where
people can relax and ‘enjoy some
freedom’ after the recent
restrictions. It’s good to be back!
The event will showcase over
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
This year there will be a Sentinel
Spectacular, celebrating the
locally produced products
manufactured at the Sentinel
Works, in Whitchurch Road,
Shrewsbury; which included
everything from buses and steam
wagons to railcars and steam
In the main arena, spectators can
also enjoy moving convoys of
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
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
Enjoy the Sights, Sounds & Smell of Steam
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Sun 28 th ~ Mon 29 th
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Over 1,000 Exhibits and Something for Everyone
Adults: £16.00 ~ Senior Citizens: £15.00 ~ Children: £1.00
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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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
Here at ‘The Life Lounge’ we offer remote
counselling, hypnosis downloads and selfcare
efficient and helpfull
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What is shadow work? And why is it
so powerful in helping us to heal?
I have recently been delving far deeper into the
realms of shadow Work and wanted to share a
little about it with you.
I have found it to be the most powerful healing
work and while it isn’t always easy I would go so
far as to say it is totally life changing!
So what is Shadow Work? Well Shadow work is
the process of exploring your own inner
darkness or ‘Shadow Self’. Shadow work helps to
uncover all the parts of you that you have
disowned, repressed or rejected. It is learning to
listen to, and accept the parts of yourself that
you deny… even to yourself.
Our anger, our jealousy, our vengeance, our
greed, our neediness.
We judge all those parts of ourselves all the
Anger is bad, jealousy is ugly, vengeance is
wrong, greed is distasteful, neediness is weak….
We all do it in some form or another.
We ‘unconsciously’ judge our feelings all of the
Even the good ones… we all have our own
version of ‘I don’t deserve to be happy’, ‘It’s not
appropriate for me to feel joy when others are
suffering’, ‘If I tell/show people how great I feel
they will think I’m smug’, ‘If I show people how
passionate I am they will think I’m overbearing’,
‘If I tell people how well I’m doing they will think
We do this because as we were growing up we
We heard all the people around us talking, giving
their opinions, their experiences of life and we
listened. We learned what they approved of and
what they didn’t….
And we took notice…because our survival
depended on it!!
We also had direct experience ourselves of how
our feelings were met.
By parents, teachers, siblings, grand parents,
friends, lovers, bosses… etc!
We were little we were given many messages….
We may of been told not to get upset… I know
for me crying was always met with ‘don’t cry’.
(making it more difficult as I grew up to allow
myself to get upset).
Maybe we were told not to get angry. That good
children don’t get angry. We were most likely
punished if anger did explode out of us, and as
we became more engaged in society this was
just reinforced. Anger was punished. At school, at
work. In life.
But what were we punished with??
Probably more anger from the person opposing
And that confused us.
We weren’t allowed to get angry.
And if people get angry at us it’s scary.
Anger is bad.
When In truth anger is a very important part of
who and what you are.
Anger is there to protect you.
Your higher self knows when you are being
violated and anger is the correct response. It’s
the start of our defence mechanisms. The ones
that keep us alive.
Anger expressed positively or in some external
form is very very healthy.
And anger let’s us know when we need to
defend ourselves, or when we have been
triggered. But in its purest wildest state, anger is
The problem is it’s been distorted and made
negative and bad. Therefore we repress it!
We don’t let it out.
So it leaks out at other times.
Like a traffic jam causing you to become furious.
Or losing your shit In the grocery store because
they don’t have any tomatoes… that kind of
And we need to learn how.
First to bring them up and out.
And then to learn to feel them when they arise.
That is true healing. And enlightenment follows.
That is shadow work.
We do the same with ALL our emotions, good
and bad, based on what we were taught and
saw as children and our subsequent experiences
(maybe even our previous soul experiences).
This is why shadow work is so important and
also sometimes challenging.
We are looking at the very parts of ourselves
that we have rejected for so long, we are
allowing ourselves to feel the emotions we
So naturally in the midst of our emotions our
unconscious mind judges this to be bad and
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
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
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
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were taught to. You are keeping yourself safe.
All you need to do now is to understand how
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what you tend to repress and why? Allow it to
come up, feel it, listen to it, it’s a part of you that
wants to be heard. It’s a message from yourself.
What do you need? What is it telling you?
It comes up for a reason.
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They are trying to tell us something.
They are truly our sat nav through life.
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Genesis G70 sport saloon
By Sue Cooke
Every time I ventured out in the
luxury sport saloon I was road
testing this week, I had to build in
time for the constant questions of
‘what is it’. I was driving the new
automotive brand, GENESIS which
is the luxury arm of owner, Hyundai
The Genesis G70 saloon is unique
on our roads currently and has a
compelling character and getting
behind the wheel made me feel
special too. In a Havana red
exterior, the heart shaped front
grille, exterior light units inspired by
orchids and a winged logo which
was reminiscent of other luxury
brands, was what attracted
The spacious interior is pure
hedonism and I found the cabin a
very tranquil place to be. A G
matrix pattern is repeated in the
styling throughout and sewn with
red stitching into the obsidian
black quilted finish of the very
comfortable nappa leather
seating. Front seats are heated as
standard and have automatic
lumbar adjustment. I like that the
system remembered my seating
position and as soon as I pressed
the round button for start, the seats
automatically moved into my
There is a choice of Premium Line,
Luxury Line or Sport Line trim, but all
offer well equipped sometimes,
quite innovative technology. My
road test car at £49,590 included
innovation pack, comfort seat
pack, Lexicon audio and nappa
leather seats pack. The quality
leather steering wheel has useful
control buttons for audio etc.
Apple car play and android auto;
a 14.5” navigation display; 9
speakers with DAB digital radio and
Bluetooth hands free phone are
standard as is Genesis Connect
with advanced over the air
updates. There is a long list of Smart
systems which includes Cruise
Ambient lighting not only helped to
set my mood but increases safety
by changing colour depending on
which 8 speed automatic
transmission gear is selected. Red
denotes reverse and I could even
choose my own ambient colour for
drive or neutral. All trims have
advanced passive safety features.
Euro NCAP has awarded the
GENESIS a five star safety rating
and it is the first in class to have a
front centre airbag.
Press the round stop start button
and the advanced Smartstream
turbocharged four-cylinder petrol
engine fires, with surprising
subsequent acceleration. Stop
start technology saves fuel when
waiting at traffic lights. There is a
choice of diesel engine too.
GENESIS is not producing a hybrid
model, but all-electric vehicles will
join the GENESIS stable later this
I told all the inquisitive potential
new owners of the luxurious G70
saloon - don’t go looking for a
dealership. GENESIS says “we
come to you” with an ‘at home
test drive’ and all sales are done
online. Genesis has employed
Genesis Driving Consultants who
will be based around the country.
New owners take delivery from
their Personal Assistant who
continues the relationship with the
five year care plan. Five year
warranty; five year servicing; five
year roadside assistance; five year
courtesy cars; five year maps and
over the air updates.
Facts at a Glance
Model: GENESIS G70 saloon 5 seater rear wheel
drive. Price: from £40,480
Engine: 2 litre turbocharged petrol engine with
8 speed automatic transmission
Performance: 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds and on to a
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CO2 emissions: 181-281g/km (WLTP combined)
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Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid,
By Sue Cooke
If you are planning a Summer
adventure but you are concerned
about prices at the pump, that is a
very good reason to consider
buying Suzuki’s latest SUV. The new
Vitara comes with full hybrid
technology in a market that is
growing and making up 20% of
sales. Every Suzuki passenger car
can offer hybrid power as standard.
For the customer this means lower
CO2 emissions and fuel savings!!
The Vitara has a higher standard
equipment specification than the
competition and the list is really
impressive. Lane departure
prevention, rear cross traffic alert,
blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise
control and seven airbags. There is a
rear parking camera and DAB digital
radio with seven inch touch panel
display that includes a three
dimensional navigation map;
MirrorLink; Android Auto and Apple
CarPlay and keyless entry. Move up
to the SZ5 model and additional
features include a panoramic sunroof
as well as front and rear parking
And if you are going off roading,
then there is only one other car in
that segment that offers four wheel
drive which is available with manual
or auto transmission. The powerful
Allgrip select is an option on the SZ5
model and will tackle wheel spin,
twisty roads, mud or sand.
However Suzuki expects the two
wheel drive SZ-T to be the best seller
with 60% of sales. It is the retail
trade that Suzuki sells the Vitara to
and those buyers will probably
choose PCP payments. Suzuki says
the Vitara attracts a young age group,
around 35 years and is popular with
families and there is certainly lots of
space in the interior. Driving at its
launch, I found the two wheel drive
model was frisky and offered instant
The Summery new colours come in 11
different shades and styling. I
particularly like the solar yellow pearl
metallic and an Atlantis turquoise
pearl metallic. Six shades are dual
tone metallic with a cosmic black roof
The hybrid power
system works by
combining a 1.5 litre
petrol engine and a
battery and inverter
and 12V lithium ion
battery. A 12V lead
the lights, instruments
conditioning. If the driver decelerates
or brakes, electrical energy generated,
is stored. The previous 48V mild
hybrid Vitara with automatic
transmission has been phased out but
there will continue to be a mild
hybrid with manual transmission. As
standard, the Vitara hybrid has auto
Driving the new full hybrid Suzuki
Vitara SUV reminds me very much of
when I found long distance Summer
driving adventures enjoyable.
Facts at a Glance
Model: Suzuki Vitara SUV full Hybrid
Performance: 0-62mph in 12.7 seconds and on
to a top speed of 111mph
Specification: 1.5 litre petrol engine, 140V
lithium-ion battery and inverter and 12V lithium
Combined fuel consumption: 53mpg (WLTP)
CO2 emissions: 121g/km (WLTP)
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“Friendly, inclusive and purposeful” are the words Alex Frazer,
the 34th Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School, used
recently to describe his school. Wolverhampton Grammar
School or WGS as it is more affectionately known, is situated
to the west of Wolverhampton on a 25-acre campus. The
historic façade might at first seem a little imposing but as you
enter through the gates, you are soon greeted by the real
heart of the school – the staff and students. They are sure to
give you a warm welcome and they really make WGS the
vibrant, forward-thinking school that it has become some
500+ years since its foundation.
Do not be confused by the name, Wolverhampton Grammar
School is an independent day school and offers all the
benefits of a private education. You can expect academic
excellence, small class sizes, outstanding pastoral care
including one-to-one counselling, a plethora of extracurricular
activities of which sports and music tours play an
exciting part, careers advice and an emphasis on life skills. A
network of former pupils supports the current success of the
school in many ways including the sharing of career and
study experiences to inspire students as they prepare for
university and the workplace.
Open to all!
Due to growing demand, Wolverhampton Grammar’s thriving
Junior School, established in 2011, was expanded further to
admit boys and girls aged 4 years for the first time this
academic year. Now an all-through school from Reception to
Sixth Form, a WGS education is truly available to all!
Pupils regularly travel in from the surrounding counties and a
dedicated school bus service offers convenient transport
options for families in the wider West Midlands, Staffordshire
and Shropshire areas.
Help with School Fees
A generous means tested bursary scheme is available with fee
remission up to 100%. In addition, the School encourages
students with a talent in Music and Sport to apply for subjectspecific
scholarships, as well as rewarding academic
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Residential summer programme
returns to Concord!
Concord College is delighted to
announce that its annual
residential Summer School recommences
The programme, for students between the
ages of 10 and 17, will mark the first onsite
residential Summer School at the
College since 2019, due to the global
disruption caused by the Covid-19
In 2020 and 2021, the usual Summer
School courses were replaced with online
programmes – and whilst the online
programmes gave hundreds of students a
flavour of the ‘Concord Summer’
experience, nothing can replace the
quality educational experience and
forming of new life-long friendships in
The Summer School team are extremely
excited for the return of the College’s
leading Summer School provision and
face-to-face teaching and learning, as well
as a variety of enjoyable activities on and
The 2022 programme is set to run from
2-20 July. The courses include Junior
English, Junior Science and Maths,
Senior English, General Science, and
Select Science – which, depending on the
course selected, can be intertwined with
Concord Summer’s ‘Integrated Learning’
and ‘Concord Plus’.
Both the Integrated Learning and Concord
Plus components allow students to further
improve their language skills, meet
friends from across the globe and grow in
confidence, through engaging in exciting
extracurricular and leisure activities. This
also means each student has their own
personal tailored timetable – ensuring
they have the best time!
Integrated Learning activities this year
include art, outdoor activities, music
performance, swimming pool games,
business, cookery, debating, drama,
careers, computer science, problem
solving, public speaking and more.
Concord Plus includes a wider variety of
sports and coaching provision, movie
making, photography, fashion and further
Said Concord Summer’s Administrator,
Mrs Caroline Pocock: “We are all very
much looking forward to welcoming
students – from the local area and around
the world, new and returning, back to our
safe and beautiful campus this July.”
She added: “We have certainly missed the
smiling faces, the laughter, the
international collaboration and making of
lifelong friendships and memories!”
If you are interested in attending a
Summer School in 2023, you can
stay up-to-date with news of
Concord College Summer School via
the Concord Summer website:
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The Premier League is back and
what a weird season we have to
look forward to with the World Cup
right in the middle of it!
Will Man City retain the Premier
League this Season?
The matches kick off at the
beginning of August with Crystal
Palace v Arsenal on Friday 5th and
the highlights of that weekend being
Liverpool's game away at newly
promoted Fulham and Manchester
City's visit to West Ham.
This will be a crazy season though,
because right in the middle of it we
will have the World Cup in Qatar
which means The Premier League
will have a break of more than Six
weeks!! So from the weekend of
12th/13th November till Boxing Day
no Premier Footie!!
Fifa, world football's governing
body, has already stipulated that
players must be released on 14
November for the World Cup and
there will be no meetings between
the Premier League's socalled 'big
six' on the weekend of 1213
November the one before the
World Cup following a request by
the Football Association. England
will meet up on 14th November
before flying to Qatar the following
Special arrangements have also
been made to allow more time
between games played across the
three festive match rounds. After
fixtures on 2627 December, the
following match round will be
played across 29th, 30th and 31st
December. The New Year match
round will then be played on the
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th January.
Looking at this neck of the woods,
Wolves will start the season away to
Leeds and will be playing two of the
promoted sides in there first five
games, which you might think might
be a nice way to start the season ,
however, Bill Shankly famously said
he never wanted to play a promoted
side in the first six games of the
season, for the reason they will be
at their most dangerous then and
will treat those matches like cup
finals and if you think times may
have changed look what happened
when Brentford played Arsenal first
game of last season!!
With a fully fit Neto how well will
Wolves do this season?
Whatever happens in 2022/23 it will
be a crazy condensed football
season with a World Cup Final right
in the middle, something that has
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Park Hall Farm
Gets Ready for Summer
Park Hall Countryside
Experience in Oswestry has
planned a series of themed
weeks to keep Shropshire’s
youngsters entertained over
the upcoming summer
The first themed week will be
Pirates and Princesses Week
from 23-31 July. Join the crew
for daily shows featuring Hapless
Jim the Pirate and Princess Pearl
and take part in a Treasure
Hunt. Visitors can meet the
princesses and enter a fancy
Hysterical Historical Week from
1-7 August will be a wacky and
educational event, with a daily
‘Cruel School Show’. Experience
life in the on-site trenches and
get a glimpse of life in the Iron
From 1 August through to the
end of September, Maisy’s
Maize Maze returns, with clues
along the way to help lost
Dinosaur Week from 8-14 August
is back by popular demand.
Park Hall will be adding
dinosaurs to the usual livestock
found at the farm attraction, as
well as a fossil digging area,
dinosaur training and their
hilarious dino races made
possible by their sporting farm
That is followed by Science
Week 15-21 August featuring
Grandolph the Wizard’s science
show and experiments.
Finally, from 22-28 August, Park
Hall will host Animal Magic week
with the animal man - Simon
Airey. Simon will be bringing
animals from Corner Exotics,
including snakes and scorpions
for visitors to meet.
All the activities are included in
the normal admission price, and
under 2s go free.
Joint owner – director Richard
Powell said, “We are delighted
to be heading into summer filled
to the brim with fun down on
the farm. The activities we have
got planned have proved
popular in the past, so we
expect lots of happy customers!
“As well as the themed events,
visitors can enjoy all the usual
activities at Park Hall. Inside we
have our role-play village, play
barn and brickworks, and under
4's sensory play area. Outdoors,
families can meet the animals,
see the rabbits in Burrow Land,
the goats in their playground,
take barrel train rides, and enjoy
the Crazy Farm Adventure
Course and our Woodland
Adventure Play Area with a zip
wire. There is non-stop fun on
offer, and I hope visitors come
to see us as many times as they
can over the holidays!
“We will be open every day of
the holidays. Our activities last
summer were very popular, so
we recommend booking early
to avoid disappointment.”
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In October, the SHO team take part in The London Royal
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our comfort zone with this one but are really excited to
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2 small shallots , very finely sliced
100ml extra virgin olive oil , plus extra for
brushing and to serve
4 tsp white balsamic vinegar
300g halloumi , sliced
good squeeze of lemon juice
For the breadcrumbs
75g slightly stale country bread , crusts
removed, blitzed into coarse breadcrumbs
1-2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
½ medium red chilli , halved, deseeded and
2½ tbsp capers , rinsed
50g blanched almonds , toasted and
small bunch of mint , leaves picked, half of
Cut the watermelon into either cubes or
slices and transfer to a bowl with the
shallots. Add 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
and the balsamic, then season with fresh
black pepper. Cover and put in the fridge
for about 15-20 mins.
Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Fry
the breadcrumbs until turning gold. Add
the garlic, chilli and capers and cook for
another minute, then toss in the almonds.
Remove from the heat, add the torn mint
(it will wilt a little), then taste – it will be
quite salty, but the watermelon won’t be,
so you’ll get a good contrast.
Brush the halloumi with a little oil and
heat a griddle pan. Griddle the cheese on
both sides until just starting to melt but
still holding its shape, with nice golden
griddle marks. Toss the cold watermelon
and shallots with the rest of the mint
leaves and some salt. Divide between four
plates, or pile onto a platter. Put the hot
halloumi on top. Squeeze over some lemon
juice and top with some of the breadcrumb
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2 tsp wholegrain mustard
2 tbsp muscatel or white wine
4 tbsp olive oil
1 shallot , very finely chopped
3 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp soured cream
1 tbsp horseradish sauce
¼ lemon , juiced
2 spring onions , finely sliced
handful of crispy fried onions
Tip the potatoes into a large pan of cold
salted water. Bring to the boil, then
simmer for 10 mins until tender to the tip
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While the potatoes are cooking, whisk the
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Leave to cool completely.
Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, soured
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400g pork fillet
4 tbsp light muscovado sugar
60ml cider vinegar
1 tsp fish sauce
½ small pineapple , peeled, cored and cut
into chunks (or use ready prepped fresh
pineapple, drained well)
1 green pepper , deseeded and cut into
4 spring onions , trimmed and cut into 4
small bunch coriander , chopped (optional)
cooked rice or pitta, to serv
Cut the pork into cubes. Heat the sugar and
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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
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However, in his films and books
there is a link to the number 237
that appears in one way or another
in three of his movies and we
thought we would highlight it.
By Chris Dawson...
(This is a bit of a tenuous link) in
the Hotel. Room 237 is haunted by
Lorraine Massey, however in King's
novel the room number was
supposed to be 217. It was changed
to 237 at the request of the
Timberline Lodge in Oregon where
some of the footage for the
Overlook Hotel was shot. The
establishment's owners were
worried that people would become
too afraid to stay in Room 217!!
Camera and finally on a computer
Stand By Me
In the film Stand By Me when the
four lads are adding up there
change to buy supplies, it comes to
Red's Cell number in Shawshank
Prison was number 237.
Toy Story 3
And then in homage to Stephen King,
The director of Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich
who was a massive fan, used the
number 237 three times in the film,
once on a dump truck, again on a CCTV
Whatever the reasons for the
number 237 being used, is it
because the Moon is 237,000 miles
from the Earth or that the length of
the Oche in darts is exactly 2.37
metres!! We shall never know, but
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magnificent writer and I for one
shall never tire of watching his
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neighbours on your side.
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The final part of getting your garden in
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weeds and feed those plants so those
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Magic is all about illusion. When it
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the eye into a fooled sense of space.
Gardening for small spaces borrows
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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
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from the eye. Blue in particular,
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objects. Plant the perimeter of the
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Hot colours including reds, oranges
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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
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fences soft colours or muted greens as
opposed to Moroccan orange or
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of your boundaries recede away from
you and make your garden look bigger.
It was the Renaissance artists who
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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
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Similarly, if you clip a hedge so that it
diminishes in height and width at a
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plantings near to the house with
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Overplanting is one quick way to make
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The French expression trompe l'oeil
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With three conservatory roof materials available,
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Tiled roofs are perfect for homeowners looking to
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Replacing your polycarbonate roof with a solid
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“As any estate agent will tell you, a conservatory with
a polycarbonate roof might help you sell the house in
the future, but it won’t add any actual value to it,”
added Neal. “A conservatory with a solid roof,
however, will, because it becomes an extra room,
and could add around £10,000 onto the price.”
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completed projects across the Midlands to its name,
is offering up to 35% off all window products this
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