POETRY WORKSHOP AT THE HIDEAWAY TONIGHT

VALENTINE’S DAY POETRY WORKSHOP TONIGHT AT 6.30

The WRITE BY THE SEA writing group is going really well, meeting at THE HIDEAWAY which is all on one level makes it easier for some people to attend. Matt is very good at popping round when he sees your glass is empty so we have table service as well! Food is always available and cooked fresh.

Tonight we have the lovely Setareh doing a poetry workshop with the Valentine theme, so you will have something good to put in your card this year, from a woman’s point of view that scores a good ten!

SETAREH EBRAHIMI latest book is called IN MY ARMS, I am looking forward to hearing some of her poems later.

Hope to see you there tonight at 6.30 pm.

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MILA SIMONE VITAMIN C EYE SERUM REVIEW

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As some of you know I do prefer a serum to a cream or lotion this is because I find it has more effect on my skin because it soaks into the skin so you can feel the effect. The cream will just disappear in the skin with no feeling that it has even been there and the same with lotions unless I put them on about three times one after the other.

So when I was asked to review this new serum I did jump at the chance especially when I knew it had vitamin C in it. I have heard a lot about this over the last few months so was really pleased I could try it out.

I have been using this around my eyes for about two to three weeks and I can see the difference already as my eyes are not so dark underneath. This is a huge bonus to me as I really notice that and am always trying to cover it up with makeup.

You can use this under your makeup like a primer which does work really well. Even the fine lines are disappearing so I will be using this all the time.

With Mila Simone’s anti-ageing and line removing facial serum, you can quickly restore youthful elasticity bringing back your younger-looking complexion. Beneficial for all skin types & fragrance-free, another excellent point as faces are a very tender area.

Not only does this incredible cocktail have powerful anti-ageing benefits to bring back youthful-looking skin – but it also helps remove acne scars, blemishes and any signs of redness and uneven skin tone leaving you with a clear, natural glow.

This Facial Serum Transforms Your Skin With The Following Ingredients:

– Vitamin C
– Hyaluronic Acid
– Aloe Vera
– Papaya Fruit Extract
– Pomegranate Fruit Extract

Also Made in the UK TO GMP Standards

– Vegan
– GMO FREE
– Gluten FREE
– Cruelty-FREE
– Alcohol-FREE
– Paraben FREE
– Sulphate FREE

You can buy this from AMAZON here.

Luxurious vitamin C serum for the face which helps remove acne also collagen booster and best for anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle, buy yours now!

 

 

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The Top BCAA Supplement For Bodybuilding-Branched Chain Amino Acid Reviews

The Top BCAA Supplement For Bodybuilding-Branched Chain Amino Acid Reviews

You probably want to take better care of your body. Well, you have to start from somewhere. You have to make up a plan to guide you. If you have started going to the gym, you have to learn how to use the machines properly. Then, you have to change your diet a bit. You can’t eat all the things you used to.

You will start to hear a lot about proteins, calories and supplements. You shouldn’t ignore these conversations. You could find out so many wonderful and helpful things. It’s always better to learn from someone else’s experience. You won’t have to spend that much money on experimenting this way. Most importantly, you will have to learn about BCAAs for bodybuilding and working out.

 

What are branched chain amino acids?

 

You can’t go to the gym and start working out without knowing about these things. You have to get down to reading. It can be a bit confusing, especially if you don’t know chemistry that well. But, the Internet has explanations for everything. You will learn so much.

Working out will cost you more than you imagined. You will have to spend some money on supplements. First off, you will have to buy BCAA. They are proteins basically. They contain complex chemical ingredients that will help your muscles grow and heal. You will have to take them if you want to do this whole thing properly.

Where to start from?

 

After you have read all about the supplement, you can go shopping. Go to the nearest store and look for them. You will see them in different shapes. You could buy powder or capsules. You have to decide which you like best. You have the option to choose. If you are still undecided whether to buy them or not, check out this link https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-bcaa.

There are 2 types of powdered supplements. There are flavoured and unflavored. The good thing about the unflavored powders is that you can put them in any type of drink you want. You can choose what they’re going to taste like. For those that don’t like drinks, they can just buy capsules.

If you don’t like to use any kind of supplement, you will have to watch your diet more closely. You have to pay attention to what you eat. There are some foods that are high in BCAA. They are chicken, eggs, tinned tuna, salmon and cottage cheese. You could try eating at least one thing on the list a day.

What are the benefits of BCAA intake?

First, amino acids build your muscles. You will have to eat a lot of meat and dairy if you want to do this naturally. However, many people don’t have the time for this. That is why they choose to buy powders or tablets. After a workout, you surely feel tired. Sometimes, you won’t have the time to relax.

This is where the supplement comes in handy. It can make you feel less tired. Apart from that, the people that took them had better mental focus. If you feel like you aren’t losing enough fat, maybe you need more amino acids in your diet. You could try taking the powders. You will feel the difference after a while.

You will know that you had a good workout the moment you get home. You will surely feel your muscles burning up. The supplement will lessen your muscle soreness. This is so much helpful, especially when you have some responsibilities after the workout. You have to buy them and see the benefits yourself.

 

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WEEKEND OFFERS

If you are not celebrating Valentine day then how about a bit of retail therapy and this will only cost you 99p.

I am always surprised at the number of books you can get for under a pound, my Kindle is always full and the best thing is that you do not actually have to own a Kindle to read these great books you can get the app on your smartphone or tablets and enjoy a host of brilliant stories, no matter what you prefer.

Happy reading

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 Two very good books and new good to purchase at The wellbeing centre, what a good selection is being read this week. I was happy with those.

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SUNDOSE REVIEW

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For all of January, I have been taking these sachets of orange drink, the oil tablet and then two other tablets. Sundose kindly gave me a months supply so I could take it and then do an honest review.

I have got to say the drink was nice with an orange flavour and the shape of the tablets made them easy to swallow. I do suffer from a few things but I can say that my actual wellbeing and energy levels did not drop to what they normally do at this time of the year. The arthritis stayed the same but that may also be due to the wet and cold weather, I would imagine that it probably would have been a lot worse if I had not taken anything. My pain medication was also lower for the month. I would really encourage you to try these as there is some benefit in taking it regularly.

For the price I think it is really worth it, even if you just feel a bit better and reduce one lot of pain medication then that’s really good.

Sundose supplement can be obtained here.

The only fault I could find with the company is that the app you can get for your iPhone is not in English but I am sure they will rectify this as soon as they read my review.

The company is very helpful and committed to you having a good experience taking their product so please do contact then if you have any concerns.

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DEAD GUILTY BY HELEN H. DURRANT – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED BY JOFFE BOOKS ON 3rd MAY 2019

DETECTIVES CALLADINE AND BAYLISS HUNT FOR A MISSING CHILD IN A MYSTERY WITH A SHOCKING ENDING.

Sophie Alder is the three-year-old daughter of local factory owner, Richard Alder. Richard and his wife Annie are locals from the roughhousing estate who’ve made it big.

Plus, there’s a crime wave in Leesworth and the police can’t cope.

One thief even dares to break into Calladine’s house.

A number of local men have formed a vigilante group.

On one of their patrols, they catch the burglar and he ends up dead.

The investigation is complicated and the detectives keep hearing about a shadowy figure called “Street,” the mastermind behind the increase in drugs and theft.

With two more murders and Calladine’s personal life in turmoil, the detectives’ race against time to find “Street” and the missing child.

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THE DETECTIVES
Tom Calladine is a detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape.

Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. She is balancing her professional life with looking after a small child.

THE SETTING
The fictional village of Leesdon is on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine’s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home.

WHAT DID I THINK?

I have had this a while on my Kindle so as I am in front with my books at the moment I thought I would read a couple that I have bought for myself. Well, just wow, I am so glad I did but the only problem now is that I want to read all Helen’s other books as they are bloody brilliant. I read this in a day as just could not put it down and then the twist which I might add I do not think anyone will see that coming. I just loved everything about this book and I must say she will go down as one of my favourite authors, I just need to meet her now and I would love her to come to some of my events I put on.

I digress, anyway, you really need to get this and let me know what you think. I am also thinking that Joffe publishing is the best publishers for crime as they have some superb authors with all the books being great, probably best sellers as well.

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Helen Durrant sets her books in the area she has lived in for many years. The towns and villages that sit in the shelter of the Pennine hills. This is an area between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills. It offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein.

Helen always planned to write crime novels. But until she retired from full-time work in a local further education college, it had to go on the back burner. Once she did retire – there was no excuse. She now writes full-time. Retirement proper will have to wait!

Currently, there are nine books in the ‘Calladine & Bayliss’ series available – Dead Wrong, Dead Silent, Dead List, Dead Lost, Dead & Buried, Dead Nasty, Dead Jealous, Dead Bad, and the latest – Dead Guilty. There is also a box set of the first three books.

Also available are four books in the ‘DI Greco’ series – Dark Murder, Dark Houses, Dark Trade, and the latest – Dark Angel.

There are two books in the DI Matt Brindle series – His Third Victim and The Other Victim.

The DCI Rachel King series has three books – Next Victim, Two Victims and soon to be released, Wrong Victim.

THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
Book 8: DEAD BAD
Book 9: DEAD GUILTY

THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL

MATT BRINDLE
Book 1: HIS THIRD VICTIM
Book 2: THE OTHER VICTIM

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SPIRITED SALLY

I would like to introduce Sally who has written the first guest post for the spiritualist thread here on my blog. Sally lives in the same town as me so we met at some local events. After chatting to her and others I decided it would be good to have a collection of different spiritualists and to see what they use.
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I’m a Spiritualist Psychic Medium and Aura Reader with a company called
Spirited Sally Readings Ltd.
I was 17 years old and had just left home when I started hearing voices; I was cooking for myself in my tiny flat when I heard a man’s voice tell me I was doing it all wrong! “Does it really matter? It’s only for me” I replied before realising I had spoken to a disembodied voice. I was alone in the flat. Am I crazy? Or was that a Spirit? My gut told me the voice was my Great Grandad Sidney, he was a Chef in the army and finished his career as Head Chef at Folkestone’s Royal Victoria Hospital. From that evening I heard more of my families voices.
When I found the strength to tell my Mum she told me to talk to the doctor. Thankfully I had the courage to tell my friend Nadia, and she asked how other psychic mediums develop their gift? Good question! From here I did a lot of research, bought angels cards, hero-worshipped Derek Acorah (May he R.I.P.) and found out about what really is a whole other world.
In 2006 I joined a psychic circle and tried Crystal balls, tea leaves, reading palms, runes, psychometry (reading objects), more importantly, I made friends with people who were gifted like me, they understood what it was like. This was also an amazing time for psychic mediums as the world became more open-minded, and seeing a medium became mainstream.
I was working in retail and would give readings to my colleagues. This was when I started charging for my readings and seeing if I could be just like my idols. Though more importantly, I could see that I gave people hope, and faith that there is something after this life.
Fast forward to 2013, I came back from giving readings in Europe and I wasn’t well. It wasn’t till Jan 2015 that we found out I had a potentially life-threatening condition. I lost hearing in my right ear yet I also started to see colours around people. These colours were their aura, the energy you give off, says a lot about you.
As a Reiki Master, I was able to interpret the colours and shapes, I just needed a little practice. Being able to do this added more depth to my readings, and companies became interested when I explained how we can adjust our energy with colour and how teams can work together.
In 2017 I went fully self-employed, in 2018 my company Spirited Sally Readings went ‘limited’ and I have worked all over South East England including London. Seeing my clients fulfil their dreams and full potential is absolutely amazing. I also love reminding my clients of free will, if you do not like the path you are taking you can change it!
I am always being asked who I recommend locally, the mediums I have a lot of time and respect for are Pauline Mason and Frances Philips.
Ben Barnett and Gemma Richmond are amazing at Reiki, and both also do massage.
My contact details are 07808 210796

 

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PLURENDEN MANOR FARM MILK ROUND

 

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We are one large family and we spend all of our time farming!  We have been at Plurenden for 10 years now and our girls are happy to be offering their milk for sale from the farm-gate or by delivery.

Our milk is pasteurised but not homogenised so that the rich cream still rises to the top!

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We believe that the creamiest tastiest milk comes from happy healthy cows that are allowed to graze all summer & are fed home-grown forage through the winter.

The farm is managed to ensure we are sustainable with the natural environment, whilst being as efficient as possible, this includes rearing all of our calves at home.

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If you would like to know more get in touch or stop in at our shop. Why not bring your wellies and watch the milking!

B108D9DC-E61D-490C-BFB2-84708E401FCDWe are left to right…

Will, Beatrice Katherine and Alice Hamilton, Eleanor, WIll, John and Yvonne Gormley Neil and Henry Pike, Jonathan and Gemma Gormley and Madeleine and Arthur Pike!

All together we are plurenden milk!  We have all had our roots in the farming life right from our first steps!  

We came to Plurenden in Kent to merge two families together to take advantage of the beautiful farm and in the hope that by farming together at one farm instead of two we can make it work financially and environmentally sustainable.

We are involved in every aspect of running the farm every day- milking, feeding the cows and youngstock, growing the forage, mucking out and now processing and bottling the freshest milk, cream and churning butter! 

We would like to thank all our customers for their support and we will continue to ensure the freshest milk comes directly to you from our cows grazed here in the garden of England

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We also have a super team of farm staff here at Plurenden, there is always so much to do the milking, feeding youngstock, cleaning beds and fieldwork.  Not forgetting that we bottle fresh milk and pot cream too!

If you are interested in joining us get in touch!

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  • Each day we produce 8,000 litres of milk,
  • Each cow averages about 25 litres per day at her peak lactation,
  • The first milk a cow produces is called Colostrum- this is packed full of antibodies for her calf,
  • The milk is stored in bulk tanks at 3 degrees and collected every-other night and taken away for processing,
  • Pasteurised milk is heated up very quickly and cooled again to remove any harmful bacteria,
  • Homogenised milk is pushed through a hole under pressure to make all the fat globules that occur in milk the same size and disperse evenly throughout the milk,
  • A Glass of milk is a source of protein, calcium, potassium, iodine, phosphorus, vitamins B2, B1 and B12,
  • To get the same amount of calcium from other foods you would have to eat- 63 Brussels sprouts, 11 servings of spinach or 4 servings of broccoli!
  • The milk is separated to remove the cream to give us semi-skimmed and skimmed milks.
  • In the UK hormones are not given to cows to enhance production- it is illegal
  • Costs- We are paid per litre of milk produced we currently receive 20ppl (pence per litre) and it costs us 30ppl to produce.

​We are not on one of the worst milk contracts by far- many farmers are much worse off at the moment some receiving as little 15ppl, a very hard time for the dairy industry.

Hence the Opening of the FARM SHOP– we hope you enjoy some of our fresh whole milk and learning about what goes into producing it!

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We love our customers, so feel free to visit us!  We milk our girls every day of the year between 5.30am & 11am in the morning and again in the afternoon between 3pm & 7pm. You are more than welcome to bring your wellies and come and watch the milking & meet our girls but please let us know you are coming. We are a working farm and as such you must be accompanied by a member of our team.

Email us milk@plurendenmilk.co.uk & we will confirm your visit!

Plurenden Manor Farm

Plurenden Lane, Woodchurch, Ashford, TN26 3JW, United Kingdom

01233 822084

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SAVING MISSY BY BETH MORREY – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED BY HARPER COLLINS ON 6th FEBRUARY 2020

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A dazzling debut for 2020 – are you ready to meet Missy Carmichael?

Missy Carmichael’s life has become small.

Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock.

Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she’s done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something new.

Another life beckons for Missy if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But seventy-nine is too late for a second chance. Isn’t it?

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BETH MORREY

I’m a TV producer by trade. For a long time, I worked at RDF Television, where I helped create The Secret Life of Four Year Olds series on Channel 4 and devised 100-Year-Old Drivers for ITV.

I’ve been trying to write a novel since my early 20s when I wrote a spin-off from Mary Poppins called Sister Suffragette, which was all about Winifred Banks’ adventures when she wasn’t at home singing. It’s probably for the best that it’s still in a drawer somewhere.

Saving Missy is my first full-length novel, and I wrote it on maternity leave, inspired by the people I met while I was walking my dog in the park.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, cooking curries, admiring my dog everyday and Christmas once a year.

WHAT DID I THINK?

What a lovely book to read, I do love a happy ever after especially with some bits you can relate to. There was enough going on that it made you keep reading and I was never completely sure how it would all turn out.

I just loved the main character, Missy, I think she was a grandmother many wished they had. It was nice to see her come out and enjoy life again plus realise that she was a nice person and did deserve friends.

This is a first book and an excellent read so I would recommend it.

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