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<ul><li><p>Inside this issue:</p><p> Pedal Power Garden View Mansfield Arts Festival Mother of the Bride Business Focus Puzzles Your Community info. Recipe</p><p>Onsp tlightMansfield Central</p><p>Delivered to 6,000 Homes and Businesse</p><p>s each month in the Big Barn Lane,</p><p>Little Barn Lane, Carter Lane and Oak Tre</p><p>e Lane area</p><p>STEAMED UP DOUBLE GLAZING?</p><p>Broken or Damaged Windows?Faulty Hinges, Handles or Locks?</p><p>Want the latest energy saving glass?5 year guarantee on new double glazing.</p><p>Dont replace the Frames... just the Panes!</p><p>...we make saving money perfectly clear...</p><p>www.cloudy2clear.com0800 61 21118Call Freephone</p><p> MAY 2013</p></li><li><p>0115 975 6633CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION</p></li><li><p>Our Services Full Project Management Fitted Kitchens Fitted Bedrooms Fitted Bathrooms Makeovers Replacement Worktops Appliances Boilers Kitchen Repairs Plastering Painting and Decorating Tiling Plumbing Electrics Building Work New Ceilings With Spot Lights Interior Doors Skirtings, Architraves and Coving Waste Removal</p><p>With 90% of our work coming by wayof recommendation were thelocal company you can trust</p><p>FREE CAD DESIGNKitchens Bedrooms Makeovers</p><p>FREE QUOTATIONSKitchens Bedrooms Makeovers</p><p>THE KITCHEN LABKitchens Bedrooms Makeovers</p><p>FINANCE</p><p>Finance Options Available</p><p>Visit our showroomCall 0115 920 8003Email: info@thekitchenlab.co.uk</p><p>Website: www.thekitchenlab.co.uk</p><p>15 Front Street Arnold</p><p>NottinghamNG5 7EA</p><p>Opening hours:9AM to 5PM, Monday to Saturday</p></li><li><p>To advertise or contribute call 07595 5101904</p><p>Hello everyone and welcome to the May issue of Spotlight magazine.</p><p>Is it my imagination, or is it beginning to feel like summer is on the way?</p><p>We have interesting editorials this month regarding cycling, gardening, photography etc. Something for everyone we hope.</p><p>On page 14 we have information about this years Mansfield Arts Festival and how to get involved. Lets all try and support this excellent event.</p><p>Please help our community by supporting our local advertisers and businesses.</p><p>Spotlight magazine is delivered to 6,000 homes and businesses in the Mansfield Central area each month, with similar magazines also going to Mansfield South, Mansfield North and West Bridgford</p><p>To Advertise or contribute:T: 01623 706570E: info@spotlightlocal.co.ukWeb:www.spotlightlocal.co.uk</p><p>To Wax or Not to Wax? 6Pedal Power 8Garden View 10Puzzle Pages 12Mansfield Arts Festival 14Recipe 18Take Better Photos 20Beat the Cramps 22Mother of the Bride 24Grand Central Chorus 26Community Information 28Index 30</p><p>Published by Spotlight Local Media Ltd Company No. 6841257 Tel: 01623 706570</p><p>Suite 104, 1 Hanley Street Nottingham NG1 5BL</p><p>Graphic Design and Layout: Spotlight Local MediaDistributed by Leaflet Media</p><p>Trusted Delivery Partner of the Spotlight Magazine</p><p>Spotlight on Mansfield CentralContents</p><p>4</p><p>ALTERATION AND REPAIR SERVICE </p><p>We are major manufacturers of high street suitsand know the tailoring process of clothing inside out.</p><p>Come and meet our knowledgeable staff and in-house tailors who specialises in all clothing alterations from:</p><p>broken zips, waistbands, dresses and skirts to inside leg adjustments and discuss your requirements.</p><p>Sherwood House, Dale Lane, Blidworth, NG21 0SATel: 01623 793073 07807 889795 9am - 4pm Mon - Sat</p><p>STEAMFORCE ALTERATION &amp; REPAIR SERVICE</p><p>Bought Your FabulousProm Dress Yet?</p><p>With over 35 years experience, let us alter, restyle or repair your clothes.Let us save you money by having your favourite clothes altered...</p><p>Curtain &amp;Soft FurnishingSpecialists</p><p>A little too long? 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It is most commonly used for removing hair on the arms, legs, underarms and bikini line. Other parts of body where waxing is frequently used for hair-removal are face, including upper lips, lower lips, eyebrows and chin, and the chest and back. </p><p>The benefits of waxing are: Smooth, Silky Skin that Lasts - Waxing removes hair from the root, so it takes a longer time for hair to grow again, anywhere from 3-8 weeks, depending on the individual speed of hair growth. This means your hair free, smooth skin lasts much longer and you can go for that holiday on the beach and bask in the glory of your enviably smooth and glowing skin without having to worry about body hair showing up in the meantime. </p><p>No skin damage - In contrast to other methods of hair removal like hair removing creams and shaving, waxing does not cause cuts, pigmentation or badly smelling skin. No harsh chemicals are present in wax, so, the skin is saved from their damaging effect.</p><p>Fine and softer body hair - The hair that grows after waxing is of a finer and softer variety, not rough and hard as shaving and waxing does not cause an ugly stubbly as it does a day or so after shaving.</p><p>Waxing is a double function of hair removal and exfoliation - It leaves the skin soft, smooth and rejuvenated because it also removes a layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin.</p><p>Waxing diminishes hair growth and after repeated sessions of waxing, you will notice much sparser hair growth, and hair growth may even stop eventually.</p><p>12</p><p> Gift Certificates</p><p> Elemis</p><p> Payot</p><p> Dermalogica</p><p> St. Tropez</p><p> Nailtiques</p><p> Orly Gel FX</p><p> Dermaco Facial Lifting</p><p> Mii mineral make-up</p></li><li><p>www.spotlightlocal.co.uk 01623 706570 info@spotlightlocal.co.uk 7</p><p>Spotlight Magazine</p><p>To Wax or Not to Wax?</p></li><li><p>www.spotlightlocal.co.uk 01623 706570 info@spotlightlocal.co.uk8</p><p>Road cycling is an exhilarating way to challenge yourself and get fitYou know what they say about riding a bike once youve learned you never forget. So if you enjoyed zooming down hills when you were younger (and struggling up them!) road cycling may be the ideal sport for you. </p><p>As the name suggests, road cycling involves riding exclusively on roads, and the aim is to build up your speed and the distance you can cover. </p><p>Its a very efficient way to get fit and lose weight as its one of the few sports that you can sustain for two to four hours. Like running, it gets you out in the fresh air, but it is low impact and places less strain on your joints. </p><p>Road bikes are designed for racing. They have a lightweight frame, narrow tyres and rounded handlebars so that you sit forward in an aerodynamic position. You can pay anything from 150 to 5000 plus. Cheaper bikes are made from steel or aluminium, while the more expensive are carbon fibre or titanium, which is amazingly strong and light.</p><p>If you decide to take up the sport seriously, look for a well-known brand and expect to pay around 600. Getting the right size is important, so ask your local bike shop for advice. Your legs should be almost straight when they are on the pedal at bottom of the turn. </p><p>There are two types of pedals on road bikes. Platform pedals are like those on a traditional bicycle and you will need to add toe clips. Modern clipless pedals will need special shoes with cleats on them that fix your foot to the pedals. </p><p>The saddle of a road bicycle is normally very narrow and can be uncomfortable, so you may want to get a gel cover or wear padded shorts. </p><p>When youre out on the roads, safety has to be your top priority. A helmet is a must, as is brightly coloured clothing.</p><p> Ride your bike as if you were driving a car and obey traffic laws. Take a tool kit with you a spare inner tube, tyre levers, puncture repair kit, pump and Allen keys are essential. Its also sensible to carry your address and phone number in </p><p> case of an accident.</p><p>Think of road cycling as a long-term sport. It will take you a few weeks to get used to your bike and build up your speed and stamina. Joining a club is a great way to keep motivated. Youll find a directory of over 1500 clubs at www.britishcycling.org.uk ranging from informal groups who ride for pleasure to competitive racing teams. </p><p>So what are you waiting for get on your bike!</p><p>By Alex Brown</p><p>Pedal PowerSpotlight Magazine</p></li><li><p>www.spotlightlocal.co.uk 01623 706570 info@spotlightlocal.co.uk 9</p><p>Spotlight Magazine</p><p>Nailsby Danielleat HOUSE HAIR STUDIO</p><p> Extensions UV Gel Nail Art Shellac</p><p>115 Outram Street Sutton-in-Ashfield 01623 441133 07789 683501</p><p>Find Us On FacebookHouse Nails</p><p>*25% Discount off your 1st Visit!</p></li><li><p>Spotlight Magazine</p><p>A Jar of Nostalgia</p><p>If youre reading this you probably have an interest in gardening, but even armchair gardeners must be happy that spring is now well under way. May brings with it a wonderful selection of flowers, mainly in cool blues, purples, pinks and whites, and some great fragrances too, including the heady scent of Lilac. Its an old fashioned shrub which has fallen out of favour, and for the majority of the year it looks relatively uninteresting but the Lilac bush smells fantastic in a gentle May evening breeze. Mix this aroma with the scent of freshly mown grass and you have the most perfect spring fragrance, better than any air-freshener.</p><p>After a long winter with more snow than I can ever remember, and yet more depressing news about our economy, I think what we all need is to enjoy a little nostalgia; Im not talking bunting here, but bedding plants. Towards the end of the month is the time when bedding plants and other tender perennials can be planted outside. </p><p>Thousands of people will flock to garden centres up and down the country over the coming weeks, and for some its their only pilgrimage of the year to the outdoor retail world. Its an opportunity for the nurseryman (or woman) to display row after row of highly colourful plants, stacked, tray by tray like jars of sweets in an old fashioned shop. Each standing to attention, faces held high, their label pointing forwards and each doing their utmost to shout buy me, buy me. </p><p>The flowers shine in the sunshine like the sparkling boiled fruit sweets in the jars, oh what is it to be, the bi coloured rhubarb custards, or the combination of blackberry and raspberry jellies?</p><p>Choosing your colour scheme for this years bedding display (be that just the one hanging basket or a front garden that looks like a Victorian public park) is exciting, and a totally personal task. Ive know it can cause arguments between couples, but have also known marriages which have survived successfully on the basis that you plant your side and Ill plant mine. </p><p>There are those who like a multi coloured cocktail of plants (a mixed tray of Petunias for example), those who prefer to stick to a muted pallet of 2-3 sophisticated colours (usually purple, blue and white) and then those trying to achieve a Swiss cottage look who might plummet for just the one (perhaps a red trailing Ivy Leafed Pelargonium). </p><p>But whatever your preference I dont think it really matters, because buying annual bedding plants brings nostalgic happiness all round; its good for the nurserymans business, brilliant for passersby to enjoy, and most importantly great at making you feel happy at home. Happy Gardening, Lee</p><p>Garden Tasks for May</p><p>Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plantsEarth up potatoesOpen greenhouse vents and doors on warm daysLift and divide overcrowded clumps of daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs</p><p>Contact Lee Bestall at www.inspiredgardens.net</p><p>www.spotlightlocal.co.uk 01623 706570 info@spotlightlocal.co.uk10</p></li><li><p>www.spotlightlocal.co.uk 01623 706570 info@spotlightlocal.co.uk12</p><p>Puzzle Page</p><p>Quick Crossword</p><p>May Crossword CluesAcross1 Diminish or cease (3, 2)4 Inexpensive (5)7 Supporting structure (8)8 Sweet red wine (4)9 Brief summary (8)11 Eyelid abscess (4)12 Attends to (6)14 Suppose (6)16 Musical composition (4)18 Refurbish (8)20 Warmth (4)21 Creatively stimulated (8)23 Wild activity (5)24 Hikes (5)Down1 Appealing (7)2 For hire (2, 3)3 Vessel (3)4 Restrict (9)5 Reveals (7)6 Celebration (5)10 Self-assured (9)13 Guest (7)15 Affairs (7)17 Iron (5)19 Human sound (5)22Take the load off (slang) (3)</p></li><li><p>www.spotlightlocal.co.uk 01623 706570 info@spotlightlocal.co.uk 13</p><p>Puzzle PageMay Word SearchCapital cities</p><p>Abu Dhabi Abuja Accra Amman Ankara Apia Asmara Astana Baku Bangkok Bern Cairo Dakar Doha Dublin Hanoi Kampala Lima Lusaka Male Managua Manama </p><p> Monrovia Moroni Moscow Noumea Nuuk Oslo Prague Quito Rabat Riyadh Rome Roseau San Juan Sanaa Seoul Sofia Suva Tehran Tokyo Vienna Washington DC Yaren Zagreb </p><p>New stairlifts from 1100Rapid installs available Curved Straight Used Rentals</p><p>01159 875 218liftecltd.co.uk</p><p>New stairlifts from 1100Rapid installs available Curved Straight Used Rentals</p><p>01159 875 218liftecltd.co.uk</p><p>FREE HOME TRIAL</p></li><li><p>To Advertise call Spotlight on 01623 706570 Please mention Spotlight when responding to an ad14</p><p>CommunityDates Unveiled for Mansfield Arts Festival</p><p>Artists, musicians, singers, dancers, Thespians and entertainers are being invited to come together once again this summer to celebrate the best of Mansfield, when the Mansfield Arts Festival returns for a second year.</p><p>The festival, which is organised by Mansfield District Council, will take place between 6 July and 21 July.</p><p>A number of events have already been confirmed for the festival including the James Maude Camera Club exhibition and Mansfield Society of Artists exhibition at Mansfield Museum. The Arts Festival programme will also feature the closing show of the Palace Theatres community production of Brassed Off.</p><p>People from across the District are encouraged to get involved during the fortnight by either holding their own performance or exhibition, or participating in one of the events currently being organised.If you would like to stage your own event during the fortnight please register at www.mansfield.gov.uk/artsfestival</p><p>Performances and exhibitions can take place in a venue local to you, or the Council may be able to help you find a suitable indoor or outdoor venue. All registered events will be promoted as part of the festival.</p><p>The Mansfield Arts Festival was created in 2012 and inspired by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The event saw a range of community events from storytelling to acrobatics, big band jazz performances to guided to...</p></li></ul>

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