Everyones local magazine May 2011
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? We meet Worthings kite surfers
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The National Forest is a
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2 Essential Home supporting the National Forest4 May Diary the Essential Guide to whats
happening locally6 Essential Leisure Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Wendy Greene talks to kite surfer Robin Hallett 7 Essential Events win tickets for Blood Brothers
at the Pavilion Theatre8 Essential Eating Rustington Manor opens its
11 Essential Experts the best advice in town14 Essential Health are you under attack from
pollen?15 Essential Splash Nick Osbornes a real
footie fan15 - 17 Essential Directory and Trees Wordsearch18 Essential Care the very best in residential
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You give them a final glance as youre putting everything back in
the shed, knowing in the depths of your soul that all this has been
in vain. Its a dead cert that as soon as youve
closed the front door your gleaming vehicle
will be splattered with random dollops
of seagull poo.
They know. They watch. They wait.
Automatic car wash, anyone?
The first glint of spring sunshine usually
highlights one stark reality how badly
the car needs a wash. If yours is covered
in less-than-witty-messages scrawled with
a thoughtful persons finger, its time to
unearth all that cleaning equipment you
buried in the shed around last October,
and get cracking. This, of course, is when
you discover the shortcoming of your
hosepipe, which now resembles a dead boa
constrictor. Then, after a fruitless search for all those brushes and
sponges you store up for car-washing, you remember how they
were all relegated to the wheelie bin as being too disgusting to
continue using. You had every intention of replacing them,
of course. But didnt.
Lets assume youve sorted out the kit and, gritting your teeth,
you get started. Its drizzling a bit, but what the heck? You notice
the gathering seagulls perching on a nearby roof as, covered in suds
(80% on you, 20% on the car) you battle grimly on.
The drizzle eases and at last you stand back, contemplating your
handiwork in some amazement. The seagulls are looking decidedly
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Tuesdays, 8.30 - 11pm at the Charles Dickens, Heene Road, Worthing
Come along and make new friendsEvents and activities,
theatre, darts, meals, walking and quiz nights
Allan: 01903 694247
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Singles Evening Wednesday 11th May 7:30pm
Gios Bar, Burlington HotelCome along and meet theDATEBAND team and other
members for an informal drinkBring a friend.
Contact Lisa at Dateband 01903 874125
Every TuesdayBreakaway Singles Social Club,
Charles Dickens pub, Heene
Road, 8.3011pm. Call 01903
694247 for more details.
Every Wednesday and ThursdayGive Croquet a Try, Sussex
County Croquet Club, Kingston
Lane, opposite Shoreham
College, 10.30 am 12 noon
(Wednesdays), 2 3.30pm
(Thursdays). Coaching offered.
Wear flat soled shoes. For more
details, call 07717 058833.
Every FridayLittlehampton Market, new
location at High Street,
Littlehampton (near Gamleys),
9am 4pm. 12 stalls with a
wide range of produce at
affordable prices. For more
details, call Littlehampton Town
Council on 01903 732063.
Friday May 6 Worthing Eczema Support
Group, The Wave Centre,
Dominion Road, 9.30 11am.
Helping children and adults
living with eczema. With guest speaker and demonstration of a Water Softener from Kinetico. Children welcome. Refreshments provided. Call Johanna on
01903 200894 for more details.
Friday May 6Care Advice Free Coffee Morning, Allan Fletcher Hall, Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road, Worthing, 10am 12 noon. Come along and ask the experts
Saturday May 7Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Exhibition. Ashington Community Centre. 10am-1pm. Styling, holistic and medical taster sessions. Lucky dip in aid of Ashington First Responders. Refreshments. Admission 2. Organised by Ann Lawder Personal Styling 07902 481320.
Monday May 9WCHP 20th Birthday Party, Food Restaurant, 7pm. Celebrate with Worthing Churches Homeless Projects. Tickets 30 per person or 250 for a table of 10. To include champagne reception, three-course dinner and live music. Call Food Restaurant direct on 01903 227780 (payment with
Wednesday May 11Dateband Singles Evening, Gios
Bar at the Burlington Hotel,
7.30pm. Meet the Dateband
team and other members for an
informal drink. Bring a friend.
For more information, call Lisa
on 01903 874125.