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  • Fitness Fashion Travel Entertainment And much, much more

    Issue 7, August 2012


    SPORTEnjoy the coast and keep fit

    when you take up windsurfing

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    AIRPORTJoin the campaign to

    protect our landscape

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    Peaches Geldof is well and truly in the spotlight

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    Weddings Fashion Health and beauty Entertainment And much, much more

    From a Middle-earthelf to Paris of Troy,Orlandos been it all


    mmmMaidstone, Medway MagazineIssue 3, April 2012Complimentary

    EasterFind theperfectpresents

    SpringFashions,fitness,gardens,get outand enjoythe sun

    WelcomeThe sun has finally reared its head and made usall smile.With all manner of wonderful things going onaround the country this summer were all in acelebratory mood. As well as all the sportingachievements to celebrate, here at mmm weve gotour own successes to enjoy. And our happiness isall thanks to you, dear readers.Weve been overwhelmed by the letters and e-mails weve received from you, telling us howmuch you enjoy our monthly offerings. Its been areal honour to see how weve been embraced andwelcomed into the community. In the future we look forward to being able toshare some of the warmth with you as we do soappreciate that you take the time to give us youropinions.In the meantime, thank you for your kind words,its good to know youve appreciated our work overthe past six months.Heres to the next six months and beyond. Havea lovely summer.


  • 11 Peaches GeldofDaughter of celebrity, Peaches is no chrinking violet, havingembraced a celebrity lifestyle and made the most of every day. We take a look at the starlets story so far.

    17 FashionWhether youre looking for lastminute holiday buys or preparingfor the school year ahead, weresure to have something to help youmake your mind up.

    26 FitnessWindsurfings often thought of as asport of the 80s, but its still verymuch alive and sailing. Whatsmore, its a great way to keep fitand enjoy our beautiful coastline.

    29 WeddingsJust because youre not part of the immediate wedding partydoesnt mean you dont still have

    a tough jobchoosing anoutfit, we helpguests to findtheir dreamdress.

    35 TravelFrom the wondersof Istanbul to thegorgeouslandscapes ofCanada,theres stilltime to bookyour summerholiday.

    42 FoodDeliciousdishes arentas difficult tocreate athome asyoud think,take a look





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    13 Ashford RoadMaidstoneME14 5DA

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    PublisherRasa Dregva

    EditorTom White

    Travel EditorTricia Lester

    ProductionMichael Pilcher

    DesignMaggie Ashton

    Sarah Ellis

    SalesEmma Hunton

    AccountsKerry Head

    ITTim Bassett

    PhotographyThomas Richards

    Further contributionEvelina Webster



  • at our recipes and try them foryourself.

    48 HistoryThe dockyard has played a part inthe lives of those living in theMedway Towns for centuries, nowits an historic dockyard its still verymuch at the heart of ourcommunity.

    53 PropertyWhether looking for yurnext dream home,pottering in the gardenor redecorating, take apeek at our propertypages for inspiration.

    68 MotorsThe summer isthe perfecttime to setyourself upwith somenew wheels.

    Sunny days and open roads arejust crying out for you to goexploring and make the most ofthat new car.

    74 TechnologyWe take a look at some of thelatest technological treats.

    76 AirportA cloud is hanging over our

    countryside, we take a look atthe controversial issue of

    estuary airports.

    78 BusinessThe suns shining,

    were allfeelingmoreoptimistic,

    and thesebusinesses all

    have something tocelebrate.




    All rights reserved. The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher.The publisher cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. No part of this publication may

    be reproduced without prior written consent from the publisher. MMMMedia Ltd 2012




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    A LITTLE under four yearsfrom when her father stood on a stage at WembleyStadium and thewatching world caught their breath atthe seismic shift in our place and responsibility in a global society, a child was born.Bob Geldof had lived a life where

    convention was a foreign language; anopinionated, foul-mouthed, Irish rock star, who followed hisconscience into becoming one of the genuine heroes of the 20th century.Live Aid and his early day

    performance before a capacity crowd will remain one of rock music'smost abiding images; while hisrelentless fundraising for the starving in Africa changed our outlookon life.His life was a soap opera, his

    relationship with TV presenter PaulaYates the stuff of tabloid legend. Theirhome a sprawling priory on theoutskirts of Faversham.And into this world on March 13,

    1989, emerged a girl who would prove as opinionated as her father and as strong-minded as her mother.Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof was

    going to fit in just fine.Today, at just 23, she has

    already crammed in enough drama, enough career twists and turns and enough headlines for her private life to rival her high-profilefamily.And earlier this year she became

    a mother extending the Geldof a

    Life is PeachesBorn into a family life too extreme for a soap opera, Peaches Geldofsname has been in the papers from the moment it was controversiallybestowed upon her. Two decades later the starlet ensures its still there.

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  • 13mmma family. A beautiful blondecarrying the child of a rock star and presenting it with a name to ensure they will alwaysbe the centre of attention. Soundfamiliar? She even looks like her mum.The big question on everyone'slips now is will the birth of her son Astala Dylan Willow Geldof-Cohen (well it was nevergoing to be John now, was it?) put the brakes on an insatiabledesire to achieve in whatever field she is dabbling in?Peaches had been a journalist,TV presenter and a model. Andalready has a failed marriage to her name.Now the focus is on motherhood.At least for the time being.My Dad is besotted with Astala,she explains, not only is he his first grandchild, but he's the first boy we've had in thefamily too.Not that Bob is too keen on the name, jokingly saying it's

    a girl's name when quizzed on TV.And he knows a thing of twoabout girls' names. Following the tragic death of Paula Yates in 2000 from adrugs overdose she was found,aged 41, in her London flat after a heroin overdose on daughterPixie's tenth birthday Geldof had brought up not only his ownthree daughters but, perhaps most famously, the daughter of Paula Yates and MichaelHutchence the doomed INXS frontman who had famously died three years before Paula.Bob and Paula had divorced in 1996 a painful separationplayed out on the front pages of the tabloids, with Paula's high-profile relationship with the doomed Australian rockerblamed for the split.Peaches, Pixie and older sister Fifi Trixibelle were raised by Bob along with Michael a

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    a and Paula's child HeavenlyHiraani Tiger Lily.They divided their time between

    their home in Davington inFaversham and a pad in London.Peaches was given free reign

    by her father. While he expected her to make her own way in life, he was liberal too, allowing her the freedom to follow her heart.By the tender age of 15 she

    was already writing a column for the Daily Telegraph and various magazines.At 17 she had become a socialite

    as well as taking her first step intoTV, presenting Sky One's PeachesGeldof: Teen America.Her unique sense of style

    a leaf taken out of the book re-written by her mother even saw her named among Tatler'sfashion icons for 2007. Peacheswas still just 18.It would be easy to assume life

    was easy for Peaches after all, her father's fortune runs into thehundreds of millions courtesy of a rock career and some shrewdinvestment in television companies.Peaches, however, insists

    otherwise.My father has never supported

    me, she says, he is really tight. He grew up in an Irish householdand that attitude has stayed withhim ever since. When I was at school all my

    friends were getting 200 a weekand I was getting 50p.He'd just tell me I should go and

    make my own money.And so she did; creating a position

    where the jobs started to fly in. Fromediting a magazine to being a topmodel, Peaches has generated herown inc

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