Hobbies & Pastimes

Special roles for ‘rescue dogs’

Natasha Balletta is a lifestyle and pet portrait photographer, Despite being partially sighted, through photography Natasha has found something she loves with a passion and her visual impairments do not stop her. She told us: “I have always loved dogs. Each dog has a different personality. I am a volunteer photographer for All Dogs Matter […]

New £100,000 canning line installed at The Mobberley Brewhouse

Craft beers producer, The Mobberley Brewhouse, is ramping up production of its craft beers with the installation of a state-of- the-art canning line. This coincides with ‘Batch 1000’, an imperial IPA that will be released in limited quantities to celebrate the brewery’s 1000th brew. Founder and CEO James Roberts said: “Last year we launched a […]

Abbey College Manchester’s Model UN Summit Success

Budding diplomats from Abbey College Manchester battled it out in a high-pressure United Nations summit recently, to win the much-coveted Geographical Association debate trophy. Intelligent students at the city-centre based college, went head to head with teams from other top schools in the North West to debate the topic of ‘Sustainable Energy for All’. The […]

Adjustamatic to open new store in Macclesfield

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of adjustable beds and riser-recliner chairs opens for business in Macclesfield next month with the launch of a new store by Adjustamatic. Located off Churchill Way, next to Majestic Wine, the 3,964 sq ft retail unit comprises 2,250sq ft of selling space showcasing Adjustamatic’s full range of adjustable beds, […]

Nice needle work

Spring had sprung…. or so we thought. Then it snowed! This weather can certainly play havoc with one’s skin. Then add walking into a warm, toasty home with central heating on full blast and our skin has no idea what’s going on. It then over compensates and that’s when an imbalance is formed, writes Lynette […]

Banana Chocolate Fudge Bites

Brace yourself, for this is quite simply the tastiest guilt-free dessert I’ve shared with you yet. Perfect timing too, just in time for Mother’s Day, writes Evie Waxman. So, it’s official, the banana is out of the skin; the chocolate is naked on the table top, and the blender ready for action. I am here […]

The 4th R’ in education – relationships

Simon Smith arrived at Rydal Penrhos in January 2017 following six years at Haileybury as deputy head (Academic), where he taught History and was also a senior boarding house tutor, Year 7 tutor and refereed many football and rugby matches. Prior to Haileybury, Simon was at Worth School in Sussex for 11 years where he […]

That’s Your Lot!

Working with rare pieces of art, antiques and collectables is a dream job for many, but for those who work at Wright Marshall auctioneers, it’s a reality. Johanna Bolhoven went to meet Rachel Houston-Holland, regional head of fine art, at their Knutsford salesroom. Wright Marshall is one of the leading auction houses serving Cheshire, Derbyshire, South Lancashire, North Wales, […]

When Adam Met Katy

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner [at the time of writing], my meeting with Adam and Katy Rickitt was entirely appropriate. I spent a wonderful afternoon with the loved-up couple who shared their ‘how we met’ story; the rituals that keep them connected and why they never want to leave Cheshire, writes Johanna Bolhoven. […]

Wilmslow teenager set to conquer the world of geography

Jessica Hewitt (18) from Wilmslow is set to conquer the world of Geography as she celebrates receiving two unconditional offers to study the subject post A-level from Lancaster University and the University of Birmingham. A student in demand, Jessica has also secured a reduced offer from Durham University. A sixth former at Manchester High School […]

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