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Registration for the next 6 week Shape Off at The Better Body Group is now open. It starts the week beginning Jan 7th. What is it? Our Shape Off is a transformation plan aimed at losing as much body fat as possible in just 6 weeks. If you’re looking for a much needed boost in fitness, to get in shape after the indulgent Christmas holidays, or simply a focused plan to get you back on track post illness or injury, this is the perfect programme for you! What it includes?

We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite walks to do with the kids – perfect for these stunning autumn days…. Take a walk around Chipstead Lake, there are open fields and little alcoves where you can dip your toe in or throw sticks, watch the ducks or even the sailing. It’s beautiful there and on the way back you can stop at The Bricklayers for some crisps and juice – if the weather is nice, why not sit outside on the green and look across the lake.       For

Why start swimming with your baby from an early age and what to look for when choosing a swim school Your baby was born with the natural ability to swim and to hold their breath underwater and after 9 months in the fluid environment of Mummy’s tummy are very ready to begin learning that incredible life skill of swimming. What’s more, learning that life saving skill can also be great for fun, fitness and relaxation for both baby and parent. There are many baby swim schools available and by finding

After deciding what should happen to the children, reaching an agreement on financial arrangements is usually the biggest challenge when getting divorced. The relief you feel when an agreement is finally struck can be overwhelming, particularly if you are the person who will have to fund it. Knowing what your former spouse is entitled to and the steps you will need to take to ensure they are paid can provide much needed certainty in a time of inevitable turbulence.   But what happens if, years later, your former wife or

Baby Broadway recently held their first performance in Sevenoaks and we were invited to review the show! The Stag Plaza is a great location for these performances as it’s spacious and on ground level meaning no queuing for the lifts with buggies etc. The show was 45 minutes long and (as the name suggests) full of famous show/movie tunes (The Frozen montage seemed a particular favourite!) sung by true professionals. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed (in terms of children running/crawling about not being a problem!) and the interactive nature

The benefits of using a local conveyancer with the right expertise and contacts You have found the house of your dreams and secured the funding necessary to buy it. All you need to do now is find a conveyancer, but who should you use? The one recommended by the estate agent or your bank or building society? What about an online provider? There are numerous possibilities, but as Jane Bohill, residential property expert at Warners Solicitors in Sevenoaks explains, in her view there is no substitute for using a local

In celebration of British Pie Week, we asked the lovely lot at The Bricklayers Arms in Chipstead to create a pie recipe just for us! Ingredients –Pie filling 500g of good quality diced stewing steak Salt & pepper 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion finely chopped 2 carrots chopped 1 Tbsp cornflour 250ml dark beer (Harvey’s Old Ale) Few sprigs of thyme 180g whole button mushrooms 1 beef stock cube dissolved in 400ml of water 1 free range egg, beaten Pastry 125g Plain Flour Pinch of salt 60g cubed butter

What a lucky bunch of mums we are…. we’ve really enjoyed reading about all the lovely Mother’s Day gifts you’ve received and given – thank you for sharing! The lucky lady who wins afternoon tea for two at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens is Jennifer Rasteiro! Congratulations to you & thank you again to everyone who took part. Interested in more family-friendly places to visit? Don’t forget to check our directory listings for ideas.

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