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WIN a family ticket to Santa Claus & the Magical Christmas Journey at GLive

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

WIN a family ticket to Santa Claus & the Magical Christmas Journey for Wednesday 13 December at 4pm.

Santa Claus & the Magical Christmas Journey runs from Friday 8 –to Sunday 24 December 2017. We are giving a lucky family (4 tickets, including 1 adult minimum) a chance to see this fantastic show, guaranteed to get all the family in the mood for Christmas. To enter, simply answer the following question (entry form at the bottom of this page).

What sort of a journey is Santa Claus taking this year?

a) Magical b) Mystical or c) Magnificent?

It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa Claus is flying high above the clouds delivering presents to all the very good boys and girls around the world. Hiding in the back are two naughty elves Charlie and Kara who have snuck on-board for the ride…!

All is well until suddenly, just as Santa Claus flies high above Guildford, the Sat Nav goes haywire and breaks leaving him stranded without his list of postcodes to deliver presents to! With the clock ticking and morning fast approaching it’s down to Charlie, Kara and Muffin the bear to come up with a clever plan to save Christmas.

From the producers of last year’s record breaking production, this new magical adventure filled with songs, nursery rhymes and stories promises to be the Christmas treat you won’t want to miss.  A truly unforgettable experience which includes the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience – a guaranteed white Christmas at every show!

As an added Christmas treat, all of the good boys and girls in the audience will meet Santa after the show and receive a special present of their own.

Best for: Ages 2+ Find out more by visiting the GLive website.

Terms & Conditionss:

  • Valid for Wednesday 13 December at 4pm.
  • Cannot be exchanged for another performance or cash value.
  • Valid for 4 people, including a minimum of 1 adult.
  • Additional tickets can be purchased.
  • Babes in arms (under 2) free of charge.

WIN a family ticket for four people to Dick Whittington at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

WIN a family ticket for four people to see Dick Whittington at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Tuesday 2 January at 7pm!

Judy Cornwell leads the cast as Fairy Bowbells. Attempting to thwart her fairy magic, definitive Panto baddie Kit Hesketh-Harvey plays rebellious King Rat. Guildford favourites return including Eagle Radio’s Peter Gordon playing Sarah the Cook and Jamie Brook who will cause mischief and mayhem as Idle Jack.

Join the Panto gang on their magical, swashbuckling search for fame and fortune this Christmas.

The winners will also receive panto colouring flags, a Guildford Monopoly board and sweets to enjoy in the interval so make sure you enter now! Entry form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Which panto is being performed at the Yvonne Aranud this year?

a) Snow White b) Dick Whittington or c) Aladdin

Terms & conditions:

  • Prize is for the listed performance and cannot be exchanged or transferred. 
  • One entry per household.
  • Competition closes on 10 December 2017, at 8pm.

Further info about the pantomime: JUDY CORNWELL stars as Fairy Bowbells in the rags-to-riches family pantomime adventure Dick Whittington at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this Christmas, which runs from Friday, December 8 to Sunday, January 7.

Judy is most fondly remembered as Daisy, the long-suffering sister of Hyacinth Bucket in five series of the hugely popular BBC series Keeping Up Appearances and Mrs Claus in the Christmas favourite, Santa Claus the Movie

Attempting to thwart her fairy magic, supreme cabaret performer and definitive Panto baddie Kit Hesketh-Harvey joins Judy on stage as he returns to Guildford to lord it over us as the rebellious King Rat. 

Sure to rise to the occasion, Surrey and Hampshire’s favourite breakfast show host, Eagle Radio’s Peter Gordon is cooking up a storm as Sarah the Cook, ready to whisk you a merry Christmas.

Watch out!  Causing mischief and mayhem, Panto favourite Jamie Brook plays Idle Jack – play being the operative word, as Idle Jack does not like hard work.  He’s having too much fun fooling around with water pistols and launching custard pies at passers-by!

From Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, if anyone’s qualified to deal with a rodent mystery, surely Nick Barclay has to be the best man for the job of Alderman Fitzwarren.

Fresh from playing dashing Rolf Gruber in the UK tour of The Sound of Music, Kane Verrall will play the title role of Dick Whittington. 

Following her success as Rumpleteazer in Cats, Georgie Leatherland is the purrfect choice to help Dick out of a real catastrophe as his trusty feline friend, Tommy the Cat. 

Performance Preparation Academy’s Natalie Turner completes the cast, sure to delight as adorable Alice Fitzwarren this Christmas. Bag the best seats in the house by getting your family Christmas outing in the diary now and join the Panto gang on their magical, swashbuckling search for fame and fortune.

If you are not a lucky winner you can still get tickets for Dick Whittington which are on sale now!  You can book yours by calling the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Box Office on (01483) 44 00 00 or by visiting the website at www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

Get ready to relax with a massage & holistic therapy discount offer

Introducing massage and holistic therapies from Beth Benneyworth at Purple Utopia. A qualified massage and holistic therapist based in Walton-on Thames, I can offer my clients various therapeutic treatments in a calm, soothing environment.  Qualified in many massage therapies, I offer pregnancy massage, manual lymph drainage massage, reflexology, and I am also a Reiki Master Practitioner. Please note that I do not massage during the first trimester due to the potential risk miscarriage.

Pregnancy Massage

As well as aiding relaxation, pregnancy massage supports the body during the physiological changes, and helps prepare the whole body for birth. It also has an indirect relaxing effect on baby, as mother releases oxytocin and prolactin, due to the skin stimulation. As with all types of massage therapies, there are many health and well-being benefits with pregnancy massage, including; lymph drainage and stress and pain relief. This treatment also release vital ‘good’ hormones, supports and prepares the body and aids sleep.

I also offer a longer appointment, at no extra charge, where the partner can attend and learn some basic techniques for massage during labour, this not only helps mum, but also helps the partner to feel included.

Massage during pregnancy is not always recommended, therefore, prior to an appointment, clients will receive a pregnancy massage pack, with information and questions. I also conduct pre-massage tests for DVT and Pitting Oedema before starting any body work.

Post Birth Massage

Having post birth massage increases the circulation, boosting the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system not only delivers nutrients around the body, but it removes waste from around the body, which assists with the reduction of cellulite and stretch marks. In turn this can make mum feel better about herself, and also gives her some down time, which can help immensely when dealing with the demands of new motherhood.

All available treatments

  • Swedish Massage              
  • Reiki
  • Indian Head Massage                                                       
  • Crystal Healing
  • Hot Stones Massage                                                          
  • Ayurveda Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage                                                
  • Colour Therapy
  • Aromatherapy                                                                      
  • Facials

Packages

Bespoke packages are available on request. All packages must be paid in advance and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

10 pre-natal sessions £300.00*                

10 pre-natal sessions plus 3 post-natal sessions £450.00*

*Saving £200.00

Indian head massage

Due to issues that arise from lying on your stomach, after 22 weeks, massage to the back of the body is conducted whilst lying on your left side. Some people may find this uncomfortable, but will still want the relaxation benefits of a massage; therefore, Indian head massage is a good option. The client is seated for this treatment; no oils are used and the client remains fully clothed.

IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT IF MASSAGE IS APPROPRIATE IN YOUR PREGNANCY, PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR GP OR MIDWIFE.

Reiki

This is a natural healing energy that works on every level. It is a non-invasive treatment that can be used safely with all healthcare. This is ideal for clients who don’t like massage, as it can be given with or without touching, and the client is fully clothed. Further information about Reiki can be found on the UK Reiki Federation website www.reikifed.co.uk

Special Offer

All new clients will receive a 20% discount and a goody bag with this offer.*

*Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer excluding packages.

Member of: UK Reiki Federation, BABTAC, International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, Federation of Holistic Therapists, International Alliance of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching 

  • T: 07401 985055
  • F: Purple Utopia T:@purple_utopia
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  • Opening hours: 10am – 8pm Monday to Saturday
  • Website www.purpleutopia.co.uk

There are no stereotypes at Manor House School!

Girls are free to be who they want to be at Manor House School. Our vision is to ensure that girls leave with the academic qualifications and confidence to pursue their dreams and ambitions; with qualities that ensure integrity and kindness and with experiences that foster a better understanding of democratic ideas and responsible citizenship. Find out more...

Manor House School are holding a Reception Taster Morning on Wednesday 18 October 2017, 9.00am – 12.30pm.

A morning of themed activities to celebrate World Heroes Day for girls aged 3 to 5 years. Sign up for our Reception Taster Morning and find out why there are no stereotypes at Manor House School. #FutureLeaders

Please call 01372 457 077 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your daughter’s place.

Following on from our award-winning pre-school, the Seven Areas of Learning continue to be the focus of achievement in our reception class and form the foundations of our curriculum, which is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

Our teaching staff considers the individual needs, interests and stage of development of each girl in our care and provide a challenging yet enjoyable experience in all the areas of learning and development.

We recognise that play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore and allowing each girl to take the first steps to becoming an independent learner. A careful range of self-initiated and adult-led activities are provided to promote risk-taking, creativity, curiosity and independent thought.

Our reception class is housed in excellent purpose-built facilities, with large, modern and light classrooms with access to a dedicated all-weather playground. Pupils benefit from having full access to whole-school facilities, including an assembly hall, a sports hall, a swimming pool, extensive playing fields, an outdoor learning area (The Dell) and specially designed cookery, music and drama rooms.

As part of their physical development, we provide opportunities for the girls to be active and interactive, to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Reception pupils learn a range of basic sports skills aimed at developing agility, balance and general fitness. Girls continue to have specialist teachers in PE, music and French and also have dance lessons as part of their curriculum. In Reception Year, they learn the violin as an additional specialist lesson.

We work hard to build a caring, family-style environment where our happy girls flourish in their learning and personal development. We encourage strong links between school and home through ‘Meet the Teachers’ evenings, regular written reports, parents’ evenings and an ‘open door’ policy.

There are no stereotypes at Manor House School and girls are free to be who they want to be. Sign up for our Reception Class 2018 and join us at our Reception Taster Morning on Wednesday 18 October from 9.00am to find out more #FutureLeaders. 

Autumn is the perfect season for a family bike ride

Whether your children are tiny tots or tall teenagers, you can all have fun cycling together as a family. It’s a fantastic and healthy way to do something where everyone is involved and at the end there is great sense of achievement too.

Vicky Paterson from RIDDEN, a cycling inspired clothes and gifts company, offers some advice for a successful family bike ride:

We are very lucky to live near the beautiful Surrey Hills and have stunning areas of outstanding natural beauty on our doorstep - so what better way to explore them than on our bikes! As parents of two boys, we have often looked for things to do at the weekends that don’t involve a screen and a huge amount of money; cycling has been the perfect activity. Now the boys are a bit older, they often lead the way, but we’ve also had a lot of fun over the years with them on tag-alongs. There’s nothing like whizzing along a beautiful Surrey cycle trail on a crisp autumn day.

So before you get out there: plan your route and give everyone’s bikes a quick check over the day before you go. Always take a backpack with the following: a puncture repair kit, some cash for an ice cream or hot chocolate break, locks for the bikes and plenty of water and snacks. It’s advisable to wear layers including a shower-proof jacket, gloves are a good idea too as little hands can get cold very quickly when pedaling along.

It’s usually best to cycle behind your children so you can keep an eye on them and let them set the pace. Build in places of interest such as a playground or good trees for climbing, and stops along the way for a drink or a picnic. Start with a shorter route and gradually build up to longer distances.

RIDDEN is all about remembering the great bike rides you’ve been on and being inspired to try the trails you haven’t. Why not take the family out this weekend and try one of these routes:

  1. Peaslake and the Hurtwood (for more details go to http://ridden.cc/mtb-trails-around-peaslake-surrey-hills/
  2. Alice Holt Forest near Farnham
  3. Shalford-Bramley-Cranleigh old railway line

All of these trails offer a great trip out, are safe and suitable for adults and children of all ages.

And with Christmas fast approaching www.ridden.cc has the perfect gifts for a ‘Bike Mad Dad’ or ‘Cycle Crazy Kids’. RIDDEN’s collection of original designs celebrate the ‘King of the Mountain’ feeling that bike riders have when they’ve conquered a new hill climb or tough trail. There are great t-shirts, hoodies, gifts and prints (that you’d actually be happy to have in your house, not just in their man cave!). And they’re at prices that won’t break the bank, ideal for a present for Dad from the kids or a Christmas present for your brother-in-law.

We are offering a special Surrey Mummy promotion for free delivery, just enter the code FREERIDE at the checkout.