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elma Mansﬁeld talks
about losing her beloved
to T helmapeaceinhergarden
It’s been a tough couple of months for get some exercise.
elma Mansﬁeld when we catch up with with their dogs and stopping to chat.” “I feel that I
Everyone knows of elma’s love
her. Very sadly the artist and broadcaster just need to get my
has been dealt numerous blows. Her and passion for painting and as an heart rate up because
husband John took ill in March and her accomplished artist, I ask her how she when I’m walking with
sister Louise passed away late last year. feels when someone buys a painting. the dogs – one of them is a pug – pugs
haven’t got great energy, so you don’t
“Unfortunately my husband had a “It’s so rewarding when you sell walk very fast,” she says.
massive illness in March and is still in something that you’ve created yourself.
hospital. Years ago, myself and my sister It gives you a great sense of importance “I am cooking good food for myself.
Louise, elma and Louise, we were on the that you’re doing something that is liked. Everybody says, ‘Take care of yourself,
front cover of Woman’s Way. take care of yourself,’ it’s easier said than
ey’re not liking you for your looks or done. Even sleep doesn’t necessarily
“Louise was a TV star before me and your voice on television, it’s about your refresh me. It’s funny what stress can
then a model and actress and a painter. talent and that does something for your do to you, you know? e things in your
She was diagnosed with oesophageal brain. So for as long as I can I will paint body don’t work as well as they should
cancer just before Christmas. She died and I will exhibit, and it’s a great buzz – with stress. It is a very anxious time.”
on Christmas week and was buried on that’s important in your life too.”
Christmas Eve,” says elma. We start to talk about work and
Another thing that elma is doing to elma’s incredible career in television.
“It was a lovely photograph of me and help herself is getting her blood pumping. I ask her what her favourite decade in
Louise and on the front cover. She was her career has been and she tells me it’s
very famous before me, very beautiful, “I got myself an exercise bike, one diﬃcult to pick just one.
very tall, gorgeous legs, a magniﬁcent of these ones that is rigid. I only just “My career started once I joined RTÉ
model – she was on the front cover of got somebody to put it together for me because that was my very ﬁrst hob. I was
every magazine in Ireland for years, she yesterday because I do need to try and just only 16 going on 17 so my ﬁrst decade,
was such a top model. She was a brilliant I was interested in the opposite sex and
actress. She became an amazing painter.” enjoying myself. I was doing quite a busy
schedule. Usually around the six days a
During this diﬃcult time, elma tells week mark and every weekend. I think
me that she’s been leaning on the things the schedulers took advantage of my
that bring her happiness: her dogs and her youth and it was quite diﬃcult for me to
garden. She’s also ﬁnding solace in visiting have a good social life. I suppose also the
the Sunday art market that takes place in fact that once you’re on TV, people are a
Dublin’s Merrion Square. little bit nervous if you go to a dance or
anything like that,” she laughs.
“I am on Merrion Square on Sundays
and it’s every Sunday, 50 weeks of the elma says that another favourite
year. We all go there, the east side, the decade in her life (not work-related) was
north side, the west side. e artists are getting married and starting a family.
wonderful and there’s great camaraderie.
“Getting married and we didn’t have
“But at this time of the year it’s children for about four years, so having
wonderful because it’s bright and it’s my ﬁrst child was amazing but that’s not
sunny and the ﬂowers are blooming and really part of my career as such but it was
the trees are covered in leaves. e birds part of my life and a very important part
are singing and you’ve got wonderful
people in their Sunday best walking past
BByy AAmmyy WWaallll of my life. I always put my home life way “I’ve always had an for yourself, your lighting in your home
up there. extremely positive is always going to be subtle because you
attitude. e only work under bright lights. Your garden
“I didn’t hang around in television much thing that would is going to be peaceful and tranquil.
longer after my work, whether it was a stop me from doing It’s going to be [full of] restful colours,
programme or whether it was continuity. something is if I had a nothing too garish,” she says.
I got out of there pretty quickly and went physical ailment”
home to my other life. My real life. It’s clear from speaking to elma
opportunity to continue to grow. elma that she’s very deliberate in what she
“ at was the one that was the most says that it’s “very important” for us to has around her both within her home
important to me – my home, my family continue to learn new things. and in her garden. I ask her if she likes
and my surroundings and my friends. to surround herself with things that are
“I listen to the radio as I’m painting pleasing to her.
at was the most important thing to me. [and] I’m learning about new philosophies,
Having children and getting married – books that can help you do this or that or “Yes, well of course! Of course. ere’s
that was great. I’d always wanted to marry the other and get involved in them. nothing too elaborate and there’s nothing
and I’d always wanted two sons and that’s that costs an absolute arm and a leg. I do
exactly what I got.” “It’s lovely to meet people, throw have expensive tastes in some things… I
yourself into things. If there’s charity love cars. I used to do motor sport and I
elma says that she did ﬁnd it diﬃcult work that you need to do or if you need loved it. Absolutely loved it,” she says.
when her sons turned into teenagers and to start a group in your area, get to know
it was hard “trying to keep the balance your neighbours. You get new neighbours “I take pride, obviously, in my
right” between home life and work life. all the time so your surroundings are surroundings. Some of them are a little
But it all worked out. changing somewhat. old fashioned because it pleases my
husband, but my kitchen is relatively
“I was never ambitious about my career. “I have a lovely band of friends and with contemporary with lovely subtle colours
My career happened by accident. It wasn’t my band of friends, it’s a small band, but and quite feminine and yet it’s a simplistic
something that I necessarily chose. I just with them we’re always exchanging ideas design because it’s Shaker design.
went with it because I do tend to work and getting involved in new things which
hard at whatever I do,” she says. is great. It keeps you fresh.” “But that gives me great pleasure and
I’m passionate about having [my home]
We chat a little about the Woman’s Way And as well as learning new things, it’s looking really nice and you know, even
50 Over 50 initiative and how important it so important to have passions as you get my wardrobe and what I wear. I would go
is to show that age truly is just a number. older. Two of elma’s biggest passions are to trouble.”
I ask elma if she ever found it hard to her garden and her art. When asked about
make changes over the age of 50. her garden she gets excited and tells me a I say to elma that she seems very
lovely story. in tune with the things that make her
“I don’t even think of age. Goodness happy, which is refreshing given that a
gracious me! I’ve always had an extremely “I love nature. Do you know what lot of people don’t even know what would
positive attitude. e only thing that I photographed this morning? I make them happy.
would stop me from doing something is if photographed a little family of bullﬁnches.
I had a physical ailment. I do have a sore I had baby bullﬁnches and their parents. She says she’s very surprised at the
knee so that stops me doing certain things My son had given me a beautiful porcelain, thought that people wouldn’t know what
but I can walk on the ﬂat and I love to it’s like a little globe with a hole front and makes them happy.
walk with my dogs. I could turn my hand back and there’s a hollow in it. You put
to anything if I wanted to but I already sunﬂower seeds into the hollow and it “I’m surprised by that. I know people
have a fabulous career as a painter which hangs on an invisible string from one of who would have diﬀerent ideas to me.
I absolutely love and that was something I my olive trees.
knew I could always do because I had won ey’re probably happy in working like
many accolades as a young girl. “ ey were hopping in to it and feeding maniacs and making masses of money
the babies. I took a video of it… I’m looking and that probably makes them happy in
“Up to the age of 16 I won the top prizes out the door at my garden as I’m talking to their own way. eir idea of happiness
in national competitions. I always knew you and I’m seeing, on the north side, all wouldn’t be my idea of happiness.” WW
I could go back to it if I wanted to. So it the trees ferns and the pale green of these
wasn’t a diﬃcult decision when I retired magniﬁcent tree ferns.” For more information about Thelma’s
from RTÉ to go straight back into art.” artwork log on to www.thelmamansﬁeld.ie
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‘WE HAVE was like, ‘Who should it be?’,
TO BE ABLE the only person that everyone
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Enforcement Administration in Bad Boys 2, kissing Mike the series. ON STRIVING FOR
[DEA] that she “clearly had to Lowrey on the beach all those EQUALITY...
be capable enough to get, but years ago, but now she’s in LA. ON THE BENEFITS OF TV
then magically she can’t save We have no idea how she went OVER FILM... Jessica: It won’t be fair
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her,” quips Union, jokingly unravel throughout the series. always unpack and explore all are championing women. Men
rolling her eyes. She’s really mysterious, to the of the characters in the same need to also be comfortable
point where her colleagues way that you can in television, with women coming in and
So, for the Nebraska-born are constantly placing bets on and I think that’s what’s so sharing in the dialogue, in
star, new Universal spin-off what her real story is. But she’s great. You don’t have to spoon- the power, and having a seat
series L.A.’s Finest was the super-capable, she’s got a feed the audience every single at the table and a voice. I
chance to explore more about sense of humour, a sense of reason why everything is actually think the younger
her character - plus this time, fun, she’s sexually fluid... happening, and remind them generation is much more
she gets to do the saving. Jessica: Nancy is a new step- where you were before and comfortable with it than the
mum to a teenager and she where you’re going, especially older generation.
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the bubbly actress. “Can she and disciplined, where Syd being shown on a streaming ON WOMEN SUPPORTING
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non-starter. When everyone home while everyone else has
to pick up the slack.’ It’s, ‘No,
we are all going to through
things in life and these things
should be celebrated and we
just pick each other up.’ That’s
what real teamwork is, that’s
what a real partnership is.
They ended up giving me more
time off than what we’d agreed
to and when I came back to
work, they didn’t throw it all
on me, they slowly introduced
me back into the fold and she
[Jessica] held that down. That’s
why you choose a woman like
Jessica Alba. WW
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You may have seen Sharon GEARED and mentally draining,” she
Percival hurtling through TO HELP says.
traffic on her motorbike, lights
flashing and the clock ticking, Sharon is the only female volunteer “You can’t switch off
as she delivers emergency with Blood Bike Leinster for a second when you’re
blood supplies between on a motorbike. There is
various hospitals and labs. Sharon is pictured at the launch of the 2019 no room for error and you
Hidden Hearing Hidden Heroes Awards with are constantly assessing
The highly-trained Sophie Pheen (4) and Samuel Barrett (4) from car drivers’ behaviour for
advanced rider is the only Junior Genius Forest School in Baldonnell, Co potential danger. Although
female volunteer with Blood Dublin dressed as their favourite superheroes most motorists are very good
Bike Leinster, a charity that at getting out of the way when
transports blood products, that track days at Mondello had the best training possible. they see our flashing lights.” By Moira Hannon
donor breast milk and organ – when bikers race one “Other parents do share
donation tissue to hospitals another – can bring out the Blood Bikers are certainly
and other medical facilities more competitive side of the their fears with me and I kept busy while on duty.
around the greater Dublin stronger sex. always suggest that they
area, totally free of charge. educate themselves about “As well as covering a lot of
“Men won’t admit it, but motorbikes. It’s all about miles – I could go from Naas to
Sharon (47) has been they don’t like to get outpaced getting the right gear, Tallaght to Mullingar – you’re
“crazy” about bikes since she by a woman,” she laughs. equipment and instruction.” thinking about safety checks,
was a young girl. “My mother filling in the log books,
was worried sick when I “Even when I’m acting as a As well as volunteering making sure there’s enough
bought my first Honda 250 marshall on track day, I notice for Blood Bike Leinster for petrol in the tank and so on,”
aged 19,” she says. “I needed some men picking up their the past three years, caring explains Sharon.
her to go guarantor for the speed when they see me in Sharon is a devoted foster
insurance and I had to bully the outside lane. I’m not even parent. Blood Bikes operates eight
her into doing it. She was not racing but they still want to go groups across Ireland and
happy!” faster than me!” “We’ve welcomed 56 receives no Government
different children into our funding. Volunteer riders not
Fortunately, the Co Laois Daughter Krystal (24) is home since 2005,” she only give up their free time to
mum-of-two has enjoyed staying clear of two wheels reveals. “Some of them have transport supplies, but they
three decades of motorcycling but Sharon’s husband Derek special needs so my nursing also help raise money to keep
without any serious accidents. shares her love of motorbiking experience has been helpful.” the group on the road.
as does their son Aaron (20).
“I was knocked off my bike Sharon is on the road as “We have no staff,” Sharon
twice in 1993 by motorists “We bought Aaron his first a Blood Biker about two points out. “Every cent goes
who came off side roads and bike age 16. Was I scared he weekends a month. into making sure our vehicles
did not see me but I wasn’t would have an accident? No,” continue to operate.
badly hurt. It certainly did not she insists. “We made sure he “My longest shift was 16
put me off getting back in the hours. It can be exhausting “People do come up to us
saddle.” at fundraising events and
thank us for saving their lives
Sharon reckons there is – it’s so wonderful to get that
more pressure on female feedback as we don’t actually
riders not to make mistakes. meet patients while on duty.”
“Certainly when I was A poignant reminder of the
starting out, I wanted to prove Blood Bikers’ efforts are the
to guys that I was just as names Leah and Aoibheann
capable of handling a bike as etched onto two of their bikes.
they were,” she recalls.
The little girls attended
“I do consider myself to St John’s Ward in Crumlin
be an excellent rider, having Hospital, Dublin, where
completed several advanced blood samples are regularly
skills courses.” delivered by Sharon and her
fellow volunteers. Tragically,
A nurse by profession, Leah and Aoibheann passed
Sharon is president of the away from a rare form of
Buckled Wheelz motorbike cancer but their names live on
club and also the sole woman at Blood Bike Leinster. WW
Sharon is promoting this year’s
She rides a Honda Fireblade Hidden Hearing Hidden Heroes
and a BMW R 1200 RT-P. Awards — nominate someone
you believe has gone out of
“I’m so glad the lads in their way to help others at
the club do not treat me any www.hiddenhearing.ie/heroes
differently. I definitely feel like before August 9.
my gender is unimportant.”
However, Sharon admits
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I’M 22 AND LONELY Columnistandtrained
counsellor Fiona Caine
AND DON’T KNOW offersadvice
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
I am 22-years-old and I don’t FIONA SAYS: COULD YOU And what about people from lesson group (or whatever)
know what’s the matter with BE HOLDING BACK? earlier in your life? When you and would anyone like to go
me. I’m really lonely and were at school, did you have with you? Chances are, there
so confused about why. All I find your email a little friends? Are you no longer in is someone thinking they
the people I know of my age confusing. You say it’s “not touch with them? might try something similar
seem to belong to a group of like you’re shy” and that - as long as you don’t pick
friends and have full social you can cope with social I get the impression you anything too outlandish.
lives, but I have no friends situations, but then you have avoided getting involved
at all. say you wouldn’t have the with people and you’ve got Even if the other person
confidence to join a club of yourself trapped in a negative doesn’t last the course, once
I have work colleagues that I any kind. If you can cope mindset where you think you you’ve been going for a week
get along with but, apart from with social situations, why can’t do things. I also think or two, you’ll have met new
them, I have very little contact do you think you wouldn’t you may be using this as a way people and won’t feel so
with other people. It’s not like be able to cope with some of avoiding getting involved. awkward. And just asking
I’m shy and I can cope okay kind of club? If you are could help open doors with
with social situations, but I comfortable with social Have you considered other your work colleagues.
never get invited to any! When situations, why not simply options to clubs, such as
people around me are making think of a club as one of volunteering, reading groups, Finally, I don’t know why it
plans, I never seem to get these? adult education classes, taking might be that you’re finding
included and I don’t know why up a team sport? it hard to attract friends, but
I don’t get asked. Leaving that aside for you might like to try reading
a moment, it seems you Any and all of these are any of Dr Windy Dryden’s
My very small world feels get along with your work going to bring you into contact books on the subject. For
like a trap and something I’m colleagues, so why have with other people. It’s just a example, either 10 Steps to
desperate to break out of. you not looked at ways case of taking the first step Positive Living, or, Think Your
to become more friendly - and if you can’t do that on Way to Happiness, may help
I’m sure you’re going with them? Have you ever your own why not ask one of you to understand yourself
to suggest I join a club or suggested an after-work your work colleagues if they’d better and find ways to move
something, but please don’t drink? Or have you ever like to go with you? forward. You just need to take
because I don’t have the asked any of them around those first steps and realise
confidence to do that on my to your home or even You just need to suggest that the only thing holding
own. So, what else can I do? organised a party? to a group of people that you you back is yourself.
G. B. are, for example, thinking
of going along to a Spanish
MIRSEYLMADETISFISOFIINNCSUGHLUTIPPPAMSYT If you really want a second Contact your girlfriend and WHY HAS MY
chance, you need to convince tell her you realise you’ve HUSBAND SUDDENLY
I’ve been living with my her that you’re prepared to been taking out your past BECOME DISTANT?
girlfriend for the past two change. hurt on her but that you’re
years and I really love her. prepared to do something My husband and I have
You’ve had a rotten deal about it. It may be enough been married for eight
Yet, for some reason, she’s in life where your father to convince her to give you a years and have two
the one I end up hurting. My is concerned, but you are second chance - it may not. children together. We
childhood was really messed not him and you are not were loving and happy
up and my father physically your past. You may need Either way, seek help and couple until about nine
abused me for years - the last help to change, so go and seek to change, because at months ago, when he
time I saw him was eight years see your doctor and explain the end of that process you started to change.
ago when I ended up in hospital that you need help and stand a much better chance
after he beat me up. why. Counselling and/or of forming a loving, happy He’s no longer
psychotherapy will probably relationship - either with her affectionate with me
As a result, I’ve always found be what is suggested. or with someone else. and never seems to have
it difficult to trust people and time for our children. We
my girlfriend has helped me have occasional sex but
enormously but, when things it’s without much love
get on top of me, she’s the one on his part, and although
I yell at. I’ve tried to talk to him,
he ducks the question or
I suppose I was taking her gets angry if I push him.
understanding for granted, but I need to sort his out but
last week she decided she’d have no idea how to do it.
had enough and she’s left me. D. E.
I wish I could have a second
chance, but I don’t know how FIONA SAYS: TELL HIM
to convince her to come back. HOW MUCH IMPACT
C. C. THIS IS HAVING
FIONA SAYS: I THINK IT’S If your husband’s
TIME TO GET HELP
I am genuinely sorry that
about nine months ago,
you have had to deal with
then try and think what
so much pain and it’s no
might have happened
wonder that your behaviour
them that might have
has been affected. But why
triggered this change.
would your girlfriend want
If he won’t open up
to come back to someone
about what is wrong,
who is going to behave the
then you might have to
same way towards her again?
be a lot more assertive
IS IT TOO LATE TO MEND FIONA SAYS: YES, academic success.
RIFT WITH MY BROTHER? BUT MANAGE YOUR I’m sure that if you’re and insist that either
Ever since we were children, prepared to try you could he talks with you or he
my brother and I haven’t got People say blood is thicker improve the situation
along and I regret this now. than water, but I’ve never between the two of you and talks with a counsellor.
I’m now in my early-30s and been convinced by that as perhaps become friendly -
see how well my boyfriend some families simply don’t even if you are never close. He needs to
gets along with his sister like one another. When they
and brother, and I wish my genuinely do get along, as in Give him a call and ask understand that you
relationship were the same. your boyfriend’s case, then if he’ll meet up with you.
it’s a bonus and one to be Tell him you’d like to put and your children are
I resented him at school treasured. the past bad feelings behind
because he was popular, you and try and find more suffering because of
whereas I was the swot. Our To have as good a common ground.
paths rarely cross, unless our relationship with your his behaviour and that
parents insist on a family get brother as they have may be I’d like to think he will
together for some reason. I expecting too much. appreciate the chance for it’s not fair for it to
believe it is time we got over a fresh start but, even if
this but, is it too late? You resented his things are not as amicable as continue. Something is
T. B. popularity at school, but it’s you might wish, you will at
possible he resented your least have tried. clearly wrong - it could
be stress or anxiety,
it could be money
worries, it could be
anything or next to
nothing. If he lets his
feelings fester for much
longer though, he is
risking your marriage
and it will be difficult to
save your relationship.
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27 - Advertising by telephone (13)
28 - Cherished (5)
29 - Abominable snowmen (5)
37 - Mediate; come between (9)
38 - Robot (9)
39 - Snake-like ﬁsh (3)
43 - Mendicants (7)
44 - Wearing away (7)
47 - Store of hoarded wealth (5)
52 - Unit of resistance (3)
Simply post the completed crossword
with the competition form on page 49
to Competitions 28, Woman’s Way,
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CELEB PIXELS CODEBREAKER PUZZLES
Every letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number, the MEDIUM SUDOKU
same number representing the same letter throughout the puzzle
I’ve come a long way HARD SUDOKU
from Co Cork but I’ve
always been Holding
on to my home
I’m on half of a 5 LETTER WORDS: Ashes; Aunts; Equal; Exact; Music; Opera; Pedal; ISSUE 27
cooking duo – you Pitch. 7 LETTER WORDS: Baskets; Darkest; Excused; Extreme; SOLUTIONS
could call me a Master Flowers; Good-bye; Grandma; Handles; Hostile; Imitate; Improve; MEDIUM SUDOKU
Chef if you like Letters; Predict; Project; Pronoun; Someone. 9 LETTER WORDS:
Amazement; Coastline; Collected; Hopefully; Imaginary; Inspected; HARD SUDOKU
I worked a lot for The Introduce; Ownership.
70s, showing up,
and so did my acting WORDWISE PUZZLES
The word may sound familiar, but do you know what it means?
A Colour blindness A Silk-like cloth
B School of painting B To eat hastily
C Law of physics related to C Genus of sea-fans
EXIGENT A Horse used for heavy work
A Urgent B Scolding old woman
B Leaving quickly C Dog used for hunting hares
C Take out of the ground
FASCICLE A To break in
A To bewitch B To make void
B Organised political group C To stimulate
C Bundle or bunch of branches,
roots or ﬁbres
ANSWERS: 1A. 2A. 3C. 4B. 5B. 6A
FOUR WS will test your knowledge of Who, What, Where and When. WORDSEARCH: TOOLS
FOUR WS 3 Find all the words from the list (ignore spaces and dashes). This
is a zigzag wordsearch puzzle. Words go le , right, up, down, not
1 WHO... was the Kent-born diagonally, and can bend at a right angle. There are no unused letters
statesman who discovered the in the grid, every letter is used only once.
WHO... wrote A Passage to India? Babington Plot?
WHAT... other name is given to WHAT... was developed by Sir
Whitsunday? Charles Algernon Parsons?
WHERE... is the most prestigious WHERE... is St. Moritz?
court at Wimbledon? WHEN... was the century in which
WHEN... did British naval o cer French mathematician Pierre de
George Vancouver die? Fermat lived?
WHO... was Labour leader before
WHAT... does a Manx cat lack?
WHERE... are the two countries
between which Kashmir is divided?
WHEN... was the decade in which
punk rock emerged?
1:Sheet 32 cm long, fold 30 cm. 2: Fred took 18 stamps. 3: JackAXENAIL PULLER VISE
CHISEL SCREWDRIVER WRENCH
ANSWERS 1 1 E M Forster; Pentecost; Centre Court; 1798. 2 HACKSAW SHARPENING STONE
WORDSEARCH: ALCOHOLNeil Kinnock; A tail; India and Pakistan; The 1970s. 3 Sir FrancisHAMMERSHOWEL
Walsingham; Steam turbine; Switzerland; 17th.
1 “Look, Dad,” Stan said. “I four dozen of them.”
folded this sheet of paper so that “Fred’s taken one and a half times
one corner is exactly on top of the as many as Carol,” cried Wendy.
opposite corner. Can you ﬁgure “It’s not fair.” “Why not, I’m the
out how long the paper is?” oldest,” her brother declared. “And
Tom looked. “Is it a rectangular anyway you’ve taken half as many
sheet?” as Carol and I together.”
The boy nodded. “Sure. The How many had Fred taken?
short side is 24 centimetres,
and both the fold and the long 3 “Lend me two pounds,” said Jill.
side are exact numbers of “I’ll pay it back.”
centimetres.” “But I haven’t got that much,” Jack
Well? replied, checking his cash. “I’ll let
you have what I’ve got if you guess
2 “Your Uncle Andy sent these how much it is. If I added half the
for you three kids,” said John, square of half of it in pence I would
putting some stamps down on get an exact number of pounds.”
the table. “Between three and How much did he have?
ADVOCAAT GLAYVA OUZO CROSSWORD SOLUTIONS ISSUE 26
AMARETTO HOGAN PASTIS
ANISE KIR PERNOD ACROSS: 1 Cold hearted; 9 Rue; 10 Automaton; 11 Dodge; 13 Carrier;
BAILEYS KUMMEL RATAFIA 14 Mu e; 16 Depart; 18 Non-stop; 19 Event; 20 Nobleness; 21 Hid;
CALVADOS MALIBU STREGA 22 Lease-holder. DOWN: 2 Ode; 3 Drape; 4 Entice; 5 Remorse; 6
CURACAO MARASCHINO TIA MARIA Extricate; 7 Predominant; 8 Ingratitude; 12 Deﬁnable; 15 Letters; 17
DRAMBUIE MIDORI Speech; 19 Easel; 21 Hue.
WREHMEENMBER JIGSAW PUZZLE COKRIDNSE’R PUZZLES
The following events all Can you place the pieces below into their correct places
occurred in a year in living
memory. Can you guess the SPOT THE DIFFERENCE SCHOOL MAZE
Can you find the 10 differences? Can you find your way to the school bus?
1. Actress Reese Witherspoon
2. Tina Charles had a U.K. No.1
single with I Love To Love
3. Dustin Hoffman and Robert
Redford starred in All The
4. British Rail launched its Inter-
City 125 service
1. Indira Gandhi was elected for
her fourth term as India’s Prime
2. Actress Christina Ricci was
3. Olivia Newton-John and ELO
had a U.K. No.1 single with
4. John Hurt starred in The
1. Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd
starred in Trading Places
2. Men At Work had a U.K. No.1
single with Down Under
3. Dennis Nilsen was sentenced
to life imprisonment
4. Beach Boy Dennis Wilson died
1. My Fair Lady made its London
2. Perry Como had his Magic
Moments at the top of the U.K.
3. Subscriber trunk dialling was
4. James Stewart starred in
ANSWERS: 1 1976 2 1980
3 983 4 1958
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A CUTE TOY
is giant blanket will come together in no time
DIFFICULTY: * ROUND 2: Turn, with next ROUNDS 5-31 (Or Desired WHAT YOU’LL NEED
color, join with sl st to any Size): Rep Rnd 4, changing
To me this project can be ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same color each round. › DMC Natura Just Cotton XL
characterized as “Easy sp, *skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch
pattern”, “A joy to crochet”, 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep Designer’s Hint: e Round Various Colors – 22 balls in total
and “Great and quick result”. from * twice more, skip next number is the same number Designer’s Note: I used the
Crocheting this cheerful, 3 dc, 3 dc in same ﬁrst ch-2 of dc-groups between two following colors:
warm blanket - that as sp (as ch-3 & 2 dc), ch 2; join corner ch-2 spaces! It’s a #10 (2 balls), #81 (2 balls), #92,
you can see, would work with sl st to ﬁrst dc. Fasten good idea to keep checking #07, #83, #71, #11, #12, #03 (2
extremely well as a rug too oﬀ. that you have the same balls), #05, #41, #06 (2 balls),
- was a very pleasurable Designer’s Tip: When number of dc-groups along #43, #32, #111, #73, #42, #09
ride. Adding the tassels starting with a new color, all four sides – to keep Hook: Size N/15 (10 mm)
to the mix, with all the instead of joining and everything square. Yarn Needle
wonderful colors, gives the working a ch-3 for the ﬁrst PATTERN NOTES
“Giant Granny” a somewhat dc, use a standing stitch TASSELS
quirky charm, I think. e with the new color (see › Turn your work a er each
key to crocheting a “square” Techniques). Cut strands of yarn, about
granny is to turn your work ROUND 3: Turn, with next 16” (40 cm) long, in all the round (to work in wrong side
after each round. is means color, join with sl st to any colors you used (you’ll need of stitches on previous round)
working on the ‘wrong’ side corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in about 512 strands.)
every other round. same sp, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc *Holding 4 diﬀerent colored › Fasten o a er each color
in sp between dc-groups, strands together, fold in half.
Not only does it prevent *skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, Working in last round, insert change
your granny square ending 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip hook from back to front
up leaning to one side, next 3 dc, 3 dc in sp between through any space between › Weave in all ends as you go
it also means that your dc-groups; rep from * twice dc-groups.
blanket is reversible. Rather more, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in Place the folded ends on Finished Size
stubbornly, I started mine same ﬁrst ch-2 sp; ch 2; join hook and pull them halfway Blanket measures about 47”
not turning, but noticed the with sl st to ﬁrst dc. through to form a loop. Place (120 cm) square
“lean” after only ten rounds. Fasten oﬀ. all eight ends on the hook (excluding tassels)
I very swiftly started anew, Designer’s Tip: When joining and pull them through the
and this time turned my the next color on a new loop. Tug to tighten. DIAGRAM
work after every row. All round, start in a diﬀerent Repeat from * around,
the twisting, twirling and corner each time (so that the putting a tassel in each space = chain
turning was avoided. I like joins do not lie on a diagonal between dc-groups and in = slip stitch
seeing the perfectly straight – they are randomly placed). each corner ch-2 sp. WW = double crochet
sides on my Giant Granny ROUND 4: Turn, with next
Square! color, join with sl st to any Extracted from Colourful Crochet
corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in by Marianne Dekkers-Roos (Tuva
GIANT GRANNY same sp, work 3 dc in each Publishing) which is out now
sp around, working (3 dc, ch
ROUND 1: Starting with 2, 3 dc) in each corner ch-2
any color, ch 4, join with sp, ending with 3 dc in same
sl st to ﬁrst ch to form a ﬁrst corner ch-2 sp, ch 2; join
ring (or start with a Magic with sl st to ﬁrst dc. Fasten
Ring - see Techniques), ch 3 oﬀ.
(counts as ﬁrst dc, now and
throughout), 2 dc in ring, Designer’s Tip: From here
ch 2, *3 dc in ring, ch 2; rep on, you work (3 dc, ch 2, 3
from * twice more; join with dc) in each corner, and 3
sl st to ﬁrst dc (3rd ch of beg dc between each group of 3
Sneaking up DROPS Design:
Super cute crochet trainers for around the house Pattern no ne-244
Yarn group C or A + A
SLIPPER: in each of the next 2 stitches, 1 slip stitch in the ﬁrst chain
2 double crochets in the next stitch. Continue working back Sizes: 35/37 - 38/40 - 41/43
e piece is started by working stitch *, repeat from *-* a total of and forth - READ CROCHET Foot length: 22 - 24 - 27 cm
in the round from the sole, 2 times, work 1 double crochet INFO-2!
bottom up. en it is worked in each double crochet the rest ROW 1: Work 6 double crochets Materials:
back and forth. of the round = 8 double crochets around the ring. DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
increased. ROW 2: Work 2 double crochets (belongs to yarn group C)
SOLE: ROUND 5 AND ONWARDS: in each double crochet = 12-12- 150 g for all sizes in colour 8908,
Work as for round 4, 2-2-1 12 double crochets. aqua blue
ROUND1: Work a row of 21-25- times then work as for round 2, ROW 3: Work 1 double crochet 100 g for all sizes in colour 8911,
29 chain stitches (including 1 1-1-3 times = 80-88-96 double in each double crochet. sea blue
chain stitch to turn with) with crochets. Cut and fasten the ROW 4: Work 1 double crochet 50 g for all sizes in colour 0100,
hook size 4 mm and sea blue. strand. in each of the ﬁrst 2 stitches, * o white
Work 4 double crochets in Use only the ﬁrst marker from 2 double crochets in the next
the 2nd chain stitch from the here. NOTE: If the marker has stitch, 1 double crochet in each DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE
hook, insert the ﬁrst marker moved, it must be adjusted so of the next 2 stitches *, repeat 4 MM– or the size needed to get
in the middle of these 4 double that it sits mid front of the toe. from *-* a total of 3 times, 17 double crochets and 20 rows
crochets, work 1 double crochet work 2 double crochets in the on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in
in each of the next 18-22-26 EDGE OF SOLE: last stitch = 16-16-16 double height.
chain stitches, work 4 double crochets.
crochets in the last chain stitch, Start the next round in the ROW 5: Work 1 double crochet CROCHET INFO-1 (when
insert the second marker in middle of the one side, in other in the ﬁrst double crochet, * working in the round):
the middle of these 4 double words, start in the 21st-23rd- 2 double crochets in the next Each round starts with 1 chain
crochets, continue working 25th double crochet before the double crochet, 1 double crochet stitch which replaces the ﬁrst
around on the other side of the marker. Work towards the toe in each of the next 3 double double crochet and each round
chain-stitch row, work 1 double with oﬀ white as follows: crochets *, repeat from *-* a ﬁnishes with 1 slip stitch in the
crochet in each of the 18-22- ROUND 1: Work 1 double total of 3 times, work 2 double ﬁrst chain stitch at the beginning
26 stitches, ﬁnish with 1 slip crochet in the back loop of each crochets in the next double of the round.
stitch in the ﬁrst double crochet double crochet. crochet, 1 double crochet in
= 44-52-60 double crochets. ROUNDS 2-3: Now work each of the last 2 stitches = 20- CROCHET INFO-2 (when
REMEMBER THE CROCHET normal double crochets 20-20 double crochets. working back and forth):
TENSION! through both loops - work 1 ROW 6: Work 1 double crochet Each row starts with 1 chain
ROUND 2: READ CROCHET double crochet in each double in each of the ﬁrst 2 double stitch, the chain stitch does not
INFO-1. Work * 1 double crochet crochet. crochets, * 2 double crochets replace the ﬁrst double crochet.
in each stitch until there is 1 ROUND 4: Now work a half in the next double crochet, 1
stitch left before the marker, stripe at the end of the round double crochet in each of the COLOUR CHANGE:
work 2 double crochets in on the heel as follows: Work 1 next 4 double crochets *, repeat To get a neat transition when
each of the next 2 stitches (the double crochet in each of the from *-* a total of 3 times, changing colours, work the last
marker will continue to sit ﬁrst 40-44-48 double crochets, work 2 double crochets in the double crochet before the colour
between these stitches) *, repeat change to sea blue – READ next double crochet, work 1 change as follows: Insert the
from *-* a total of 2 times, work COLOUR CHANGE and work double crochet in each of the hook into the last stitch, pick up
1 double crochet in each stitch 1 double crochet in each of the last 2 stitches = 24-24-24 double the strand, make a yarn over with
the rest of the round = 4 double last 40-44-48 double crochets. crochets – do not cut the strand! the new colour and pull it through
crochets increased. ROUNDS 5-6: Change to oﬀ Sizes 35/37 and 38/40 are all the loops on the hook.
ROUND 3: Work as for round 2 = white. Work 1 double crochet in continued from ALL SIZES. Continue with the new colour.
52-60-68 double crochets. each double crochet = 80-88-96
ROUND 4: Work * 1 double double crochets. Cut and fasten SIZES 41/43: 2 DOUBLE CROCHETS
crochet in each stitch until the strand. Lay the piece to one TOGETHER:
there are 4 stitches left before side. ROW 7: Work 1 double crochet * Insert the hook in to the next
the marker, 2 double crochets in each of the ﬁrst 3 double stitch, pick up the strand *,
in the next stitch, 1 double TOP OF TOE SEMI crochets, * 2 double crochets repeat from *-* one more time,
crochet in each of the next 2 CIRCLE: in the next double crochet, 1 make a yarn over and pull the
stitches, 2 double crochets in double crochet in each of the yarn over through all 3 loops
each of the next 2 stitches (the Work 4 chain stitches with next 5 double crochets *, repeat on the hook (= 1 double crochet
marker sits in the middle of hook size 4 mm and oﬀ white from *-* a total of 3 times, work decreased).
these stitches), 1 double crochet and form them to a ring with
2 double crochets in the next
double crochet, work 1 double
crochet in each of the last 2
stitches = 28 double crochets –
do not cut the strand!
Work another row across,
starting from the right side, i.e.
around each row (= 6-6-7 rows
on each side of the chain-stitch
ring). Work back and forth as double crochet in each of the 7-9-9 more times = 30-34-38 crochets which were worked
follows: remaining 56-64-68 double double crochets on the last row. across on top of the semi-circle.
ROW 1: Skip the ﬁrst row, work crochets. Work with aqua blue.
1 double crochet around each ROW 2 (= wrong side): Work en work 6-6-6 rows with 1 ROW 1: Remember CROCHET
of the next 5-5-6 rows, work 1 2 DOUBLE CROCHETS double crochet in each double INFO-2! Work 2 double crochets
half treble crochet around the TOGETHER – see description crochet = a total of 18-20-20 in the ﬁrst double crochet, 1
chain-stitch ring, work 1 double above, 1 double crochet in each rows. double crochet in each of the
crochet around each of the next double crochet until there are 2 next 9-9-11 stitches, work
5-5-6 rows, skip the last row, double crochets left on the row, e last row is worked together 2 double crochets in the last
ﬁnish with 1 slip stitch in the work 2 double crochets together with the band from the right double crochet = 13-13-15
start of the previous row = 11- (= 2 double crochets decreased). side as follows: Work 1 double double crochets.
11-13 stitches. ROW 3: Work 2 double crochets crochet in each of the ﬁrst 13- ROW 2: Work 1 double crochet
ROWS 2-5: Work 1 double together, 1 double crochet in 15-17 double crochets, fold the in each double crochet.
crochet in each double crochet. each of the next 21-25-27 double band in 2 and work 1 double Repeat row 2, 17-19-19 more
Change to sea blue – the next crochets, 2 double crochets crochet in each of the next 4 times, then work as follows: *
round for assembly starts here – together, 1 double crochet double crochets through all Work 1 double crochet in each
from the right side! in each of the next 4 double 3 layers, then work 1 double double crochet, turn and work
crochets, 2 double crochets crochet in each of the last 13-15- 2 double crochets together, 1
ASSEMBLY (the edge of the sole together, 1 double crochet in 17 double crochets. Do not cut double crochet in each double
and the semi-circle): each of the next 21-25-27 double the strand! crochet until there are 2 double
Lay the semi-circle on top of crochets, ﬁnish with 2 double crochets left, work 2 double
the edge of the sole, the middle crochets together (= 4 double FRONT EDGE FOR crochets together (= 2 double
of the semi-circle (= 12-12-14 crochets decreased) = 50-58-62 SHOE LACES: crochets decreased) *, repeat
double crochets on each side) double crochets. from *-* a total of 3-3-4 times =
should meet the marker mid ROW 4: Repeat row 2 = 48-56- Work 1 edge down the rows 7-7-7 double crochets. Cut and
front of the edge. Work 1 round 60 double crochets. which were decreased as fasten the strand.
with sea blue in the round as ROW 5: Work 2 double crochets follows: Work * 2 chain stitches,
follows: Remember CROCHET together, 1 double crochet in skip 1 row, work 1 double DECORATION:
INFO-1! Work 1 double crochet each of the next 18-22-24 double crochet around the next row *,
in each double crochet/around crochets, 2 double crochets repeat from *-* along the whole Work 3 chain stitches with oﬀ
every row through both layers = together, 1 double crochet of the slanted edge, ﬁnish with white and form them to a ring
80-88-96 double crochets. Cut in each of the next 4 double 1 slip stitch in the last row = with 1 slip stitch in the ﬁrst
and fasten the strand. Lay the crochets, 2 double crochets 9-10-10 chain-spaces. Cut and chain stitch.
piece to one side. together, 1 double crochet in fasten the strand. Work 1 edge ROUND 1: Work 3 chain stitches
each of the next 18-22-24 double on the other side in the same (= 1 treble crochet), work 11
BAND: crochets, ﬁnish with 2 double way, but in reverse, i.e. start at treble crochets around the ring,
crochets together (= 4 double the bottom with 1 slip stitch in ﬁnish with 1 slip stitch in the
Work a small band which will crochets decreased) = 44-52-56 the ﬁrst row, ﬁnish with 1 slip 3rd chain stitch, change to sea
later be worked together with double crochets. stitch in the top. blue.
the last row of the side piece. Continue by repeating row 2, ROUND 2: Remember
Work back and forth with oﬀ FLAP: CROCHET INFO-1. Work 2
white as follows: double crochets in each treble
ROW 1: Work 5 chain stitches, Work a ﬂap, continuing back crochet = 24 double crochets.
turn and work 1 double crochet and forth in the 11-11-13 double Sew the decoration with small,
in the 2nd chain stitch from the neat stitches, to the middle of
hook, work 1 double crochet in one side of the side piece.
each of the next 3 chain stitches
= 4 double crochets. CORD:
ROWS 2-11: Remember
CROCHET INFO-2! Work 1 Work a twisted cord as follows:
double crochet in each double Cut 2 strands oﬀ white of 4
crochet. metres. Twist them together
Cut and fasten the strand. Lay until they resist, fold them
the band to one side. double and they will continue
to twist. Tie a knot in each end.
read the cord through the
Work a side piece back and row of chain stitches (every
forth from the last round on the other chain-space) in the same
edge. You no longer work over way as you thread a shoe lace.
the 24-24-28 double crochets
mid front. Work 1 more slipper in the same
ROW 1 (= right side): Work way, but sew the decoration
with aqua blue. Work 1 on the opposite side of the side
FLARED TOP 81 86 91 97 102 107 cm
To ﬁt bust 32 34 36 38 40 42 in
TENSION / GAUGE
16 sts and 15 rows to 10cm/4in Bust 87.5 92.5 97.5 102.5 107.5 112.5 cm
square over herringbone half 36½ 38½ 40¼ 42¼ 44¼ in
treble pattern using 5.5mm 34½
(US I-9) hook. 53 54 54 55 55 cm
NOTE Length 53 20¾ 21¼ 21¼ 21¾ 21¾ in
Turning chains at beginning of 20¾
rows do not count as a stitch 34.5 34.5 36 36 36 cm
throughout the instructions. Sleeve 34.5 13½ 13½ 14¼ 14¼ 14¼) in
HINTS AND TIPS length 13½
This two-colour simple top is
perfect on its own or under a MATERIALS
jacket. As with most of
the other patterns in this MillaMia Naturally So Aran is exclusively available at
collection it www.loveknitting.com
is equally at home in the o ce • 6(6:7:7:7:8) 50g/1 ¾oz balls in Damson (233) (A)
as it is on an evening out. • 8(9:10:11:12:13) 50g/1 ¾oz balls in Dusk (220) (B)
Play with colour to create • 5.5mm (US I-9) crochet hook
ABBREVIATIONS BACK AND FRONT
hbhtr - (herringbone half
treble) – yarn over hook, (both alike)
insert hook into stitch, pull With 5.5mm (US I-9) hook and
a loop through this stitch Yarn A, make
and ﬁrst loop on hook, yarn 85(89:93:97:101:105) ch.
over hook and pull through Foundation row (wrong side)
remaining 2 loops on hook. 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc
ABBREVIATIONS in each ch to end, turn.
beg beginning ch chain ch-sp 84(88:92:96:100:104) sts.
chain space cm centimetres Work in crossed treble pattern
cont continue dec decrease dc as follows:
double crochet dc2tog (insert Row 1 (right side) 3ch, 1tr in ﬁrst
hook as indicated, yoh and st, *miss next st, 1tr in next st,
draw loop through) twice, yoh 1tr in missed st, rep from * to
and draw through all 3 loops last st, 1tr in last st, turn.
on hook in inches inc increase Row 2 1ch, 1dc in each st to end,
lps loops mm millimetres turn.
rep repeat ss slip stitch st(s)
stitch(es) tr treble yoh yarn ese 2 rows form crossed
over hook yrh yarn round hook treble pattern.
Rep these 2 rows once more,
Pattern courtesy of LoveCra s.com, then Row 1 again, ending
wool exclusively available on the with wrong side facing for next
Love Cra s site row.
Keeping crossed treble pattern
correct, dec 1 st at each end of “Mix up CRAFT SPECIAL
next and 6 foll alt rows, ending colours to
with right side facing for next match your WOMANSWAY.IE 35
row. 70(74:78:82:86:90) sts.
Break oﬀ Yarn A. outﬁt”
Join in Yarn B and work in
herringbone half treble Place a marker at each
pattern as follows: end of last row.
Row 1 2ch, 1hbhtr in each st to Work a further 2 rows.
end, turn. Fasten oﬀ yarn.
is row forms herringbone MAKING UP
half treble pattern.
Continue straight in Join shoulder
herringbone half treble seams, leaving
pattern until work measures 30cm/11¾in free
35.5(35:35:34:34:33) at centre for
cm/14(13¾:13¾:13½:13½:13)in neck opening.
SHAPE ARMHOLES With right side
Next row Ss in each of ﬁrst 3 sts 5.5mm (US I-9)
– 3 sts decreased, 2ch, hook, join Yarn
1hbhtr in each st to last 3 sts and A to
turn, leaving last 3 sts left shoulder
unworked – 3 sts decreased. seam, 1ch, work
64(68:72:76:80:84) sts. in dc all around
Continue straight in neck, ss in ﬁrst dc.
herringbone half treble Fasten oﬀ yarn.
pattern until work measures Sew Sleeves into
53(53:54:54:55:55)cm/ armholes, sewing last 2 rows
20¾(20¾:21¼:21¼:21¾:21¾)in above markers
from beginning. to sts decreased at armholes.
Fasten oﬀ yarn. Join side and sleeve seams.
Weave in all ends and block
SLEEVES lightly to measurements. WW
With 5.5mm (US I-9) hook and
Yarn A, make
Foundation row (wrong side)
1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in
each ch to end, turn.
Work in crossed treble pattern
as given for Back and Front as
Work 3 rows, ending with
wrong side facing for next row.
Keeping crossed treble pattern
correct, dec 1 st at each end of
next and 7 foll alt rows, ending
with right side facing for next
row. 56(58:62:64:68:70) sts.
Break oﬀ Yarn A.
Join in Yarn B and work in
herringbone half treble pattern
as given for Back and Front
until Sleeve measures
in from beginning.
Often referred to as a prawn, you’ll ﬁnd this little
pink creature on every seafood menu around the world
SHRIMP Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of each of next 6 sts, TECHNIQUES
ﬁrst 5 sts, hdc in each sc2tog. (8 sc) Decreases
Using Color A, leave a tail of of next 4 sts, sc in each of next 5 Row 27: Ch 1, turn, [sc2tog] 4 Sewing beads
approximately 1” sts. (14 sts) times. (4 sc) Do not
(2.5 cm), make 16 ch. Fasten Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of fasten oﬀ. MATERIALS
oﬀ leaving a 1” (2.5 cm) ﬁrst 4 sts, hdc in each DMC Cotton Perle No.5 (10g
tail. Skip ﬁrst 7 chs and join of next 6 sts, sc in each of next 4 TAIL ball):
yarn with sl st to 8th ch, ch sts. (14 sts) Color A: Salmon Light (760)
1, sc in same st as joining, sc Row 15: Ch 1, turn, working in Row 28: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each Color B: Peach Flesh (353)
in next ch. (2 sc) back loops only, sc in of ﬁrst 2 sts. (4 sc) Toy stu ng
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (14 sc) Leave rem 2 sts unworked. 2 small glass beads, black
each of the 2 sc. (2 sc) Rows 16-18: Ch 1, turn, sc in Row 29: Ch 3 (counts as ﬁrst dc, Tapestry needle
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each of ﬁrst 4 sts, hdc in now and throughout), Fine needle and thread
each st across. (4 sc) each of next 6 sts, sc in each of turn, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts,
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next 4 sts. (14 sts) dc in last st. (6 dc) HOOK
each st across. (8 sc) Rows 19-22: Repeat Rows 15-18 Row 30: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in each Size B-1 (2.25mm)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in ﬁrst once. of next 4 sts, dc in last
st, sc in each of next 6 sts, Row 23: Repeat Row 15 once st. (10 dc) MEASUREMENTS
2 sc in last st. (10 sc) more. Fasten oﬀ. The shrimp is approximately
Rows 5-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in Row 24: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in Rejoin yarn with sl st to ﬁrst 4” (10cm) long
each st across. (10 sc) each of next 10 sts, unworked st on Row 27.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in ﬁrst sc2tog. (12 sc) Row 28: Ch 1, 2 sc in each of the LEGS (Make 3)
st, sc in each of next 8 sts, Row 25: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in unworked 2 sts. (4 sc)
2 sc in last st. (12 sc) each of next 8 sts, Rows 29-30: Repeat Rows 29- Using Color B, make 20 ch.
Rows 8-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in sc2tog. (10 sc) 30 above. Fasten oﬀ.
each st across. (12 sc) Row 26: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in Fasten oﬀ.
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, working FINISHING
in back loops only, sc in
each st across. (12 sc) Fold the shrimp in half
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in lengthways with right sides
ﬁrst st, sc in each of next out.
4 sts, hdc in each of next 2 Whip-stitch edges together
sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, all along the underside of
2 sc in last st. (14 sts) the head and belly, adding
stuﬃng as you go; do not
stitch the tail but wrap yarn
tightly around base of tail
to neaten the shape. read a
length of Color B into
the tapestry needle and
thread through each stitch
loop in turn around the
ridges on the body.
Place the legs together and
bind a piece of yarn
around the center to form a
bundle, then stitch to the
underside of the shrimp.
Stitch beads in place for eyes.
Extracted from Tiny Trinkets
to Crochet by Susie Johns
A HEALING HERB
How garden rosemary can be used to help your memory
Renowned for being the herb “Clinical studies
for memory, both to enhance show rosemary
personal memory function and extract strengthens
as a symbol of remembrance,
this Mediterranean native attention and
is a perennial woody plant memory in healthy
with uniquely fragrant,
evergreen, needle-like leaves students”
and pale pink or blue flowers.
Preferring sun and well- What scientists say Remember a face and antidepressant (via our
drained soil, rosemary thrives serotonin signals). In fruit
in pots and can reach 1.5m In humans, clinical studies Hunt out a plant that you like flies, it also extends life span.
(5ft) in height. It is reasonably show rosemary extract the look of in the garden,
frosthardy and responds strengthens attention and park or nearby garden Key ingredients
well to being pruned back memory in healthy students, centre. Study it closely,
regularly. Its tough, waxy adults and the elderly. noting its leaf and petal Its distinguishing phenolic
leaves are insect-resistant Used with lemon, orange formation, how many sepals diterpenes such as carnosic
and it may also protect nearby and lavender it improves there are, what its pollen and rosmarinic acids are
plants from pests. cognitive function in people looks like, and the colour and important antioxidants and
with Alzheimer’s. Research patterns of each part. neuroprotective agents. Its
History and folklore at Northumbria University in volatile oil contains camphor,
England has shown that the Use a macro lens if you cineole and borneol, which
It is said that when the Virgin essential oil helps memory can – it’s a whole new world! increase the memory signal
Mary spread her blue cloak by 15 per cent in the over 65s Then put it aside and sketch acetylcholine in the lab and
over a white-blossomed and improves recall of events or paint it from your memory. can reach the brain easily on
rosemary bush while she was in the future (remembering inhalation.
resting the flowers turned to remember) by 70 per Each time you do it, what
blue. The shrub then became cent. There are also clinical you remember should improve How to take it
known as the “Rose of Mary”. studies for its use in blood a little. This is an e ective
The ancient Greeks gave the pressure control, anxiety, way to enhance those Sip a tea of leaves and using
herb to students to improve fatigue and depression, and memory signals. flowers both fresh (4-6g) and
their memory and students as an adjunct therapy to dried (2-3g) per 240ml water
of Shakespeare’s Hamlet will help with addictive drug acetylcholine and acts three times a day. Rosemary
remember Ophelia saying withdrawal. Recently its on nicotine-like signals is the ingredient in many
“There’s rosemary, that’s long-held traditional use that increase attention. dishes and makes an excellent
for remembrance,” which for promoting hair growth It’s also anti-amyloid infused oil for cooking. WW
may reference the bard’s has also been proven. In (reducing the brain protein
neighbour, the 16th-century the lab. Studies show that plaques in Alzheimer’s), Extracted from
herbalist John Gerard. rosemary enhances blood neuroprotective, pain- Botanical Brain Balms
capillary flow, which may relieving (serotonin and by Nicolette Perry and
In the early 17th century, account for the beneficial opioid receptors), acts Elaine Perry Filbert
celebrated Doctor of Divinity, effects from brain function on well-being signals Press, €19.60) which is
Roger Hacket, said in a to hair growth. It boosts (dopamine and serotonin) out now. Illustrations
sermon, “It overtoppeth all the memory signal and is a key antioxidant by Clover Robin
the flowers in the garden,
boasting man’s rule. It helpeth
the brain, strengtheneth
the memorie, and is very
medicinable for the head.”
It is used in herbal medicine
to improve mood, alleviate
headaches and neuralgia and
treat palpitations; the essential
oil is used as a stimulant.
It’s easy to never give the electrics identify the source, turn can mitigate
a second thought, but potentially off the power at the circuit the risk of
dangerous warning signs should and contact an electrician a potential
never be ignored immediately. The odour, accident”
warns Allen, is the
By Lisa Salmon Electricity is something take around a week, with “distinctive smell of an 5. Electric shocks
most of us take for granted, redecorating after that. electrical burn which is similar
without giving much thought to that of fish.” If you’ve got an electric shock,
to its awesome power. But However, ESF points out however small, when plugging
if your home is in need of that if your home does need 2. Scorched or discoloured an electrical appliance into a
rewiring, that awesome power rewiring, there’s an alternative sockets or switches socket, then it needs checking
may become worryingly or way to improve the safety of urgently. Similarly, if there’s a
even dangerously obvious, your electrics. Replacing the Brown marks on electrical buzzing sound from a socket,
potentially leading to electric consumer unit or fuse box with sockets can be the result of get it checked.
shocks or fires. a modern one that will include tiny fires caused by loose
RCDs (residual current device, connections inside the sockets, 6. Hanging sockets
“Rewiring your home can a life-saving unit designed to which can create little arcs of
mitigate the risk of a potential prevent fatal electric shocks if electricity and fire. And just If one or more wall sockets are
electrical accident occurring something live is touched) will because there’s no scorch hanging off the wall, exposing
as a result of old and poor or protect homeowners from the marks doesn’t necessarily the wires behind them, it
damaged wiring,” says Martyn dangers of mains electricity. mean there’s no problem, as can be very dangerous -
Allen, technical director at the arcing could occur in the particularly if you have children
the campaigning charity, Allen says installing such wiring within the walls. Don’t or pets. Get an electrician to
Electrical Safety First (ESF; a unit will take around ignore any discolouration, as mend the socket and check the
electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk). half a day and set you back the problem could become whole system quickly.
approximately €557, and more dangerous.
“Home owners should be adds: “If homeowners wish 7. An old house
wary of the warning signs that to go about having their 3. Fuses blow repeatedly
the property’s wiring may need wiring checked in the home, If your house is more than
replacing.” we recommend only ever If the fuses blow regularly and 30 years old and you don’t
using a competent, registered randomly, it could be a sign know if it’s been rewired, or
The cost of rewiring can be electrician to undertake this your house needs rewiring, the switches, sockets and fuse
quite shocking - Allen says work.” although it could simply be box look old, you should get
it can set homeowners back a faulty appliance causing an electrician to have a look at
anything from €3,350-€5,574 But how can you tell if your the problem. But if it keeps your electrical system.
for an average house. And cost home needs rewiring or a new happening and you can’t
isn’t the only consideration fuse box? Here are some of the identify an appliance that could It’s recommended that your
- he warns that rewiring a warning signs... be behind it, get an electrician electrical installation is tested
property will inevitably cause to check your wiring. every 10 years if you own your
some disruption, including 1. Persistent burning smell home, and every five years if
the need to replaster and 4. Flickering or dimming lights you rent. Older houses also
re-paper walls after the work If you haven’t burned your tend to have fewer electrical
is complete. Then there’s dinner and there’s a burning One flickering or dimming sockets, meaning extension
the length of time it takes - smell that won’t go away, your light is probably just a fault leads are more likely to be used,
the electrical work should house may need rewiring. If with a bulb, but if you notice and sockets can sometimes be
you smell burning and can’t regular flickering lights in dangerously overloaded. WW
several rooms, it could be a
sign of electrical problems and
should be checked out.
MY LIFE IN BOOKS: What’s the best book to
start a book club?
MURIEL BOLGER The Riviera Set by Mary
S. Lovell. This will inspire
What’s your favourite they are all books I read much lively discussion. It’s Carroll – it was the ﬁrst book I
book of all time? in childhood, Nesta’s New a ﬁrst-hand account into a ever read without illustrations.
The Oxford English School by Angela Brazil, and playground for the rich and Is there a book you wished
Dictionary! I keep one on my the What Katie Did series famous on the Côte d’Azur, you’d written?
co ee table and love dipping by Susan Coolidge. I loved where non-stop partying and The Picture of Dorian Gray by
randomly into it. them. debauchery were the norm. Oscar Wilde, or anything by
My favourite book is... Name a book you would Who is your favourite
This is like asking me if I recommend to people author? A Degree of Truth
have a favourite child! It’s The Fishing Fleet: Husband- Arthur Hailey’s brilliantly by Muriel Bolger
not always the same one. hunting in the Raj by Anne researched page-turners have (Hachette Books
I’m hugely enjoying A de Courcy. With so many given me endless pleasure. He Ireland) is
Gentleman in Moscow by British men serving in India, wrote Hotel, Airport, Wheels, available now
Amor Towles. the ‘eligible young ladies’ The Moneychanger and
who followed them, seeking Overload.
What’s the book that a suitable husband were
made you be a writer? given the name ‘the ﬁshing What’s your favourite
There are several, and ﬂeet.’ classic book?
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis
RREEVAIDEEWRS held responsible. is is the occult book - e Fractured a young woman. Detective By Áine Toner
12th book in the series and Atlas - the use of which could Lottie Parker is called in to
KNIFE with a terriﬁc translation have cataclysmic eﬀects on investigate. As the body has
from Norwegian by Neil the world. e mixture of only been there for a few days,
by Jo Nesbo Smith the novel moves along detective and occult ﬁction Lottie wonders if it might be
(Harvill Secker) apace without neglecting the has become synonymous that of Elizabeth Bryne, who
minor characters, all of whom with the Parker books and had vanished shortly before.
After the are well drawn and credible. the narrative slows only As the investigation continues
conclusion of I wholly recommend this enough to allow the reader bodies of other young women
his previous book to everyone as a great to draw breath. Gruesome, are discovered and this
Harry Hole example of Scandinavia Noir. ritual murders and sinister resonates with a case 10 years
novel, having been excluded Quayle allies keep the action earlier, which was never
by his wife, Hole wakens up OA FBOOK moving forward swiftly and, solved. Lottie is under pressure
from a drunken stupor and BONES in my opinion, will keep to solve the murders since she’s
ﬁnds his hands and clothes you on the edge of your seat. working for a new boss, who
covered in blood which is not by John Connolly All the characters are very seems keen to put her down at
his own. He learns of a tragic (Hodder & well described and, though every turn. A gripping novel
event for which he appears Stoughton) the book itself is weighty, it from start to ﬁnish. I read
to be the culprit and in his never lacks interest. I found it at one sitting and It keeps
grief he returns to solace in is is the 18th book in the this, as with all the books in you guessing until the end. A
alcohol. However, he soon Charlie Parker series and has this series, super reading and brilliant read.
realises he must confront a lost none of its strength and wholly recommend it.
very dangerous adversary interest. Parker, a private WIN
from his past. Fine, his detective from Maine in NO
nemesis, whose son Hole shot America, is in pursuit of SAFE Every week, we’ll be
to death, is determined that his mysterious and highly PLACE sending one reader three
his genes will live on and dangerous nemesis, Qualye books from the WW book
proves to be a real handful and his deadly associate, by Patricia cupboard. To enter, all
for the policeman. Although Pallida Mors. With his two Gibney (Sphere) you need to do is answer
suspended (again!) Harry, friends and an interested this question: Who wrote
with the help of his friends in bibliophile, Parker travels As the silent Knife? Write your answer on
the force, can investigate the initially to Holland and mourners stand in Ragmullin the competition entry form
crime for which he is being thereafter to England trying cemetery awaiting the on page 49 or email in. Best
to prevent Quayle from interment, a piercing scream of luck!
completing the recovery of an is heard. Lying at the bottom
of the grave is the body of
Sinead woke, looking at the clock, it at the bottom of the lane. Sleep finally Full moon again, it always lit up
read four thirty. She wondered what came. Sinead woke at six. She decided to the cottage. Looking out the window
woke her. Dixie lifted her head and make an early start. Two very disgruntled she saw the same shadow at the tree.
whimpered. Scooby was fast asleep dogs followed her to the kitchen, they Startled, she stood back. Scooby had
across the bedroom door, like a would like to have stayed asleep. After followed her giving out a low growl.
century, guarding the room so no one breakfast, with both dogs now wide Don’t be silly, she told herself, the
could enter. Sinead stood out of bed awake, she decided to head to the village. moon’s creating shadows.
and went to the window. She could
see a shadow by tree, but thought She needed groceries. The dogs ran Just then the shadow moved in the
it was only the moon’s reflection. ahead, stopping to sniff and bark as they direction of the cottage. Scooby barked
How beautiful, she thought. She had went. As she passed the vacant house, in earnest now, Dixie came running to
not long moved in; she was happy she saw smoke. She hoped someone had join in. The figure was that of a man,
with the peace, her dogs, loving the moved in. At the store, she was greeted by in the shadow’s it appeared as if he was
freedom to run, or swimming in the Ann. Sinead mentioned the house, “There carrying something over his shoulder.
lake and retrieving the stick she had seems to be someone in it,” Ann told her The barking made the man leave.
thrown. Running back to her, waiting someone had bought the house recently.
for her to throw again as they shook “He has been in the shop already, the He was soon out of sight. Sinead’s
the water from their coats. She got day they moved in, almost bought us out heart was thumping. She was so glad
back into bed, but a few seconds later of everything, nice man married two she had her dogs.
Scooby gave out a low growl. Dixie, a children.” She was glad to hear it was
more placid dog, just raised her head occupied, and not by some squatter, as The next day, Scooby went to the
to look at Scooby, probably wondering thoughts of the other night came to her. door, giving his usual low growl, which
why he was fussing. At the same time turned into barking as the doorbell
both dogs put their heads down. She Sinead stayed up late that evening, sounded. On opening the door Sinead
wondered what Scooby had growled putting the final touches to her novel. was confronted by a man around own
at. A cat perhaps. She fell asleep. It would be finished before its due date. age. He was carrying a camera and
She looked around her, Dixie had already other pieces of equipment to do with
Sinead, a novelist, had three weeks made her way into the bedroom, Scooby, photography.
to finish her fourth book. She was lay by the fire, with glowing embers from
under pressure. She sat at the kitchen the wood she had been burning. She made She looked at his green check coat
table, laptop open, a pile of post, a hot drink. and saw a missing gold button. There
unopened. The dogs were outside, were two young boys by his side.
she could see them from the kitchen.
Scooby was sniffing around the tree “Hello, my name is Michael. I’m
barking. She went out to see what was here to apologise, I came last night
upsetting him. He ran to her and back to take photos, I should have asked
to the tree, following him she picked first, I needed to catch the cottage in
up a gold button. Force of habit made full moonlight, and as I don’t know
her put it into her pocket. She liked when there will be another full moon,
collecting them. I decided to come up uninvited.” He
looked at her sheepishly. So, this was
Later that evening she wondered her prowler, with his two boys looking
where it had come from. All summer every bit like their father. They patted
she had sat under that tree to work. the dogs who were overjoyed with the
She would have noticed it. It was attention. The old house at the end of
almost new. Someone must have the lane had new life, and hopefully no
dropped it recently. She thought of more midnight visitors to her cottage.
the shadow under the tree. She found
it hard to sleep since. Her cottage was
isolated, apart from the empty house
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RMeaagl-icworldCatherine Doyle on how a
place reawoke her creativity
e cliﬀs of Arranmore peer north-west coast of Ireland. “I walked the during world wars, sailors Arranmore Island photo credit: Mary McCauley
out over the Atlantic Ocean It was once the home of my winding road recused from the jaws of
as it rolls away towards maternal grandparents, where towards the the ocean, invasions and
America. Two years ago, they were born, grew up and famine, heroes and rebels.
I walked this windswept fell in love. In the late 1950s, lighthouse,
path for the ﬁrst time and it they emigrated to Chicago in explored sea at week on Arranmore
changed my life. search of employment and caves and glassy Island was the closest to real
ended up having their children magic I have ever been. It
Some say you don’t know there. When my mother was a lakes” reminded me how big and
who you are until you ﬁgure teenager, they moved back to beautiful the world is, and
out where you come from. mainland Ireland and settled Arranmore. As the island how much of it I was losing
Until recently, I never gave in Galway. eir beloved rose up from the waves, by forgetting to look up
that idea much thought. I Arranmore, once the centre of the coverage on my phone from my phone.
was only interested in my their universe, became a more receded and without WiFi, I
online identity – how I remote place, though it was became instantly, accidently, By the time I left the
existed in this ﬁltered space, never far from the stories they disconnected from my online island, a new book was
and what it had to oﬀer told me as a child. world. In its place, I found a bubbling away inside me.
me. I looked at the world wild and beautiful island that I wrote feverishly from
through the prism of social Now, at 27-years-old, I seemed to open its arms and morning to night, the words
media, often spending had a chance to visit it. My envelope me. I picked my way pouring out of me for the
hours mindlessly scrolling cousin had invited me to teach through the beaches where ﬁrst time in my writing life.
through Twitter and creative writing in the local my grandmother played as a
Instagram and Facebook. secondary school for a week. young girl, enjoyed a pint in e result is the story of a
By the time I reached my the pub where my grandad magical island full of rugged
mid-twenties, I was living e timing felt fateful. e was born, clinking glasses beauty and wild adventure
more on the internet than ﬁnal book in my young adult with cousins who had the same – an homage to Arranmore,
in the real world. It was an trilogy had just come out, my sea-blue eyes as him. I walked its people and those ancient,
attempt to feel connected, contract was oﬃcially over the winding road towards the unconquerable cliﬀs. WW
but it wasn’t making me and I was at a crossroads in my lighthouse, explored sea caves
happy. It was making me career. I didn’t know what to and glassy lakes. Arranmore is Catherine is the
feel empty, and lost. write about or where to look a place that never forgets – its author of the Storm
for inspiration. I wasn’t ﬁnding stories, like its cliﬀs, endure. Keeper quartet.
en, just over two it online. I wasn’t ﬁnding it in In the evenings, my cousins The Storm Keeper’s
years ago, an unexpected my head, either. told me tales of my ancestors, Island and book
invitation arrived from ones of bravery and adventure, two The Lost Tide
Arranmore. I grew up I packed a suitcase and soldiers washed up and hidden Warriors, published
listening to stories of the drove ﬁve hours north to by Bloomsbury
island, a place of rugged Donegal, then boarded a Children’s Books, are out now.
beauty ﬂoating just oﬀ the ferry, crossing the slip of sea Follow her on Twitter: @Doyle_
between the mainland and Cat or Instagram: @Cat_Doyle0
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WHAT’S ON THE BOX? Programmesto
tune into this week
TSOHOSUHLODUELRDER POINT BLANK
(RTÉ One, 9.35pm) July 10 (Netﬂix, from July 12)
Rugby is one of few sports on
the island of Ireland where both Thankfully nobody has been silly
north and south play under the enough to remake John Boorman’s
same banner. Despite a long classic 1967 thriller of the same
history of political and religious division, when it comes name. Instead, this new o ering is a
to rugby Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are revamp of the 2010 French movie A
one – Ireland. It is a ﬁne example of how communities on Bout Portant, and it stars two actors who should be very familiar
either side of an ideological divide can come together in a thanks to their contributions to the Marvel Universe - Anthony
common cause. That cause is sport. Now, ﬁ y years on Mackie and Frank Grillo, aka Avenger Falcon and the assassin
from the start of The Troubles, a conﬂict which claimed Crossbones respectively. Here Mackie plays Paul, an ER nurse
more than 3,500 lives, Brian O’Driscoll relives those dark who discovers his pregnant wife is in grave danger. In order to
times. He speaks to many of those who were there and save both their lives, he must join forces with his latest patient,
discovers how rugby played a redemptive role in the midst injured career criminal and murder suspect Abe (Grillo). Together
of all the horror, violence and su ering. O’Driscoll focuses they pit their wits against rival gangs and corrupt cops, putting
on several key events that have shaped our political and their lives on the line in the process. Marcia Gay Harden and
cultural landscape over the past 30 years. Teyonah Parris co-star.
‘IT’S ABOUT But Ba a-nominated We learn Sam has never child, and the impact of that.”
POWER, IT’S writer Levi David Addai, who been quite as excited as, say, A er watching the clip,
ABOUT CONTROL’ also penned Damilola, Our her husband Manny - played
Loved Boy, actually came up by Babou Ceesay - was by the there’s no doubt in the
In light of the MeToo with the idea for the show idea of their son heading to pair’s minds as to what has
movement, new BBC long before the allegations Hollywood and entering the happened to their son.
drama Dark Money feels of sexual misconduct against ﬁlm industry.
undeniably timely. The four- Hollywood producer Harvey Halfpenny describes her
part series tells the ﬁctional Weinstein ﬁrst emerged “She’s not against it, but character’s reaction as “just
story of a working class in late 2017. What unfolds it doesn’t sit well with her,” pure devastation”.
couple from north London throughout Addai’s script is says Halfpenny.
whose world is shattered an exploration of the damage “I think if your child was
when youngest son Isaac that runs deep in the Mensah “She doesn’t really like the to tell you something like
heads to LA to shoot a family, especially a er they fact that her son has to be that had happened, you’d be
movie and, on his return, decide to accept a substantial away from home.” mortiﬁed. You mainly hear
reveals he was abused by a pay-o to keep silent about audio, but you do see a bit of
renowned ﬁlmmaker. the abuse. His parents know that in-vision stu on the video,
something is wrong once so it’s just a huge burden.
It was a story that Jill Isaac gets back, a er he hides And a huge amount of shame
Halfpenny, who plays Isaac’s away in his bedroom during is just immediately within
mum Sam, felt invested in as his welcome-home party. Sam, and it really just gets
soon as she read the script. worse from there.”
“He builds up the courage
“It was about what to give us his phone, which When Manny and Sam are
happens to the small people has a recording of him being o ered a cheque in return
in the world of the big people, abused by the producer of for them signing a non-
and that’s what we are,” the ﬁlm, the person who disclosure agreement (NDA)
suggests the actress. owns the company that about the abuse, they weigh
makes this ﬁlm - a high net up that taking the money will
“It’s about power, it’s worth individual,” explains enable them to start a new
about control, it’s about 40-year-old Ceesay. life, plus it means avoiding
coercion. It’s about regret the publicity hell of pressing
and sadness, and healing. “What Levi had done charges against a celebrity.
I’m attracted to the human, fantastically is taking that
emotional process of things.” massive ideological dilemma Watch Dark Money on BBC
and putting it into a bedroom One from Monday, July 8
with two parents and their
WHY CAN’T WE SLEEP? Best of the rest
(ITV, 9pm) Wednesday July 10 FOR THE PEOPLE
(SKY Witness and NOWTV, 10pm)
If you’re thinking of going to bed Tina faces legal consequences as she
early because you didn’t sleep well, deﬁantly insists on protecting a young boy
it might be in your best interests to a er his father, a witness in Leonard’s case,
stay up until at least 10pm as this has a run-in with ICE agents that could lead
documentary is looking at why so many people to his deportation. Kate is determined to
are struggling to get rest. It’s estimated that around a third establish her worth to Roger and takes on
of adults aren’t getting enough sleep. at may not be much a murder case involving a prominent New
consolation though, as narrator Ranvir Singh explores the York criminal defence attorney.
impact that a lack of shut-eye is having. e programme
will look at some of the reasons we’re not nodding oﬀ, Thursday July 11 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU
while people who have struggled with insomnia and related ARE? (RTÉ One, 10.15pm)
problems visit one of the world’s leading sleep centres for help. Emma Willis is at a point in her life where
she wants to know more about her family
CELEBRITY CRYSTAL MAZE history so she heads back to Birmingham.
(C4, 8pm) Friday July 12 AGATHA RAISIN:
THE WIZARD OF EVESHAM (SKY
Richard Ayoade guides ONE and NOWTV, 9pm)
Returning to the quaint hamlet a er a
ﬁve more well-known spell away, Agatha in embroiled in another
mystery when her arrogant but brilliant hair
faces around the four stylist, dubbed “The Wizard of Evesham,”
becomes the centre of a maelstrom
zones of the Maze, involving blackmail, conspiracy and murder.
tackling a range of skill, Saturday July 13 POMS (Netﬂix)
In the movie Book Club, Diane Keaton
mystery, physical and plays a widowed mother whose grown-
up daughters are desperately trying to
mental challenges in JU1L2Y persuade her to live in a retirement home,
a bid to secure elusive and in Poms, her character, Martha, is
crystals as rewards for taking up residence in one.
success. Actor Sunetra
Sunday July 14 POLDARK (BBC One, 9pm)
Sarker pilots plucky broadcaster Matthew The Poldarks look forward to life together
in peace, but a plea from Ross’s old Army
Wright, seasoned politician Ann Widdecombe, Hollyoaks Colonel, Ned Despard compels him to
the capital to help. As Demelza manages
actor Nikki Sanderson and reality TV personality Wes their a airs in Cornwall she encounters
disenchantment and a new opponent, Tess.
Nelson. The outcome can only be described as one of the
Monday July 15 DIVORCE (SKY Atlantic
most breakaway entertaining - not to mention surreal - and NOWTV, 10.10pm)
As Robert begins a new future with new
Crystal-based Maze outings to date. partner Jackie, and Frances embraces being
alone for the ﬁrst time in a long time, it
By Áine Toner Wild Bill remains to be seen what fate has in store
for the two exes.
(ITV, 9pm) July 10
Tuesday July 16 DARK MONEY
Suspicion falls on members of (BBC One, 9pm)
the immigrant workforce a er With Isaac in hospital, Manny and Sam are
a suitcase containing the body threatened by Jotham’s lawyer. Both decide
of farm owner Darren Bailey to seek justice, but in di erent ways.
is pulled from the river. Bill
discovers that the farm had been WOMANSWAY.IE 45
used to launder criminal proceeds
through the clever accounting of the victim’s much younger
Slovenian girlfriend, Lubica, who has been made sole owner of
the farm’s assets. This makes her a key suspect, particularly
a er it’s revealed that her and Darren had an argument on
the night he went missing. However, with many of Darren’s
employees seeming happy at the news of his demise, and
stories coming to light about how he squeezed them at every
opportunity, it isn’t an open and shut case. Starring Rob Lowe,
Rachael Stirling and Angela Gri n.
Gary’s getting rattled
As tension builds, could some residents finally be getting payback?
Coronation Street fall in on their world? Also this week
Audrey wants to set Maria up with a
Gary’s rattled to meet Kelly, Rick’s › Why is Evelyn so unimpressed?
daughter, who’s wondering where her lovely man called Bob. is isn’t going › Who disappoints Maria?
dad is. He pretends he doesn’t know to end terribly well, is it? Later, Maria › Who plays her co-workers?
(the liar) but doesn’t realise that Kelly is meets up with Rex, an internet date.
watching him when he returns home. However, Rex likes to dress as a dog (I
Not a particularly nice person at the am being serious). Sigh. If only there was
moment, Gary tells Kelly exactly what someone on the Street who fancied Mary
her father was like. and wanted to make a move.
When Paula recognises Jan, Eileen’s Roy has to vacate the café when there’s
curiousity is piqued. Liz then Googles a bang and a spark. Cue him and Carla
Jan (which anyone could have done moving in too No 1 and No 9. It doesn’t go
weeks before) but what does she down too well, resulting in one resident
discover? Mind you, there’s something getting an ultimatum.
about Jan that we can’t put our ﬁnger on.
Sarah gives the factory employees
Nick tries to make amends with Sarah a stake in the business but they’re
but to no avail. He ﬁnds a photograph unhappy with their working conditions.
that he thinks will help his case - but Canny Sarah has a plan.
will it? Speaking of Sarah, she begins to
put the pieces together and has a hunch. Chesney shows Gemma his plans to
A slightly scary hunch. Someone is taken extend No5 ahead of the babies’ births
in for questioning... Is the roof about to but will it be large enough? Not to put too
ﬁne a point on it, four babies = a need for
a lot of space.
Emmerdale EastEnders Fair City
Robert’s interest is piqued when he learns Max starts to crumble under the pressure Tessa is irritated when Dean and Eoghan
a villager is wanting money. is sparks but is Jack able to oﬀer some hope? try to change her mind. Dean enjoys
an idea. e words ‘honey’ and ‘trap’ Speaking of Jack, he’s touched when Dearbhla and Eoghan locking horns.
spring to mind... Denise oﬀers advice about his woes.
Heather wants the old Hughie back,
Another villager feigns excitement at Phil spots Stacey with a new phone but he’s busy struggling with temptation.
what should be a great time. Will they get leaving him suspicious while Shirley An old face is back and stunned when
through this or will doubts sink in? warns Phil about his son’s behaviour. Heather refuses their suggestion.
Lydia explains she still plans to leave, Keegan talks to Gray about his career Hayley wonders what she’s let herself
but Sam refuses to let her. Will she be and a suggestion is made. back in for by living at home once again.
allowed to leave or not?
After an incident with Arthur, Kush Ray tells Mondo that being Nora’s
David worries about his hospital results suggests to Stacey they put the past friend will have to be enough (sob).
when Jacob arrives to support him. behind them. Will she agree? Would you?
With Ruth and Jack going to the same
Nicola and Bernice are stunned by a bit Kathy is touched when Bobby oﬀers camp, Carol and Fiona get competitive.
of a gruesome ﬁnd in a briefcase while some advice about the bar and Sharon Melanie warns Paul and Fiona not to
Doug and Liv share a secret. attends her midwife appointment. badmouth Carol in front of Ruth.
Holby City Mikey North (Corrie’s Gary Windass) said there SOAPCONFIDENTIAL
was a mental toll from the violent scenes he shared
with co-star Tina O’Brien. In recent scenes, Gary
was physically violent to ex Sarah Platt. ‘Sarah
is deﬁnitely the love of Gary’s life. Those scenes
when I had to throw her around, they weren’t easy.
It took me a while to get my head around it and I was in tears,’ he told the Daily
Star on Sunday. ‘‘I’ve loved working with Tina, and credit her with really turning
around my enjoyment of the place. It gave me a new lease of life. ‘So when it
was the end of us, it got to us both a little bit. It was a strange one.’ Gary is fast
becoming the next Weatherﬁeld villain - and we’re not sure how we feel about
By Áine Toner As her loved ones continue to worry Staying on Coronation Street, Samia Longchambon
about her, Chloe starts to learn more has signed a new contract to play Maria Connor
about Evan. Will she be rocked by more for another year. Rumours have it that Maria will
family revelations? And will she ﬁnd the be at the centre of some major
strength to be able to handle them? storylines over the next
12 months. It’s hard to
Cameron wants to prove himself as a believe she’s been a
doctor, and get out from under Bernie’s Street regular for close
shadow. But he receives some devastating to two decades and
news... Well, this is Holby, so devastating we’re excited to see
news comes fairly often. what she’ll be involved
in next. Hopefully
Hanssen learns that his grandson is not something juicy.
the only one who believes in the tooth
fairy. Awh, we’ve a bit of a soft spot for
Hanssen, it has to be said.
is week... JUNE 8 - 15
Brush up on history Set sail DMOISNS’!T
e Normans ﬁrst arrived The 2019 Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta returns this weekend. While most Absolute showstopper
in Ireland on Bannow Bay of the action will be happening in the water with over 2,500 sailors and
in Co Wexford in 1169. 500 boats taking part, on land there will be plenty of entertainment to A programme of events
keep you entertained. Highlights this year include face painting and a presented in the Ballymaloe
is year, throughout the ‘selfie wall.’ There will also be a delicious food market in the People’s Park Grainstore, East Cork, is
summer, a series of expert on Sunday, July 14. It’s set to be an incredible weekend and if you’re in kicking oﬀ this month.
guided walks and talks the area, it’s so worth a visit. The Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta runs from Under the direction of
will be taking place across Thursday July 11 until Sunday July 14. Rory Allen, the Grainstore
the model county to mark For more information log on to www.dlregatta.org is oﬀering a wide range of
the 850th anniversary of performances to audiences.
their arrival. Just two of Snap happy Sa taeral
the events on oﬀer include e search is on for Ireland’s e line-up includes Irish
a talk on ‘Early Castles in The Sexton Single Malt next music star. ‘Star Nation’ is vocal artists, a renowned
Ireland’ led by Dr Michael Irish Whiskey is hosting the brainchild of Irish-owned classical pianist, a wildlife
Potteron at the Wexford an inspiring photography pizza chain Four Star Pizza, and lecture and more. e event
library on July 18, and on exhibition in the Project Arts is a new all-Ireland competition season kicks oﬀ on Friday,
July 26, visitors can step Centre, Dublin, On Thursday launched to give songwriters July 19 with Seán Keane.
back in time at an open day July 18. Part performance, and musicians the chance to Tickets for all events are
at the Carrick Archaeology part cultural reportage and win a host of prizes to help on sale now and pre-show
Site at the Irish National part photo challenge, The them achieve their dreams. dinner in Ballymaloe House
Heritage park. Sexton ‘Own the Night’ is available before most
For details on the many photography exhibition will e winner will receive €3,000 performances.
other events taking place log allow guests to witness worth of music gear, a recording For more information
on to www.visitwexford.ie/ the night unfolding across session in one of Ireland’s most log on to www.
norman850 multiple cities. The Sexton famous studios and the chance ballymaloegrainstore.com
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legacy of Ireland’s the exhibition. Pizza online before the closing from July 18-21, the festival
greatest High King. See www.TheSexton.ie date on Wednesday, July 31. offers four days of science,
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birthplace of Brian Ború) www.fourstarpizza.ie/star-nation Dublin City, highlights include a
Killaloe and Ballina, the cardboard carnival for children,
festival runs from July outdoor stargazing at the
17-21. Offering a host Dunsink Observatory, digging
of events throughout for dinosaurs with Jurassic Park
the five days, there’s science advisor Jack Horner and
something for everyone. so much more.
Highlights include For full festival details log on to
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