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Nene Local Christmas Gift Guide

Here is Nene Local's guide to Christmas gifts... We'll be adding more items as we find them, so do pop back.  As Christmas 2020 will be like no other,...

downloadable resources for home schooling and activities

Downloadable Resources for Half Ter...

Make the most of October Half  Term with new Nature’s School downloadable resources for families   Are you looking for free educational, insp...

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Thrapston Under 14’s Girls Football...

The draw is done! Thrapston Under 14’s Girls Football Team have completed their fund raising efforts and now reveal their official 2020/21 sponsor......

Residents of Thrapston are set to enjoy improved park facilities, thanks to a grant of £45,000 from FCC Communities Foundation. The money will be used to install accessible paths and a poppy shaped meeting area at Thrapston Peace Park on Market Road, Thrapston. Mayor of Thrapston, Councillor Karen Draycott, believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area. She says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Thrapston by providing a beautiful, accessible place for residents to spend more time outdoors. It’s fantastic that FCC Communities Foundation has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to the park enhancements taking shape over the next few months. FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. Richard Smith, FCC Communities Foundation Senior Grant Manager, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the access improvements at the Peace Park and pleased our funding will improve such a beautiful green space for people across Thrapston. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.” Councillor Draycott hopes the Peace Park improvements will be ready to use by mid-December 2020. The new paths and meeting area are part of a wider schedule of works being undertaken by Thrapston Town Council to mark 100 years since the Peace Park was dedicated to the town as a War Memorial.

Funding Approved for Peace Park Cen...

Residents of Thrapston are set to enjoy improved park facilities, thanks to a grant of £45,000 from FCC Communities Foundation. The money will be...

Thrapston & Oundle

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Empaths and the Challenges of a Zoom Meeting

The term empath comes from empathy, which is the ability to understand the experiences and feelings of others outside of your own perspectiv...

Wellingborough & Great Doddington

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£400 Fine for Littering Out of Car Window

Drop your litter and face the consequences. That’s the stark message from East Northamptonshire Coun...

Northampton & Earls Barton

ActionCOACH business growth specialist Jo Sahunta and expert accountant, Nishi Patel of Northants Accounting, partnered up and ran the ‘Masterclass to Massive Profits’ session

Firms Join Forces to Deliver Profit Masterclass

A team of expert business coaches joined forces with a Northamptonshire accountancy practice to deliver the first in a series of free master...

Rushden & Raunds

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Downloadable Resources for Half Term Fun

Make the most of October Half  Term with new Nature’s School downloadable resources for families   Are you looking for free educati...

Peterborough & Elton

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Launch of Doubling Nature Action Plan for Cambridgeshire

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Nene Local Christmas Gift Guide

Here is Nene Local’s guide to Christmas gifts… We’ll be adding more items as we find them, so do pop back.  As Christmas 2020 will be like no other, we’re including an online ‘where to buy’ for anyone who wants to do all their shopping from the safety and comfort of home.

Tirastan Art

Pet portraits are an ideal Christmas present for friends and family, but I realise that trying to get that perfect photo in secret can me problematic! The ideal solution is a gift voucher, available at three levels, it gives the recipient time to find or take that perfect snap ready to be immortalised in pastel, and something to look forward to after Christmas.

Tira Stanford – Tirastan-art – Email@ info@tirastan-art.com – Tel: 07734816243

WHERE TO BUY your gift vouchers https://www.tirastan-art.com/page/gift-vouchers

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Help & Safety at Work – HASAW

For a novel Christmas gift idea for the person who has everything… how about the gift of safety!  You can buy extinguishers and fire blankets in Thrapston from HASAW!  Place your order with the team and pick up from their office on Market Road, Thrapston.  They’ll even give you a quick lesson in how to use them correctly.  Every kitchen needs its safety equipment….

WHERE TO BUY call 01832 735874 – Help and Safety at Work Ltd – www.hasaw.com  –  Market Road, Thrapston

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Ottilie Home and Gifts – Acorn Bird Feeder

We love the quirky Acorn Bird Feeder, £12 from Ottilie Home and Gift

Turn the hanging ring at the top to remove the top, fill with raw peanuts or other bird feed (make sure it’s filled with feed that won’t fall through the holes like seeds though!), reattach top and screw in firmly, then use that ring to hang the feeder in your garden.

www.ottiliehomeandgifts.co.uk – Facebook.com/ottiliehomeandgifts

WHERE TO BUY https://www.ottiliehomeandgifts.co.uk/shop/4584032616/acorn-bird-feeders/11413632

Acorn Bird Feeder is also available in Healthy Pet Supplies, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston

Let’s Get-Nourished Together

It’s well documented that getting all our vitamins and minerals and being in tip-top condition helps with our immunity and who wouldn’t want a great immune system at the moment!get nourished

I was approached by Nourished to take a look at their bespoke vitamin stacks.  To begin your Nourished journey you need to go online to www.get-nourished.com and take their quiz.

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By answering a few questions on your age, gender, lifestyle and diet choices the team asses your needs and make a vitamin stack just for you.  They use technology that would be at home in a Star Trek replicator – producing your products with the aid of a digital printer.  They are vegan and eco-friendly.  At Nourished they hold over eight patents across their 3D printing techniques and ingredient encapsulation methods, the pioneers have developed all these entirely inhouse in the facility in Birmingham.

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After my little quiz, I placed my order.  For full disclosure I was given a code to get my pack for free to try out.  Every step of the way I had an email; your Nourished stacks have been printed, your nourished stacks are on their way, you’ve unlocked Nourish rewards – each email is informative and not intrusive, although you can opt out of course.

My Nourished stacks for the month turned up very quickly and looked lovely and inviting.  They would make an interesting gift for someone too.  The website claims ‘delicious’ I’d say pleasant to eat rather than delicious to be honest.get nourished

In my stack I have;

  • Selenium
  • A probiotic
  • Ginger Extract
  • Cordyceps
  • Beta Glucan
  • Maca Powder
  • White Kidney Bean Extract

And they all depended on my answers in the online quiz of course.  You get a leaflet letting you know what each one will accomplish for you.

I’ve only just started the stacks so can’t comment yet on whether I feel any different on them.

For more information go to www.get-nourished.com

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Empaths and the Challenges of a Zoom Meeting

The term empath comes from empathy, which is the ability to understand the experiences and feelings of others outside of your own perspective.  To be an empath goes a little further than this though.

Empaths are highly attuned to other people’s moods, good and bad. They feel everything, sometimes to an extreme. They take on negativity such as anger or anxiety, which can be exhausting for them. If they are around peace and love, though, their bodies take these on and flourish.

For me personally, when I practised as a holistic therapist offering reiki and reflexology, I had to be extremely mindful of cutting the ties with clients as they left.  Not doing so could leave me with their energies, good bad, high or low and result in Compassion Fatigue – which is often felt by therapists, hairdressers, counsellors etc.helen dawson healer

There are different types of empaths and Heyoka Empath’s have the ability to subconsciously feel other people’s emotions. They often have psychic-like abilities when it comes to people’s feelings and emotions. They are great people to confide in, and they are wonderful at giving advice too.

I first really realised I was an empath in my early 20’s, I owned my own house and mum had a key, she would sometimes pop over when I wasn’t there, do a bit of cleaning or gardening to help me out.  The minute I returned home, on walking into my empty house my mood would change – I realised after a short time that my mood was switching to match that of my mum, who had been there hours before.  Mum was known for strong feelings, in whatever direction, I was picking them up.helen dawson healer

I’m fairly certain that as a young child I would pick up on these things too, from her and my friends also, I was too young to understand and ended up just being fed up of feeling different to everyone else.

It has its upside, if a ‘friend in need’ is suffering in silence, I can pick up on it and tease the feelings out them to help, without them knowing what I’m doing.  In my day job with Busy Women Networking I experience the success of the members almost as vividly as they do, which is why I love to help them succeed.  Obviously, there are downsides too, and this is why I write today….

2020, it’s certainly been a challenge to us all!  At the start there was a lot of anxiety in everyone. I work from home and don’t travel abroad for holidays so much of my day to day life stayed the same.  The lovely summer sun was great for gardening, and once we are allowed to, spending time in the countryside aboard our boat was lovely.  My anxiety levels and clenching of neck and jaw were sky high though – simply because I was picking up the mood, not only from friends but the general population too.

Again, once the feeling and the reasons are identified then the empath can effectively shield from it in certain ways.  Just recently I had begun to feel very down, unlike any feelings I had had before, I wondered whether it was depression.  I posted on Facebook asking for some suggestions on how to ‘bounce back’.  Suggestions ranged from chatting to friends to hugging a tree – I am quite open to all sorts of suggestions, although must add, I got really bitten by midges when I walked in the woods!

After much deliberation I have concluded it’s Zoom!  Zoom is my doom…

I’ve realised how much I enjoy and actually need interaction with people, socially and when working too.  I pick up emotions, I read you subconsciously and this is pretty much impossible when I can only see a 5cm picture of you on my screen.  Zoom is fantastic for all our meetings, but the little nuances, facial twitches, partial smiles and frowns are missed by the technology – I’m no longer connecting with you all as much as I was and a little black cloud was following me around because of this.

I will add, now I’ve defined what it is the black cloud has moved on somewhat, as I can ensure now that I have some real person interaction.

Let’s hope that soon we can start to meet and run our businesses again in person, so for empaths everywhere, it’s not so much of a challenge.