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S41 Family catch up…

Simon Paterson Playing the long game Words & Images : Simon Paterson Life is great and I am beyond privileged to live the life I do, but it doesn’t come without hard work, focus and dedication. My typical day starts between 5:30am and 6:00am when the Kraken awakes (Florie). We go down stairs, I make her breakfast which usually consists of Ready Brek (classic), toast or some weird baby stuff in a beautiful package! I will then sit on the floor and read the Guardian via the app on my phone whilst squeezing various baby toys that make a variety of
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It’s a dogs life Doggy birthday parties!

Words: Simon Paterson Images: Three Cottages All your mates that you haven’t seen in ages are there. You get to reminisce about old school days and tell exaggerated stories of the past (never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn), eat drink and be merry! Well what if your best friend is a dog? Most dog owners would say that their best friend IS their dog. They love you unconditionally, never pass judgement and give the best cuddles after a tough day at work. John and Nicky at the Three Cottages are fellow dog lovers who
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Do you wish you could change the world?

Create Change Chesterfield is happening on Sunday 10th March. We will gather together, hear about great ideas and think about changing the world! The day has been organised by Clare Gage who is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. The RSA was founded on a belief that the creativity of ideas could enrich social progress. Clare has used the support of the RSA to create this day for her local community. As part of the day we will hear from researchers from the RSA Action and Research centre, a place bubbling with inspiring ideas with action being taken
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Prime Vets

­­­­ Words: Paul Chapman Images: Prime Vetinary Dinu Catilina is the veterinary surgeon behind Prime Veterinary Practice – the newest practice in Chesterfield. Being there for our clients and their pets means a 24/7 service to me and we are very proud to be able to offer out of hours care to our registered clients at our own practice.” Born and raised in Transylvania, Dinu is a long way from home, but his life-long love for animals has led to a veterinary career which has recently involved the opening of their new, completely independent veterinary practice PRIME VETS, in Chesterfield.
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Bottle & Thyme… At Any Time

Words: Paul Chapman Images:Bottle and Thyme facebook Whether it’s breakfast, morning coffee, relaxed lunch, afternoon tea, after work drinks, an evening meal or a catch up with friends, Bottle and Thyme’s evolving offer will be the right place for you. The ambience, the food and the drinks change throughout the day – and the friendly, flexible team work to accommodate your needs. Gavin Grainger invited us down to experience and sample their Friday evening offering of two cocktails for £10 and live acoustic music. It’s a place where you could head out for an afternoon drinking session, where you can
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One Man, One Cause On Foot Across America

Words:  Jack Alexander Pictures: Eric Keeler In September we met with Eric Keeler, a Chesterfield local raising money for Spinal Research by running coast-to-coast across the United States. He was back in the UK to apply for another visa before heading back out to complete the second leg of his epic journey, from Denver, Colorado through to the Pacific coastline of California. “When times were tough, I’d remember how far I’d come, and all the people who’d supported me along the way, and everyone who’s donated to the charity.” Geography buffs out there will already know the immediate challenge awaiting Eric
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The Three Cottages

Words: Bekah Anstey Images: Nicky and John “We pride ourselves on our customer service and have an excellent team of people working with us”. Says Nicky Nicky and John are the proud new proprietors of The Three Cottages. They made the move in July and have been working very hard to create a friendly and welcoming pub, where you can come for delicious family friendly food, or a cosy pint in the front room. I had the pleasure of meeting them both this month. It’s clear they have a passion for what they do and they couldn’t be more welcoming.
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Simon and Bekah recap…

Bekah Anstey Festive fatigue This year has seen my job title change to ‘exhausted mum of 2’. Having two children is an absolute game changer. When you have one child and two parents, you outnumber the offspring two to one, leaving one parent free to complete tasks or have some well-earned down time. Two kids and your ratios are all out of whack; no down time and tasks start to slip. I recently caught Simon skiving in the bathroom with little or no intent of using it’s facilities. He was just sat on the edge of the bath watching YouTube;
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From Newbold to New York

Words: Simon Paterson Images: Dave Gee Dave draws really cool doodle maps! Born and raised in Newbold, Dave is a freelance illustrator now living in the heart of Manchester. Working from AWOL Studios in Ancoats, Dave’s illustrations can be viewed in many cities including Manchester, Hamburg and New York! Dave’s trademark are his doodle maps which combine his unique doodle style with cartoonish illustrations creating a map of a city. Using his trusty posca pens Dave has created artwork for clients based all around the world and has even travelled abroad for some of his trademark doodle map mural pieces.
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S41 met S41

Words: Bekah Anstey Images: Jez Revell Come and see the radio station they said, I couldn’t say yes quick enough! All things media related has been a passion for me from an early age, I studied media at college and loved every minute. From splicing (yes, I’m that old) in the sound booth to creating and filming tv shows, I was in my element. I haven’t had much opportunity to do anything media related for a long time as life got in the way and I found a new career path. So, when Jez from S41 Radio offered a radio
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