Cheltenham Directories Magazine

The Cheltenham Directory December 2012

Our Christmas magazine is packed with local trades and services for your home, family & health/wellbeing, seasonal events in Cheltenham, community information, gift ideas and interesting articles. There are 17 Christmas related events in our What’s On pages (p13-15) including carol concerts and Christmas fairs plus other regular events too.
The editor, Clare McVey, writes in her letter about how not to have the perfect Christmas on p4. There are gifts for her (gorgeous jewellery p9) and if you’re stuck for a gift idea for anyone who likes to try new experiences, why not book them a clay shooting session (see p15). Could be good for a difficult-to-buy-for husband! And if you want to lose weight post Christmas, Mike Beer from Studio Fit, Cheltenham, says: “Don’t start running!” Find out why on p12.
We’ve reproduced our “How To” Twitter guide on p5-6 for the folks in Leckhampton, The Park, Tivoli and Hatherley (who don’t receive the November edition through the door). If you haven’t tried Twitter yet, this will tell you everything you need to know to get started.
If you are suffering from back pain, or need post-op recovery help, see the ad on p11. And other services new to this month’s publication are locksmiths p26, double glazing repairs p19, book keeping and accountancy services, p9.
There is a great review of Ovenclean’s services on p7 – a professionally cleaned oven brings unexpected joy at this time of year and comes highly recommended.
Green Living writer Rebecca Waite gives some great tips on reducing the amount of food wasted over Christmas. There’s a fascinating article by spiritual healer, Dorothea Stankiewiez on finding your path to happiness and how she has helped clients who were struggling, stressed and in pain.
MP Martin Horwood talks about winter A&E services and whether every pensioner should get winter fuel allowance regardless of income and Coun Klara Sudbury writes about what’s going on down your street in the Leckhampton area on p38.
For those parents struggling with the difficult process of separation, Cheltenham Mediation Services has some advice about sharing time with your children on p16.