Adamo Bridal – Pink Fizz and Paraphernalia

adamo-bridal-pink-fizzOn 25th May from 6pm, the lovely Lauren at Adamo Bridal will be hosting a Pink Fizz and Paraphernalia Evening.

Think hair, make-up, shoes and sparkly accessories. What more could any girl want?!

There’s also the chance to receive expert advice and mini-makeovers from top make-up artists and hair stylists along with our tips for styling your perfect wedding day look.

And there’s 15% off all Adamo’s stunning bridal accessories.

Tickets cost just £1 and are available from

or pop into the shop – Adamo Bridal, Unit 4, Stirling Hall, 11-13 Elm Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 1HT. It’s in the lane opposite the Post Office in Rectory Grove.

25th May 2011

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Southend Pier – Free For Residents?

southend-pierAfter seeing the discussions on the forum regarding making Southend Pier free for residents, I am indebted to @jamesharrod on Twitter for alerting me to an interview on BBC Essex which is availble on the Southend Pier should be free for residents Facebook Page.

Having visited relatives in Brighton recently, I was struck by the vibrant atmosphere on their free access Pier at 6pm on a Monday evening. Admittedly, the weather was very warm for April but there were still people enjoying the rides on the funfair at the end of their pier, as well as soaking up the last of the sunshine in the various bars and cafes.

Our Pier almost defeats any possibility of its own success by having any amenities it does have over a mile out to sea behind a protective barrier of an entrance fee. I explained to my Brighton-resident relatives that the cost was to pay for the running of the Pier but they seemed unconvinced.

Would you visit the Pier if it were free to get in but was subsidised by paying for rides on a funfair at the other end? Or maybe the charge should be made to those who actually use the train? Or, perhaps, proof of Southend Borough residency should preclude you from paying altogether?

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Adult Fun Fit Day at North Street School, Leigh-on-Sea

fun fit day at Leigh North Street SchoolsLeigh North Street Schools are holding a Parents Fun Fit Day on 21 May 2011 from 10am until 2pm.

In conjunction with Essex Boot Camp, The Tiffany Theatre School, LNSSPA and Shambhala Studios, the event is aimed at Adults Only and will include Bootcamp, Streetdance, Football, Cricket, Salsa, Netball, Aquaerobics and Yoga – each Workshop will last for 45 minutes and costs £3 or £10 for four. All partner organisations are offering their time for free in order to raise money for the Leigh North Street schools.

Sign up in the Junior School playground between 2.45 and 3.30pm any day during the week 16-20 May.

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Britain’s First Female Self-Made Billionaire

"dame-mary-perkins-billionaire"Whilst many will huff and puff about the increase in wealth of the super-rich as evidenced by the publication of the 2011 Sunday Times Rich List, the Press Association highlights the appearance of Britain’s first female self-made billionaire.

Dame Mary Perkins, together with her husband, Douglas, the founders of SpecSavers, whose fortune increased by 42% over last year.

Another interesting fact mentioned in the article is that, for the first time, 10% of the List is made up of women with 108 of the 1000 listed.

Not that I am particularly focussed on accumulating millions, but it gives hope for the rest of us women in small business that success really is possible.

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