March 2009

The dynamic UK networking and business club for rural women in business - WiRE, Women in Rural Enterprise

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WiRE News and Opportunities

WiRE are pleased to announce the following events:

Annual National WiRE Conference – 23rd April 2009
WiRE are excited to announce that the annual National WiRE conference is to be held on Thursday 23rd April 2009 at Harper Adams University College, WiRE’s HQ. It is going to be a fantastic day and completely different to what has been done before! More details of the conference will follow - keep an eye on the website!
Booking online available from 6th March 2009.

Country Living Spring Fair 2009
FULLY BOOKED! We hope to see you there supporting our WiRE members - Penny Lindop www.pennylindop.co.uk, Yvonne Carmichael  - Highland Angel www.highlandangel.co.uk Tess Heslop - Ochre & Ocre  www.ochreandocre.com, Jane Turner - For Yoo www.foryoo.co.uk, Margaret Appleby - Linen Lawn www.margaretappleby.co.uk and

Country Living
Marti Murchinson www.madeincanterbury.co.uk/marti.htm  (Stand numbers W1 - W7).

Show Time - A fantastic opportunity to exhibit under the WiRE umbrella.
Stafford Show - 27th/28th May 2009 - 2 days  - £115 + £20 for electricity if required.
Newport Show - 18th July 2009 - 1 day - £65 +£20 for electricity if required.
Burwarton Show - 6th August 2009 - 1 day - £95 + £20 for electricity if required.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so contact us quickly as we are expecting a high demand. For further information email emma@wireuk.org

WiRE’s own Membership Manager to take part in Paris Marathon 2009!
Heather Hogan and three mad friends are taking part in the Paris Marathon on the 5th April 2009 to raise money for the fantastic charity Get Kids Going!

Get Kids Going is a National Charity which gives disabled children and young people up to the age of 26 years the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport.  Sam Scott (who lives in the same village as Heather) has won countless medals competing and is currently training for the Paralympics here in London 2012 which is absolutely fantastic! None of this could have been possible without the help of Get Kids Going!

To support us go to www.justgiving.com/heathergrahamjobea or email heather@wireuk.org for more information.


WiRE's Facebook Page
Over 220 of you have already joined the WiRE Facebook page to gain access to up to date information, photos, reviews, event information, discussion boards and much more.  Want to join WiRE on Facebook and become a keen online networker?  Join WiRE at www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8561171654. and let your friends know! 

Great HSBC Offer for all members
As a WiRE member HSBC is pleased to offer you preferential rates for your electronic card processing.  Debit and credit card processing could be right for you if you accept debit and credit card payments from customers and if you want competitive, fair pricing.  Benefits include no set up fee (normally £150) and terminal rental from £18 + VAT for each static terminal per month (special rates for mobile and portable terminals, available on request) and a minimum monthly service charge of £15 per month.  For more details call the HSBC team on 0800 731 8921 stating you are a WiRE member or visit the website www.hsbc.co.uk/business



WiRE Keeping you up to date

Government Offers Small Businesses Tax Help
HM Revenues and Customs have just launched a series of online short video guides which take small business owners through the stages needed to comply with tax regulations. The ten byte sized videos hosted by TV presented Dan Snow address issues such as Income Tax for the Self Employed and VAT. The resources also provide a free guide for small businesses titled ‘Giving your Business the Best Start with Tax’. The videos and guides are all available to download from the Business Link Website at http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/taxhelp.

Business link

International Women’s Day - 8th March 2009
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues. To find out about events in your area to celebrate the day visit the official website on the following link http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp?country=221

Theo Paphitis’ top business Tips
Business guru Theo Paphitis, has been investigating how small businesses are faring during the current economic downturn for the BBC Show Panorama. The programme ‘Credit Where It’s Due’ was broadcast on BBC One on Monday 23rd February, but can still be viewed online on the BBC website at the following link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hvty9. The Dragons Den star has also released an article of top tips for running a successful business which is well worth a read, the link is http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_7906000/7906445.stm.


WiRE Member News and Events

An exciting time for Muddy Matches
It has been quite an exciting month for rural online dating and social networking site MuddyMatches.co.uk with the company winning the East Midlands regional final in the Enterprise category of the Countryside Alliance Awards, and co-founder Lucy Reeves being made East of England Young Business Woman of the Year!  The website, which now has over 20,000 members, will also be celebrating its second birthday on 1st March. To find out more about Muddy Matches or to join this exciting social network please visit the website http://www.muddymatches.co.uk/.

Cotswold Chutney to appear in the press – Gloucestershire
WiRE member Sarah Giles and her company Cotswolds Chutneys are due to feature in Woman & Home magazine in April. This is fantastic news for Sarah who started her business only last September at the age of 53, as she attempted to help the family finances when her husband was made redundant. All her chutneys are handmade in her kitchen using local produce wherever possible. Sarah produces 7 varieties at present, including special chutneys for Christmas and Easter. To find out more about Cotswold Chutneys please contact Sarah by email toobusy2@btinternet.com.

Indian Ocean- Showroom Opportunity
We are the UK’s leading brand retailer of Outdoor Furniture and are looking to add to our successful network of partner showrooms in the following counties: Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. If you are interested in earning £10-20K pa, have a minimum of 15000sq ft that could be converted into a showroom and have a sales background and motivation. It is an ideal opportunity for those with a large building.  The majority of the partner showrooms are based on farms and run by farmers and their partners.  Full training is given. Contact Jill or Stephen Roberson on 01508 492285 or email Norfolk@indian-ocean.co.uk to discuss this opportunity.

Home based business opportunity – West Sussex
Are you seeking a home-based business to fit around family commitments? WiRE member Pat Frank has a small Headwear mail order business for women experiencing hair loss following chemotherapy, which is closing due to Cancer in her family. This business is ready for expansion through local/nationwide Hospital Cancer Centres.   One-day stalls in Hospital Foyers possible.   Listings by Cancer Bacup/Breast Cancer Care websites and booklets generate present sales.  £1 per sale presently donated to Cancer Research UK . No charge for business – just purchase of current small headwear stock and fabrics - wholesale prices.  Fresh stock could be made/purchased by new owner or by present needlewoman. For Further Details please contact Pat Frank on Tel: 01825 791337 or  e-mail: pat@pfrank.wanadoo.co.uk.


Free Business Skills Training with Menta
WoMenta are offering an array of free workshops and training courses to women in business. The courses cover all business areas including marketing, book keeping and finance, business plans, fishing for customers, PR on a shoestring and selling online. Book now to reserve your place at www.womenta.org.uk. Please call 0800 085 5090 for more information.

Fantastic opportunity to exhibit at Wedding Fare – 8th March 2009 - Birmingham
WiRE member Tina Rennie from the Big Day Company is offering WiRE members the opportunity to Exhibit at one of Birmingham's most prestigious wedding and corporate entertainment venues. Hornton Grange are holding a Wedding Fare on 8th March 2009 between 11-4pm. Local radio stations and journalist will be there, with supporting newspaper coverage. There will also be a large number of competitions. The Cream of the Crop wedding suppliers will be exhibiting. For more information please contact tina@thebigdayco.biz.

How to Attract New Customers in a Recession- FREE Telephone Seminar
12th March 2009
The telephone seminar will provide 7 easy steps to identify, find and win new customers (yes it really can be that simple). Also covered will be how to ensure customers buy from you - not your competitors, how to make powerful offers to instantly attract new customers, how to write an advert which sells and how to generate additional sales and keep your customers coming back for more. For further details and to register visit: http://www.businessbyresults.co.uk/teleseminar1

House of Colour Introductory Evening  - 19th March 2009 – Richmond
WiRE member Judy Ward would like to invite you to the House of Colour Introductory Open Evening at The Studio, Crofts Avenue, Richmond, DL10 4AZ on Thursday, 19th March 2009 at 7pm. Wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be served and then there will be the opportunity for your friends and family to see and hear for themselves all about Colour and Image and the benefits to them personally.  The evening includes demonstrations and information in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn how to develop your own personal style, increase your self confidence and how to make the biggest saving of your life. Please ring Judy on 0748 825623/07787550606 to book a place for you and your friends.

Real Nappies Exhibit at the Bump to Baby Show – 20th-22nd March- Telford
Real Nappiness will be exhibiting at The Bump-2-Baby Show, Telford on 20th to 22nd March. They will be advising on, and selling their large range of real nappies, and the focus will be on the UK manufactured Nature Babies Nappies. They will also have a large range of organic baby products and maternity lingerie for sale. For more information please go to http://www.realnappiness.co.uk/index.html .


Home Scents launch new Narcissi range at the Natural Products Europe Show – April 2009 - London
Home Scents will be exhibiting at Natural & Organic Products Trade Show at Olympia during the 1st week of April. Home Scents offer a unique range of cleaners, hand blended in Northumberland using only natural ingredients and pure essential oils that are kind to your home, your family and the environment. Highlights at the show include the Narcissi Spring Cleaning range which will tempt the most reluctant domestic goddess, and parents will be delighted by the new Baby Scents Multi Surface Nursery Cleaner. WiRE Member Judith Mathias would be happy to offer WiRE Members free tickets to the exhibition for those who would like to attend and visit Judiths stand. For more information please contact Judith on 01434  607722 or email sales@homescents.co.uk

Yorkshire Independent Business Showcase – 18th April 2009 -York
The Yorkshire Independent Showcase is to be held this year at the Exhibition Centre at Yorkshire Racecourse. The event is organised by Sanctuary who are planning on bringing together a wide variety of independent businesses based throughout Yorkshire. The categories at the event range from wedding services, leisure and education to food and drink. Workshops and seminars will run throughout the day with Jennifer Celerier and Kristina Grimes from ‘The Apprentice’ holding a 1 hour workshop. After the show in the evening a carvery will be served (one ticket per trade stand, with additional tickets available to book) .The evening will provide a fantastic opportunity to network. At the start of the dinner the fantastic Nicky Patterson (international speaker) will be speaking and the meal is followed by a firework display. The day will raise money for the High Dependency Unit at York Hospital. The entry fee is £4. To book a stand or for more enquires please contact Carole Anne on 07919 020548 or email carole-anne@sanctuarymanagementuk.com. For more information or the event please visit the website www.sanctuarymanagementuk.co.uk.

Car Boot and Collectors Fair for Charity – 19th April - Shropshire
Jane Bebbington of Dearnfood Lake is holding a car boot sale and collectors fair in support of Breast Cancer Research on Sunday 19th April at Dearnfood Lake, Whitchurch. The postcode of the location is SY13 3JQ (alongside A41/A49/A525). So come along to cash in your collectables, spring clean your attics, recycle unwanted items and hunt down a bargain! Stallholders can set up between 7.30-8.30 am and the gates open to the public at 9am. To hold a car boot the costs are £8 per car, £10 per van/trailers and large vans/trailers are £12. Public admission  and parking is free and there are refreshments on site. No dogs please. For more information call Jane on 01948 or email jane@dearnford.com.


Creative Women showcase comes to the Artrix Theatre Bromsgrove  - 7th May 2009    
Donnah Morgan & Sue Thompson both WiRE members have been friends for many years and now together use their diverse talents in personal and individual development along with promotional and inspirational achievements to bring you ‘The Creative Women’ showcase promoting amazing women achieving their ambitions and giving the public an insight into the many fantastic businesses, displaying wonderful products and services from Worcestershire and surrounding areas whilst supporting a local charity. The event will be held on Thursday 7th May from 7pm. Tickets £5, cons £4 available from the box office 01527 577330.  Limited spaces available so don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your business book your place now for details contact Donnah Morgan : ‘abfablife’ please email donnah@globalnet.co.uk or visit the website www.abfablife.co.uk.

Going Further with Google AdWords  - 13th  May 2009- Shropshire
In one day on this course delegates will learn how to use the Quality Score to your advantage, to outrank your competitors without paying more, focus your campaign on the best performing keywords and adverts, cutting costs and improving ROI, set up and run campaigns that target specific geographical areas, write ads and landing pages that convert visitors into buyers and use and understand your statistics, continuously improving the performance of your account. The course will be held at the Telford Campus of the University of Wolverhampton. For full details and to book go to http://www.ascendancyinternetmarketing.co.uk/adwordscourse.asp

Search Engine Optimisation for Beginners – 20th  May 2009- Shropshire
In one day on this Search Engine Optimisation course, beginners will learn to find the right keywords to target, optimise the copy on your website, develop effective internal linking strategies, grow the number of external links pointing to your website, measure the results of your work and develop your strategy further. The course will be held at the Telford Campus of the University of Wolverhampton. For full details and to book go to http://www.ascendancyinternetmarketing.co.uk/seocourse.asp or call 01952 288314

Craft Event at Fillongley, Coventry –  9th August 2009 - West Midlands
WiRE members are invited to have a stand at the Fillongley Show in Coventry on 9th August 2009.  The cost is £20 per 6ft tressel table (including table) inside (if you have a craft to show/demonstrate to people), or £39 for any other type of business. If interested please contact Cheryl Brookes, the show secretary on 02476 460287/  07779558257. Cheryl plans to group WiRE ladies together, each with their own table. If there are more than 20 WiRE members, then WiRE members will have their own marquee. Places at the show are in high demand, so please contact Cheryl quickly. The website for the show is  http://www.fillongley-show.org.uk

Dream PA

Exciting News from The Dream PA – Yorkshire
WiRE member Nadine Hill of The Dream PA wants to inform Virtual Assistants about a business building opportunity.  To learn more and increase your revenue streams, check out http://www.thedreampa.co.uk/services.html. Also, Nadine has recently launched an exciting new range of personal organisers aimed at busy women! Drawing upon her fashion background and experience as a PA and a mum (ie: must be super organised!) she has launched these stylish leather loose leaf planners. The planners really are all you need to look chic and be organised 24 hours a day. To view the collection and to buy online please visit the website http://www.thedreampa.co.uk/shop.html


Other News and Events

Cotswold Women in Business - A comprehensive programme of local support for enterprising women with ideas
Have an idea for your own business? Not sure if you have the right skills? How could it fit with your already busy life? Help is at hand! To help answer any of your business questions courses and workshops are being run throughout the year in Chipping Campden, Fairford and Tewksbury. “One-day Taster Sessions” held at local, friendly and accessible venues, Comprehensive Business Start Up Courses” to get you up and running, “Monday Monthly Workshops” with topics that include: Legal surgeries, Tax, Marketing, Presentation Skills and Confidence Building workshops and wonderful opportunities to meet other like-minded women who have taken the plunge. For more information T: 01386 701 868 E: sjm@sjmcoachingandtraining.co.uk

Train to Gain Scheme – New College Bromsgrove and Redditch- Worcestershire
Train to Gain is a Government sponsored initiative designed to help you get the most out of your workforce. As a Train to Gain provider New College, The North East Worcestershire College in Redditch and Bromsgrove, can provide a range of services to help meet your training needs. As a Train to Gain provider, NEW College can offer a range of training solutions to meet your needs. Some might be at no cost to your organisation, some might be heavily subsidised and there might be some that you have to pay for in full. To find out more information about what NEW College could do for you, call (01527) 66953.

Make your Mark and Spark Events - 11th & 25th March - East/West Midlands

WIRE members are invited to be part of two Women's business events, the first will be held at Ringwood Hall Hotel, Chesterfield on 11th March (1.00pm- 5.30pm) with the support of EMDA and the second  in the West Midlands held at the Alton Towers Hotel, on March 25th (1.00pm-5.30pm) with the support of AWM and WECOE.There are 1 or 2 spaces for organisations to deliver seminars but WiRE members are welcomed to give 1-2-1 advice sessions to the women delegates and to recommend some local inspirational women.

Make Your Mark

There will be a total of 6 events which will be held across the country organised by Make Your Mark and the Spark Network. The events will allow you to network, speak to business experts, learn new skills and turn your business dream into a reality. The events will be full of inspiration and knowledge and are free to attend. To book your place go to  www.makeyourmark.org.uk/spark or for further information call 020 7430 8058.


International Womens Day at Museum of English Life – 11th March 2009 -  Reading
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2009 the Museum of English Rural Life is holding a special public event at the University of Reading a few days after International Women’s Day  on the 11th March 2009 between 5.00-6.30pm at the MERL Conference Room. The lecture will focus on Women in British Farming. The speaker will be historian Dr Nicola Verdon, author of the book ‘Rural Women Workers in 19th Century England’ and advisor to BBC’s ‘Victorian Farm’. Come along to find out more about the historic role of women in British Agriculture and to celebrate IWD with some tea and cake.  To book a place or for further information, contact Museum of English Rural Life on 0118 378 8660 or email merlevents@reading.ac.uk

Public Sector Opportunities for Local Businesses Event – Thursday 12th March - Hereford and Worcester
Worcestershire County Council in partnership with Business Link in the West Midlands, the County's six District Councils, and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is hosting an event aimed at showing local businesses how to do business with the public sector. Businesses that do not currently trade with Public Sector organisations, but would like to are invited to attend the event at County Hall on Thursday 12th March starting at 10.30am. The events finishes with a locally sourced buffet lunch. The event will highlight the many opportunities to sell to the County Council or its partners, including preparing firms to bid for business and be procurement ready and fantastic opportunities to network. Places are limited, so please book your places early to avoid disappointment. Please visit the website to book your place www.worcestershire.gov.uk/business2009

Start spring in tune with ACWW – 19th March - London
The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) would like to invite members of WiRE to a classical music concert in the Spring. The event is designed to publicise the work of this international organisation that helps women worldwide through the promotion of mutual friendship: the organisation of community development projects and the lobbying of the United Nations. It will take place at the 18th century former church of St John’s Smith Square, Westminster, London on March 19th. Works by Brahms, Mozart and Stravinsky will be performed by the clarinettist Timothy Orpen and Pianist Simon Lepper. St Johns is 200 yards from ACWW’s Central office at Mary Sumner House in Tufton Street where a buffet lunch will be offered to concert goers. Further details and tickets for £19 can be obtained from Jan Hugill, Administrative Secretary (telephone 0207 799 3875 Or email info@acww.org.uk).

FREE Seminars ‘Planning for the future success of your business’ at Coodes Solicitors –
8th April, 22nd April & 6th May - Cornwall
As part of Coodes Solicitors commitment to local Business Community, the firm are holding a series of free seminars covering business issues encountered in the current recession. Coodes Solicitors expert Business Services team will be available for any general advice you may want, and in response to their recent survey of the main areas causing clients concern, the firm have put together a programme covering topics such as protecting your brand, expansion (internet selling), leases and profit maximisation. Events will be held on Wednesdays at the following locations on the stated dates: 8th April 2009 3.30pm at Elizabeth House, Castle Street, Truro, Wednesday 22nd April 2009 3.30pm at Hotel Penzance, Britons Hill, Penzance, and Wednesday 6th May 2009 3.30pm at Western Morning News Building, Brest Road, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth. Contact Allison Bunney at allison.bunney@coodes.co.uk or 01872 246200 as soon as possible to book your place as numbers are limited

The Women's Business Mastermind Conference and Awards Ceremony-  24th April 2009- Worcesterhsire

The Womens Business Mastermind Conference and Awards Ceremony is being held on 24th April 2009 at The St Johns Hotel, Birmingham. Do you want discover from those that walk their talk how to skyrocket your business and make 2009 your year of real growth? Then this is the conference for you!Learn from the UK's leading entrepreneurs about their Secrets & Best Strategies of Success - advice normally worth thousands. Discover from those that have grown international enterprises what it takes to really Create the Competitive Edge. Be inspired, energised, moved and connect with like-minded women entrepreneurs. Please book online www.womensbusinessconference.co.uk.


Chance to appear on BBC Mastermind!
The BBC is starting to produce Mastermind 2009 and are currently welcoming applications. Auditions will be held across the country throughout March and so it is essential to apply now. To apply for Mastermind please send a SAE to: Mastermind Applications, Room 4012, BBC Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M60 1SJ or download the application form at www.bbc.co.uk/mastermind. Applicants must be over 18.



WiRE Offer from MindCraft Training
10% off course fees for WiRe members. MindCraft offers a range of training courses for people in business ranging from media relations, presentation skills, crisis management, diversity issues, public speaking, negotiation skills, and sales training using NLP.
Each workshop is led by an expert with real experience from their field of industry to provide stimulating and lively workshops. Never has there been a more important time to invest in your business skills. See our full course list at http://www.mindcraft-training.co.uk/cms.php?ctid=What_MindCraft_delivers for more details or contact Sarah Walker 01359 270341/07884 315608 for advice.

Credit Crunch offer from Carole McCall
WiRE Member Carole McCall organises a NLP Practitioner course provided by www.nlptrainingcorporation.com   (one of the top companies in this field). This course is aimed at women and is run over 4 weekends in March and April. It is held in Bury St Edmunds and is half the normal price for WiRE members. It will cost just £800 and you can spread the cost over 3 months. NLP is a new form of Psychotherapy and the practitioner certificate is highly valued in the workplace. It could also help you start a valuable career as a coach and help you in your personal life. Carole believers the course has the power to change negative thinking and give women an edge so this is my way of doing a course that will help more women thanks. For more information please visit the website or contact Carole on 01284 719101/07920017917 or email carolemccall@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Win “Take That” Tickets with Style and Tone- Birmingham
Style and Tone Beauty and Award Winning Fitness Studio and Power Plate Academy  located in Cofton, Birmingham are offering 2 lucky readers the opportunity to win 2 “Take That”  tickets, at the Ricoh Stadium, Coventry, June 2009. To qualify for entry a minimum of £15.00 must be spent in any one transaction at the Cofton Hackett Studio during March 2009, and anyone is eligible to enter -as many times as they like! For further information, or if you would like to sample a complimentary treatment or consultation at Style & Tone  studio in Cofton Hackett, please contact Julie at Style and Tone on 0121 460 1999 or e-mail julie.baldwin@styleandtone.co.uk. The website provides details of all the services Style and Tone have to offer www.styleandtone.co.uk.

Desirable and affordable solution to your office space problems.
WiRE member Rosanne Kilbourn from Menta would like to offer WiRE members serviced office space in Bury St Edmunds from 29.66 sq M to 35.04 sq M and starting at only £341.09 + vat. Just off the A14 with access to Newmarket, Cambridge, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. Other offices available in Haverhill from 14.11 sq m up to 37 sq m from £143.93 + vat in  a thriving and popular business area in Haverhill, and benefitting from the CB9 postcode and proximity to Cambridge, Sudbury and Saffron Walden. These popular units are a very cost effective way to start a new business in a professional environment and have the added bonus of no long leases. For more information please contact Rosanne, the Business Development Manager at Menta on Tel 01284 760206.

Free Diva–Days membership card
Carole McCall of Diva Days.com is offering WiRE members a free membership card (worth £25) that will entitle the holder to 10% off everything on the www.diva-stores.com website. Diva-Stores is an ethical superstore where quality and value are at a premium. Lots of other companies and holiday and course providers also give 10% discount with the card. Contact Carole on 01284 719101 or 07920017917 or email carolemccall@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

10% off for WiRE Members at Real Nappies
Anny Hewston owner of Real Nappies would like to offer 10% discount for WiRE Members or referral received from a WiRE Member. For more information or to place your order please visit http://www.realnappiness.co.uk/index.html

Offer with Yvonne Emery Coaching- Cambridgeshire
Business income dwindling? Recession causing issues? Motivation down?  Then get the right mindset to achieve better results right now. Call now on 0845 094 6628 for a FREE 30 minute consultation to make sure you know the ABC of getting the right mindset and spring-boarding your business to the next level. “By using your ABC methods at work I achieved 293% of my target this week” Frank, Peterborough. Book now - e-mail Yvonne@YvonneEmeryCoaching.co.uk.

Exciting Discount on Travel Books
Organic Places to Stay, UK and Ireland (3rd edition). Order five copies of the new edition of Organic Places to Stay, UK and Ireland for £38.85 (free postage and packing). The recommended retail price is £12.95 per copy, so if you sell all five copies at the RRP you'll make £25.90 profit. Payment by cheque or credit / debit card. Phone 01803 863260 to order.

FREE portrait sitting – Inidigo Photography
Complimentary portrait sitting for all WiRE members. Ideal Mothers Day Gift!! Cathy Bower specializes in photographing children on location or at home where they are most at ease; either using the home as a backdrop or in a portable studio. A fun filled sitting - A gift to cherish forever! info@indigo-photography.co.uk


and Finally

What Can I wear


What’s caught our eye on the WiRE Rural Marketplace this month …

Heather’s Choice –

What can I wear? - www.whatcaniwear.com
Lilian Waud- Found on the Rural Marketplace- http://www.wireuk.org/directory.aspx?member=1992

I don’t need any excuse to look through the Rural Marketplace and spend money! I came across Lilians’ website while looking for another members listing and what a find! The logo caught my eye first so I had to click and explore! It is a fantastic website, easy to use and full of great tips. I really liked the ‘where you like to shop’ which is an array of recommended websites from Lilians’ avid followers – it was great to see other WiRE members here which made it the perfect listing for me! I have signed up for the newsletter so can’t wait to receive that!

It’s definitely worth a look . . . . or two!!!



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