Belfast edition April 2018

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Letter from the Editor

Welcome!

Kim Kelly
Managing Editor

The thing I love most about Local Women readers is that you’re all daft about your doggos!

Anytime we have a story about puppies, we get an amazing response from all you animal lovers - so you’ll enjoy this month’s story about Gabby Gardiner who has set up a charity to rescue dogs from the meat trade in China.

Almost unbelievably she has managed to rescue a number of abused dogs and fought against the paper work to bring them back to Northern Ireland to be rehomed.

It’s so wonderful to think that, after a lifetime of misery in China, these little dogs are living in lovely new homes right here.

And this month we have lots of local ladies who are sharing stories that we can all relate to.

Women like Glengormley’s Karen Charrington who shares with us the story of her heart- breaking battle with infertility.

She says that her baby Iliana is nothing short of a miracle after she was told by doctors she would never conceive.

It seems these days infertility is something that affects so many of us and it is fantastic to read a story with a happy ending.

And speaking of babies – placenta smoothie anyone?

It might sound gross, but Lisburn woman Devon Manning has set up a business making pills out of new mother’s placentas.

She tried it herself and was so impressed with the results that she wanted to help other mums. She believes the vitamins contained in the placenta saved her from post-natal depression and gave her a real burst of energy.

Speaking of energy, I may be a mum in my 40s - but I’m for the Limelight next month to see Nadine Coyle’s first solo gig.

Here at Local Women we have always been huge fans of the singer and we are delighted that she will be back home next month to play in Belfast.

Our writer Maureen Coleman caught up with Nadine as she was preparing for her new show - get your tickets and I’ll see you there!

Until next month,

Kim Kelly, Editor

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