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Don’t hate me – but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
And the festive season means only one thing – it’s time to get your sparkle on for the hectic round of social events that every Yuletide inevitably brings.
Luckily help is at hand in this month’s magazine, where some of our favourite local fashion boutiques are showcasing their winter fashions. And, as well as that, we bring you the best local hairdressers, beauticians and makeup artists who will whip you into shape for the Christmas season.
There’s a great event coming up organised by Jack Murphy Jewellers on November 15 at the Canal Court. It’s called Sparkle in Style and it promises to be one of the most glam events in the social diary, with all proceeds going to the Southern Area Hospice. It’s an amazing cause so dig deep for this great charity.
And when it comes to fashion, Magheralin woman Angeline Murphy is leading the way. We meet the young woman who has a talent for sewing and made her own bridesmaid dresses from scratch, despite having very little experience. She is keen to encourage other ladies to get involved in sewing and to develop their creative side.
This month’s magazine is packed with some great real life stories – but one stood out for me as a mum who is currently navigating the dreaded Transfer Test process with her son.
Ardglass woman Brenda is now the assistant director of primary care and nursing at the South Eastern Trust and she told our reporter Lisa Smyth all about her impressive career path.
But, she reveals that she didn’t pass her 11 Plus and that it hasn’t stood in her way one bit. In fact she says, as long as you work hard, the results of the test you do at such a tender age are largely irrelevant. It was great to read such a positive story! And good luck to anyone who is going through the Transfer Test stress this month.
Until next month,
Kim Kelly, Editor
This month's highlights
Under the musical direction of Mona Owens, school children from across the area have come together to form a choir to raise funds for the vital work of Daisy Lodge in Newcastle.
Caolan Bradley, Chloe Henning, Alison Totten and Blinde Dalton model for Buttercrane, Newry
Out & About
Year 14 students and staff from St Mary’s enjoy a night to remember at the school formal held at the Canal Court Hotel.