Marlborough Mid-Week : December 10th 2014
NEWS Enjoy a spot of ‘fishing’ As the Christmas season approaches, Blenheim Playcentre’s team leaders look at how play, and toys, can be made fun and affordable. This week playcentre team leader Angela Wentworth talks about turning trash into treasure. Here’s a low-cost but very fun spin on taking the kids fishing. Make your own ‘‘waterproof’’ fish and rods from discarded materials. Find an old, unused wetsuit and cut the material into fish shapes. The neoprene won’t go soggy like paper or card and floats nicely on top of the water. Attach paper clips to the fish. To make the rods, find a bamboo stake, string and magnet. That’s it! Hey presto, you have fishing fun in a bucket or paddling pool. It’s not only fun, but also encourages coordination, patience and other skills. Besides fish, perhaps try making octo- pus, crayfish or starfish – let your child be the guide as to what they would like to catch. While nothing beats getting the fishing rods out on the boat, jetty or beach, that is not always possible, particularly with very young children. Instead, making this fishing game is a fun, low-cost way to enjoy a spot of ‘‘fishing’’ with your kids, outdoors and in. Got him: Ossian Ewart hooks a ‘‘wetsuit fish’’. Photo: SUPPLIED Alyssums Gifts, Home & Kitchen THE WEEKLY WORKOUT answers for each puzzle are included on this page NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 12 34 7 8 9 10 12 13 16 17 20 22 23 24 TOP 10 21 18 19 14 15 11 5 6 YOUR STARS Aries Mar 21 Apr 19 especially once you and your partner realise what the bottom line is have to reschedule your plans for new gadgets in the light of this. Taurus Apr 20 - May 20 Hard as it may be, you will have to commit yourself onto paper as to whatever is transpiring in your family at present. Naturally, you would not want to do this under duress, but you cannot shirk your responsibility. Gemini May 21 Jun 20 That eternal worry you have over money haunt you this week. Perhaps you need to just get your head around it, or failing that, check how much you are worth. Cancer Jun 21 Jul 21 This week is a time to linger longer with spend your week near water although a soak in the tub will achieve the same thing. You may even be inspired to write that letter. SUDOKU Fill the grid so every row, column and every 3x3 box contains 1-9 Leo Jul 22 Aug 22 at work or just about work in general. For the immediate future, you have to continue working hard without necessarily getting any returns for your efforts. Virgo Aug 23 Sep 22 you may want to take some steps toward establishing the real reason behind it. Sincere friendships should be able to accommodate all the ups and the downs between two people. Libra Sep 23 Oct 22 possible way to diminish the inherent stress that your work creates at home. You may not have all the answers this week, so call a friend whom you know will always cheer you up. Scorpio Oct 23 Nov 21 You could be getting a somewhat cool reception from the love in your life this week. Your relationship should also be able to accommodate periods of silence, so dont force the issue in any way. THE TOP 10 1. Which unusual school did Governor-General Lord Cobham open on September 1, 1962? 2. Who connects the archaeological TV series Time Team with the comedy series Blackadder? 3. Which ancient Greek word means “I have found it!”? 4. Which game includes Mr Bun the Baker? 5. What would happen if you took an emetic medicine? 6. Who has been governor of the New Zealand Reserve Bank since 2012? 7. Which singer died in August 1977, 21 years after his first hit single? 8. About whom did Cliff Richard say “She really is a woman just like my mum”: Olivia Newton-John, Margaret Thatcher or Princess Diana? 9. Australian rugby player Quade Cooper lived in which Waikato town until he was 13? 10. How often does the phoenix rise from the ashes? New K tcw KitchenAid stock in st e w stock in store with 2 n w c 2 new colours Vi mix Bl Vitamix Blenders rs NEWF osted A NEW Frosted Azure K tc e KitchenAid Joseph Joph Joseph Utensil Carou Uten Jo rousel ph Queen St, Blenheim Ph 577 7648 Queen St, Blenheim Ph 577 7648 279 Sagittarius Nov 22 Dec 20 This week is an excellent time to sit down and sort through your paperwork, accounts, etc. Apart from giving the feeling that you are on top of things, it will also alert you to what requires your attention. Capricorn Dec 21 Jan 20 Your partner is not in the best of moods this week and best you try to cheer him/her up in your own particular way. Everybody could do with a good dose of your humour, especially a loved one. Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 18 You are not known as one of the cynical signs of the Zodiac, but try not to pour cold water on your partners plans this week. cautionary and being downright pessimistic. Pisces Feb 19 Mar 20 Youre a person of few words this week, so cancel social engagements if you feel you are not up to it. Something that is resting heavily on your mind is more important to you than social niceties right now. SUDOKU MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, DECEMBER 10, 2014 15 NZ CROSSWORD 6276937AO 4513063AO B A Y H A E V B S R O SPA CR A B DO W N E S N R O W O C LA B O U R ON E D G E T R N VE C T O R CU E O M H T U O G L EAV E E L R N N N LY A L L B A Y 1. Cobham Outward Bound School at Anakiwa, 2. Tony Robinson, 3. Eureka, 4. Happy Families, 5. You would vomit, 6. Graham Wheeler, 7. Elvis Presley, 8. Margaret Thatcher, 9. Tokoroa, 10. Every 500 years.
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