Marlborough Mid-Week : January 21st 2015
NEWS Holiday activity During the school holidays, Blenheim Playcentre’s team leaders look at how play, and toys, can be made fun and affordable. In the last instalment of this series, Blenheim Playcentre president Sacha Cuff explains how simple hair conditioner can be used for play. For a new, lovely-smelling twist on good oldfashioned play dough, try mixing hair conditioner with cornflour. Any conditioner will do - the cheaper the better. The recipe is half conditioner and half cornflour, but just keep adding either one to your bowl until you have a consistency you like. When finished, the dough should hold its shape relatively well and also have a lovely, silky consistency. You can add (other) smells, colour or glitter to the dough, then just hand it over to the children. They may just enjoy feeling the texture, or they can stick items into the dough. MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, JANUARY 21, 2015 13 Good fun: Koby Crockett makes a new creation out of conditioner and cornflour play dough. Photo: SUPPLIED Alyssums Gifts, Home & Kitchen THE WEEKLY WORKOUT answers for each puzzle are included on this page NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD YOUR STARS 1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 21 23 19 17 13 15 11 Aries Mar 21 Apr 19 By all accounts youre having a relaxing week. As a result, any pressure youre though you probably should catch up with work, play is better for your spirit. Taurus Apr 20 - May 20 Its a great week to spend time around home and to surround yourself with your favourite home comforts. Since youre not very inclined towards work right now, chill out and take a few days off. Gemini May 21 Jun 20 You are by nature quite a restless person, which stems from your inherent fear of being bored. Variety is your lifeline; ensure that you are mobile enough to get around and to do as you please. Cancer Jun 21 Jul 21 to spoil yourself this week. Money is a consideration, so you need to be creative and plan treats for yourself that wont cost an arm and a leg. ACROSS 6. Herb used in cooking (6) 7. Swamp hen (6) 10. Against (7) 11. Dance with three steps and a hop in fast time (5) 12. Prime Minister who died 1974 (4) 13. Mildly warm (5) 16. Footrot Flats cat (5) 17. Ale (4) 20. Example (5) 21. A group of people arranged as if in a painting (7) 22. City with suburbs Awatoto, Maraenui and Onekawa (6) 23. Grab (6) DOWN (1,4,4,3) 2. Make ready (7) 3. To begin with (5) 4. Person responsible, perpetrator (7) 5. Kingdom (5) 8. Fish found in NZ waters which lives for more than 100 years (6,6) 9. Hardship (9) 14. Large stone (7) 15. Under (7) 18. Skilled (5) 19. Very dark black (5) SUDOKU Fill the grid so every row, column and every 3x3 box contains 1-9 Leo Jul 22 Aug 22 There is something emotional that you need to face up to, before it hits you in the face. One area of your life is drawing to a close - with the purpose of precipitating a new beginning. Virgo Aug 23 Sep 22 Your physical body is willing, but your emotional body may be desperately in need of a prolonged rest. If youre a typical Virgo, youll know that although work is your addiction, you need to chill out from time to time. Libra Sep 23 Oct 22 This week is a great time for socialising, so why not do something different with some of your close friends? But nothing too hectic, as youre in a laidback mood. Failing that, go on some dates with your partner. Scorpio Oct 23 Nov 21 Your mind and thoughts are on your work this week, so perhaps its a good idea to catch up with some of your outstanding clean slate. THE TOP 10 1. How many times has a Pope visited New Zealand? 2. What is the best hand in a game of poker? 3. Captain Cook named which Australian east coast inlet because of “The great quantity of new plants etc Mr Banks and Dr Solander found in this place”? 4. During exercise, which acid builds up in the muscles? TOP 10 5. Cars with the international vehicle registration ET come from where? 6. Which state highway takes you from Gisborne to Opotiki? 7. The novel ‘Crime and Punishment’ was written by which Russian author? 8. How long did the prohibition of alcohol in last in the United States: five, nine or 13 years? 9. “Watching the Detectives” was whose first hit single? 10. Mary Robinson was the first woman president of which country? Start the new year off with something new... blenders range Vitamix Vi mi blende Ki KitchenAid with glass bo ass bowl wi Ki st stainl KitchenAid with nless steel bo s steel bowl Queen St, Blenheim Ph 577 7648 Queen St, Blenheim Ph 577 7648 NZ CROSSWORD 285 Sagittarius Nov 22 Dec 20 As you know, it takes very little to get you into the mood for travelling. It is also your favourite way of escaping from the reality of everyday life, so get into your favourite armchair and do some travelling Capricorn Dec 21 Jan 20 A relationship or association seems to be progressing to the next step this week. Chances are that you have dealt with your inherent fears and are able to be more optimistic about the future possibilities. Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 18 The planetary line-up this week means youre more attuned to love and what goes with it. Little gestures do mean a lot and it makes no difference whether youre male or female. Get involved! Pisces Feb 19 Mar 20 From time to time, youre quite partial to a bit of drama. The question is how much of it is self-created and how much of it is real? This should give you some food for thought even if youre contemplating a quiet week. SUDOKU 6276937AU 4513063AO A P F C R GA R L I C O R A L A R PO L K A A T V R M N KI R K G B R T B N A U I N O A Y O A G SN A T C H T R Y H Y 1. Once (1986), 2. Royal flush, 3. Botany Bay, 4. Lactic acid, 5. Egypt, 6. State Highway 2, 7. Dostoevsky, 8. 13, 9. Elvis Costello, 10. Ireland.
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