First things first, we hope you enjoyed last month’s magazine because in this one there’s even more delights to enjoy reading!

On February 5th it’s Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it’s known in Chinese culture. Will you be celebrating the ‘Year of the Pig’? We find out what it means to be born in the Year of the Pig and what the future holds for those born in 1959 and 2019? (Pg 14).

It’s also Valentine’s Day on February 14th, but is your Valentine a vegan? Are you worried about what treats you can give? Well don’t because you can tempt them with our delicious vegan and gluten-free recipe for ‘Oat and Strawberry Truffles’ (pg 24). They’re so simple and easy to make so go for it and good luck! You might also enjoy making one of the two delicious ‘fruity’ smoothie recipes from Holly Johnson, (pg 10) and then maybe cosy up on the sofa and do the Valentine’s Day Wordsearch (pg 25) and find the words of love together…

Is your dog a fussy eater? Read advice from pet nutritionist Marc Golby (pg 20). You can also catch up with Sonny the Seagull’s adventures (pg 18) with your children and then laugh out loud and enjoy another entertaining opinions column by Jan Brown, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Pictured with this column, shown on page 4, is David Soul; what a dish he was. Did you know he was a singer as well as ‘Detective Hutch’ in the popular TV programme ‘Starsky and Hutch’? He sang, “Don’t give up on us baby” Oh my goodness…

Anyway back to earth, there is something for everyone in another packed issue of the Monthly Seagull, local events, competitions, money advice, finance news, helpful tips on a variety of topics. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing together another great issue, see you next month.

Samantha Hallam.

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Colouring Competition Winners

Congratulations to Misha Chan, 7 years old, ‘Under 12s’ Winner from Hong Kong, Priyanka Balagopalan, 15 years old, ‘Teenagers’ Winner and our ‘Adult’ Winner was Qiaoyun Cheng. Thank you all for entering the ‘Colouring Competition’. Prizes and personalized certificates have all been sent out to you and we hope you enjoy them. To see the beautiful Winner’s artworks please click on our Monthly Seagull ‘Winner’s Gallery’. Thank you so much to all entrants across the world who are sending in such wonderful work. We have had to add another age group category due to the popularity of the competition.

Photography Competition Winner

The February 2019 ‘Cover Shot Winner’ is Chris Bennett from Hastings! Congratulations Chris and thank you. Chris is a keen photographer with such a good eye and critical on detail. We hope you enjoy seeing your photo on the cover and the named credit inside this issue. It will also be shared in social media networks. Chris’s photo is now on display in the ‘Photography Winner’s Gallery’. If YOU are a keen photographer please feel free to enter the photography competition. Your photo could be  shown on the cover of this popular local magazine, in print and online, with a credit to your name on the inside!

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Click on VISIT THE SHOP or ADVERTISE. Select your required size, choose the duration of the advert and here you can also include any special instructions; e.g. “I will be emailing my own artwork” or “could you design an ad for me?” Lastly you will be directed to complete a short form to give us your details and finally you will be directed to make your payment to complete your booking. Are you ready to BOOK YOUR SPACE?

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