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Trick or Treat

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Trick or Treat means it’s nearly Halloween! SWAN! Again! He hadn’t seen that sneaky swan for years and there it was, looking down at him, but what the swan didn’t realise was that Sonny was much bigger now and just had to squawk to spook the swan, the swan finally … Read More

Pet of the Month!

Who is the October Pet of the Month? It’s Pumpkin the Gerbil! Each month the Monthly Seagull Magazine features a ‘Pet of the Month‘ and this month we have featured a beautiful and very photogenic little gerbil aptly named Pumpkin! She’s a year old and she likes eating, chasing her friend … Read More

October 2018 Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Here’s your October Colouring Competition! You could WIN a PRIZE and CERTIFICATE! Would you like to enter the October 2018 Colouring Competition? The competition is open to all ages, due to the success of the competition going global we have now split the winners into a … Read More

Photography Competition Winner’s Gallery

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Photography Competition Winner’s Gallery Cover Shot Winning Photograph taken by Louise Whitham of St. Leonards-on-Sea! The winning photo was taken by Louise Whitham from St. Leonards-on-Sea. Thank you for sending in your amazing cover shot photo! Louise also runs the Titanic Arts Studio in St. Leonards; art and craft classes are … Read More

Colouring Competition Winner’s Gallery

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Colouring Competition Winner’s Gallery Enjoy the Colouring Competition Winners for September! Due to the huge success of our Colouring Competition going GLOBAL and the increase in entries we have decided to split them into Children’s Category and Adult’s Category. Congratulations and thank you to Florence, age 8 from Hastings and … Read More

CHIP WARS!

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Some seagulls can be so angry! Sonny rubbed his eyes in disbelief, after all this time, his parents were there, right in front of him! “MUM, DAD!” Sonny exclaimed, and gave them a nice warm hug. He showed them his gemstone, his fossils, he introduced them to his friends – he … Read More

Puzzles September

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Puzzle Solutions Thank you for visiting the Monthly Seagull Magazine website for the September puzzle solutions. I hope you enjoyed the Quick Crossword and the Numberword puzzles. If there are puzzles that you really enjoy and would like to see in future issues of the magazine, please email your suggestions to: … Read More

September 2018 Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Colour in the September Colouring Page and you could WIN a PRIZE and CERTIFICATE! Would you like to enter the September 2018 Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you can … Read More

How to enter the Photography Competition

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Photography Competition Details Would you like to see your photograph on the front cover of the Monthly Seagull Magazine? Send in one of your favourite photos by email or post, or if you like you can send in a selection of photographs and then one of them could be featured on the front … Read More

Old Friends and New Discoveries

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Sonny makes another discovery! Micky squawked at Sonny excitedly, “It’s a luck of the sea charm!” “What does that mean?” asked Sonny eager to know what this mysterious gem did. “Basically, when you’re out at sea, you keep this with you and you’ll be safe.” “Cool” said Sonny – still taking … Read More

Puzzles August

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Puzzle Solutions Thank you for visiting the Monthly Seagull Magazine website for the August puzzle solutions. I hope you enjoyed the Dinosaur Wordsearch and Teatime Crossword. If there are puzzles that you really enjoy and would like to see in future issues of the magazine, please email your suggestions to: … Read More

August 2018 Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Colour in the August Colouring Page and you could WIN a PRIZE and CERTIFICATE! Would you like to enter the August 2018 Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you can … Read More

Travelling with your pet

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Going on holiday with your dog? If you are planning a trip to Europe this Summer, will you also be travelling with your pet dog? The PETS Travel Scheme was introduced back in February 2000 and is governed by DEFRA. If you fail to follow the rules then you may be … Read More

Well done Kung Fu Schools Hastings!

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Grand Total is £1,100 Kung Fu Schools Hastings had great pleasure in organising a fundraising event to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children, which took place on the 12th May 2018. The event was a great success and the grand total raised was a huge £1,100. The event … Read More

Paradise Found Smoothie

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Delicious Pineapple Smoothie Recipe I love a delicious smoothie to start the day and this fantastic concoction contains a potent and nutrilicious blend of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and health-boosting ingredients. Being quite high in natural sugars, it’s always best to balance smoothies with an element of protein. In the case of … Read More

Captain John Hannaford

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‘Time Stood Still in a Muddy Hole’ New title OUT NOW, written by Pat Strickson Pat Strickson didn’t expect to write a book but when she found the watercolour of the De La Warr Pavilion in a charity shop and began to find out about retired architect and artist, Captain John … Read More

Buying a house?

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How to buy a house before selling your old one Sometimes people find themselves in a situation where they need to complete the purchase on a new property before they can sell their existing one. If your capital is tied up in your house but you can’t sell it in time, … Read More

X Marks the Spot

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Sonny and Micky hunt for the treasure! Previously in the Sonny the Seagull stories… Micky calmed him down. “Look, I have a friend who’s very old and she might be able to help us.” “Really?” said Sonny excited again. “Who is it?” “My Grandma” said Micky. She knows a lot … Read More

July 2018 Colouring Page

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Colouring Competition! Colour in the July Colouring Page and you could WIN a PRIZE and CERTIFICATE! Would you like to enter the July Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you can either scan it … Read More

June 2018 Colouring Page

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Pirate’s Colouring Competition! Colour in the Pirate’s Ship Colouring Page and you could win a prize and certificate! Would you like to enter the Pirate’s Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you can either … Read More

London to Brighton Walking Challenge 2018

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Rose and I have finished our training Walking 100km is no walk in the park, neither is NOT walking! Rose and I have finished our training schedule with an arduous back to back 18-mile walk over a single weekend. It was harder than anticipated, completing the same distance the second … Read More

Raspberry Razzle Smoothie

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Summertime Smoothie Recipe Raspberry Razzle Smoothie x 2 please!!! What a gorgeous blend of healing, immune-boosting, skin-clearing, hydrating gorgeousness this blend is… it is one of my favourites because the raspberries add a hint of tartness and the coconut milk makes it extra creamy. Alongside a bowl of mango topped … Read More

Sonny and Micky go on a Treasure Hunt

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What’s in the box? Previously in the Sonny the Seagull stories… A little box floated onto the pebbles. Sonny opened it and couldn’t believe his eyes! I bet you want to know what’s inside this little box, don’t you? So let’s find out. Sonny carefully opened the little box and inside … Read More

Sonny to the rescue!

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This time Sonny is the hero Previously in the Sonny the Seagull stories… Did Ricky have a costume on or was it someone new??? Who was THIS mysterious bird? Find out in the next story… The bird asked, “Are you alright?” Dazed, Sonny sat upright, he was on Hastings beach. “Who … Read More

May 2018 Colouring Competition

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Springtime Colouring Competition Colour the beautiful mandala and you could win a prize and certificate! Would you like to enter the Springtime Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you can either scan it and … Read More

April 2018 Colouring Competition

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Easter Colouring Competition Colour the picture and you could win a chocolate Easter Egg and certificate! Would you like to enter the Easter Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you can either scan it … Read More

March 2018 Colouring Competition

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Mother’s Day Colouring Competition Colour the picture and you could win a box of chocolates and certificate! Would you like to enter the special Mother’s Day March Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you … Read More

Detective Sonny

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Who would take Sonny’s things? Previously in the Sonny the Seagull stories… “Who would do this to me?” Sonny thought to himself… Sonny frantically darted in and out of all the other bird nests. No-one had seen the sly creature who had nicked his belongings! None of his friends would … Read More

Are you prepared for GDPR?

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General Data Protection Regulations European data protection laws are changing and come into force 25 May 2018. These new laws will affect all businesses in the UK and the current Data Protection Act (DPA) will be updated to reflect the (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulation and obligations. The GDPR is a … Read More

Sonny’s quest for knowledge!

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Sonny visits Alexandra Park Previously in the Sonny the Seagull story… The quacking continued and now the orange thing had his preying eyes fixed on Duck. Sonny thought “Oh No!!” By now Duck had noticed the orange creature and was frantically trying to fly. As the orange creature pounced, duck … Read More

February 2018 Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Colour the picture and you could win a prize and certificate! Would you like to enter the February Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you can either scan it and … Read More

January 2018 Winner!

A very particular man Written by Jan Brown (aka Emily the Writer) – January 2018 Creative Writing Winner Bennett Morley was a particular man. He sat very still at the huge oak dressing table and plucked brutally at 1 or 2 odd nose hairs which had the temerity to peep … Read More

January 2018 Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Colour the page to win a prize! Would you like to enter the January Colouring Competition? To enter all you have to do is print out the picture below, colour it in and when it’s complete you can either email it to me, or contact me for the … Read More

December 2017 Winner!

How the peacock got its feathers Written by Freya Sonne-Schmidt – January 2018 Winner  In the beginning, the peacock, O Best Beloved, had no feathers. This presented a dilemma for the mates: it was much harder to attract a mate. There was once a curious peacock. He asked his well-fed … Read More

Foxy Feathers

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Sonny and the fox! The story continues… Sonny, the now adult seagull, was standing in his nest made out of twigs and sticks and lots of presents. 2018 Was a new year for Sonny and a whole new adventure! It would have highs and lows and in-betweens. He was looking forward … Read More

December Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Enter your colouring page to win a prize Would you like to enter the December Colouring Competition? Be inspired and pick up your felt tip pens, colouring pencils, water colour paints, or whichever medium you prefer and have some fun with this picture. This colouring competition is … Read More

Trapped

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Was this the end of Sonny the Seagull? The story continues… “Take cover!” Shouted the J-Birds (Jimmy and Jerry) everyone’s faces were panic-stricken and were squawking around. They tried to get through to them but nothing happened. Sonny, didn’t hear. He was in a world of the past. Humming a … Read More

Sonny found a dinosaur!

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Our adventurer uncovers an iguanodon footprint over 125 million years old! And another adventure it was! Sonny was going to start an adventure on… Collecting leaves! What better time to do it than the beginning of Autumn! He plodded around and found a large brown leaf. Oh… And a red … Read More

September Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Do you and your children enjoy colouring in pictures? Would you like to enter the September Colouring Competition? Be inspired and pick up your felt tip pens, colouring pencils, water colour paints, or whichever medium you prefer and have some fun colouring in this fun picture. Colouring competitions are open to … Read More

August Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Do you and your children enjoy colouring in pictures? Would you like to enter the August Colouring Competition? It’s a wonderful way to pass the time with your family during the holidays. So grab your felt tip pens, colouring pencils, water colour paints, or whichever medium you prefer … Read More

The Bad Dream

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Sonny wakes from a bad dream and finds his classmates at last Previously in Sonny the Seagull, “But how am I going to get out of here and where are my classmates? Where are my teachers?” As Sonny emerged out of his prison he looked around. The bare grey rocks … Read More

July Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Do you and your children enjoy colouring in pictures? Would you like to enter the July Colouring Competition? This will keep you all busy for an hour or two! So get creative and get out your pens, pencils, crayons and have some fun colouring in this detailed galleon, which was featured … Read More

Let’s all go on a WORM HUNT!

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The nursery flock are learning more skills from the adults – hunting lessons Sonny was desperate to see his Mum and Dad. Jimmy announced: “Tomorrow we will be doing some hunting. We will be looking for worms. Not chips. Not burgers. Worms.” Just then Sonny dribbled at the thought of … Read More

June Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Do you and your children enjoy colouring in pictures? Would you like to enter the June Colouring Competition? It’s a great activity to do if you’re bored during half term week. So get creative and get out your pens, pencils, crayons and have some fun colouring in Peter the Pigeon, featured … Read More

Flying to Freedom

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At last Sonny has turned a massive corner in his life – he can fly Sally smiled and began to explain, “Well the reason is… …Jimmy is my Dad.” “Oh!” gasped Sonny the seagull. Jimmy and Jerry ushered Sally and Sonny to retry until Sonny got the hang of it. He … Read More

May Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Do you and your children enjoy colouring in pictures? It’s competition time again, so get out your pens, pencils, crayons and have a go at colouring in this sparrowhawk. My colouring competitions are open to all ages so when you’re finished please email it to me and next month it could be your artwork featured … Read More

Caring for your rabbit

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Keeping pet rabbits Rabbits are rewarding and popular pets.They can become part of the family but, as sensitive animals, they are best suited to teenagers and adults. Children should only look after rabbits under parental supervision. Rabbits like companionship and prefer to live in pairs. Feeding your rabbit Hay or grass … Read More

Exotic Pets

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Exotic pets need care and commitment Experts at Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium are urging people not to buy exotic pets unless they are committed to giving them a forever home. The warning comes after the Rock-a-Nore Road wildlife attraction received a growing number of reports over the Christmas period of people … Read More

Gardening – Preparation and Planning

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Gardening in Springtime The warmer weather is slowly starting to return but of course all us gardeners know not to cast a clout until May is out. Or plant our sweet pea seedlings outside until we are certain the last frost has passed… Gardening in Springtime calls for preparation and … Read More

Sonny’s First Flying Lesson

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Instead of falling, Sonny really needs to learn about flying! The strange bird looked straight at Sonny. “Hello Sonny” said the… SWAN! “Aaaahhhhhhh!” screamed Sonny as the long necked beast flapped its gigantic wings in the grass. Scared and shocked, Sonny ran towards Jimmy, his teacher and quickly tried to … Read More

April Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Do you and your children enjoy colouring in pictures? It’s competition time again, so reach for the pens, pencils, crayons whichever you prefer and give this colouring page a go. My colouring competitions are open to all ages and after you’re finished please email it to me and you could be the winner! Children’s entries … Read More

February Colouring Competition

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Monthly Seagull Colouring Competition Do you and your children enjoy colouring in pictures? It’s not just a popular past time for children either, I too am enjoying my christmas present from last year which was a very decorative colouring book. It’s full of patterns, creatures and landscapes and after speaking to a … Read More

Investments

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Why not try investing smaller amounts on a regular basis The problem with investing a lump sum amount in one go, is the timing of the stock market. If it is high then it will be a while before those investments increase further. Making smaller regular payments by drip-feeding money … Read More

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

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Christmas Star Window Decorations Some of my favourite Christmas decorations are the ones that you make yourself or with your family. These easy to make Christmas ornaments are simple yet effective tissue-paper window stars. When the sun shines through them, they look absolutely stunning, and really brighten up a room. What … Read More