insideKENT Magazine Issue 59 - February 2017 - Page 13

THISMONTH… THISMONTH We’re bringing the kids to… We’re eating… MANUKA HONEY By the bowlful. Winter is in its final, freezing throes, which means cold germs are rubbing their little infectious hands with glee and Manuka honey is the ultimate preventative. Packed full of antibacterial and antiviral properties, it contains more minerals, amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants than any other type of honey making it a really effective immunity booster. If you feel a cold coming on, eat a teaspoon of Manuka honey three to four times daily. www.hollandandbarrett.com MEET THOMAS AND HIS FRIENDS AT THE KENT & EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY 11 & 12 FEB, 18 & 19 FEBRUARY 2017 The kids will love seeing Thomas and his favourite friends the Fat Controller and Rusty & Dusty. Enjoy a 50-minute return train journey pulled by a real steam engine and unlimited rides in Annie and Clarabel pulled by Thomas. Free activities include face painting, Thomas DVD screening, access to the Imagination Station, balloon modelling, live story re-enactments, puppet show, unlimited playtime on the roundabout, bouncy castle and soft play area. Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE www.kesr.org.uk www.dayoutwiththomas.co.uk / 01580 765155 We’re washing our tresses with… We’re reading… THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP MARIE KONDO Banishing clutter from your home forever sounds like one of those marvellous mythical anomalies akin to actually getting a summer bikini body, but apparently it can be done if you tackle your home in the correct order, keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once à la the Japanese KonMari Method. Intriguing. www.amazon.co.uk We’re watching… THE CROWN Portraying the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II, this brilliant series has had us hooked from the get go. The acting is exceptional with relative unknown, Claire Foy, (who’s originally from Manchester and so deserves credit for her polished accent alone) stepping into Elizabeth’s shoes and former Doctor Who, Matt Smith, playing a remarkably convincing Prince Philip. Love, honour, duty and betrayal – it’s got the lot. www.netflix.com We’re listening to… LOVE & HATE MICHAEL KIWANUKA Love & Hate is the second studio album by London-based singer-songwriter, Michael Kiwanuka, whose compelling, emotional voice could make the hairs stand up on the arms of even the most apathetic among us. Throughout this entire album, Kiwanuka’s folky, soulful style is, wonderfully, never predictable and instead flows between retro and modern affectations, soul searching as it goes. www.michaelkiwanuka.com SHEAMOISTURE RAW SHEA BUTTER HAIR COLLECTION A shampoo, conditioner, mask and detangler, each wonder product in this hair collection contains certified organic and natural ingredients to beautify manes from root to tip. Ethically sourced, organic Shea butter deeply moisturizes, Argan oil promotes shine and elasticity, and Sea Kelp provides a mineral-rich nutrition which seals and smoothes hair cuticles. www.sheamoisture.com 13