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What's the story on how this got started?

It's a children's adventure story about two best friends who love science and aspire to win the schools scientist of the year. 
They create a makeshift laboratory from and old Bee Hive but one day stumble upon a treasure map hidden beneath the rotten wooden floor boards.
This starts the adventure
The Bee Hive 
How does it feel that the press have picked up on the story?

I'm so delighted that we have featured in several local newspapers and I have been interviewed by 9 radio stations including BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Manchester . The passion with both have is being appreciated by many and that's all we have dreamt of. 

I have already written two more novels, one is with my publisher and the third I'm editing. 

My daughter is illustrating both.

Future plans

The plan is to be a successful writer/illustrator duo.

For more details please contact Simon Adepetun This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

It's available at Amazon WHSmith Waterstones and all other good bookshops

So tell us a bit more about why the Altrincham Swimming club was set up?
The club was set up in May 1992 (1month before I was born!) It was set up to give opportunities to those who completed swimming lessons and wanted to extend their swimming opportunities. It is now a competitive club that competes across the North West.

What ages do you cater for?
We aim to cater for all! Our youngest members are around 7 years old - we don't tend to get many much younger as they need the time to pass through lessons. We recommend swimmers to be in stage 7 or above. Our eldest swimmers currently are around 20years old, a masters group is certainly an option in the future.

Are you looking for new members? If so any special age group?
We are always looking for new faces and new talent. All age groups are welcome to have a try and see if swimming is for them. We tend to see less boys due to the demand in other sports such as football and rugby. Swimming is a great sport and one everyone should consider trying competitively.

Does it cost a lot?
It depends on the group. The more sessions you swim, the more it costs. The top group train 5 times a week and also have 2 gym based sessions and pay around £42 per month. This is excellent value considering the rise in pool hiring costs
What is the best way to contact you?

Have you ever taught a duck to swim?

Do you know what? I have...if you include ducklings! I used to work as a swimming instructor at Sale Leisure Centre during my University days. I've taught many ducklings (under 3s). They are a joy and always keep you on your toes! If we're talking about an actual duck, then I think i'd struggle teaching a feathery friend to swim the butterfly. If I manage it, it's a certain feature on Britain's Got Talent!

When doing a cream tea, do you put cream on top of the jam, or jam on top of the cream?
I'm going for the messy approach - who cares about appearance really? It all goes down the same way. Throw it in the cup and stir it up. Taste sensation. When it comes to scones, then it has to be cream on top - its always better to overload the cream than the jam. Nobody ever asks for extra jam...cream all the way!

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Experimental Gin Tasting

The chance to experience a variety of gin at our second gin tasting event!

Hosted in the intimate surroundings of Altrincham's new spirit specialist shop, you can sample a selection of the world's finest gin elixirs and learn about their flavour profiles and creation process.

An evening of spirited exploration and experminentation. Not to be missed!


Riddles Emporium
35 Regent Road
WA14 1RX


Sat 22 July 2017
19:30 – 21:30

More details and how to book all you have to do is follow THIS LINK

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