....."Back to school!". Of course: they had to be. Whether almost whispered with a sigh by a school kid, begrudging the end of a lovely summer or by a parent, not looking forward to the school run and to having the roads full of traffic again - or even by your local stationery shop manager... these are the most spoken words in late summer.
Personally, I don’t feel at all ready. I wish the summer holidays could continue for a while yet.. But hey, reality is here, autumn is around the corner and winter will be here before you know it, so we might as well face it. Let us help you advertise your services for autumn and the rest of 2014. Here at MG Media & Mags in West Berkshire and South Oxon, we can help you connect to the local community in 25+ towns and villages - we publish West Berks and South Oxon's definitive handy guides and local directories to trade and business in the area and deliver to 20,000+ family filled homes around Pangbourne, Purley-on-Thames, Tidmarsh, Whitchurch, Whitchurch Hill, Goring, Streatley, Woodcote, Upper & Lower Basildon, Checkendon & more as well as Didcot and the surrounding areas.
There will be a Free talk by Larkmead vets Alex and Sarah on First Aid for your pet including what do in an emergency and general first aid.
It will be held Monday 2nd June at 7pm at Larkmead Cholsey surgery.
Call 01491 651379 or 01235 814991 to book your place.
MG Media & Mags distribution area comprises over 25 towns and villages in two counties, from the west and north borders of Reading, through West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire counties, all the way up to Didcot and surrounding villages. It includes amongst others Purley-on-Thames, Pangbourne, Lower & Upper Basildon, Whitchurch, Woodcote, Goring & Streatley & Didcot.
The area grows all the time with new homes being built in most of our towns and with exciting new developments of both new homes and business parks in several parts of our area.
There is no better way to tap into this resource than to advertise in one or more of MG Media & Mags magazines. Don't miss out on this opportunity - contact us today to reserve your slot.
If you ask any Mother what her favourite Mother’s Day was, it will nearly always include memories of her family being gathered together with her, children’s home-made cards and a family meal. So why has Mother’s Day become such a commercial event nowadays? It’s easy to feel pressurised to show love in terms of expensive presents and over-priced cards.
Mother's Day has its origins in the medieval church calendar: it is always the middle Sunday in Lent and was traditionally the day on which people would return to their 'mother' church and girls working as maids would be allowed the day off to return to visit their mothers, homes and families. Any gifts they took home were probably limited to a bunch of wild flowers picked on the way or a home-made cake.
So whatever you do for your mum this year, whether it's a gift or a visit or flowers, just remember that it's the thought that counts so remember to tell her that she is always in your thoughts.
With the publishing of our latest issue, we are celebrating our 6th Birthday! Help us celebrate and take advantage of our special, one-off rates. For details, have a look at the 'Special Offers' page.
Do you run or belong to a local organisation in Pangbourne, Purley-on-Thames, Upper & Lower Basildon, Goring & Streatley, Whitchurch, Whitchurch Hill or Woodcote? Or indeed any of the neighbouring areas such as Tilehurst, Henley, Wallingford, Compton or Theale?
Would you like more members? Or perhaps you have an upcoming event?
Berks & Oxon Mags can help you. Every month we set aside editorial space for local organisations. Your society's details, events or announcements can be published, free-of-charge if you are a not-for-profit organisation, in our community directories and could soon reach 20,000+ households and businesses.
You could reach the whole of our region or, if you prefer, target your message even further and be published on either The RG8 Directory or The Didcot Directory.
Get in touch today. We, and your fellow local residents, are waiting to hear from you.
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