P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:52:02    ——————————————————————————————————————— VASSO KORTESIS Fergie's "healer" and psychic pal Vasso Kortesis says she decided to write a book about the duchess to let people know how wonderful she is. It seems the cash is useful. "I'd like to go back to Greece and open a healing centre when I have the money," she says "And I have a son to look after. He is 26 and studies building surveying. He still lives with me - I'm Greek." ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— By Jacqih Hazell CHECK OUT YOUR LOVE STARS! p485 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:45:30        ————————————— (,/% ——————  ———— UNUSUAL SEND-OFFS  Actress Sarah Miles famously buried her late husband, playwright Robert Bolt in a chipboard box in the garden of their West Sussex home and planted a tree. The Natural Death Centre's Nicholas Albery says: "Farmers have set aside fields where a body can be buried with a tree planted instead of a headstone. "It is a green and inexpensive way for families to organise their own funerals for their loved ones." ——————————————————————————————————4/3—— Relax! Take time out for Tea Break 487 CAN CLEO BANISH WRINKLES? p484 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:40:00       —————————————  ————————  ———— UNUSUAL SEND-OFFS  We only die once, so shouldn't a funeral or memorial service be as unforgettable as, say, a wedding day? Widow Jane Keay certainly thinks so; she's planning a "magnificent" bonfire party blasting her late husband's ashes into the sky in a starburst display. This is in accordance with the dying wish of art restorer Roger, 65. He wanted his remains to be rocketed heavenwards, to celebrate his life. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— What's on at the movies? 610 THEY'RE EGGTASTIC! p483 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:52:01    ——————————————————————————————————————— VASSO KORTESIS From the age of eight Vasso Kortesis says she realised she had psychic and healing powers. "In my Greek village I helped all the people," she says. And it wasn't long before royalty entered her life: "I moved to Athens and a princess came from Romania. "She told me 'you are very psychic and a healerg. I was with her for many years, then came to see my brother in London and stayed." ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Ghat's cooking in Jenny's kitchen? 486 ARE YOU FIT FOR ANYTHING? p673 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:42:00        ————————————— (,/% ————————  ———— UNUSUAL SEND-OFFS  Next week, Jane Keay, her two children and their friends will gather to watch a firework rocket zoom away, taking her husband Roger's ashes with it. He chose this send-off to "celebrate his life after death," says Jane. "It shows you don't look back. He wanted it to go up with his friends around." Jane, 10-year-old Twm and Martha, nine, will hold the "celebration" in their garden at home near Llanidloes, Powys. ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— What's cooking in Jenny's kitchen? 486 CAN CLEO BANISH WRINKLES? p484 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:40:00       —————————————  ————————  ———— UNUSUAL SEND-OFFS  Traditional funerals are costly and can seem too sombre a way to remember a loved one with a sparky personality. Do-it-yourself funerals seem to be the answer. They can be made more personal, and are becoming increasingly popular. Nicholas Albery is founder of The Natural Death Centre, an educational charity which he says gets over 100 enquiries a day from people wanting to carry out their own funerals. ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— Glug gives the kids a giggle 498 RECIPE: POTTED TRODT p486 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:53:20    ——————————————————————————————————————— VASSO KORTESIS Psychic healer Vasso Kortesis was introduced to the Duchess of York through mutual friends. She says: "My first impressions of Sarah were that she's very nice and down-to-earth - more real than the rest of the Royal Family. "I advised her about all her problems, but how much of my advice she took is a different thing. It's fantastic that she's still best friends with Andrew." ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— You Be The Judge on Tea Break 487 SPINACH AVOCADO SALAD p486 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:50:13    ——————————————————————————————————————— VASSO KORTESIS Andrew and Fergie's marital breakdown was due to his neglect, says Vasso Kortesis. "He was never there, he made it happen - it wasn't her fault." But she admits it's difficult for anyone to marry into the Royal Family. On Prince Edward's girlfriend Sophie Rhys-Jones she says: "It's only an arrangement. She wants to be Diana. She wants to get fame and do something with her life. I can't see marriage there." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Check out your love stars! 485 GO GREEN FOR A BETTER WORLD p460 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:50:01    ——————————————————————————————————————— VASSO KORTESIS It may seem strange that someone like Fergie sought help from a little middle - aged woman from Islington who heals people by sitting them under a pyramid. But Vasso Kortesis knows how to charm. Within minutes of our telephone chat she'd told me I am sensitive and have beautiful eyes - of course, of course! She also says that she was definitely a mother figure to the troubled Duchess. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Recipe: spinach avocado salad 486 ARE YOU FIT FOR ANYTHING? p673 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:46:00        —————————————  ——————  ———— UNUSUAL SEND-OFFS  Families who choose a natural burial for their deceased want to give the body back to nature, says Nicholas Albery of The Natural Death Centre. "They are usually buried in a cardboard coffin or a shroud," he says. "Coffins cost £50 mail order. "It costs about £250 for a grave to be dug and tree planted. It's better than handing it over to the men in suits." Natural Death Centre: 0181 208 2853 ——————————————————————————————————5/3—— Relax! Take time out for Tea Break 487 WHAT'S ON THE BOX TONIGHT? p421 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:51:00    ——————————————————————————————————————— VASSO KORTESIS Pyramids are invigorating and give you power, claims Vasso Kortesis. "When I am tired or upset I go snder one and it gives me energy," she says. She charges £50 per healing session, but these can last from 15 minutes to half a day. "If someone has a lot of problems how can I chuck them out? "You have to help them properly," she says, "btt I see very few people these days - only friends." ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— What's on at the movies? 610 GO GREEN FOR A BETTER WORLD p460 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct28 21:51:52    ——————————————————————————————————————— VASSO KORTESIS Fergie's psychic healer Vasso Kortesis seemed to have a tough time being interviewed on Clive Anderson All Talk, but she took it all in her stride. "He's a nice person doing his job. They were fair questions," she says. "Any foreign person going on an English speaking show will have difficulties. "And there were 300 people in the audience - lots of negative and positive energy." ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— The Duchess of York (Blake £5.99) WHAT'S ON THE BOX TONIGHT? p421 Cracker Eggs Cleo Kids