Editor’s Letter – April 2019

Dear Neighbours,

I have already succumbed to the temptations of Easter treats and eaten my first Cadbury Crème Egg of 2019; (other eggs are available!). Unfortunately, once the first one is consumed, my will-power evaporates and I’m on the slippery slope of eating my body weight in chocolate over the coming weeks! I’m normally a savoury rather than sweet person, but at this time of year I’m seduced by all the chocolate eggs on offer and resisting temptation proves impossible. I just need to ensure my boys don’t find my secret stash!

The annual National Parks family festival is now coinciding with Easter school holidays and aims to get families outside to discover the length and breadth of the UK’s 15 National Parks, details of which are on page 10.

If you’re entertaining this Easter, we have great decorative suggestions for your seasonal celebration, page 18. Plus, why not finish any Easter feast with our apricot and orange cheesecakes; page 24.

Don’t be an April Fool! Beware of the tech scams trying to trick you; details on page 26.

Last issue we looked at whether a diesel car was the right choice, this month we look at hybrids; page 28.

It’s National Stop Snoring Week, 22nd-28th April, an awareness campaign to remind people snoring is treatable and to also be aware of its links to other health problems; page 44.

Crusader Community Boating is a Northamptonshire charity that enables people with physical or mental disabilities, as well as those from care homes, to enjoy a day trip on the local waterways in its purpose built boat. To help fund these excursions, they also offer a limited number of private charter trips to groups of up to 20 people – great for a family celebration or get together with friends; page 42.

Finally, we have two tickets for the phenomenal stage version of Dirty Dancing to give away, courtesy of Royal & Derngate Theatre; competition details on page 46.
Wishing you a happy Easter. Until next month…

Zoë