Editor’s Letter – May 2019

Dear Neighbours,

Whilst I welcome the spring and look forward to summer, the sunshine seems to throw a spotlight on all the jobs which need doing around the home and garden; a to-do list which seems to be getting longer by the day! Fortunately, The Hunsbury Handbook has all the services and trades-people needed to tackle all household chores, enabling you to take the pressure off your already demanding life and make the most of your precious spare time with family and friends. A favourite quote of mine is, “Never put off until tomorrow, what you can get someone else to do today!”.

In this issue we have environmentally friendly furnishings for your home and some quick and easy ways to give your bedroom a brand new makeover; pages 10 and 16 respectively.
In the garden, we look at achieving the minimalist look on page 20 and we also have a pick of the best garden gadgets on page 26.

Opting for a car that’s only a year old over a brand-new model could save you quite a packet; motoring expert, James Baggott, reviews ten of the best on page 28.

May is National Walking Month, an annual campaign to promote the health benefits of walking. We have a few of the whys and hows of incorporating this great exercise into your life, page 46.

As we spring into summer, now is a good time to sort through your makeup bag and bathroom cupboards to get rid of old and refresh with some new products for the new season; page 50.

Mix96 Tour De Vale Charity Bike Race is looking for volunteer marshals for their event on 9th June; details on page 34.

If you’re looking to prepare your child for school success with additional English and Maths tuition, Kumon are holding an assessment event on Saturday 4th May, followed by a free trial between 21st May-15th June; page 39.

Finally, the much-loved children’s book Zog is brought to life on the Derngate stage this June. We have a family ticket to give away, competition details on page 40.

Until next month…

Zoë