Editor’s Letter – November Issue

Dear Neighbours,

I’m very proud to be celebrating 10 years since the very first issue of The Hunsbury Handbook! Within that time the magazine has doubled in size, which is thanks to you, the readers, for supporting me and our local businesses. It’s always been important to me to achieve the right balance of content, in order to maintain your interest and provide maximum exposure to the local businesses advertising their services. I’m extremely grateful for all the positive feedback I receive from you, which makes it a pleasure to produce and distribute the magazine each month. So here’s to many more years to come!

With November 2018 marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, we take a look at the history of the humble, but striking poppy which signifies hope and remembrance; page 10.

Our interiors feature this month, focuses on hallways – an area which is often overlooked, but which is the first internal impression of your home. Read how to combine good-looks with functionality, on page 14.

Christmas will soon be upon us so it’s well worth getting organised now to ensure the lead up to the big day is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. I normally make a start in the ‘Black Friday / Cyber Monday’ promotions, however, it’s worth doing your homework beforehand to ensure the deals are genuine; read page 38 for more advice.

We also have gift ideas for those looking to become healthier and happier in the New Year, page 42 and ways to make Christmas extra special for young children, page 46.
Finally, we have a family ticket to see The Worst Witch to give away, courtesy of Royal & Derngate Theatre; competition details on page 30.

Until next month, when we’ll have even more festive advice and gift ideas.

Zoë