Our winter issue is out now in the shops. We hope that you enjoy this colourful issue, which has taken us to all kinds of contrasting places, from Jill Newton’s riotous loft studio awash with stories and prints for children, to the quietest recesses of our medieval churches, from the crags and woodlands at Valley of Rocks, to the many hilltops where peat digging was once a familiar sight.
Admittedly, some contributors seem to have had a harder time of it than others; one lucky writer had to drink beer and sample not a small amount of delicious food in Bampton for this issue, whilst another found her alarm clock going off at hideous hours in order for her to capture the early-morning light.
So many people have given generously of their time to talk to us, pose for the camera, sift through their memories, check facts and share news – often to some very tight timescales! It was with some trepidation that we held a page for Danielle (Nolli) Waterman before she was even back from Rio and we could ask for an interview. Luckily a friend at a dog show had her number and sent her a text! We are so glad she said “yes” and proud that Sandy Francis was able to have a one-to-one with her, for Nolli’s is a very inspiring story. Thank you to everyone who is included or who has helped in some way with this issue – without you there would be no magazine – or, at least, it would be a far less personal and interesting place.
Naomi, Elaine & Sue
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