As it is Remembrance Sunday this week, our thoughts rightly turn to those who served, recognising the sacrifice so many made during times of conflict. The red poppy is something we all wear with pride, but in this issue we turn our attention to The Purple Poppy campaign (p43), a relatively new initiative which raises awareness of the fact animals served and were lost too. Money raised through the campaign will be donated to animal charities. It’s a fascinating, higely emotional story, which I hope you enjoy. Have a great week.
Stuart Johnstone, Editor
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Take a look at what’s inside…
Amazing Advent Calendars!
The December ritual has moved on somewhat from levering open a tiny door to reveal a picture of a candle. Now – starting from £5 and up to £200 in our selection – you can discover all manner of eatables and drinkables (as in this lovely wine calendar), quality cosmetics, parts to assemble a radio and even a music track for each day! Pick up our latest issue to find out more.
But first, let’s rewind a little – it’s still autumn… This week we have two delightfully original Bonfire Night stories by Pat Holness and Patsy Collins. Then there’s Carmen Nina Walton’s lively romance The New Girl, and a gentle tale of starting again after bereavement, Seize The Moment by Claire Buckle.
Best Festive Days Out
It seems every single historic house and town centre now lays on a sparkling Christmas extravaganza. We pick eight of the best from up and down the UK, with food, stalls, fun, outdoor light trails, Santa’s grottoes and bags of atmosphere!
Food To Warm You
As the temperatures drop, we find out which are the best things to eat to get our circulation pumping and satisfy our appetites too. You might have guessed curry (or dhal, to be exact), but what else do the health experts recommend?