As I’m writing this, on a cold evening mid-September, it seems like summer (such as it was) is well and truly over. We were fortunate enough to be able to have two weeks holiday in Spain, and apart from that I don’t remember there being much sunshine at all! Never mind, I’m sure that next year we’ll have the ‘barbecue summer’ the weather forecasters keep predicting…
This issue includes articles by both Anne Morrison and new mum Helen Bowman—coincidentally both food related. Anne looks at how and why we can crave junk food (see here), while Helen laments the side-effects of her reawakened passion for home baking (see here).
October is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month and, as in previous years, a number of events will take place throughout the borough, both to raise awareness and help raise money for this worthwhile cause. Leading light in the organisation of the activities is local Shirley Hallam, and you can find out more in the article here. As we went to press, some of the dates had not been finalised, but you’ll find them all listed in our community diary here.
Another worthwhile charity fundraiser takes place on 29th October in support of the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity. Organised for the second year running by local music teacher Holly Connon, this evening event promises some great entertainment, so book early—see the community diary here for more information.
As ever, if you have any comments about the magazine, then do please get in touch—call us on 0191 253 7608 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Carol Robinson