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Lincolnshire Life July 2020 - Digital Copy

This is turning out to be a summer like no recent other. As I type we are anticipating the online version of the Lincolnshire Show. Normally we would be in the final stages of planning our stand and anticipating a very hectic week.

Likewise, towards the end of July we are usually making our Heckington Show preparations. The village’s show committee have rallied their spirits to hold a 2020 Virtual Heckington Show and have given Lincolnshire Life wonderful access to some of their longest established exhibitors, to give you a foretaste of the weekend of 25th and 26th July, and also tell their background stories. Our supplement begins on page 53.

We have certainly been enthusiastic bakers and cooks during the pandemic. It has become quite competitive while some of our favourite restaurants and pubs have been closed. We have more delicious recipes from Dominic Frank’s Belleau Kitchen; a choice of summer salads to enjoy al fresco. Nikki Bawn has been foraging for wild and wonderful foods, while Ian Essom has an immune-boosting smoothie as a reward after your exercise routine.

As more sectors are re-opening, I have been talking to two more businesses who were finalists in our Taste of Excellence Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards last year. They demonstrate the initiative being shown to serve customers in the new working environment. Read more on page 46.

Glynis Fox explains how Lincoln is getting back to business on page 30. People need to have confidence to come and shop, socialise and work in the city post-lockdown but the early signs are encouraging as customers receive a warm and safe welcome.

Steffie Shields and I both agree that we continue to find great comfort in our gardens. Whether you are an early morning dead-header like myself, or tending a flourishing vegetable patch, it is wonderfully relaxing as well as rewarding. Steffie visited two gardens in Welbourn whose owners share friendship as well as a love for plants and the art of gardening. Steffie’s colourful pictures, which begin on page 21, are bound to lift your spirits.

Finally, if you are a cat lover we have a competition to win a wonderfully illustrated book which is packed with great photography as the history and evolution of the species is explained.

Wishing you an enjoyable and safe July.