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Lincolnshire Life June 2020 - Digital Copy
Another few weeks have flown by and although I do not like the phrase ‘the new normal’, I am getting used to the discipline of taking a wide berth when out walking with my dogs and having a conversation with neighbours across a street’s width between us.
I have spoken to more businesses in the county this month, especially those who were winners in our ‘Taste of Excellence’ Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards last year. I must thank those who came back to me for their candour. It has been both sad and uplifting speaking to them and we hope that it will not be much longer before we can begin to fully enjoy the wonderful service and experiences they offer. Their stories begin on page 40.
Kate Chapman interviewed members of Lincolnshire Lowland Search and Rescue. Their volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help find missing people and support the emergency services at critical times. Kate’s feature starts on page 47 and you can also read her most recent Last Word as she juggles home schooling, a freelance career and tackling the ‘to-do’ list.
I am sure, like me, many of you have found your gardens to be your sanctuary recently. This has to be the time when mine is looking its best – I still need to master that art of ensuring it still looks as good in August. The bird life seems very fond of it too and I will not list our breed count but the latest is a robin family, which has nested again this year, in the porch of our front door. We have an eyeball-to-eyeball glance each time I step into or out of the house. It is one of the reasons that I couldn’t resist Colin Smale’s latest feature, What is your favourite bird? It is illustrated with some of Colin’s wonderful pictures, one of which we have used on the front cover. Turn to page 54 to read more.
Finally, I have included another series from our archives which dates back to around the Millennium. David Robinson initiated an A to Z of landmarks and features of the county which often leave people wondering about their origins. David used his encyclopaedic knowledge to compile the list and write many of the short editorials.
We have updated it slightly but I hope you enjoy it.