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May is one of my absolute favourite months. Everything in the garden is growing apace and new leaves on the trees are at their most vivid green. One of nature’s beautiful woodland spectacles are bluebells and Rosie Norton takes us on a tour of Potterhanworth Woods where they bloom prolifically this month. Join Rosie on page 162.

Steffie Sheilds meanwhile is admitting to her own May Madness in her gardening article. A madness for tulips to be precise. Steffie explains her fascination for these dazzling bulbs and names some of the best gardens for seeing ‘tulip rivers’ this month.

Many readers tell me how much they enjoy Maxim Griffin’s wildlife walks across the Wolds and coastline of the county each month and his illustrations. Maxim and I have been communicating by email for more than two years so I finally arranged a rendezvous to find out more about his crowdfunded book project and to share part of his route. Our paths crossed at Grim’s Mound. Read more beginning on page 155.

Kate Chapman has been talking to a group of south Lincolnshire super mums who have been on a lifetime adventure climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. In less than a year they prepared by walking together and climbing UK peaks but altitude acclimatisation could only be achieved on the mountain. Their story is on page 50.

Our Talk of the Town this month is Louth and I was visiting the lovely team at Lucks on the same date as Louth Pie Day. I couldn’t resist the invitation to tag along with the judges as they visited the eight local cafes, butchers and bakers who were taking part. Louth is well known for its wealth of independent food producers, shops and businesses so this initiative was a wonderful way to showcase the town and its food offer. The Louth feature and pictures of the day begin on page 66. 

Talking of food – have you started to nominate your favourite eateries, producers and venues in our 2019 Taste of Excellence Awards? While you are out and about this month be sure to make a note of any new discoveries or businesses which impressed with their delicious menus, great service and hospitality. You can vote using the form inserted with this issue or via our website at:

I have run out of space to mention everything which is in this packed issue but there is plenty more to discover inside.