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Lincolnshire Life November 2017 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life November 2017 - Digital Copy

This is one of my favourite months, with many happy memories of chilly walks kicking through heaps of crisp fallen leaves and wrapping up warm to enjoy Bonfire Night. This year I shall be hunkered down on the sofa with one of our dogs who has become increasingly distressed by the loud bangs and whooshes of the fireworks which echo around our village. We have tried different methods to help him but cuddles seem to work best. I can look out and still appreciate their magic but only with the TV volume turned high and some treats for us both (my rhubarb gin and tonic and his marrow bone snacks). Dominic Franks has given us a wonderful recipe for a Bonfire Cake this month, so I might be having a slice of that too!

Maxim Griffin’s eighth walk of the year takes us to the Wolds with a very evocative account of his route from Alford to Louth, which begins on page 102.
Steffie Shields paid a visit to the Stamford garden of Adam Frost. Adam is, I am sure, a very familiar face to many because of his broadcasting career. I stood with the crowds at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in the summer and watched him being filmed. His knowledge and enthusiasm for all things gardening is infectious. Steffie’s feature begins on page 34.

November is also the month of Remembrance and we have two features which embrace the spirit of honouring and supporting those whose lives have been changed through conflict. Glynis Fox’s feature tells us how ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is supporting ex-soldiers and their families in the county. Her words begin on page 122.

The latest in our series building up to the opening of the International Bomber Command Centre describes the unique archive of losses, which will be free to access providing a valuable research tool.

Finally, this is the month in which we celebrate Lincolnshire’s Life’s Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards. The stars of the catering and hospitality industry will be in the spotlight on 2nd November for an Oscar themed ‘Taste of Excellence’ at The Engine Shed, Lincoln.

We all look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a fantastic event and there will be full coverage of the night in our next issue.

Enjoy your November.