The latest issue of the magazine comes out today. I am so pleased with our cover, which is an original screen print by local artist John Paige. John and his wife Jane Leycester Paige specialise in prints and watercolours of nature. They run lessons and courses from The Old Brewery Studios in nearby King's Cliffe.
I have also run a feature about retro tea shops, which are springing up in our area like mushrooms. It's fair to say that we're not really at the cutting edge of anything in this region, but we get there eventually and we have some brilliant new businesses emerging, despite the recession. It seems that people will turn to reassuring and affordable treats such as tea and cake in tough times, although I have noticed that the flighty cupcake appears to be losing popularity in favour of sturdier options, such as bakewell tart and treacle flapjack ;)
You can read the full feature and see more pics at http://www.bestlocalliving.co.uk/
I have lots of plans for the magazine in 2012 and my ideas notebook is full of jottings....