November’s Edition of The Meander Chronicle is out there

November’s Edition of The Meander Chronicle is out there

Dear Readers,

What a crazy, mixed up month it’s been … searingly hot days interspersed with thunderstorms and pea soup fog (if you live in HIlton), snow on our doorstep in the middle of November, our rate of exchange messing with everything, Black Mondays, Black Fridays, and then of course, the Zimbabwean Presidential antics of the past week …

Our front page story saves the day every month, and this month it’s the utterly awesome and inspiring Josh Crickmay who has an incredible story to tell. This young man is going places, against many odds. He launched his birding book this month after a 3-year gestation … it’s fabulous and I know what I would like in my Christmas stocking … oh ya … I bought myself one anyway!

Our ever-loyal columnists have shared their wisdoms – always worth a read – and we will say it again it’s people like these who make this work worthwhile. Thank you.

We can hear the Christmas beetles, the Piet-my-vrou, smell the cinnamon, and hear the singing … it’s the end of another year, and the Midlands, it’s people, it’s NGO’s, it’s businesses have been good to us again. Thank heavens for the festive spirit that prevails with the end of school, christmas shopping, menu planning, a host of christmassy activities that keep us busy and upbeat (mostly) for the next 2 months. We’ve included some lovely options for finding that special, local gift to give to the specials in your lives. Enjoy this edition and support local at this time of year, more than ever!

Enjoy the read – and wherever possible please support local, and sustainable …. it is SO the right thing to do.

Warmest
Phillippa and Caroline

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