Calm And Collected

Sue Gillman

We’re always looking for new ways to ensure that Dales Life gets through to loyal readers as quickly as possible – and to make things easier for people who may have struggled to get hold of the magazine in the past. With this in mind we’ve substantially increased the number of places from which you can collect a copy of the magazine. We’ve also increased the number of copies we deliver to each of them. Wherever in the Dales you live, you should be able to find a Dales Life nearby! Collection points currently include Tennants and Campbells in Leyburn, Mainsgill Farm Shop, Dovetail Interiors in Bedale, the Co-op in Masham, Booths in Ripon and Ripon Walled Garden, and we’ll be adding more shortly. You’ll find a full list of them on p.114. Don’t forget that you can also read Dales Life online, or take out a postal subscription for yourself, family or friends.

Autumn Bounty

Meanwhile we’ve been putting together another jam-packed issue to help you get the most out of the shortening days. Masses of splendid seasonal recipes for a start! There’s plenty of good gardening weather still to come, and it’s certainly not too early to start working towards next year’s crops, as you’ll gather from our feature about perennial vegetables on p.27. As well as thinking ahead on the subject of homegrown veg, clever gardeners will still be enjoying a display of vibrant colour in their borders. Chrysanthemums are brilliant for end-of-year zing, and a reliable source of cut flowers too. Turn to p.36 for some handy tips on how to grow them.

Barer trees mean more opportunities for wildlife watching, and this is a good time of year to get a decent view – and maybe even a photo – of a kingfisher. Discover more about these fascinating birds on p.18. There’s lots more besides, of course, and we hope you’ll enjoy it all. We love to have your comments on the magazine, so do let us know what you think. We’ll be back with a bumper Christmas edition shortly. Until then, have a great autumn!

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Sue Gillman – Editor