In this issue
Delicious recipes, details of events for all the family, and a guide to gifts sourced here in the county – everything from making a wreath for your door to a magical gingerbread house. Actor Christopher Biggins shares how he became everyone’s favourite pantomime dame; Marc Allum takes a look at seasonal traditions through the centuries; The White Horse Bookshop shares their top Christmas reads; not one but two renowned painters from the same family exhibit their art and Simon Heptinstall heads to Stonehenge to explore the fascination of creating ancient monuments across the globe; Gary Lawrence speaks to some Ukrainian refugees who have begun building new lives. We conclude our series looking at the history behind the county’s almshouses. Clarissa Reilly from Digger & Mojo offers some alternative suggestions for this year’s presents. We have details of walks across the county – ideal for blowing the cobwebs away and burning off the Christmas calories.