Autumn in the villages is perhaps the most delightful season of the year. We’re guessing that it comes down to the fact that everyone is busying themselves preparing for the oncoming winter.
Rounds the houses, where chimneys smoke and the warm waft of casseroles drifts down the lanes, one gets a sense of preparation too. The garden furniture is packed away for another year, the seasoned logs are stacked under the leans tos and the lights glow from the windows.
With all that in mind, we’ve got some delightful stories and features to keep you occupied while the autumn storms rage outside.
On page 9, we had the great honour and privilege of speaking to co-founder and bassist of Dire Straits, John Illsley, who is coming to Cardiff in October. On page 13, we’ve got the latest news from Insole Court. And on page 16, we hear from Brian Mead, whose story is both remarkable and true!
There’s a spooky autumn ghost story on page 21 and Bill Farnham gives us a round-up of the Neighbourhood Watch in our area on page 23. Local vet Chris Troughton answers your pet questions on page 25 and on page 29, there are some warming soup recipes to welcome you home after a hard day’s work.
Lastly, on page 31, Misery-Guts-In-Chief, Patric Morgan reminisces about autumns gone by.
Believe it or not, next stop is winter.
See you then!
Patric and Danielle (editors)