MK December 2014
From the Editor
I simply adore this time of year. The shops are well and truly full of all things festive and my email inbox relentlessly receives notifications tempting me to make a Christmas purchase. All we need now is for the Christmas tunes to start on the radio… !
When looking for that perfect gift this Christmas, please, please consider shopping locally. Nowadays a lot of our small independent shops realise they have to compete with the prices online shopping sites offer and quite often their prices really are competitive. There are some lovely towns and villages right on your doorstep and I’m sure they they would all welcome a visit from you - Woburn Sands, Olney, Stony Stratford to name a few.
Perhaps you could even twin your visit with some of the great events that are happening this month? For example, The Woburn Sands 2014 Christmas Fayre, The Olney Dickens of a Christmas (where you will see this magical town transformed into a Victorian Christmas and is well worth a visit). There is also the Wolverton Lantern Festival and The Magical Victorian Christmas at Milton Keynes Museum - see pages 68-71 for details of all the events happening around the city.
So this month we bring you a packed christmassy edition for you including a chance to win one of our famous hampers; crammed with festive treats and guaranteed to kick off the feeding season, you could be in with a chance of winning this lovely hamper and you will receive it in time for Christmas. Turn to page 31 to find out the details of how to enter, but be quick!
Still on the subject of food (well, it is that time of year when the waistbands are permitted to expand), we also have a competition from Hotel Chocolat and you could win A Chocolate Truffle Tree. It looks delightful - see page 31 for details.
We hope you enjoy this season and take time to spend it with your friends and family.
I’ll see you all on the other side.