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NN February 18

NN Pulse Feb 18 Magazine
From the Editor

Warmer days are upon us so hang on in there! Although snow is forecast as I write this, I can see the first signs of spring as bulbs start to push their way through the ground and snowdrops start to appear on my daily dog walks.

For those that enjoy a well planted and kept garden, The NGS open their doors this month for Snowdrop Gardens. Locally you can visit Bosworth House, 67-69 High Street in Finedon or Boughton House. More details can be found at the back of the magazine in the What's On Guide but hurry, the snowdrops won't hang around! Love is in the air as we celebrate Valentine's Day. If you haven't yet booked a meal for your loved one or are unsure what to do, Calcutta Brasserie have a great offer; £34.95 for a champagne reception, four course meal, live music and valentines gifts. I have eaten there and can personally recommend the restaurant - such a romantic setting too.

Whether you want a valentines gift, are looking for something to wear on a date or just want to keep up with the seasonal trends, resident fashion expert Cindy Hudson offers the best picks on the high street for February.

There are two competitions inside; you can win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018 which is at the NEC or if music is your thing we have a pair of tickets to see The South at Milton Keynes Stables. Closing dates for both are around the middle of the month so be quick if you want to enter and good luck!

Laura Malpas has been to (arguably) one of Northamptonshire’s prettiest villages; Fotheringhay. Home to a spectacularly beautiful church, thatched cottages and a historic inn, all set in beautiful countryside, it’s the perfect place for a winter walk, and hard to imagine that it has witnessed events of national importance; the birth of a king, and an act of extreme violence sanctioned by one queen against another. Right on our doorstep in Northamptonshire this place is well worth a visit.

According to Pantone, Purple is the colour of 2018 and thank goodness Rosie Kinsella is on hand to offer advice about how to use this striking colour to freshen up and accent a home. I wouldn't know where to start!

If you are organising any events from March onwards you can use What's On Pulse to tell our readers about it - just get in touch or use the hashtag #whatsonpulse on social media.

See you all next month.

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