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Welcome
Ihave a confession to make and, as a journalist, it’s one I perhaps shouldn’t admit to. In our house, since April, we have hardly watched any television news programmes.
Is it an ostrich-like response to the 24 hour pandemic news, sticking my head in the sand and hoping it all goes away? No, and there are two reasons for this switch off. Firstly the six o’clock news comes on when we are having our evening meal and since all the family were home during the spring and summer lockdown we thought we’d get back to having some round the table conversations rather than staring blankly at the TV. Secondly, I can read enough about Covid-19, and the fallout of the disease, in any number of national newspapers, and, if I stray onto Twitter, any amount of rentaquotes.
Since Christmas is almost upon us you might like to do the same - banish Covid from intruding upon the season of goodwill and enjoy yourselves.
Happy Christmas from all of us at Bury & West Suffolk magazine.
Richard Bryson Editor and Publisher Bury & West Suffolk magazine won the News Awards 2018 Regional Magazine of the Year and was highly commended and commended in the same category in 2019 and 2017
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53 Not just horse play Photography captures the home of racing
56 Elveden’s enigmatic prince The highs and lows of Duleep Singh
60 Agenda
Looking at what’s on in December
62 Christmas books A selection to tempt . . .
64 From West Suffolk with love Rural businesses offering unusual gifts
66-69 Seaside or countryside Winter breaks at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness plus a Cotswold escape
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71-79 Homes & Gardens Paula Pryke and Jane Cappleman on dressing the home for Christmas, a handsome Georgian town centre home is the property of the month; tasks for the winter garden
78 Quiz answers How did you do?
80 Pet advice
A puppy for Christmas? Caroline Fardell on what you should consider
82 My favourite things Rougham Estates and Blackthorpe Barn owner Sir George Agnew
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