Gourmet Gifts We're really getting into the mood for Christmas now! This week's issue is full of festive stories and features that capture the true spirit of the season. If you're anything like me, Christmas shopping can be a bit of a chore - I don't much enjoy venturing out into crowded stores in cold, wet weather. And as for the queues! Every year I think it would be so much nicer to present friends and family with home-made gifts, but never quite get round to it. Well, this year, with the help of our great recipes for delicious home-made gourmet gifts, I'm determined to make the effort. At this time of year many people think about making donations to charity. We caught up with two very good causes which help families in Africa and Romania, to find out more about the work they do, and what their efforts mean to the people they help. Their stories are incredibly inspiring.