Features Sneak Peek: December 8 & 15 issue


The first of two bumper issues this month, December 8 & 15 is absolutely packed and we can’t wait for you to pick up a copy.

Simon Whaley’s in the gorgeous town of Ledbury, finding out about their annual Christmas market.

Liz has got a gorgeous sparkly top to knit and a snowman to make in the craft, while Marion’s pulled together 4 pages of cookery from the “Dairy Diary Cookbook”.

Colleen’s got tips on kitchen hygiene for all that festive cooking, while Louise gives us 6 health benefits of turkey.

Polly Pullar’s sharing some gorgeous stories from her times raising young orphan owls – or hoolets, as they’re known.

I wrote a little piece about “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” as it celebrates the 50th year since its release. We still love you, Chitty.

Last, but by no means least, I managed to interview the wonderful Andre Rieu! What a gentleman. Read all about it, and if you want to book yourself on a break away to see him in Maastricht, there’s a travel offer in there, too!

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Cor, blimey.

And don’t forget the next issue isn’t on sale until December 19 – and it’s another bumper issue!


Alex Corlett

Alex is the "Friend's" Features Editor, working with the talented Features Team to bring you everything from cryptic crosswords to financial advice, knitting patterns to international travel and inspirational real life stories. Always on the hunt for a new feature idea, Alex also enjoys cycling and loves a good tea room.