Our April 3 issue will be in the shops from tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek at all the goodies we have lined up for you.
Neil McAllister marvels at the Victorian architecture of the popular coastal resort of Eastbourne. The area caught the imagination of the Duke of Devonshire. Back in the 1850s, he joined four small fishing villages with a continental street plan, creating a sophisticated place to stroll along the promenade and take in the sea air. We will visit the area’s most iconic feature, a 238-foot-tall figure carved into the hillside. The Long Man is thought to date back to the Iron Age.
Museum Of Happiness
Happiness is something that we all yearn for, but did you know that it’s actually a skill that can be learned? When youth and resilience mentor Vicky Johnson discovered this for herself, it set her on a brand-new path and led to her co-founding a not-for-profit social enterprise: the Museum Of Happiness. Since launching in 2015, the museum has shared the art and science of happiness with over 20,000 people, teaching skills to individuals, communities, schools and organisations. Dawn Geddes finds out more.
As Sure As Eggs
Whether made from chocolate or laid by hens, eggs have a long and interesting history. Decorating and colouring Easter eggs was a popular custom in the Middle Ages, and throughout Europe different countries now have their own styles and colours. King Edward I of England presented his royal household with gifts at this time of year. His gift was a tad indulgent: 450 eggs coloured and decorated with gold-leaf. Malcolm Welshman shares his affection for a cracking kitchen staple.
Chocs For Champs
Twelve-year-old Blake Leonard has been a carer for his mum since he was just five years old. As Blake knows only too well, the life of a young carer is lonely and many people in his position are victims of bullying. Big-hearted Blake wanted to reach out to other young carers to let them know they’re not alone. He created Chocs For Champs, which sees young carers given selection boxes and Easter eggs. The campaign has been a big success and there are plans to roll it out nationwide.
Elsewhere, we have a selection of tasty Easter recipes for you to try. We can’t wait to try out the Walnut and Strawberry Pavlova!
Plus we have a knitting pattern to make a cute little Firefighter Ted toy. Enjoy!
Has this sneak peek encouraged you to subscribe to the “Friend”? Click here. This will mean your “Friend” will come straight to your doorstep!
You can also take out a digital subscription, meaning your issue will come straight to your computer, tablet or phone! And it’s great value for money. Click here for more details.