Welcome to Winter!
It’s time to cosy up indoors, maybe in front of the fireplace whilst reading our feature on the fascinating history of these important focal points.
In this issue, we also chat to the sisters at Wells & White who will expertly reupholster your favourite sofas and chairs.
We uncover some of the perils and pitfalls of owning and renovating period property… a gift which comes with some responsibility. And we talk to expert stonemason Julian Linch about the most fundamental components of any building – its walls.
And as for the great outdoors, weather permitting, we have some timely tips for the garden, plus news about Kent Wildlife Trust’s latest project to restore the rich chalk grassland habitat at Coombe Down near Dover.
Restoration, renovation, rejuvenation – sounds like time for a new year!
Competition winner from our autumn issue: The Downton Abbey Cookbook was won by: Maggi Shaw from Littlebourne
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