As the days grow cooler and nights grow longer, you may notice a shift in your emotions and mindset. Perhaps you find yourself retreating more into cosy corners than busying yourself with social events when the weekend rolls in. And whether you’re embracing this seasonal shift and find the more gentle rays of the sun on your face on your daily walk a pure delight, or perceive the quick onset of the evening an annoying disruption to your daily routine, we hope you find self-care time and pop your feet up and relax.
Let Audrey be an accompaniment to your times of leisure this winter, with a (quite literally) heartfelt article on organ donation, belly-warming recipes to whip up during Christmas in July, plus crafty activities like colour-ins, paper crafts and pattern designing. Don’t miss the charming short story from our Round 2 Short Story winner on page 32 that we hope inspires you to try your hand at creative writing too (why not enter Round 3?) and seeing as this is our special Bumper Prize Issue, there are even more reasons to tackle our Solve & Win puzzles with a chance to win even more luxe prizes that ever before. Enjoy!