Sussex Living Dec 15

December monthly update

Be honest, how many mince pies have you eaten so far? The more the merrier we say, because it’s Christmas! We hope you enjoy our festive December issue – we have lots to entertain, inspire and interest you this month.

We spent a fascinating afternoon with the charming Herbie Flowers, our very own local (a Ditchling resident through and through) music legend. Read the story to find out how it all started, the greats he has worked with in the past and his ongoing love and enthusiasm for music today. This man is unstoppable!

Another local hero, hailing from the village of Balcombe, is last known survivor of the Zulu war, Lt Colonel Frank Bourne. We tell the tale of this young, courageous and dedicated soldier.

Turning to all things Christmassy, we have got an inspiring article on tree decorating (think outside the box this year), some more festive crafts to keep little hands busy, a whopping 5 page Christmas gift guide, a Christmas quiz to test the old grey matter and loads more!

Congratulation are due to our three prize-winning readers for their hair-raising Christmas ghost stories – read their tales (if you dare). The lucky three, who all win a year’s subscription to Sussex Living Magazine are Maggie Ellam, Mark Boorsma and Jennifer Wardley. Thank you so much to all the other entrants as well for some truly terrifying and out of this world stories.

From all the team here at Sussex Living, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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