Ed­i­tor’s com­ment

EADT Suffolk - - NEWS - JAYNE LINDILL, Ed­i­tor, Suf­folk mag­a­zine [email protected]

Out with the old and in with the new! It’s an at­trac­tive con­cept at the be­gin­ning of an­other year, and one that we can ap­ply to all sorts of things – ideas, di­etary habits, ex­er­cise pro­grammes, cer­tainly the con­tents of my wardrobe, politi­cians (not go­ing there).

I read re­cently that sales of un­der­wire bras are fall­ing (where’s she go­ing with this? I hear you cry) as women opt for com­fort over lin­gerie with in-built scaf­fold­ing. It shouldn’t come as a sur­prise to find that women ev­ery­where are swap­ping the friv­o­lous for the func­tional, but it got me think­ing that there could be some­thing go­ing on at a much deeper level. Some­thing about want­ing to get back to na­ture, about be­ing less con­cerned with im­age and fo­cus­ing on what’s real, per­haps on what re­ally mat­ters. I hope so.

Maybe it’s a re­ac­tion to all the change and up­heaval in the world, an at­tempt to bring some sta­bil­ity and calm­ness to our own lives amid the mael­strom hap­pen­ing around us, but it can’t be a co­in­ci­dence that, as spiky bras are fall­ing out of favour, sales of self-help books have rock­eted. How many of us have placed ‘well­be­ing’ high on our list of pri­or­i­ties for 2019? Above any­thing else we want to our­selves, our fam­i­lies and friends to be healthy and happy.

Suf­folk mag­a­zine is all about well­be­ing – cel­e­brat­ing the things that im­prove and en­hance life in the county, whether it be dis­cov­er­ing in­ter­est­ing, tal­ented peo­ple, ex­plor­ing fas­ci­nat­ing places, find­ing ways to es­cape the stresses of everyday life, mak­ing our homes more com­fort­able and en­joy­able, shar­ing ways to pre­pare, cook and eat de­li­cious, nu­tri­tious lo­cal food and drink.

We’re start­ing the new year with a res­o­lu­tion to dis­cover, en­joy and help pro­tect the beau­ti­ful, wild and nat­u­ral parts of Suf­folk. We’re lucky to live in this part of the coun­try, with the abil­ity to en­joy plenty of open spa­ces, to see wildlife close up and to re­mind our­selves of what’s im­por­tant. I echo Terry Hunt’s com­ment in his col­umn this month – Suf­folk re­ally is the best of all places to live, work and play. So, let’s get out there!

Fi­nally, I’d like to start the year by say­ing thank you . . . to the peo­ple of Suf­folk who use their many tal­ents to help make our lives so en­joy­able. To the won­der­ful con­trib­u­tors to Suf­folk mag­a­zine for their ideas, words and pic­tures that help bring the county alive. To my col­leagues who work hard to make the mag­a­zine great. And to you, for con­tin­u­ing to sup­port us and Suf­folk. Happy new year.

‘We’re start­ing the new year with a res­o­lu­tion to dis­cover, en­joy and help pro­tect the wild and nat­u­ral parts of Suf­folk’

My thanks to reader Mike Con­stance for this stun­ning pho­to­graph taken at South­wold.

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