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Editor’s blog

March 2021

Hello again, thanks for clicking on my blog page. As I write, issue 10 of the magazine is back from the printers and being distributed to homes and businesses. Once more some new advertisers have joined the fold, welcome to:

Woolmer & Kennedy

The Curious Cocoa Company

Elizabeth Oliver

And my thanks go to loyal advertisers:

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Bees Knees Plumbing

C & L External

Clear View

Kent Roofing Services

Medway Council

King’s Preparatory School

Medway Gas Services

The Cannon, Brompton

Shozna

The most recent lockdown created challening conditions for us all. I was unable to print a magazine in January; instead producting a digital-only issue. February and March have seen normal service resumed, and I hope that in the coming months  I can grow the disribution further and launch the second edition of the magazine for Strood.

The quest continues for stockists of the magazine, to supplement the door-to-door delivery. Previous issues have found their way to Rochester Library, Coop Riverside, Rochester and Strood Stations, Kaya Barbers 3, Legends Café and Rochester Coffee Company. it has obviously not been possible to accomplish this in recent months, but the end of lockdown should see more copies out there to pick up. Please get in touch if you have space at your premises to stock some.

The magazine now boasts three regular contributors. Adam Fronteras has been bringing his astrological expertise to the magazine since January. Last month we launched “Nancy Knows”, an advice column dispensing wisdom on everyday quandaries. And local author Anna Campbell has been writing for the magazine since February.

By the time the next issue comes out, at the beginning of April, shops will be about to reopen and pubs and restaurants about to resume service to customers outside, amongst the other restrictions being lifted. It will start to feel like a return to normal! Until then, stay safe and have a happy Easter.

Neil x