NN April 18
From the Editor
We start the month with a Bank Holiday - yay! Time to relax with family and friends and to indulge in chocolate. Happy Easter everyone!
Various Easter Egg Hunts are taking place around Northampton this month, but if you want to venture further afield, The Calcutta Brasserie in Stony Stratford is hosting a hunt where you can win a Sunday buffet for a family of four. But be quick as it's on 1st April.
If you have kids in the house and like to bake with them, we have a wonderful recipe for Swirled Easter Brownies - full of chocolate and mini Easter eggs, I am sure the enjoyment will last long after the spoon has been licked!
Rutland cycling join Pulse Magazine this month and tell us all about their electric bikes. Cycling is low impact, good for your joints, it keeps you fit and these bikes give you an electric boost when you need it (like going up hills!) Based at Pitsford Reservoir, it sounds like a great way to spend quality family time over the Bank Holiday or at weekends. And if you over indulge on our Easter Brownies you can work the calories off!
Laura Malpas is on the trail of one of Northamptonshire’s most illustrious grandsons, Benjamin Franklin. One of the seven Founding Fathers of the USA, Franklin helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Like many others, he also delighted in visiting Northamptonshire in search of his family history.
Spring is the best time to put your house on the market. As the weather gets warmer and people start to recover from the festive period, buyers become focussed on getting their house moves all completed prior to the beginning of the summer holidays. As a seller there is much you can do to improve the kerb appeal of your property. Follow Rosie Kinsella's easy tips this month and you should be able to increase your property’s value and help it sell faster.
If you love the Beatles, you must enter our competition to win tickets to see The Bootleg Beatles. While it’s not the Beatles, you simply won’t believe it as they are THAT good! We have two tickets up for grabs but be quick as the deadline is 18th April. Further details can be found at the back of the magazine.
See you in May everyone!