NN October 17
From the Editor
October already and with it come the shape-shifting ghosts and ghouls of Halloween. I'm not the biggest fan of this spooky night, but I love it when the little ones come knocking at the door early evening. So much effort is put into their costumes - much more than in my day! You can almost smell the tension as they ask "Trick or Treat?" Desperately hoping I will choose trick. Wrong!
You can feel a chill in the air as the seasons change and the first signs of morning frost begin to appear. Our gardening expert David Williams offers advice about what we should be doing to prepare for the chilly season, while the team at Canons Ashby talk about next year and how they prepare for spring colour.
Our recipes will warms the cockles this month; Braised Beef with Red Wine followed by Autumn Almond Crumble. I couldn’t resist making the Braised Beef after choosing the recipe and can thoroughly recommend it!
If you like to enter competitions then this edition is definitely for you. We have a pair of tickets to the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017. It’s at the NEC in Birmingham October 17th-22nd, so be quick if you want to enter.
If you love food you must visit the Northampton Winter Food Festival. A celebration of artisan food and drink in the run up to Christmas, this festival showcases the very best that local producers have to offer. You’ll get some great ideas for Christmas too! We have five pairs of tickets up for grabs - look inside for more details.Laura Malpas returns to the Boughton Estate this month and in particular St Edmund’s Church, Warkton where she delves deeper into the Montagu Monuments. World-class works of art, these fabulous marble statues were refurbished in 2015 and are well worth a visit.
The National Leather Collection, which charts the story of leather-crafting from the dawn of man to the present day and which claims to be the world's most diverse collection of leather items, has found a new space just off the Market Square in Northampton. Partly a museum and partly a hands-on visitor experience the collection gives a remarkable insight into the story of leather.
As always there is plenty to do around the county this month, take a look at our What’s On pages for inspiration. And if you’re on social media make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive lots more local information and events.
See you all in November!