insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 10

WELCOME I can’t wait for Christmas! It’s never too early to celebrate, and I’ll never get too old to act like a kid for the entire month of December. I love everything about it – the music, the lights, the gift buying, the social gatherings, and of course the bottomless tubs of chocolate. Hanging out at Leeds Castle with Owlfie, an African Spotted Eagle Owl (p91). I’m proud to say I’ve completed all of my Christmas shopping (I can’t quite believe it either), so I’m looking forward to a chilled out lead-up to Santa’s arrival. If you’re still in holiday shopping mode (or haven’t started yet), take a look at our 40-page Christmas Gift Guide featuring plenty of ideas for him, her, kids, foodies, and even pets (p39). gift hampers, jewellery, event tickets, electronics, and even a getaway to Chilston Park Hotel. Don’t miss it! Some other festive features not to miss: • Christmas Feasts Around the World (p93) • An Eco-Friendly Christmas (p133) • Fashion Gift Guide (p113) • Santa’s Grottos in Kent (p85) • Top Charity Gifts (p175) Wherever you find yourself this Christmas season, all of us at insideKENT wish you a very happy holiday, and a healthy and prosperous New Year! But what about your list? What would help make your Christmas the best one yet? I have an idea – how about £3,000 worth of prizes? Flip over to page 145 to read about the best competition in insideKENT history. This year’s Great Christmas Gift Giveaw