Island Life Magazine Ltd December 2008/January 2009 - Page 5

The Editor I can’t help feeling a little bit proud as we look back over three amazing years of Island Life. I’m proud of our magazine, of course, but also of the Islanders we’ve featured and all that they’ve achieved. It was in order to give recognition to our farmers, restaurants and producers that last year 32 40 21 I inaugurated the Island Life Food and Drink Awards, and we have just celebrated the awards for the second time. Congratulations who was to everyone nominated, and who won – and thank you, the readers, for taking the trouble to champion your favourite. It’s a packed issue but it seems fitting to pick out the story of 58 32 a remarkable young lady who fought a battle for her own health and is now working to help others. I’d like to wish her and all our readers and advertisers a very happy Christmas, and a prosperous new year. Contact - Island Life Magazine: 66 Victoria Avenue, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LY 60 Drama on the high seas: 82 - 87 Equestrian Lizzie Ward meets the Salter brothers after the Volvo Ocean race - Opening meet - African horse sickness - Gilten market 62 Stars and Stripes in Cowes: Nations unite to recall the Island’s links with the Founding Fathers 68 - 77 Countryside Countryside News: Tony Ridd Farm gate food Man of the trees Hugh Milner Tel: 07976 797455 Editor: Martin Potter Photography: Martin Potter Feature Writers: 88 Health and Beauty: Andrew Turner, Roz Whistance, Dr Maire Rhatigan on hairy men Biles, James Kerr, Terence Willey, Tony Ridd, Philip Hoare, Sam June Elford, Jan Toms, Sally 94 - 103 Food news Charrett. - Distribution: Fresh ideas at the St Helens Morgans beats credit crunch Chale Green Stores Tim Flint’s seasonal wines Tanya Potter - 0781 5286773 Mark O' Halloran 78 Gardening: Sally Charrett brings the garden inside for the festive season - Christmas trees at Thompson’s The Island's new funky radio station www.wightfm.com 5