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The mayhem of Christmas is over, the kids are back at school where they belong, we are stony broke and the gym is a distant memory!
So, who’s ready for the ‘New Year, New Me’ promises? Those vows to lose a stone, take up meditation and become a better person? Nah, me neither, January is a bad time to start anything!
But, while I continue with my bad old ways, I still like to read about those people who are much more motivated than me.
And there’s one very motivated woman in Kilfennan who is encouraging us all to get on our trainers and take up running.
Elaine Lynch says she’s not your typical sports woman – but that doesn’t stop her running four times a week and taking part in charity runs and long distance events.
She absolutely loves running – both for the health benefits and for the social aspect – and is encouraging us all to give it a go in 2018.
This month we are feeling a little romantic and we have lots of local weddings for you to browse. So, whether you are looking for love in 2018 – or like me you just love looking at the gorgeous dresses – check out our stunning brides...oh and grooms too of course!
Don’t forget we print all your wedding pictures absolutely free of charge and we just love sharing your special day – so send us in your pictures and let us spread the joy!
And speaking of looking for love – you might recognise some of the ladies in new TV show Beauty Queen and Single. Local Women model and former Big Brother star Ashleigh Coyle, along with two of our other cover girls Amira Graham and Ashleigh Coyle are set to hit our screens this month in a new show charting their quest for love. And knowing these girls – you can guarantee that the path of true love will not run smoothly. I can’t wait to see them in action!
And the city itself is taking centre stage this month as new drama Derry Girls takes to our TVs.
If you think this is just another ‘Troubles’ drama – think again! It’s pure 90s nostalgia and full of fun – and proves that growing up in Derry is the best!
I hope you enjoy reading our new magazine - and I hope you have a wonderful New Year – and let’s all make a resolution not to make too many resolutions.
Until next month,
This month's highlights
Meet Katie Patton – Ballywillan Drama Group’s new leading lady who’ll be staring this month as Eliza Doolittle at Coleraine’s Riverside Theatre.
Check out the new sitcom on Channel 4 which brings the lives of Derry girls to the small screen
Out & About
The Limavady based studio held a Showroom Launch Party for a fun-filled night of mulled wine, festive food and a raffle with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Society.