BoA-No61-Cover-smIt’s summer! Time to breathe in a sigh of relief, soak up some of this gorgeous sun and kick back with our lovely mag, complete with a brand spanking new facelift.

We’ve got another packed issue for you, BoA Museum takes us back in time with the mighty quern (page 18) and Travel Options 4U’s Jennie has been to India, and has shared her experience with lucky ol’ us (page 11).

For one, have been soaking up the sun in one of my favourite fields (not telling which!) and thinking about all the things I love about our Bradford. It was in said field that I had the pleasure of meeting some local residents and their dogs. First up was the beautiful Natalie from TT Cycles, with her kind, cuddly giant, Wilson. Next was networking extraordinaire Anita, from The Business Exchange with her most dashing of dogs, Prince. To see him bound through the grass like a modern-day Lassie was a joy! Last, but by no means least, was the lovely John, a John Peel look-a-like if ever there was one, with queen ratter Bonny. The très bonny Bonny was doing some incredible stealth army moves through the grass while a helicopter flew over us and John kindly showed me a picture of his amazing planters, made from pallets, which he makes for friends and family. I feel very lucky to live here and be surrounded by such kind, creative and friendly folk.

Finally, a quick shout out for local author Alex Klaushofer who has recently published a short-read entitled Orphaned Foxes, which offers a rare insight into the life of one of Britain’s most secretive animals and the complexities of modern conservation. Snap up a copy on online or contact

The deadline for What’s On and editorial for our next issue, August/ September, is 6 July but there’s loads going on over the summer so get your news and events in early please folks.

That just leaves me to thank you for reading, dear reader.