Welcome to the November issue of Sussex Living. As the evenings draw in, for a few nights the skies are lit up by fireworks along with the familiar sound of whizz bang pop! Take a look on page 14 where we have local bonfire events for you to oooh and aaah at!

As the weather turns cooler, now is a good time for the gentlemen to keep their faces warm! November is the ideal time to grow a moustache for Movember, the campaign to raise funds for prostate cancer. On page 96 you can find a whole range to suit your style, and raise money in the process.

Like it or not, Christmas is nearly upon us. We have a whole host of fantastic ideas from gift guides, gardeners gifts, hamper ideas for the kids and how to navigate your way through the sometimes tricky issue of who’s hosting and who’s invited! We also have festive stuffing, pates and relishes that can be prepared now to help ease the stress, along with some simple fairy cakes that the kids can make during the Christmas holiday.

The walk is particularly poignant this month, as it takes us to Nutley and the Airman’s Grave. On page 78, Robert Veitch details the history and his ramble of the area, along with the Remembrance Day service that will be taking place there. We also have other local services and parades listed on page 81.

Ruth Lawrence recently spent a fascinating day out with a police dog unit, she wasn’t being arrested herself but learning all about these amazing animals! It was an insight into their training, their work, their handlers and how they can still live amongst a family, read all about their riveting story on page 72.

With so many more features in the magazine, from all the team we hope you enjoy a thoroughly good read!