Welcome to the start of a brand new year and possibly a brand new you! Have you made your resolutions, and are you managing to stick to them? Hopefully we will be able to give you a helping hand in the right direction with an issue packed full of ideas for a life and home make over.

Hanna Lindon gives us some great examples from page 20, of new activities for the mind and body for you to try in 2018. In this edition of Body Buzz on page 30, Sasha Kanal breaks down the art of the smoothie helping you to kick start your way to feeling fantastic. You can also read more about the Handcross Petanque Club on page 6 and Lewes Camera Club on page 54, to see if piques your interest for a new hobby.

It’s not only you that can benefit from a new year refresh, to get your home looking in tip-top condition, turn to page 44 to find out all the latest trends for the coming year.

For some the Christmas period and start of the a new year can be difficult, read on page 34 how the charity Relate can offer support and advice to families and individuals in the local area.

We’ve all heard the phrase “it only happens once in a blue moon,” turn to page 40 where Robert Veitch explains more about where the saying comes from and the science behind the rare event.

Our fabulous cover shot has been kindly supplied by Emma Cuthbertson who managed to capture a wonderful image of the Balcombe Viaduct in the early morning light. You can also read more about the busy and bustling community spirit of Balcombe on page 66.

From us all here at Sussex Living we hope you have a great 2018!