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Christmas MAGIC What can I say, this month has been a bit of a whirlwind? While in the process of putting together this fabulous edition our country went into a lockdown! But fear not, our local businesses and community, as we have seen once before, stood high and mighty. With online services, local drop-offs and click and collect, our community were able to continue running (at a slower pace of course). With the fresh winter breeze slowly creeping up on us in the last couple of weeks, only one person came to mind when we were brainstorming this month’s cover star, the fantastic Mrs Hinch! A breath of fresh air, Mrs Hinch, aka Sophie Hinchliffe, has written a memoir. This Is Me: A Memoir, is the book everyone is talking about and bagged the number one spot on the Sunday Times and Amazon bestselling charts. The cleanfluencer, has risen to fame over the last two years through her Instagram account where she shares daily cleaning tips and tricks with her 3.8 million followers. Read all about Sophie’s high and lows on becoming an Instagram sensation by simply being herself! Whether it be her Christmas baubles, cleaning products or garden furniture, the world has gone Hinching mad over Mrs Hinch!

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Christmas, as you all know is my favourite time of the year, may be ever so slightly… a little different. But as we’ve done time and time again this year, we will continue to adapt! The Christmas spirit is most definitely still here, and with everything now back up and running it’s the perfect time to get out there! Do your Christmas shopping the traditional way we all know and love, have a coffee catch-up with your friends and dinner with your family. After all, that’s what Christmas is really about.

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Living Page 56

Food Page 40

Beauty Page 22

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year from me and the team at Close Up magazine. Until next year,

Leah x

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EDITOR leah@closeupuk.com

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