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Welcome to Village Connect, the original independent village community publication, bringing local business to local villages since April 2005.


Village Connect is published bi-monthly and hand delivered free of charge to more than 18,000 homes and businesses in 71 selected Northamptonshire villages, and has established itself as the premier notice board for businesses in the area.


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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015. We don’t
know what this year has in store for us, apart
from the General Election in May - and no doubt
endless party political broadcasts and leafl ets through
the door before then.

Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? I tend
not to any more - I seldom seem to keep them, so I save
myself the heartache of setting myself up for failure!
Having said that, my New Year’s Resolution last year
was to join Twitter, and I did that, and as I’m still on it as
I type this column I guess that’s been a fairly successful

Although really we shouldn’t have to wait until New Year
to make positive changes in our lives - we can do that
any day.

So what is it about the New Year that makes us focus
our minds on change?

I think we perhaps see it as a kind of re-birth - I’m
minded here of the cartoons of Old Father Time being
replaced by a baby. Time for a clean slate, to start again
and leave the past behind us.

Doubtless there will be scores of people saying
‘New Year, New Career’, or starting house hunting,
joining weight-loss programmes or taking out gym

After over-indulging at Christmas and New Year parties,
heading to the gym seems like a good idea to get in
shape again. Just remember that buying the gym
membership isn’t the solution - you actually need to go
there regularly to see the benefi ts, otherwise it’s just
your bank balance that gets slimmer!

As I’ve probably mentioned before, I’m a fan of walking.
I walk everywhere I can, even in the rain, it’s a great way
of keeping fi t, and best of all it’s free.

They say that a journey of a thousand miles starts with
a single step, so if you’re looking for a way to start
exercising this year, why not head outside for a walk
and enjoy our beautiful Northamptonshire countryside?

Thanks for reading, please visit my blog and Northants Telegraph column too. Many thanks, Hx


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