We’re almost halfway through the year and the weather is (finally) starting to warm up a bit – just in time for this month’s Bank Holiday weekends.

Now that the social mixing rules have started to relax, we’re looking forward to having friends over for barbecues once summer arrives. We’ve got some great features for you in the May issue – from what your car really says about you and Ask The Experts (with great pieces of advice from some of our advertisers), to Ask The Vet and the power of relationships in business.

One of the features that we were particularly grateful to get involved in was Youngpreneurs in Orpington. Over lockdown, not all kids sat around playing on their X-Boxes or Playstations; some actually pulled their finger out, got their creative hat on and launched mini businesses.

It was all inspired by Arthur, who we featured in the March magazine after he launched his own organic soap company at the tender age of seven.

First up in the May issue we meet 14-year old Katie who set up on Instagram as Sweetness Galore – offering sweets in beautifully presented boxes wrapped in tissue paper. They make the perfect gifts for kids looking to gift friends for birthdays – and the great news is that they’re really affordable too. Do give Katie a follow and like on Instagram to help support her young business.

Next up we featured Fraser, who at eight years old has launched his own clothing range called Never Give Up. Fraser offers hats, hoodies, t-shirts and facemasks. You can follow and help support Fraser via his Instagram channel.

We’d love to hear from more Youngpreneurs about their business ventures – please do email us if you’d like to be featured!

Looking ahead to next month’s issue and there’s plenty happening – from a new feature entitled ‘What’s You Take’ and the latest shopping deals and new launches, to saving money with smart home tech and how young people are making a big difference when it comes to eco-conscious activities in Orpington.

As usual, we’ll leave you with an inspirational quote to ponder…

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

Coretta Scott King

Until next month!