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Chloë’s column    

Hello & Farewell Readers 

I often get asked how I came to be the Editor of Excelle and my go to answer is that “I fell into it”. It got me thinking about how some of the best things in life get fallen into.

For example: you fall in love; you fall pregnant; you fall asleep, and all these things bring joy, excitement, peace and fulfilment to our existence. Sure, there are some things that you can fall into that wouldn’t be so great, such as sink holes, a pit of vipers or a live volcano, but I firmly place the last four years of working on this magazine into the positive category of falling.

It’s been a wild ride since my first day spent blinking at an empty schedule, wondering what the heck I was going to fill the pages with, but also amazing to have had the freedom to write and take this established magazine in a direction of my own, with an overall desire to create a publication that would spark a little happiness when it appeared on your doormat. 

Now I feel that the time has come to hand over the reins to a new editor, who can take the opportunity to work and communicate with the fantastic local businesses and readers that support Excelle each month. Who knows where I will go and what I will fall into next, but I will take everything I’ve learned here to avoid the molten lava and I’ll keep letting myself trip over, because you never know what exciting treasures can be found at the bottom of a well. 

Huge thanks to the brilliant team behind the scenes at Excelle including all of the fantastic contributors, you’ve encouraged and cared all the way through and I’m proud of every magazine we’ve put out together - including this one, my last. 

Cheers to the next chapter, or should I say edition. 

Chloe x