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GREETINGS!  The clocks have gone back, we survived the Super Storm of 2013™ (my neighbour’s dustbin fell over. OMGZ) and Starbucks have started adding cinnamon to every single one of their products, which can only mean one thing.  Christmas is round the corner.  As the nights close in and Strictly Come Dancing becomes an excuse not to go out on a Saturday, what better way to wile away those long dark evenings than with a spot of CALMzine fuelled brain food?

In this issue we were lucky enough to grab some time with folk rock superstar and newbie CALM ambassador, Frank Turner, who chats to fellow musician Amongst The Pigeons about touring and music as catharsis, Xcerts frontman Murray Macleod tells us about his new side project, Cold Crows Dead, and Adam Spensley campaigns to save the South Bank skate park.  Cover art comes from the talented hands of comic artist Steve Horry, Officers take on The Ambassador’s Reception plus the usual suspects deliver the goods in the form of Mister Mumbles’ New Years Resolutions, Chris Owen’s rant about house buying and Dear Josh doling out his ‘wise’ advice to an unsuspecting public.  It’s a tasty collection of literary morsels, I’m sure you’d agree.  Finally, I’d like to welcome on board Molly Taylor, who has joined the team as Assistant Editor, enabling me to sit back drinking Egg Nog whilst she does all the work.  Happy Christmas to me!  Have a jolly festive season, folks. See you in 2014!  Read the latest issue below…

Rachel, Editor.

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