Dear readers.

Author:Weldin, Robynn
Position:Editorial
 
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With the first golden leaves drifting from the trees, the evenings drawing in and our winter coats getting hauled out of storage, October is a time when many of us dream of hibernation. Summer holidays are but a distant memory, the excitement of Christmas is still far away and every day is shorter and darker than the last ... no wonder it's hard to keep energy levels up.

If that sounds familiar, maybe you need to explore the world of wellness--a single afternoon spent giving yourself over to the healing powers of warm, mineral-rich water could be enough to restore the spring in your step. Dip into our spa special for some ideas; and for advice on boosting your own and your family's health with good everyday habits and home cooking, see the Girlfriend Guide interview with health coach Vanessa Gatelei.

Then again, perhaps you'd rather enjoy the wellbeing that comes from quite a different sort of liquid! Around lake Biel, it's time for the annual wine festivals--culminating in the munificent, marvellous Truelete weekend in Twann. Over three days the village opens its arms to all...

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