Spring, and the promise of new beginnings it brings, is definitely in the air. It helps that the weather across much of the UK has been unexpectedly glorious of late, inspiring the kind of collective lunacy which always accompanies the first few sunny days of the year. Parks are filling with barely-clothed people at lunchtime. Post-work pub sessions are on the increase. Shorts have been spotted in the streets.
Of course for adventure sports lovers, this means wheeling bikes out of sheds, scrubbing the winter mud off trail-running shoes and making the most of the longer days. But it’s not just the extra hours of sun which are making us feel like spring has well and truly sprung here at Mpora.
“As the late, great Robin Williams once said, ‘Spring is nature’s way of saying: Let’s party.’”
The last three months have been a big period of change for us. In early January our parent company, Factory Media, was bought out by another publisher, Square Up Media. The move has been a hugely positive one, but it’s also involved a lot of hard work. We’ve moved offices, the team have taken on new responsibilities and it’s taken a while to settle into new ways of doing things.
Not that we’re complaining. The changes have opened up new possibilities which we’ve embraced wholeheartedly, not least by taking the chance to relaunch the ‘Issues’ section of our site – starting with April’s Planet Issue.