Pop the kettle on – frankie 109 is here! We’ve jam-packed this issue with unique stories and experiences from around the world. There are champions of niche hobbies (including a professional whistler and artistic roller skater), a city slicker who adopted a lovely pet goat, and a guy who decided to grow mushrooms in an old train tunnel. We tour a brown brick home that’s been decked out in all-out colour, spend time with up-and-coming musicians, chat about sexual consent, and debate whether ‘How are you?’ is an overused phrase. All that, plus more fashion, craft and creativity than you can poke a stick at!