VICAR This week, Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I was fortunate enough to spend some time at a homeless shelter. There I played chess with a brilliant young man who has been dealt some rough cards in life and is on the way to rehab as I type. I met another man who lost everything in a divorce and is on the way back … Continue reading A Prayer for Our Homeless
BY DEBORAH JANE NICHOLAS Part 1 – In this series I aim to cover all the weaponry horses have in their rather formidable arsenal. While predators may be seen as well-equipped killing machines, this particular prey animal is more than capable of inflicting serious and at times fatal injuries. If you love horses, then undoubtedly you will find this image beautiful. Perhaps it will invoke feelings … Continue reading Peaceniks or Killers?
BY SAM HOOPER “The People vs Democracy” goes further than many other books which claim to “explain” Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, showing that it takes both sides – outraged establishment centrists as well as populist insurgents – to successfully undermine liberal democracy. Political renewal depends on the former group finally accepting responsibility for some of the failings which brought us to this … Continue reading The People Versus Democracy
BY MAHIMA SHARMA Metaphors of the Moon…. And the countdown to a twinkling Night, The Night knows nothing, while the Quill scribbles love notes, Verses soaked in the Moonlight or the Stardust? The Sky inks the beauty…with Moonlight Love! As the Wind sings familiar melodies from its ancient book, The trees sway with joy to the green rhythm of life, The full Moon … Continue reading My Quill’s Moonlight Love
BY LUTZ BRADLER For a prediction on how divided the UK will be in 2040, perhaps one can look at German sentiment today, almost thirty years on from reunification. While reunification and Brexit are hardly equivalents, they represent seismic shifts for Germany and the UK respectively. Brexit is the lesser of the seismic shifts, depending on what deal the EU and the UK reach in … Continue reading View from Deutschland
BY TIM DAWSON The local elections are over and – although I was naturally shocked at not overturning the mere 1464 majority in inner-city Hulme that would have swept me into Manchester Town Hall – the picture across the country was rosier than many predicted. Despite the prattling from Owen Jones et al, Labour did surprisingly poorly, and the Conservatives remain the largest party of … Continue reading What Next for the Conservative Party?
Ingredients: 1 1/2 measures of vodka. 1 1/2 measures of Krupnik liqueur. 2 measures of Apple Juice. Instructions: Take Zubrowka and Krupnik from the freezer. Shake with crushed ice and strain the ingredients. Serve in an ice-cold 5oz Martini glass, no garnish. Continue reading The Polish Martini
BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS Baked Feta with Tomatoes: A delicious and beautiful starter that is simple to make, just place all ingredients into the oven. Enjoy a glass of wine while you wait for the feta to soften and the tomatoes burst into a sweet mess. Ingredients: 250g feta 25 mixed cherry tomatoes halved 1 tsp crushed garlic ¼ small red onion thinly sliced 1½ tbsp … Continue reading Supporting #BritishTomatoWeek
VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust I find You well and healthy. Today I’d like to focus on children. Children are a gift – an amazing blessing from God. Every single day we may find ourselves doing a lot for our kids, loving and caring for them, nurturing, teaching, training, helping, leading, equipping, encouraging, protecting, and so much more. We spend precious … Continue reading A Prayer for Our Children