Carolina Interview

A: Hi Carolina, thank you for taking part in this interview as I know it has not been easy leaving Venezuela and starting all over. C: Hi Anastasia, it was my 40th birthday recently (Sunday 2nd September) and I spent that day working so as not to become depressed while enduring my solitude. Although I’m a professional with a university degree and a master’s degree, … Continue reading Carolina Interview

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Andrea Interview

A: Andrea, please tell our readers a little about yourself. AR: In Venezuela I was working as a community manager, copywriter and graphic designer for an organic cosmetic brand located on the island of Margarita; I worked from the comfort of an apartment in Maracaibo, Zulia State where I installed a home office.  I was earning four times more than the minimum salary, but it … Continue reading Andrea Interview

Adriana Interview

Adriana, please tell us your story: “I have been living in the UK for twenty years. Most of my relatives still live in Venezuela, including my mother Carmen and my middle sister Veronica and her younger son. Due to the dreadful situation in the country, my younger sister Carolina, as well as Veronica’s older children, my nephew Leonardo and my niece Andrea, have had to … Continue reading Adriana Interview

Leonardo Interview

A: Hi Leonardo, please tell our readers a little about yourself and how life is for Venezuelans? L: Hi, I’m 28 years old, Venezuelan and I graduated from University in 2016 in Social Communication (Journalism) but I was never able to work in that area. I currently live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ve been living here for seven months. Life for Venezuelan people back home … Continue reading Leonardo Interview

The Lord Hertford Interview

When Henry Jocelyn Seymour, the 9th Marquess of Hertford, celebrated his 60th birthday on July 6, the British peer also marked two other notable 60th anniversaries. Ragley Hall, the Warwickshire stately home he inherited from his father in 1991, will have been open to the public for 60 years this summer, and the estate will be hosting one of his favourite events, The Game Fair, … Continue reading The Lord Hertford Interview

The Tim Dawson Interview

BY JON ALEXANDER Comedy Writer Tim Dawson has recently announced his intention to stand as a councillor for the Conservatives in the upcoming local elections. For those not on Twitter you may not know the name Tim Dawson, but those of us in the know, he’s an up-and-coming young Conservative breathing new life into an arguably stale and uninspiring campaign. After launching himself into a … Continue reading The Tim Dawson Interview

CSM Exclusive: North of the DMZ

BY JON ALEXANDER “We need more exclusives,” our go-getting Editor was demanding at a Country Squire dinner last summer. “Come on, people, let’s do something brilliant. Let’s publish something that no-one else is putting out. We only get one life. How about North Korea? Who’s up for it?” I admit that back then our Editor’s request was met with a long and stunned silence. “Have … Continue reading CSM Exclusive: North of the DMZ

UKIP & Ernie

When Country Squire’s Dominic Wightman arrives in deepest Herefordshire at Ernie Warrender’s sprawling country house in the middle of nowhere, he’s met by Ernie holding a high-power blowtorch. For a moment Dominic considers turning his car around. However, after meeting Ernie, Dominic soon changes his mind. “Come on in,” says the affable Mr Warrender with a huge smile as he welcomes the Country Squire Editor … Continue reading UKIP & Ernie

Transinister

Tamsin Sutherland, (formerly Tarquin) aka. The infamousT is a rather mysterious character. Born the youngest of three sons to a then-world-famous orchestral conductor and who left school at 16 without any qualifications. From that moment on, Tamsin walked both the proverbial less-beaten path and the Wild Side. A journey that has seen Tamsin experience everything from being homeless to becoming the MD of her own … Continue reading Transinister

The Artist Gill Erskine-Hill

CSM INTERVIEWS Gill Erskine-Hill has been painting for 35 years in a variety of locations, being fortunate enough to live and work in Devon, Scotland, Norfolk and the Dordogne area of South West France. Following a move back to Devon, she is re-experiencing the beauty and diversity of this part of Britain and drawing inspiration from the people and landscape there. Most of Gill’s early work … Continue reading The Artist Gill Erskine-Hill

The Stained Glass Artist

Country Squire Magazine’s Dom Wightman interviews Andrew Fitzsimmons, the talented stained glass artist. Born in 1978 at the start of the ‘punk era’ in London, Andrew spent his early childhood on Mersea Island, near Colchester. Andrew has one daughter, Lilly, who’s also an artist and he lives in Southend.  Dom: How long have you been an artist? Andy: I come from an artistic family of, painters, … Continue reading The Stained Glass Artist