A Prayer for Our Children

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

In Defence of Toxic Masculinity

BY FRANK HAVILAND If you’re the proud owner of a penis you’ll be no stranger to vilification. Male babies who stoically refuse to cry are quite rightly welcomed into the world by a good slap from the head nurse; a salutary life lesson for things to come. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: men are useless. They can’t iron, can’t ask for directions, can’t cook, … Continue reading In Defence of Toxic Masculinity

Double Standards of the Left

BY FRANK HAVILAND Successful TV shows rarely survive the ratings wars once the lead has quit. Having put in 20 years, and achieving viewing figures of 17.4 million in the process, you can hardly blame Nigel Farage for hanging up his mustard corduroys and deciding to live a little. The demise of Brexit without him has been shocking nonetheless. Trying to market it to a … Continue reading Double Standards of the Left

Just Don’t Get It

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There are certain words and phrases that should stand out as obvious red flags. People who talk in a paranoid fashion about “they” all the time, or warn you to “not use Google and use DuckDuckGo instead”. Those who bring up the “fifth plane” whenever 9/11 is mentioned. Or those whose default position for government spending strategy is “the magic money tree” … Continue reading Just Don’t Get It

Mistletoe Cocktail

Ingredients: 60ml white rum 15ml lime juice 30ml cranberry syrup Wedge of lime and some sugar to rim glass Rosemary sprig and raspberries or cherries for garnish Method: Rim martini glass with wedge of lime and dip in sugar. Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Place rum, lime juice and cranberry syrup into cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into prepared martini glass. Garnish … Continue reading Mistletoe Cocktail

In Defence of Offence

BY FRANK HAVILAND If the left had their way, civilisation would be an endless reality show to find the world’s most offended person: X Factor Whingers’ Edition perhaps. Winners could then simply be elected for a term as supreme leader, and employ their virtue to solve society’s ills. Indeed, any aliens unfortunate enough to make it to Earth could well be forgiven for believing that … Continue reading In Defence of Offence

Maple and Mustard Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 200g sea salt 300g light muscovado sugar 2kg piece skinless pork shoulder 100ml maple syrup 100g wholegrain mustard 2 tbsp English mustard powder Method: Mix the sea salt and 200g of the sugar in a large food bag, add the pork and coat it well. (If you don’t have a bag, rub over the pork in a dish and cover with cling film.) Leave … Continue reading Maple and Mustard Pulled Pork