Proscribing Death

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE The past two years have seen so-called ‘green’ and ‘egalitarian’ politicians attempt to ward off that most green and egalitarian thing: death. The pitiless debt collector for whom our every heart murmur, every latent lump, and every shadow-ridden scan serves as a reminder of our outstanding balance. When it came to Covid, politicians thought they could write this debt off, but in … Continue reading Proscribing Death

A Prayer for Ourselves

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that this week’s message and prayer finds You well, healthy and happy. As the summer fades, We all pray that there is no second Covid spike and that a successful vaccine emerges from the scientists’ labs. Let us at this time remember those countries still suffering spikes – that they may be saved. This week I … Continue reading A Prayer for Ourselves

R.I.P. Janet

CSM EDITORIAL The Squires are sad to report the death of our esteemed colleague Janet Girsman who, after a long fight against cancer, died at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher last week. From her obituary: Janet Girsman was a freelance journalist, providing stories and leads for national newspapers including The Times, the Mail, the Guardian and Country Squire Magazine. She worked until a few … Continue reading R.I.P. Janet

Boris, Look Again at Trespass

CSM EDITORIAL We have all trespassed. Whether intentionally or unintentionally we’ve been on land we should not have been on. Perhaps we were exploring an old ruin or retrieving a ball. Maybe our map-reading skills got us lost or we saw a pretty stream we wanted to take a photograph of. Innocent enough? Perhaps trespassing shouldn’t be near the top of Boris’ or George Eustice’s … Continue reading Boris, Look Again at Trespass

A Prayer for Those Who Fear Death

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You and Your families are well and prosperous. It’s another Sunday. How many Sundays do You have left? It is unlikely that You know the answer to that question. Perhaps some patients on cancer wards across Britain know? Perhaps soldiers seventy five years ago had a good idea as they piled into Normandy. In short … Continue reading A Prayer for Those Who Fear Death