BY PAUL NEWALL When I was a child, the countryside was front and centre in my life. There was Boston’s farm literally at the end of my street where I was despatched every morning with a little milk churn in hand to buy raw milk. This practice continued until my teens when my Mum got mastitis and blamed the milk (wrongly in my father’s opinion) … Continue reading Is the Countryside a Zoo?
BY JENNY SPIRES So, who are these townies us exurbanites like to make fun of? What do we mean when we talk of townies? Well, I have examined fora and chatrooms, read articles and blog posts, and what follows is a summary of what I dug up. In short, I discovered that Townies are of two classes – the lower and middle – as the … Continue reading What are Townies?
CSM EDITORIAL Jean Claude Juncker, in an interview with CNN, slammed those he described as ‘stupid nationalists in love with their own countries’ in the run up to the European elections. It is hugely ironic that one of the men responsible for the anti-democratic European Union should be attacking those who take issue with the way the EU is run in this way. What is … Continue reading Nationalism is the New Democracy
Ingredients: 60g plus 30g all-purpose flour, divided 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 65g butter 250ml chicken stock 240ml heavy whipping cream, divided 160ml + 80ml 3 tbsp lemon juice 250g sliced fresh mushrooms Method: In a shallow bowl, mix 60g flour, salt and pepper. Dip chicken breasts in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess. In a … Continue reading Creamy Lemon Chicken
BY JAMIE FOSTER If Theresa May is remembered for one thing it will be holding on past the point any other Prime Minister would have resigned. Her deal has been rejected three times by the House of Commons by numbers so large as to question confidence in her leadership. She has survived a no confidence vote on her leadership. She has twice asked for the … Continue reading Fingernails
VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You and Your families are well. These early months of the year are often a financial struggle for many families, perhaps after a Christmas splurge, perhaps as tax bills await. The Citizens’ Advice Bureaux are full at this time of the year, debt counsellors are at their busiest, and, unfortunately, too many take their own … Continue reading A Prayer for Help with Finances
BY JENNY LONG Poetry is big business online. There has been a boom in digital poetry in the last few years and sites like Spillwords have become some of the largest on the Web. Up there at the very top of destinations for online poets’s work is The Poetry Fellowship based in the United Kingdom. The Poetry Fellowship is based in a Georgian building in Taunton … Continue reading The Poetry Fellowship
An Open Letter to the Legal & General Board Dear L&G Board Members, We are compelled to inform you that L&G’s Brand and reputation is in jeopardy. You state: ‘Our purpose is improving the lives of our customers, building a better society for the long term and creating value for our shareholders. This shapes every aspect of how we do business. We’re not only … Continue reading Do L&G Hate the British Countryside?
BY JIM WEBSTER The other day I took the car in to get an MOT and service. As I walked home two women passed me walking in the opposite direction. One said to the other, “he were having a fag behind the recycling bins.” Such is the joy of the English language that this probably means something entirely different depending on what part of the … Continue reading Linguistic Good Taste