Monday, 10 May 2010
THE FIRST ISSUE OF COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE!
When I got in from work waiting on the hall table was a very welcome sight , my new copy of country living , I think the cover is really gorgeous this month and I noticed its the 25 Th anniversary Of its publication, and I couldn't believe it. my god, where have all those years gone? you see I can so clearly remember buying the very first issue! I thought I would show you it!
This is it , I was living in Angelsey and i remember popping into valley village newsagents/post office and finding this on the shelf, love at first sight... I was so thrilled to find a magazine that echoed my interests and passions, antiques and country style, country issues ,jam making etc, it was like a blast of sunshine, I devoured every page( and have every issue since!)and had to wait three months for the next issue as at first it was going to be quarterly and obviously its popularity demanded a monthly issue
I still love this cover picture...
this was a lovely river side cottage featured in the issue
I think the fashions still relevant, the skirt is very Cath kidston/ Rachel Riley ,don't you think?
Before I started full time work I thought I had better get some jobs out of the way I had been meaning to do and sorting one of my cupboards out was one of them , this is just some of my country livings, I have kept every copy bought over the last 25 years !! D has try ed to chuck some out during some of our past moves ,but wrestled them from him, and they have been saved! I keep all the Christmas issues together ,but the rest are in a big jumble, its amazing to look through the back issues and still find the photography and styling beautiful and still so relevant now, so many fab homes have been featured and I am still inspired and some times made a little envious of gorgeous homes and lovely things featured in the emporium .The features and articles specially on wild life and farming issues really interest me, also craft and skills, what are your favorite things about the magazine? I also subscribe to Coast but still prefer Country living... I can just imagine my poor sons after I have gone to country living heaven having to clear the house of all these magazines, I have seen old peoples houses featured on telly , where they have to clear piles of papers and rubbish before the can get in , that will be me then .....!!!! , at least they could flog the first edition and it may pay for my funeral!!! TE HE...
just thought I would tell you that the magazine Easy living is giving away fab Cath Kidston bags with this months issue, got mine in W h Smiths, had to ask if they had any as non on shelf's( a tip) as selling quick , nice guy brought me one of each design ,so had to buy them both did,nt I ??!!. there really nice and strong,, rush and grab one! have a great week!