Afternoon everyone! How are we all doing?
I am struggling to wrap my head around the fact that this time last week, we were still in New Zealand. Albeit we were probably on our flight home but still, time flies by so fast. With that said, I have thoroughly enjoyed coming home to my horse, my family and Bella (the Black Labrador, who incase you aren't aware is more like a child), I get so excited at the thought of creating each new issue and so for me, being back at my desk working on the upcoming Spring issue is great.
Our Spring issue is just around the corner and with pre-orders opening shortly, I wanted
to bring you an update letting you know what you can expect from In The Country Magazine this issue. I am constantly looking for inspiration and for ways to grow and develop the magazine and so I hope that within the pages of our Spring issue, you'll be pleasantly surprised at some of the facelifts we have given features and certain elements of the magazine.
I have lots of plans for ITC this coming year and once again, I am over the moon to have such a wonderfully supportive community of both men and women around me who want to see the magazine succeed just as much as me.
In order for me to do that, I have to grow the magazine. I know so many of us have loved it's boutique feel and I plan on keeping that, all of our direct orders will still come gift wrapped with our signature hand-written note, however, we will be looking to increase our circulation with the view to begin stocking ITC in supermarkets so that we can introduce our incredible publication to more and more people who might not yet have heard of us.
WHAT IS IN THIS ISSUE?
Brand New For 2019 Are Our Buyer's Guides. Each issue we will feature a buyer's guide on a different topic, starting with our Lightweight Waterproof Jackets this coming Spring. Each BG will comprise of a variety of products from different brands, each product will be independently and individually reviewed for you, to give you the best line up of products on the market to choose from.
In The Country Heads Down Under, read all about my long awaited return trip to New Zealand, where I revisited the dairy farm I worked on, met some wonderful people, went swimming with horses, made some incredible memories and so much more. I am so excited to be sharing it all with you.
The World of Falconry. Guest writer Tara from Tara Punter PR explores the elusive world of falconry. She investigates its origin and its role in todays world in addition to the incredible birds of prey used in this fascinating sporting practice.
Working Dogs. An insight into the life of a guide dog, I visit West Sussex based charity Canine Partners to meet volunteers, puppies and their partners just months after Her Majesty The Queen.
Meet The New Forest Ponies. Sarah Weston is one of more than 500 Commoners who depasture their animals in the New Forest National Park. Read all about her fascinating insight into how wonderful it is to have ponies turned out on the New Forest.
10 Signs Spring Is Here. Our lighthearted, short but sweet bullet point style article denoting ten ways to tell that Spring has arrived. I doubt I'm the first to say, that can't come soon enough!
Plus we have so many more exclusive, country inspired features for you. This really is not an issue to be missed. Also, I'll let you into a little secret, we are just waiting to hear from an iconic event rider whom many of you will have followed during your childhood and into your adult life. Fingers crossed we can secure this in time for Spring's issue!
Our resident features are returning for another year along with our glorious Golden Ticket giveaway. We are still working on this issue's prize so keep your eyes peeled and we'll keep you posted on any updates.
I hope you're having a great week and I am ecstatic that the sun has made an appearance today, making me feel a little less down about having returned to the cold and wet Winter.
Until next time...
Lots of love,