Finally, our Winter 2013 issue of Country Child is out, make sure you grab your copy! Country Granny and Grandpa have been all over Dorset and Somerset making sure you get your copies, a real life Mr and Mrs Santa Claus. We also see Uncle Barry out and about the Hampshire and Wiltshire countryside too distributing the second of our successful and warmly received Hampshire and Wiltshire edition. As ever the schools have been brilliant in directly putting our magazine in the school book bags, so if you haven’t got your copy yet, it is on its way in time for the festive season.
The Winter issue is always a wash with Christmas events and festivities and this is again the case, with the added benefit of our ever popular Pull Out Calendar and Event Guide. Be sure to tack this to your notice boards in your house, you will be tremondously busy if you follow it day by day. Also for Christmas we have some useful and locally sourced gifts, so please support the companies on our doorstep when choosing your loved ones presents this year.
Our main features include:
- Luxury locations to escape the Winter Blues? We have done the legwork for you and looked into family holidays, both near and far. Whether you want a luxury UK break or are planning something more exotic.
- Alix Austen has the low down on getting the best from your children’s savings and investments.
- Maths can be a particularly tricky subject to get your head around and with calculators soon to be banned from primary schools, Candice Raby discovers how we can help our children ‘Do The Math’
- The second instalment of our Student Viewpoint Series looks at this thorny issue; how homework methods have changed over the years (it certainly wasn’t like that in my day) as well as ‘how much is too much’ when it comes to workloads.
- Also there is our holiday secret to keeping children amused in the form of Family friendly Apps.
DIY Dad has some insightful and rewarding success when making a board game, ideal for the holidays, but the question still remains, who is DIY Dad? Family Ties is as ever an amusing revelation in the life and times of a Country Mum and her new home business. Can she inspire you?
As ever our Country Child photographer – Millie Pilkington has provided some great shots of local children, we thank you all for your time and participation.
Don’t forget to enter all our amazing competitions (be quick, closing dates are soon!) and check out this seasons Reader Offers and Discounts, more details can be found on our website.
Thank you for reading our magazine, we hope you enjoy reading it.
Jo and Sarah