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Miranda tells us what’s inside this issue:
Season’s Greetings to our Country Child readers. I hope this issue finds you relaxed and ready for the forthcoming festive celebrations. I would love to be able to write that I’m fully prepared and organised but, no, that’s simply not the case. For yet another year running, I have a to-do list longer than my leg, let alone my arm and, if anything, it seems to be getting longer! But, surely Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if there wasn’t an element of last minute ‘headless chicken’ involved…right?!
For those of you looking to take some time out from all of the planning, I hope you’ll enjoy thumbing through the pages of our winter mag; once again, Jo and I have had a lot of fun putting it together so switch the kettle on, put your feet up and take five!
First up, I’m really excited to welcome TV presenter and writer, Mike Dilger, to the Country Child team. Head to our Great Outdoors page and you’ll see how Mike and his adorable son, Zachary, spend their free time together; he has some great ideas for the family to try out over the school holidays.
Those of you with young babies are likely to find Jo’s experiences with amber teething necklaces an interesting read; can something so natural really soothe painful gums?
We’re celebrating the role of the village school. Sophie Pender- Cudlip gives us a fascinating insight into just how important these educational establishments really are; not just for the pupils but for the wider communities, too.
As the holidays approach, many of us are likely to be enduring long car journeys with our offspring…oh the joys! Fear not, car enthusiast Ryder Ryan is on hand to offer some tips for making the whole experience that little bit more bearable. Thank you, Ryder.
I recently donned my running shoes and took part in Salisbury’s Park Run – a fabulous community event and something I’d really recommend to anyone looking to get fit.
As ever, we have our regular items for you to enjoy. The Doctor’s back! GP Alex Newman is on hand to answer some of your child health-related questions – once again, some great advice from him. Our pull out calendar is full of enticing events taking place over the festive period, be sure to get them in the diary! Those of you still looking for present inspiration will fififind some great suggestions dotted throughout the magazine.
On behalf of all of us here at Country Child, I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2017!