Welsh Country Magazine is the pan Wales magazine that is essential reading for those that are passionate about the countryside of Wales, Welsh Food, Arts in Wales, the history of Wales and its people, lifestyle, gardening and much more. Here’s a list of just some of the fascinating articles that feature in the Jan-Feb 2019 issue:
FISHING – Tony Rees explains why 2018 will rate as one of the most topsy-turvy in the memory of many anglers.
STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes tells the tale of Bishop Morgan, the man who wrote the most important book published in Wales ever and in so doing saved the Welsh Language.
WALKING WALES – Although often overlooked Henrhyd Falls at 27m are the tallest falls in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
PICTORIAL WALES – Talented photographer Mathew Browne has put some fabulous photographs in his book ‘Wales In Photographs’ – it’s a great gift idea!
GARDENING – The National Gardening Scheme takes us through the midwinter garden.
Kath Rhodes editor of Welsh Country commented:-
This is a particularly busy time here as we have to get this issue to the printers early so we can hit the newsagents and be out on sale as the New Year comes in. Hopefully you all enjoyed the festive period, it’s such a lovely break if you can get some quality time with your family and friends. However, having a brother who was in the police force, I can’t forget the number of people who have to work over the holiday period. This covers so many sectors, our emergency services, care workers, doctors, nurses, shop assistants and of course those working in the hospitality industry. Hopefully they too managed some chill out time.
Whilst writing this piece Brexit is still causing huge concern and still with nothing agreed. I’ve lost what little patience I have with politicians as time runs out. This decision it too important to be a battle between party colours, they should debate sensibly what is best for our country and our future. I just hope that one way or another a good deal is reached and we can return to focus on building and growing our economy both in the UK and here in Wales.
I’m pleased that so many of you have enjoyed the new look of Welsh Country magazine. A re-vamp was seriously overdue, but for the team it has been a worrying time, as we tried to work out which changes would work and which wouldn’t. So your positive feedback has really made the re-design and hassle all worthwhile. You’ve also given me positive feedback on my using illustrations for some features instead of photographs. I hope to continue to use illustrations if I can keep finding illustrators. But when I’m struggling to find illustrations I really do wish I’d paid well some attention at school in art class, then I’d have been able to do them myself! But realistically I’m kidding as I totally missed out on the artistic gene – matchstick men are about my level of competence!
At the start of 2019 this is an ideal opportunity to thank all our writers, photographers, illustrators, advertisers and the team here at Welsh Country for all their help and support last year, without their contributions and support I would be in a mess. It’s fascinating to get such varied articles in covering such a wide range of topics. But now it’s back to my planning and creating 6 more stunning issues this year.
Until next time…
If you would like to read a snippet of each or any of the articles mentioned above, CLICK HERE