Readers engage with cooking, craft and a mystery revealed.
The handmade issue has inspired me to pursue a more artistic lifestyle, and attempt to create something unique and beautiful. Seeing a snapshot of the lives of such creative people in the May issue made me realise that artists are not elusive people who live exclusive lives, they’re simply regular people who are more in touch with their imagination and take the time to pursue creativity. I’m now attempting to get in touch with my imaginative side and to be creative in various ways at least once a week. Thanks again for continuing to deliver an entertaining and visually stunning magazine. Inspired by Steve Cumper’s ‘Simmer Down’ in the May issue, I start dreaming about what I’ll put in tomorrow’s vegetable casserole.we’ve harvested lots of sweet potatoes, chillies, chokos and jerusalem artichokes, and the dried beans are soaking. The news report says there’s flooding in coastal NSW and Queensland. My thoughts return to the casserole, and to how grateful I am that we have power to cook, and a safe and dry home to enjoy Sunday lunch. I only hope that the people suffering as a result of the east coast rains and winds, and the tireless SES workers, will soon be able to enjoy a hearty home-cooked casserole.we take so much for granted, including the ability to harvest and cook, and having a dry place to lay our heads at night. Have you ever admired a dreamy property from the fence line and wondered what it looked like behind the trees? Recently we took the plunge and relocated from the NSW central coast to the little English-style village of Westbury in Tasmania’s Meander Valley. And now every day I drive past a stunning garden, wondering what it’s like inside. To my delight, when I opened the May Country Style, I saw my mystery property was featured in all its beauty on page 52. Congratulations to Dinah Fitzgerald and Philip Leith for preserving this wonderful garden and sharing your little piece of heaven with us. Also a huge thanks to Country Style for the great Tasmanian stories.