THIS MONTH WE HEAR FROM READERS WHOSE LIVES ARE TOUCHED BY THE SPECIAL PEOPLE AND STORIES FEATURED IN THE MAGAZINE.
I had just returned home from a 3.5-hour round trip to see naturopath Anthia Koullouros when I came across your article about her in the April issue. Before finding Anthia a year ago, I was floundering around in the darkness of misinformation and medical ignorance in the treatment of my autoimmune disease. That was when I was blessed to find her. Anthia’s wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with her nurturing approach, set me on my road to good health. When I walked out of my consultation I was armed with the resources I needed and the feeling that I was ready to face the challenges ahead. Fast forward and I’m in control of my health (most of the time at least!) and filled with gratitude. Anthia really is fulfilling her dream to heal the world. Jennifer Hughes, TOWRADGI, NSW
MOMENTS TO SHARE
A mother found north and a daughter found south, share their love of gardens, design and baking — all things captured in their subscription to Country Style. A mother takes a moment to sit on the verandah with a freshly brewed pot of English breakfast and the magazine, drawing inspiration to create and reinvent. To the south, a daughter sits under the back tree with her labrador at her feet, perusing the pages of stories as she watches her toddler feed and chat to the chooks. Through the ups and downs of life, Country Style provides relaxation and inspires us to create and to dream. Sarah Geddes, LATHAM, ACT
PAGES OF INSPIRATION
I have been a follower of Country Style for years. When my four children were small and indulgences — whether they be wholesome food, furniture or weekend escapes — were dictated by a budget, Country Style was the magazine that always inspired me. Today with grown children and seven grandchildren I am still passing on skills and ideas from my favourite publication so thank you to all those who continue to contribute their stories and ideas, and for sharing chapters in their own lives with us all. Caroline Vogel, MOSSY POINT, NSW
A BLOKE’S PERSPECTIVE
My wife has bought Country Style for some time. For years I regarded it as too girlie, although the garden features and food attracted my gaze. Right now, I have time on my hands. We are managing my wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and into the radiotherapy phase, which brings us to Adelaide from our home on the Yorke Peninsula. After the treatment each day, there are hours of free time... that’s when I discovered the real insides of Country Style. There are interesting articles and pages of fascinating photographs. In the February issue, the Close Knit story grabbed me; happy people in the Aussie countryside, doing what generations of their family have done. And now, adding Love Merino. Did my heart good to read such a good news story, when so much other news we are fed is not positive. Motivated now, I am paging through the other editions we have with us. My bloke’s perception has expanded to accept something new. And all the time, it was me who was missing out. There’s going to be some fierce competition when the next CS arrives at home. Carl Petering, MOONTA, SA
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