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THIS MONTH, READ­ERS SHARE HOW READ­ING ABOUT COUN­TRY LIFE HAS MADE THEM SMILE AND FEEL AT HOME, NO MAT­TER WHERE THEY ARE.

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JOY­FUL GET­AWAY

We all need an es­cape from the ev­ery­day once in a while, and while I may live in Syd­ney, my heart seems to re­side in the coun­try. My favourite part of Coun­try Style is Annabelle Hick­son’s of­fer­ings. What a treat in the Au­gust is­sue to have the ex­tra story from her about Yamba. Her hon­esty and de­light­ful ob­ser­va­tions and hu­mour must en­dear her to many of your read­ers. I also love the new ad­di­tion of ‘The Style Di­aries’. I hope you will keep this in, as it’s the most re­fresh­ing idea I’ve seen in a while. Ber­nadette Ryan, BAULKHAM HILLS, NSW

MY PIECE OF AUS­TRALIA

Coun­try Style was al­ways a fa­mil­iar face, ap­pear­ing in our old mail­box ev­ery month. Mum would al­ways find a way to weave the lat­est sto­ries into our daily con­ver­sa­tions. As I sit here in my new apart­ment in Los An­ge­les, over­look­ing un­fa­mil­iar rocky hills, I come to the re­al­i­sa­tion I’ve traded foggy morn­ings for Cal­i­for­nian sun, the sound of the kook­aburra for the whirl of a siren, home­made cup­cakes for take­away lat­tes. I no­tice there is a book zipped into the lin­ing of my suit­case. I pull out this month’s is­sue of Coun­try Style, re­al­is­ing Mum had snuck it into the pocket the morn­ing she drove me to Syd­ney Air­port. My piece of Aus­tralia, my sym­bol of com­fort from my mum. A fa­mil­iar face in this new chap­ter of my life. So, Coun­try Style, I thank you both for teach­ing me that dreams re­ally are worth reach­ing for and also that some­times all we need is your mag­a­zine to make us feel at home. Jas­mine New­ton, GLEN­DALE, USA

THE SIM­PLE PLEA­SURES

I have al­ways en­joyed read­ing Coun­try Style, but imag­ine my de­light to find an ar­ti­cle on Yamba. I was born in Grafton on the Clarence River, and in the late 1940s, my par­ents built a hol­i­day cot­tage in Clarence Street, Yamba. All our hol­i­days were spent there and it has al­ways re­mained in my mem­ory as the per­fect place. It was so nice to read that Annabelle Hick­son felt the same way so many years later. I’m grate­ful to have the pho­tos, as mine are fad­ing, and I’m grate­ful that in this ma­te­ri­al­is­tic age, cur­rent gen­er­a­tions are en­joy­ing the sim­ple plea­sures we once knew. Rose­mary Copeland, PALMWOODS, QUEENS­LAND

OurO Au­gust cover trans­port­edt us to a mag­i­cal mo­ment ini time un­der the oliveo groves of chefc Ar­mando Per­cuo­coP and hish wife Gemma’s Hun­terH Val­ley prop­erty,p Val­ley­field. Pho­tog­ra­phyP BrigidB Arnott StylingS John Mangi­laM

IN­STA­GRAM Our fol­low­ers went crazy over this gor­geous cot­tage in the north­ern NSW town of Bil­am­bil. With its car­pet of mag­no­lia petals at the rus­tic front gate, who could resist? Tag @coun­trystylemag and hash­tag #coun­trystyleed­i­tor for the chance to ap­pear in our feed. Fol­low us on In­sta­gram @coun­trystylemag

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