A fond farewell
Getting out in nature
This month marks a change of editor at Country Smallholding. I am retiring after 10 years at the helm and my successor will be Julie Harding. Julie has a smallholding/farm in Somerset, where she keeps horses and poultry. She is also an experienced journalist, having edited an international equestrian magazine. So she is ideally qualified for the job and I have no doubt that Country Smallholding will be very safe in her hands. I am sure you will join me in wishing her every success.
I will greatly miss editing Country Smallholding. It has been a big part of my life and it has been a most rewarding and fulfilling job. But all good things come to an end. I have lots of plans for retirement, including some long distance hiking and exploration. I look forward to being away from the computer and out in nature.
There have been so many memorable moments over the past 10 years, but perhaps the highlight was publishing a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of Country Smallholding and reviewing the history of the magazine. I will miss you, our readers, and the many smallholders I have communicated with and visited over the years. I will also miss our dedicated and talented team of writers; they have been a pleasure to work with and have taught me so much. I would also like to pay tribute to my wonderful colleagues at Archant who have been unfailingly friendly and supportive.
A very fond farewell and wishing you every success in pursuing ‘the good life’, wherever you are. Simon McEwan, Editor