“I’ve found my writ­ing home”

The People's Friend - - Heritage -

I love writ­ing for “The Peo­ple’s Friend”. I’ve been a writer all my life in some shape or form, hav­ing trained as a news­pa­per jour­nal­ist many years ago. Be­ing a colum­nist was al­ways my am­bi­tion, and now I’m do­ing it! I of­ten pinch my­self at my good for­tune.

To be able to write about Dorset and the peo­ple I love for such a spe­cial mag­a­zine is a real priv­i­lege, and get­ting feed­back from read­ers is just won­der­ful. When I started writ­ing my col­umns, it was like be­ing shown around one of those cosy, warm houses in lush coun­try­side that you see on tele­vi­sion pro­grammes. It just felt like I’d found my writ­ing home.

It’s hard to be­lieve “The Peo­ple’s Friend” is 150 years old. The mag­a­zine is a com­fort­able, sup­port­ive out­post in an of­ten hec­tic, strange world. So, many happy re­turns, “Friend”. Long may your warm words of wisdom con­tinue.

Mad­die Grigg.

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