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Country Style April 2020

Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern country living. Brings to life the stories of inspirational people and places from around Australia - coast to coast. We visit amazing homes and gardens, travel through Australia's most vibrant regional centres and sample all the good things the country has to offer

Land:
Australia
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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2 Min.
editorial

Imagine having a friend who would come over and help you do the ironing? That’s the sort of friend I would hang onto forever. Chris Ferguson writes this month about going to New Zealand for a walking holiday with her childhood friend and reflects on a relationship that started because their mums were best friends. As Chris puts it on page 14 of this issue: “For nearly 60 years they’ve been each other’s unwavering support. Mum recalls Noelie ringing and joking that she was going to dig a hole to bury the ironing because she would never get the laundry from nine children done. Mum packed up her iron and board and drove to town and together they made that pile of ironing smaller. Their friendship not only enriched their…

1 Min.
in this issue...

ANN DO Inspired by the picture research she conducted for our Weekends Away feature on page 104, our Art Director is keen to return to the land of the long white cloud. A graphic designer for over 12 years, Ann admits to a lifelong fascination with magazines. “I’ve always collected magazines and, even as a kid, I loved poring over beautiful imagery, noticing details in typography.” Working with Country Style has allowed her to indulge this passion, while also motivating her to take frequent short trips away from her Sydney base to explore off-the-grid cabins. “My favourites in the past year were Unyoked (Kangaroo Valley) and Paperbark Camp (Jervis Bay).” International travel is also on the agenda thanks to this month’s special NZ issue. “I visited North Island in 2012. I’d now…

3 Min.
your page

STAY STRONG The letters featured in February’s ‘Your Page’ really tugged at my heartstrings — Australia is hurting and suffering as a result of the ravages of drought, fire, and now floods. Mother Nature is so clever but can be a cruel and ruthless old lady. She will continue to throw challenges at our great nation however, as many of the letters confirmed, she will not break it — Australia is tough and when the going gets tough, the tough get going! But it was Lorraine’s letter that literally broke my heart. I hope and pray that the remainder of her journey is speedy so that her family can finally move into their “charming old weatherboard home”. Lyn Hardie, Burpengary East, Queensland RAIN AGAIN I grab my hat, pull on my boots and think about…

1 Min.
congratulations

to Kaye Dorian who has won a $500 voucher from L&M Home to spend on their range of French linen sheets, velvet cushions and cashmere throws. Visit their showroom on Level 1, 409 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, or shop online at lmhome.com.au Share your thoughts and experiences with us by writing to Country Style, PO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW, 1028, or emailing austcountrystyle@bauer-media.com.au. Please include your address and daytime telephone number. Letters may be edited for reasons of space and clarity.…

3 Min.
best friends

“I DON’T THINK I would want to go on without her.” My mother says of her best friend, Noelie. “It just wouldn’t be the same.” They’ve been friends for nearly 60 years, since they both moved with their new husbands to a little country town where they waited their turn to use the only public telephone. For nearly 60 years they’ve permed each other’s hair and confided in each other over cups of coffee; not your fancy frothy kind, but good old instant made with powdered milk in a kitchen equally as humble. Theirs is a relationship built on trust, faith and family. For nearly 60 years they’ve been each other’s unwavering support. Mum recalls Noelie ringing and joking that she was going to dig a hole to bury the ironing because…

5 Min.
family affair

NICOLA AND CARL Mason arrived in Tasmania in 2000, filled with hope and ready to begin a grand adventure and a new life beyond their wildest dreams. Neither had ever set foot on Tasmanian shores before but, unbeknown to the UK-born couple then, this southerly isle was also soon to be the inspiration for a new business venture, their now well-established merino wool clothing brand, Smitten Merino. “I don’t know if it is the English in our blood but we had wanted to experience living somewhere else where there were four seasons instead of a hot, dry place like Perth,” says Nicola, 54. “My mum had travelled to Tasmania years before and had raved about it being a place of natural beauty, and we had always thought that it would be…