I finally negotiated the internet browser problems and managed to access the Country Living Magazine blog site.
The point of this is that the magazine is looking for a new columnist and have chosen to search via a blogging competition. This makes the blogs a bit bizarre, instead of the unmediated and informal posts that are done by most genuine bloggers here, the competition drives everyone to hone their writing before posting. And there is some very good writing but somehow it just isn't as interesting as the random posts of El or Heather or Carolyn to name a few. (Sorry forgot to sort out links - use the sidebar)
I decided that it would be pointless to simply double post here and on the CL site so I have decided to do something quite different there, to tell the story of how the business started and then how it works as a rural small business as opposed to a generic small business.
I have decided to be very honest - probably more honest than some of my family will relish. I don't see the point of doing a pastiche of Sue Gaisford, the present columnist from whom it is implied the new columnist will take over.
If anyone want to check it out it is here