IN THIS ISSUE
Where would we be without animals? The dogs, cats and other pets that enrich our lives, the bees that enable us to grow our food, the worms that enrich our soils and the majestic wild creatures that inspire our admiration and respect. In this issue we thought we'd celebrate them all, or at least as many as we could include. Throughout our pages you'll find stories that will amaze you, experiences that will inspire you, information on animal care and animals of fantasy. We hope you will join us in celebrating our animal kingdom in all its majestic scope and diversity.
Want to know who the Top 10 Animal War Heroes are? Or perhaps learn the more bizarre pets of the famous. Who's the strongest? (We bet you won't guess.) What animals changed history and which won our hearts at the movies? Who rate in the Top 10 in cartoons and who influenced fashion. All this and more you can find out HERE.
Fancy an animal experience that's up close and personal? Find out the best holiday options and what they entail HERE.
A is for Alicorn, B is for Basilisk... peruse the A to Z of mythical creatures HERE.
What are the best pets for grandkids?
Find out the pros and cons HERE.
From the high altitude to the biblical. From butterflies to sea lions. There's a polar zoo in Norway and one in the gardens of a harem. Read about them HERE.
Read about Riding for the Disabled's amazing work HERE.
No meat included. But there are fabulous flavours to be enjoyed in FOOD.
No animals were harmed in the preparation of these recipes. But you'll warm to these amazing vegetarian courses. Check them out HERE.
And on a sadder note
It is with great reluctance and genuine sorrow that we have decided to postpone the Grandparent of The Year Awards for 2020.
When we launched the awards on July 1, we, like so many others in Australia, thought we were looking towards a return to some vestige of normality and that the GOTYAs would be extremely important in providing recognition to the finalists and winners having been through all the craziness.
We also thought it would give even more meaning to our achievement of 10 years of national awards and be cause for an extra special celebration.
Sadly, this has not turned out to be the case as second waves of COVID hit or threaten.
So, let’s look towards 2021 as a year of rejuvenation, celebration and acknowledgment of Grandparents who have come through it all way beyond the call of duty.
In the meantime, we would love to have submissions for the magazine or Forum regarding your experiences, hopes and wishes – you can contact us at email@example.com
Stay safe. Stay well. And stay the wonderful grandparents that you are.
Mary, Marsha and Tony
Grandparents Day Magazine
Thank you to all our Regular Contributors and to everyone who continues to send us content. We greatly appreciate your support.
Thanks to all our readers. We keep getting so many messages of support we're very grateful. Please continue to spread the word by promoting the magazine to friends and family.
Marsha and Mary