Thursday, May 8, 2008


Guess what? I've been selected for the Reader Panel for the New Zealand House and Garden magazine! I had to write answers to a series of questions about the magazine to be selected. I am one of twenty people on the panel, chosen from hundreds of replies. The Reader Panel gets to contribute ideas and answer questions about the magazine to help to shape its future. The great thing about NZ House and Garden is that it is already moving towards being more friendly and "real", with lots of interesting articles. I can highly recommend the May issue. There are even miniature ponies! My lovely mother-in-law gives me a gift subscription for my birthday, so I'm a lucky girl.

It is always exciting to get a subscription magazine in the mail. Well, unless it was Hunter Monthly, or Diesel Mechanic Weekly. Actually, one of my lovely students often brings hunting magazines to school. Their editors' ideas of a good cover is a dead animal picture with the (usually hairy and unkempt looking) man and the weapon that took its life. Don't you worry, NZ House and Garden readers. There wont be any hairy men with tools, working on a house or garden, featured on the cover.

I feel like I've won a prize! I really thought I could be a great member of the Reader Panel when I wrote the answer to the selection questions. Maybe that positive attitude helped along the way. I'm a happy chicken :) .


Gigibird said...

Are there any perks to this post?

Terri & Crew said...

Congratulations! That is an honor :-).


P.S. I hope you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Well done Mrs B, well done!!! How cool to have some influence on things that excite you and you are passionate about :-)

Miss Mx

Poppy Black said...

Thanks everyone! I am feeling much better. I find it really hard to start the term again sometimes. My anxiety disorder can be a beast because I can try really hard to do all the right thinking strategies, but under the surface my body reacts. This week it was a headache.
Gigibird- perks of the post - a free subscription - but as I already have one my darling sister is getting it. Plus I get entered into competitions automatically. XXX

Dianne said...

Well, Congratulations are in Order, Poppy! I didn't know that I was conversing with the elite!!! Good for you!!! I'm so pleased for you. I'm sure you will be good at this!