My Favourite Magazines: Oh Comely

21 February, 2012


If ever there was a magazine made specifically with me in mind it would definitely be 'Oh Comely'.

It is a magazine that makes people smile, full of quiet moments and stories. Read it with a cup of tea or a toddy. It inspires people to be creative, talk to their neighbours and explore new things. There are adventures that capture the feeling of being free, stories from people with tales to tell, recipes to warm your heart, and crafty things to make. All these things, wrapped up in beautiful words, illustration and photography.

This is how 'Oh Comely' describes itself on it's website and I could not agree more with every single word of it after reading it's current issue #8. I had seen it appear on the shelves of WHSmiths some time ago, however I always overlooked it for some unknown reason. I only discovered this little treasure a few weeks ago though whilst in Winchester when I saw it again and took a chance on it wanting something to read on the train ride home.

I'm ever so glad I took that chance as 'Oh Comely' is a wonderful creative feast with all the trimmings. It is full of dainty illustrations, beautiful poetry, hand-written recipes and striking fashion editorials to satisfy any young, creative female's needs. It is full of charming articles, poetry and short stories. One in particular that stood out to me in Issue #8 was the simple tale of a man walking his family dog with beautiful illustrations to accompany it (above). Also, if you are anything like myself being a person who stores absolutely useless yet interesting facts in their mind forever you may be interested in the history of the biscuit. For example, did you know the Digestive biscuit was named because it was believed to have medicinal purposes that settled the stomach? You do now.

I adore this magazine so much that I'm actually going to subscribe to it. Note, I haven't subscribed to a magazine since the "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" magazine was launched back in the 90's, which came with a free piece of make-up every issue. I have commitment issues when it comes to magazines, so this is a pretty big deal for me! If you've also fallen for Oh Comely's whimsical ways then you can subscribe, purchase current & back-dated issues here. I believe Issue #9 is out in shops later next week.

1 comment

  1. i have never heard of this magazine before; it looks stunning. definitely want to check it out and see if they have some stuff online. uk only?


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