Pat Coulter: “Here’s To The Next 150 Years”

As part of our 150th celebrations, we asked our writers to let us know what the “Friend” means to them. Here, Pat Coulter shares her thoughts:

“Happy Birthday to the “Friend” – as we love to call our favourite magazine. Wow! 150 years – that’s a lot of cake and candles!

“It’s a slice of good fortune we have the privilege to share our adventures and escapades with you dear readers the world over. So, come on, let’s celebrate and make this the biggest party on the planet.

“Raise a glass and say ‘cheers’ to ‘The People’s Friend’ and all it stands for. Here’s to the next 150 years of carrying on the proud tradition for future generations.”


From contributor’s thoughts to archive content, the Editor’s Diary to audio interviews, you can find loads of great anniversary stuff here.

Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne works on the Features team and admits to being nosy, so loves looking after the Between Friends letters and finding out all about our lovely readers. She also looks after our health copy and enjoys writing about inspiring people that help make the articles in the magazine so interesting.