Posted: 30/11/2013 at 19:48
I remember that in the past it has been slightly larger and possibly glossier - however this one is A4 which I find fine - I've just checked, the December magazine costs £4 whereas last month's was £3..80 so for 20p I think this is good value. The last one was in my office - this one will live in the kitchen on the pantry door - it'll suit me fine. If I wanted a bigger or glossier one I'd be happy to buy one.
I send a large calendar of English country and seaside scenes to my son's Russian mother in law every year for Christmas - she is very proud to receive it and it hangs in her shop where she shows customers how much she knows about England.
The calendar for Russia always costs me at least £10 and although it is bigger overall, the pictures are about the same size as the GW pics, and the calendar section has far less space to write notes than on the GW calendar.
I also usually buy a BBC Good Food magazine in December, which also has a free calendar - I've not got this December's yet, but last year, if I remember correctly the pictures were not as large as those of the GW one. I gave it to my daughter.