I’ll keep it short, and not just because my head is full of an early autumn cold and my hands are as warm as a snowman’s wallet, but just a reminder that if you are in the Midlands this weekend (and even if you’re not) to visit us at our stand at the Midland Game Fair, Weston Park near Telford in Shropshire.

After the success of the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim the whole magazine is on a high, and the Midland offers us the chance to meet so many more readers, especially those who may not have been able to make it down to Oxfordshire in the summer.

There will be all manner of have-a-go events, guns, dogs and clothing stalls around the site – what more could you want?

As ever there is a terrific subscription offer available at the Shooting Gazette stand – the gift is a bottle of port this time around – so why not come along and say hello?

Right, where’s the paracetamol?