I've been thinking about the small collection of papers/magazines that I read regularly and what they may say about my place in the circle of life.
I read The Independent newspaper almost daily (marvellous now they have the small format). Now does that make me independent, or does it just mean that I wish I was??
The Radio Times (so much more than a TV listings magazine) always appears without fail every Tuesday. James is convinced that it breeds quietly behind the sofa. And says so every time I buy a new one. I even do the little Trackword, but only ever the quick version of the crossword as I don't watch enough soaps to get much of the main quiz right. Is that sad?
Monthly, I get BBC Gardeners' World magazine. OK, ok, so I like gardening. I may not have much time in mine, but I love reading about it. Here's a tiny yet thrilling quiz for you - I'm making a potager at the moment. Anyone know what one is? Most people I mention it to have no idea...
The only magazine we get by subscription is The Ecologist. My word, but it's grim out there. Essential reading to ensure you never support Coca Cola, the supermarkets, the government, the NHS, etc., etc. ever again. Absolutely fascinating and a real eye-opener. Maybe this one is for the part of me that wishes I'd been a real rebel in my youth, protesting, taking drugs, etc.
Anyone got a duller selection?!