In the pile of women’s magazines that I’ve been stockpiling, donated by family and friends who know I have this blog, and sometimes bought by me when a headline has really irritated me, I found a mag that I bought and LOVED!
I was just flicking through it again prior to recycling it, and was reminded that I really had enjoyed it, and thinking I should go look for it again.
Look I have nothing against magazines.
I read them for years until I got bored with the repetition, and until I got sick of the nitpicking that really reached a new peak when Lady Di was the celebrity of the moment.
After a few years I just felt so sorry for her. The pressure on her with all the gossip and misinformation must have been enormous, and I frankly didn’t believe all the stories, all contradictory and all in the same week.
So I stopped wasting my money on them.
Heck, I even stopped picking them up to read when in the supermarket queue. I still enjoy PC User which I’ve been reading since about 1996, and occasionally flick through my husband’s copy of Wheels. I’m also a bit of a fan of craft and natural health magazines. And sometimes I just want to read something that doesn’t require a lot of focus.
So I’m not anti-magazine, just anti-junk!
I was delighted to see a women’s mag that sounded like it might have a clue, called Mindfood.
Really? I thought.
So I bought a copy and loved it!
There is NO celebrity gossip in it, though there are good few articles about celebrity women, role models like Meryl Streep and Juliette Binoche: what they’re doing with their lives, what they think and feel and believe.
Plus lots of the stuff we girls like – product reviews, new looks, some great travel stuff, scrummy recipes, articles on society, arts, even cars.
And no bloody vile destructive gossip! No horrible photos of people taken at their worst moments, no lies, no supposed friends disclosing “secrets”.
Just a good read with lots of variety.
And it comes out of New Zealand – who knew?
I’ve only had two issues, I’ll need to ask the local newsagent to be sure and get it in for me, because it’s actually interesting. Try it, you might like it.