Monday, 15 August 2016

Magazine Monday



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Magazines have been a part of my leisure and working life since my preteen years.

They still are although escalating prices and fewer retail outlets are allied with my modest disposable pocket money which  means that I have to select with care.

Until an entrepreneur with imagination and funding opens a UK chain of magazine kiosks which are found in even the smallest European tourist towns, we have a distinct lack of choice.


That is why I am in love with Newsstand.co.uk  Next day delivery for orders placed before 3pm, a choice of 3500 international titles and very fair and transparent  postage charges. 

Because I have a wide range of interests and a low threshold of boredom I am never tempted to subscribe by accepting so-called special offers or 'free gifts' for the privilege of paying in advance. The header picture shows some recent purchases.

Note that pro-rata monthly cover price is £4.99  for the gigantic Boat, [313 pages] which, despite its title is really a luxury lifestyle, design and boys toys publication.

Professional Photography has as many relaunches as I have had hot dinners, so by the time you read this it may well have morphed into another iteration of the theme. At an eye watering £5.49 for 114 pages it is a very special treat and never a regular purchase.

Amateur Photographer has been around almost since photography was invented. At  £2.99 a week or an astounding £12.96 a month it seems to have forgotten the meaning of the word 'amateur. as it features cameras priced north of £3,000.  Again, a strictly waiting-room only read for hospitals, railway stations or airports.

Because this is a UK staycation year for us, I am indebted to the internet for these final stock photos of Naples and Venice.  Ciao!