Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A thought...a plea....

Thanks for your lovely comments.I am always so thrilled to think that anybody is particularly interested in my musings and mutterings.
On the subject of subscriptions, yes, you can save money but in doing so you are indirectly taking the sale away from your local newsagent.It's so easy to put newspaper and favourite mag in the supermarket trolley, again a lost sale for the newsagent.I am lucky eough to live in a small town with three butchers,three newsagents two greengrocers and three bakery shops.In the present mood of austerity when everyone is trying to push the bottom line. I personally feel duty bound to use those shops rather than the supermarket and will only buy what I cannot get in the market place from the local supermarket.Yes it not so convenient but it is so much more pleasant with lovely personal service and it keeps the town alive.I also use a milkman and a window cleaner and buy books in book shops not online so that I feel in some small way I am helping to keep people in jobs .Use it or lose it....karma....pay it forward ..just a thought......
Anne x

6 comments:

lemonade kitty said...

I agree wholeheartedly, I much prefer to visit individual shops chatting as I go than the big, noisy, friendless supermarkets with everyone in a rush and not a smile to be seen. Keep the small shops going is what I say too....Lucey x PS I do hope to get to Pickering this summer as it's ages since I've been and I'll introduce myself and we can have a bloggy natter!! x

LissyLou said...

sometimes you have to think about saving your own money too. I wouldn't be able to justify buying the 3 magazines i get on subscrpition if i had to pay full price every month. I get subscriptions but i'll still buy random mags from the newsy, and of course there are the random food items, stamps etc that i buy from them too. I.m all for supprting local shops xxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

is a very good policy Anne. I too have a window cleaner & have my milk delivered - I try & shop locally but we don't have any shops except for the post office which I do use.

Betty said...

just stumbled across your blog. I have just cancelled my subscription to the mag you mention as, to be honest, am finding it very repetitive but your post also made me think that, yes, what about our humble newsagent? I intend to buy an occasional issue when something is of particular interest and that can, indeed, be purchased from a local shop. I think because there is so much consumerism we get a bit blinkered.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Something I wrote about on my blog too, (and received a bit a flack for!), but I am totally on your wavelength and wholeheartedly agree! Use the High Street, or lose it!

Niki

Carol said...

I have a Country Living subscription but any other magazines I tend to buy if I like their content (which you can't always see if they are in plastic bags).
I bought the first four Mollie Makes and the Christmas edition but the others haven't been of interest.
The best new shop tin town is called "Knit and Stitch", formerly it was a market stall. They are also running several workshops. I'm off to one on Saturday to "Make a Valentine Lap Quilt".
Carol xx