The other week (before the sickness hit), I was walking through town on some errand during my lunch break, when a lady stopped me and offered a free trail subscription for our local newspaper. No automatic extension, no cost to me whatsoever, just 2 weeks of a freshly-printed newspaper delivered right to my door. Who would say no to that? I sure didn't. So last Saturday morning, I found my first paper in my mailbox, and let me tell you, it was an experience again. For the first time since moving out from my parents' house ten years ago, I enjoyed my morning cup of tea while reading the paper. Local news I probably would have never looked up. World news, articles from the editors, politics, economics, sports, you name it. And a crossword puzzle! And that every morning ever since!
To be honest, during the week I don't have time to read the paper in the morning, but I love to take half an hour right after the girls go to bed to sit with a cup of tea and unwind with my newspaper, before tackling laundry, dishes, and whatever I have on my plate.
Will I buy a subcription after my two-week trial is up? Probably not, because during the week I simply do not have the time to take properly advantage of a newspaper. But I will definitely start picking up a paper when getting breakfast on weekends and enjoy an hour of just me, my tea, and my paper.
As an extra plus: newspaper is perfect for crafting!