Sponsored supplements are a way of others to get published in the guardian. Why not get a sponsor to pay for a magazine, once a month- an autonomous magazine or newspaper but printed inserted and distributed by the guardian. If it gets an audience and boosts the sponsor it is surely good all round. And probably cheaper than doing it as a small print run.
With so many things on it’s difficult to know what to focus on. Guardian life chugs on, but with the added tension around a proposal in the background. This project is very exciting, but I feel like I am constantly stepping forward into areas I am unsure of my footing. This little company building this app, me. Company too? And back home the hard drives are full and I need a new computer. All the digital spring cleaning looms! Today: get tv fixed and return some of luca’s school uniform (ordered trousers, shorts arrived).
The end of July consisted of a relaxing holiday in Corsica, followed by a week which was not as sunny but was a little relaxing in Northern Ireland - so I have twice had the experience of returning to London, and found it to be like walking into a chaotic disaster zone. Nothing worked as it should, and there were crowds of people milling about it a disorganised jumble.
Both of these returns were after travelling by air, which brings with it a special sort of stress and frustration - and the encounters with Gatwick airport were especially awful. The other thing it made me realise is that I don’t usually meet this aspect of London on my daily travels becuase i go from home to work and back, and don’t stray too far from either … I feel for those who have to endure it every day.
Next time we go away we will go by train - and I’m sure the return will be to hectic crowds, but at leaast we son’t have gone throught the hours of waiting and general stress that plane travel usually involves.