Don't ask me why, don't ask me how but there is something that makes me feel sick to my stomach about throwing a magazine away. I say throw I mean recycle, because you know I like to do my bit for the environment and all that jazz. As I stare at my pile height stacks of magazine's around the house, I get a certain joy that I can't really explain. I'm 5,5 and yes my magazines are the same height as me, more if you put them all together. I'm aware they are just paper, and are not in fact some magical fashion tool to use around the house. I'm also aware that nearly 70% of them, show me things I know I can no longer go out and purchase. I guess I just love looking back at old styles, times gone by and trends that were once the only things to be seen in. I love editorial pieces, and can spend an hour with a few cups of tea dreaming I owned every item in the glossy spread before me.
My boyfriend Barry however does not share this love, he sees them as space gobbling, dust gathering old tat. That he would gladly take pleasure in binning. So sadly I've developed a strange habit of hiding them, anywhere and everywhere possible. If I see a gap where one can be left without my little boys ripping it to shreds, and where I know Barry won't spy it. I'll be like a crazy women and filling the gap with as many as I can possible jam in.I do have the odd clearing of ones that have been found, and abused my the boys. When it's coated in yogurt it's time to let go. A few months ago I managed to clear two recycling sacks of them, as Barry found a massive pile that I had been stashing with some of the boys things. I think I'm buying them less now anyway, I tend to only buy the odd one. I'll never really know why I love to keep them, but I know I can't be the only one. Right? .....To me they are my source of inspiration, and while I adore the Internet it doesn't bet the felling of opening a fresh copy of the latest glossy and flicking through with a cuppa.
Do you keep magazines? If so where are you hiding yours? Or do you prefer to keep your place free of the clutter? How many is too many? Would love to know your thoughts, also I'd love to know if this is just a crazy habit only I have. Also the magazine pictured has nothing to do with me writing this post, it's just one of my many collections of magazines.