I have taken a particular woman’s monthly mazagine since it arrived over here in the 1990s. It was one of a clutch of a new style magazine that catered for the modern family woman. There were always recipes with glorious colour prints illustrating clearly what it should look like after all that work! Also there were knitting and sewing patterns and ideas for making things. There were articles on gardening and vegetable growing and doing your homes up.
I still subscribe to the same mag, nearly 30 years on and although there are still the recipes, knitting and sewing patterns, there are now far more articles written by inspirational readers who have made successful businesses from maybe a simple hobby or a single light bulb idea and who give their time to showing how they have such a success of their idea. It is always the mantra of self improvement – self made woman – successful business woman.