Hurrah, it’s Sunday night and that means Homeland!
Anyone else watching/enjoying it? It’s a good excuse to put a picture of the lovely Damian Lewis on my blog, anyway.
Over the weekend I treated myself to Marie Claire magazine because I am just about to get my hair done and they had an offer “30% off your next cut & colour” but when I actually got to that page (of course, it was in a plastic wrapper), the discount was for ‘Headmasters’. Good name but the nearest salon to me is in Manchester! Boo, hiss.
Perhaps I should write to their letters page and complain. Ah, this is taking me back to Magazine Madness now… but if you want to write to Marie Claire, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write (does anyone still actually write?) to: Marie Claire, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 OSU.
They have one prize for ‘Mail of the Month’ and for May it’s a 22ct gold-plated bumblebee necklace worth £258. All the letters on their ‘You Tell Us’ page, by the way, were comments on earlier issues of the magazine, so you may have to splurge £3.70 on a copy if you want to find something to write about!
But, it’s not all bad news because, following the success of their ‘Mentor & Inspire’ campaign last year, in association with The Prince’s Trust, Marie Claire is doing it all over again. And one of the mentors is best-selling novelist Jojo Moyes.
And sorry fellas, but although they don’t specify, I reckon this is just one for the ladies – Marie Claire being a woman’s magazine and all that.
It’s free to apply but they do suggest that every applicant donates £5 to The Prince’s Trust. If you’re half way through a novel and struggling this might be just the opportunity you’re looking for – and the closing date’s not until 1st June, so there’s a bit of time!