Just noticed that The Lady magazine (see entries below) has had a revamp. I'm impressed. It always was quite readable but the astonishingly old fashioned layout used to put me off.

So who will buy it? Who are the Ladies of Britain now? These days you mostly get called "lady" if you are in some kind of inferior position, such a hospital patient being displayed to students ("this lady is presenting with a club foot") or if you are introduced as "my cleaning lady." Or if you are that interesting character in "Little Britain" who is always desperate to be recognised as a lady, but, sadly, never is.

I have actually bought the Lady for the first time since my friends and I were looking out for chambermaid jobs in the college hols, and I have enjoyed reading the latest issue. Many domestic ads are on the internet now but the Lady still gets the best. I spotted one for head housekeeper in a palace in Saudi Arabia, who is used to managing staff, can cater for large banquets and, (surprise surprise) will NOT be required to drive.