Val:  If you really hate the idea of Paypal (and we know many of you do) you can pay for your subscription, and indeed for your shopping by cheque.   We can offer you membership at £18 for 3 months;  £36 for 6 months and £60 for the whole year. You just need to contact us with the details, and we’ll do the rest.   We are never far away from answering the emails.