A close shave

The thing with plastic razors is that they’re crap. They go rusty after 3 uses, the little gel strip welds them to anything they touch and you continue to use that last one from the pack for months longer than it’s predecessors, despite the fact that estranged hairs from weeks ago are inevitably trapped somewhere…

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The shopping trip

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to adapting your lifestyle to be more environmentally conscious. The sheer amount of complex issues that are wrapped up in the term ‘sustainability’ makes it almost impossible to begin. Wading your way through the buzzwords of single-use plastic, environmentally damaging chemicals, deforestation, reduce-reuse-recycle, it feels…

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New Age?

Every civilisation in society has a leading drive. The Egyptians believed in gods that would protect them, medieval societies believed that jousting and pillaging would give them untold riches, and the industrial age told us that coal would be the end of all labour. While our society is currently hailing technology as our saviour, we’re…

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The day of

Finally, the day is here, that one day a year preceded by a camp procession of glitters and sparkles two months prior, hailing the arrival of a fictitious fat guy in a tight red onesie and of very real estranged family. Sat beneath a potted fir tree which may or may not survive its transplant…

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Christmas

Tis the season to buy extravagantly, eat lavishly and waste excessively. The Western ideologies of buy more, spend more have shoved Christmas’s religious cause in the attic along with the Easter egg decorations. A handful of people will traipse to the nearby church for that one day a year and for the rest of the…

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