I love my brand new 1940’s shave

Super Fusion Birch Wood shaving set by Taylor’s of Bond St, £369. Mine was 98% cheaper

Also featuring “how not to cut yourself shaving” 

Last month I decided to go back to the safety razor, the same thing my father used, and quite likely his father before him. I stopped using plastic razor blades supplied by Gillette.

The blade is stainless steel, and has been since 1965. Did my face become a patchwork quilt of minor cuts and other shaving errors, as I had feared? To begin with, yes – to a point, but I soon learned the art of the safety razor – and inevitably, I started to enjoy it. Would I go back? No. Continue reading “I love my brand new 1940’s shave”

It’s proven. Guilt doesn’t work! 

“Pride, Not Guilt Biggest Driver of Pro-Environmental Actions”

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Just as I suspected. Finally the researchers have caught up with me. People respond better to pride than guilt. Guilt only works when you know your headmaster/ parents/ police force is standing behind the door keeping an eye on you.

Local Brighton cafe leads the way

Starting at home: local Brighton library cafe Temptation now offers its customers a free coffee if they buy an organic bamboo fibre cup, and double loyalty stamps if they bring their own cup.

Manager Nathan Bayliss finds customers want to change their habits.  Continue reading “It’s proven. Guilt doesn’t work! “

Is it all bad? Inspirationalise Earth news roundup

Newsflash! It’s not all doom and gloom

Dear Planet, 

I agree – although there probably is somewhere, but totally uninhabitable

How’s your week been? I’m a bit disturbed. Famous scientist Stephen Hawking says the Earth will be a ball of fire in 100 years and we won’t be able to live on it any more. Is that true?

 Is it really that bad? Is it all bad news? Are we all disappearing down a giant black hole? Apparently not, not as bad as you think. Here’s a quick round-up … Continue reading “Is it all bad? Inspirationalise Earth news roundup”