Monthly Archives: April 2010

From gardens where we feel insecure

Our garden share has fallen through, unfortunately. The circumstances are quite complicated to relate, but a précis would go something like this. Our sharer—the elderly woman with a garden—turned out to be simultaneously unwilling to keep in touch and also … Continue reading

Posted in charity, cliques, enmity, environment, friends, garden, here, lies, location, loyalty, near, society, understanding | 3 Comments

Support your local record store, or the environment?

I very gladly took part in Record Store Day this year. Witney might not have much, but it does have one of the very few independent record shops in Oxfordshire, and a real gem at that: Rapture Entertainment. The previous … Continue reading

Posted in art, climate, cliques, commerce, consumption, environment, local_independents, location, manufacture, music, near, recycling, retailers, society | Leave a comment

If you've no way to hide then you've nothing to fear

I’ve mentioned before how much I love my yellow cycling jacket, but seasons change and eventually it becomes time to put away clothes better suited for the wet. The sun has started to show a more regular appearance, and I … Continue reading

Posted in cars, cliques, crime, cycles, cycle_accessories, enmity, opinion, people, rants, responsibility, safety, society, transport | 4 Comments

Tagging's too good for them

Teabags with tags are a pain in the arse. I mean, the idea seems sound—a heat-resistant paper handle to lift out a nearly boiling teabag—and probably did have a function before the invention of the spoon. These days, though, a … Continue reading

Posted in body, commerce, consumers, discomfort, drink, opinion, organisations, person, politics, rants, society | 2 Comments