Liquid assets: the rise of laundry detergent more expensive than champagne. What the hell is wrong with people?
A lost generation are stuck living with their parents – and Tory talk of housebuilding won’t help them. I’m going to say it, I’m going to sound like a stuck record, but I’m going to say it. It’s only a problem now because middle class people are experiencing it, it’s been a problem for the working classes for years. It still is.
‘Farming good, factory bad’, we think. When it comes to the global food crisis, it isn’t so simple. It isn’t simple but I still disagree with his conclusions. Our landscapes especially in the UK are shaped by farming and yes we need to do it better and we can. Like everything else in the world it requires a fundamental change in how we think and live and eat. I eat less meat of better quality, I grow as much food as I’m able, while being conscious of not killing the soil I grow on. In seven years, the biodiversity of my plot has improved. I try to buy local, I’ve talked about this at length. The fundamental problem is that our food system is broken, do you trust the people that broke it to fix it? Because I don’t think it was the farmers that broke it…
My Covid-era confidence crisis: how to regain your sense of self, hope and happiness. I remember at some point during lockdown seeing an extrovert post about how sorry they were for being so dismissive of introverts before lockdown because they hadn’t understood how awful it was to live in a world that didn’t meet your basic needs. While I didn’t enjoy not seeing my family and friends and I was worried about the state of the world, actually being in lockdown was not terrible for me. It’s almost become taboo to say that, I accept that it was lucky, I live alone, have a job that I can (mostly) do remotely and I didn’t have to worry about money. This was interesting for me to read so I can understand how other people coped or didn’t!
What if nobody is bad at maths?. I want this on record, it’s not my fault, I had terrible teachers…
Frilly dresses and white supremacy: welcome to the weird, frightening world of ‘trad wives’