Take an average plastic bottle. But this time really look at it. Feel the little nobble underneath and at the top of the cap; the sprue. This is evidence that the bottle has been injection moulded. The sprue is the where the plastic has been fed into a mould and when it’s finished that little … Continue reading Rubbish is in the eye of the beholder
I’m coming to have a real and visceral hatred of Kinder eggs. My son and I come to these little symbols of everything that’s wrong with the modern world from completely different viewpoints. His cherubic little face lights up as he peels off the foil, but for each of his squeaks of glee my shoulders … Continue reading Kinder eggs represent what’s wrong with modern life
I know I sound churlish, but I really do have a difficult relationship with children’s parties. Yesterday we went to the daughter of one of our close friends’ sixth birthday party. It was a disco with an entertainer in a village hall. We walked inside from a beautiful sunny day and were met by lots … Continue reading The first world problems of kids’ birthday parties
I’ve been having a tiny declutter this week. Another five bags of assorted items to go to the charity shop, well, after they’ve sat in the hallway for a week or so, as I’m good at bagging and less good at actually dropping off. As part of the purge I went through the kitchen cupboard, … Continue reading Hang on to your plastic, it might be worth something!