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“If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself.” – Antonio Guterres UN secretary general

What do calls for rapid and deep change mean to you? To me they sound ominous. But are they? A couple of things happened recently which meant I needed to do something that – were I to tell you – would sound very unpleasant. However actually doing those things was beyond pleasant; they were rewarding, […]

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A photo from each month of the last year of the teens

This year I turned 40! I took this photo of a pear left over from a market in Paris on my birthday. In Janurary, I’d started to recognise petrol stations on the road between London and my parents’ home in the countryside, what a border that kerb lies on.We’ve spent a lot of our weekends […]

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Environmental impacts of hairdressing

Since coming across the idea of Ikigai, and for a while before that, I’ve been meaning to write about my environmental values as a hairdresser. Often, when I talk to people about the environmental impact of hair, they say: “Oh yeah it’s everything and everywhere isn’t it.” (It being the wanton destruction of the planet.) […]