Author Archives: ernie

Imitating Art

At college I got obsessed with film. On the right is a poster I designed and illustrated at college. On the left is the stockmans wax coat I bought cause I wanted to be Clint Eastwood, the thing still fits me almost 30 years later.

Oil

Turns out I’d been using shaving oil wrong all these years. I’d used it as a replacement for shaving cream/soap/foam. Instead you put it on after you’ve washed your face, then apply your shaving cream/soap/foam over the top of it. It really does help cut down on razor burn.

Tight belts

I remember when I used to be hard up, properly hard up. Making meals that had at least some flavour used to be hard. One of my fall backs was pasta with a tin of mackerel in tomato sauce mixed through it. Oddly craved it again tonight. Might not look great, but tastes great.

Close Shave

You wonder why I keep trying with double edge razors and am now trying out single edge razors. Look at this picture of a bastion of the sea, a ray swimming through our shite and more importantly plastic. Cartridge razors are blades housed in plastic and can’t be recycled. Only one brand that makes cartridge razors recycles them, but the shave is horrific and that’s a bit sad. So I am trying in all ways to find a shave that works that isn’t using plastic, specially plastic in parts that need disposing.

Criticise me for posting lots of shaving pictures, but don’t be ignorant why I do.