The trouble with shops

The trouble with shops

On a number of occasions, I’ve been asked how I feel about retailers, shops or online stores. You would perhaps assume that I wouldn’t have to many good things to say about them. On the face of it and generally speaking, they are the source of the clutter that comes...

Paint it Black

Its that day again, and this year its acknowledged that its spread to the UK. I read its been fueled by the three A’s;  Amazon, Apple and Asda (Wal-Mart) Here are some of the quotes I’ve picked up from the internet today. The words speak for themselves and...
The sofa, consumption and waiting

The sofa, consumption and waiting

We’re coming to that time of year again. A lot of people think I don’t like shops, or retail in general. Not so. What I don’t like is consumption for consumption’s sake. There are things we still need, and things I’m very grateful to shops for supplying. This...

Free Minimalist Pictures

We’re coming up to that time of year when we see consumerism and the focus on things at a peak. I have nothing against the celebrations with the giving and receiving of gifts,  it is the season to be jolly after all. What I do find uncomfortable is the arrival of...