This is your irregularly scheduled reminder that I blog in other places too. Most recently I’ve been blogging about a challenge called Plastic-Free July for the Sustainable Witney website.
Remember Bevan’s Run? If you do, it’s no thanks to the mainstream media, who mostly ignored it, as I blogged at the time. In brief: in January 2012 a doctor ran from the statue of Aneurin Bevan in Cardiff all the way to the Prime Minister’s constituency office in Witney, via the Ministry of Health in London, to protest against NHS privatisation.
Think about all the times you’ve bought something online. Now see if you can remember how many times you were asked for a “contact phone number” (as opposed to, er, a non-contact phone number?) so that the seller can get in touch if there are any problems with your order.
Take a look at this photo of a summer shoe sale at Next.
For the benefit of people who’ve never bought shoes in the sale: it’s the norm for sale shoes to be organised by size rather than by style. That’s basically because all the sale stock is out on the shelves, so there’s no point finding a shoe you like in the wrong size and then asking if they have it in a 5. They won’t. It’s a jungle out there.