This isn’t a disaster at the laundry or a new fashion trend – in fact it’s a testament to the frugality of this Yorkshireman. It’s my attempt to get some value from a worn out shirt, but above all to maintain my supply of decent handkerchiefs. The items sold as men’s handkerchiefs nowadays are nothing of the sort; they’re little more than a lady’s hankie. A real handkerchief is 16 inches square, which is almost 50% larger than what’s sold in the shops. At this size it will suffice for all its original purposes and one essential new one – to wipe your hands dry instead of having to use one of those wretched hot air machines.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.