Monday Lifelines

From Kaz Cooke’s “The little book of household madness”.

Polish your television roof aerial, install storm windows, sand the outdoor furniture and carve your own kitchen bench from soapstone.

Fashion your own stylish millinery from used ice-cream containers, gaffer tape and some garden hose. All you need is pinking shears, imagination and quite a lot of heavy drugs.

Write your own trivia game. Why do dessert forks have that little nick in them? What are the first 14 stanzas of Clancy of the Overflow? What are the planning regulations governing the siting of nuclear power stations in your area?

Take up sculpting in bronze, margarine and yogurt.

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