What a wonderful postcard, I see a bear that may have been missed and of course the giraffe in the foreground.View attachment 45834
Sotd - Sunday the 21st and Monday the 22nd of July - both the same.
Razor - Merkur 37c slant
blade - Gillette - 'Aussie Spoiler' - (2&3)
brush - Semogue 2015 HD - silvertip badger
soap - Wickham - 'Apricus'
post - witch hazel
a/s - Myrsol - 'Limon'
balm - Wickham - 'Apricus'
scent - Dior - 'Sauvage' edp.
Result - great - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
The mail brought this beautiful postcard sent by my mate in Osaka - he spends a few months every couple of years there with his family - his wife is Japanese and was brought up in the city. We are in the habit of - probably regarded as a bit eccentric these days - of writing to each other - letters or postcards - it is kind of like shaving for me - in the respect that - it can be done in an entirely perfuncatory and mundane way - or in a fashion that gives pleasure. A nice fountain pen - like razors I own way more than I need - flex or music nibs best suit me - good ink and quality paper - it is going to mean more to the recipient than any email or text. So - anyway - the postcard - I was admiring it and realised that there is a penguin at the top of the stairs on the right - now I have never been to Osaka but I'm prepared to bet good money the place isn't exactly thick with the things. What's that about? Actually - there are another two unexpected animals if you look for them. Must be a strange place. Enjoy your shaves - one and all - yours - I.
I would also prefer to receive a letter or a lovely postcard rather than an email or a text message.