All the stuff you missed: The best of 2014!

Sitting here at the start of a new year, it appears the world at large is more interested in looking back at 2014 than forward to what the new year will bring. So, not wishing to disappoint my dear readers, I will of course also offer an opportunity to revisit some of my more lavishly interesting posts from the past 12 months. I’ll even present them in a fresh new context to add relevancy and interest.

Once you’ve worked through this lot, the rest of the “best of 2014” can be found in part 2!

Oh, and there are natural indigo-dyed scarves and other items on my For Sale page, ok?

Most readers find their way to my blog through searching for reviews of cool stuff. And I do reviews, quite a few of them. Here is a about half of the ones I did in 2014 (and there were many more in 2013 as well):

My investigations into traditional shaving and reviews of shaving creams turned into one of the surprise hits of 2014, gaining interest in many quarters and resulting in my own collection of poor shaving products increasing massively. Avoid shaving disappointment by reading my epic prose on the matter.

And if reviews are not what you’re after, I occasionally do informative pieces about this and that as well. Either about stuff that has caught my eye, or maybe something I’ve done that you might be interested in doing as well. Such as these:

Other times I find myself full of righteous fervour and a rant is in order. Oddly, the older I get the more ranting I do. I may be turning into my father, a champion ranter.

I also like to do write about when I go travelling. If you happen to share my interests, and find yourself going to somewhere I’ve been, you might find my recollections of use. If not going there, it may make you want to go there. Unless you already live there, or have been there.

I also like to make things myself, and around this time a year ago I was busy sewing my own waistcoats. I do intend to make more stuff soon, like trousers and shirts. Not quite yet though

Once you’ve worked through this lot, the rest of the “best of 2014” can be found in part 2!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 200,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 9 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


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