Space 1999

Is ‘the future’ still bright?

When I was a kid, the future was full of shiny optimism. Yes, we had acid rain and the threat of nuclear Armageddon to face, but we also had Tomorrow’s World, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and fictional silver-suited moon-based personnel.

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Sam Newnham

Sam: cactus queen

In case you hadn’t noticed, that easy-care plant from your childhood and grandparents’ conservatory has become this season’s hot (house) accessory. From yer actual plants to cactus fairy lights – hell, even a cactus emoji, this unassuming plant is everywhere.

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Hipster makeover

Matt: hipster makeover

Over a surprisingly-short time Matt’s beard became less Jeremy Corbyn and more Grizzly Adams. It was as conspicuous from the back as the front; sticking out in sideways tufts either side of his head like a lady’s luxuriant pant moustache. When the time came for an overdue trim, he knew where to go.

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