A nightmare week of computer mayhem and chaos has stimulated the nostalgic, anti-digital-technology side of my brain, and inspired me to talk about my newest old-school adoption: the straight razor!

In short: I bought a vintage German razor, it’s an absolute beauty, and I risk my life every morning as I step in front of the fogged-up mirror.

Speaking of Germany, I want to mention my very favourite podcast in the world — it’s called Schlaflos in München, a daily five minute dose of charming German-language stream-of-consciousness from my friend Annik Rubens in Munich. She is so entertaining that you’ll love it even if you don’t speak the language! (and if you do, then lucky you… have a listen!)