Alex Klaushofer

Alex Klaushofer is an author and journalist. She writes about the changing times on Substack at Ways of Seeing.

The trouble with Thames Water

On the day the election was called, I turned on the tap but nothing came out. The sudden stoppage was hardly a surprise: I live in a ‘Thames Water hotspot’ and can’t drive ten minutes in any direction without encountering at least one road closure as the water pipes are dug up. It’s got to

Sainsbury’s self-checkouts are just the start

Sainsbury’s has long had a special place in my heart. The weekly shop at the Orange Store offered excitement to a child and a comforting familiarity that my adult self has found hard to shake off. But roll on the decades and I’m standing, dismayed, in my local Sainsbury’s. The boss of Sainsbury’s has claimed