Fresh Air — well, fresher air.

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
James Dent

It’s summer, it’s hot, and — if you live in a country where air conditioning does not come standard — what you really want to is to open the windows and let some fresh air in.

Unless your office is next to a quarantine station for animals — which gives you a strong olfactory hint that some animals did not make it.

So, opening the windows is off for the moment, fresh air seems to be optional — which makes work harder than it should be. However, as a quick fix tying a teabag with some concentrated refresher oil to an electric fan seems to work — for the moment. Remember never to use this tea bag for tea, it’s likely toxic now. Update: One or two drops only, otherwise you feel like you’re working in the jungle.

In the long run I’m strangely rooting for the animal rights movement to win in the city I live in (although I am not opposed to animal experiments in some cases).

electric fan
The tea bag (used to diffuse the oil) tied to the electric fan. Never use this tea bag again for anything else.
Some concentrated refresher oil. No endorsement and not affiliated in any way.

Well, anyway, have a nice day 🙂


  1. I needed something that soaks up the oil quickly — after all, the tea bag is blown around by the vent. A tea bag was the logical choice (also because I tried a tea bag alone first, but even peppermint tea did not work, it needs something stronger — so I went refresher oil shopping).

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