Admin Post Well, it is coming to that time of the year when we look forward to the changing of the calendars, and also when I add a heap of green sabbatical banners in the hope a good number of them turn yellow during the year Okay, so the rules are: No order, purchase (money changing hands) or delivery of any shaving-related product between 1/1/2018 until 31/12/2018. Pre-existing orders at the time of joining sabbatical are exempted (i.e. already in play). Swaps of hardware and software are permitted on a no-cash-adjustment basis. Forum products are EXEMPT from Sabbatical. Under this rule, the Platypus brush is exempted, but @todras & @SchoolForAnts production of Australians All would not be as it was not an official product but merely offered to forum members. Any forum product thread will be clearly tagged with the Sabbatical status. Any group buys permitted/approved are not excluded from sabbatical. If you run out of stock and you need to buy something, then you are crazy for joining. You can purchase (and must use for the rest of sabbatical) the most basic of products locally available as possible under the Back to Basics rule. We are talking blades like the Brazilian Wilks from Coles or any of the Shaver Shop blades, Soaps and creams like Proraso, post like just an Alum or maybe Nivea Sensitive, and maybe the Body Shop synth brushes. And once you buy it, that's all you can use in that category for the rest of the year but you can buy as many of them as you like!!! All Sabbatical entrants must be confirm as participating in this thread by 11:59pm AEDT on 31/12/2017. You win - you keep the green banner in eternity. You lose - it gets swapped to the red and yellow FAIL banner for eternity. Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.