May 18, 2020

Stay at home campers, hola! Week 9! Still here! Hanging in there, some days with the scrape of a pinky hang nail admittedly, but here all the same.

  A good way to avoid being a sweaty slobbering mess, is to use two wheels 

Getting out for the food shopping remains a highlight; an excuse to stick on s...

April 14, 2020

"Chasing the money and working so hard your life passes you by isn't what life is all about.

Sometimes you need to take a step back, breathe and re evaluate things."  

Steve Jobs (on his death bed).

As we saunter/stagger/stumble/wail hopelessly *(delete as appropriate), into week four since BoJo's carefully hone...

April 1, 2020

Hello new reality! Didn’t see that one coming.

Not in very many years, did I think I’d long for the mad dash out the door to get to school on time. Just a mad dash out the door to anywhere seems so exciting right now. The holler of ‘where are your shoes, have your brushed your teeth, hurry up! OK I’m going, I’...

May 7, 2019

Heard the about the tech guru restricting tech from his or her children? 

Apparently it’s rife.    The people brainstorming, coming up with and farming out all the latest tech are actually sheltering their offspring from gizmos and gadgets and the black hole that is the internet.   Instead they’re choosing to...

April 24, 2019

We've heard the laments about high streets dying and the popularity of the big high street players being in difficulty with many stalwarts forced to organise CVA arrangements (much to the chagrin of full paying renters in close proximity).  But then wouldn't suddenly over inflated, greedy rents be hard to sto...

April 17, 2019

Hello readers.  Sorry it's been some time. I've been distracted by a shiny new website and wild ideas of launching a magazine whilst digital and print continue to die on their arses despite armies of people and flabby budgets and clever, whizzy marketing people.   All of that cloud gazing has resulted in a st...

January 17, 2019

I used to work with a well known, self-help guru whose mantra 'New Year, New You' was wheeled out every January without him even thinking; it was easy money, everyone was miserable and vulnerable, and he was tapping into a palpable sense of self hate - fairly widespread when the party was over.   Looking back...

January 11, 2019

I wrote a short story once about a woman who quit her boring office job to follow her dreams.  Her life was orderly and methodical.  She started and finished  at the same time every day, she got paid the same amount and on the same date every month. Her direct debits never bounced and she had a budget that sh...

November 20, 2018

 It's actually not a balaclava, it's a 'cocoon hoodie' - soon back in stock (in case you're interested)

I read something the other day that got me thinking about sustainable fashion. It was about a company  based in the USA, called The Real Real.  Founded by Julie Wainwright, in short, it's a glammed...

November 13, 2018

I got a new computer today, saved up for ages and spent all of my savings

And already it’s out of date!


Drive that car off the forecourt and it’ll cost you £10k.

Expensive trip right?

Well you’ve signed up for that quick devaluation now

I can see it there in black and white and 

The small print box is definite...

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