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And already it’s out of date!

Yay! 

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...

November 6, 2018

Throw the beige taupe colour chart out said Kelly Hoppen, never.

I noticed her green coat first - it was a rich bottle green, bobbly, like one I used to have at uni except mine was toilet blue - a shade remnant of the skirts on those weird knitted doll loo roll holders (looking back I realise there was never a...

October 30, 2018

Look forwards, not backwards, onwards, upwards, don't look back or so the various sayings go,  but sometimes is this mantra a little misleading?  Does the past get a raw deal sometimes.  After all it's the only thing we're working with when it comes to deciding the future.  

Oh Paddy, you've me all in a spin (...

October 16, 2018

I drew a total blank in the cold aisle the other day when I found myself momentarily stumped about what on earth I was going to cook for dinner during the week and therefore what I needed to buy to facilitate this.     Normally I do it without even thinking - on autopilot to gather the usuals.  But much like...

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