As Canadian Singer Songwriter Avril Livigne puts it’s……Why does life have to be So Complicated? I don’t actually mean complex relationship problems, issues relating to world peace or solving scientific mysteries or even working out what does the Colonel use in KFC to give it’s unique flavour? No, I mean really simple stuff. My father […]Read More If all else fails, read the instructions ……
Valentine’s day I know triggers many emotions ranging from hope, disappointment, cynascism, indifference and probably a whole raft of others too.Many of us have probably experienced all or some of these depending on our range of life experience i.e. how old we are!In my early teens a Valentine’s card (or extremely rarely ….cards plural!) would […]Read More Happy Valentine’s day!
In the uk, the concept of having lunch in terms of a sit down meal is a dying tradition in the workplace.Yes, people will go and meet friends at lunchtime for food and drink but this is not what I mean. The concepts of colleagues stopping work and having food together with each other is […]Read More Will you join me for lunch?
I travel fairly regularly by long distance train in the UK. Previously I have always booked the ‘quiet coach’ where theoretically people are not supposed to have mobile phone conversations or talk loudly to each other. Unfortunately the compliance levels are not so good and there are two camps. The first is very, very loud […]Read More Share if you dare
‘There’s nothing on telly’ was often the lament when I was a 1970’s teenager. TV back then in the UK was fairly limited…it had taken until 1967 for the UK to get to have have a 3rd TV channel (BBC2). And not being a nation that rushes things, we had to wait 26 more years […]Read More Nothing on telly…
For my generation, as spotty, gawky, awkward adolescents eager to charm the unnatainable crush at school (Anne-Marie, for the record its taken 40+ years for me to get over you….) our parents, aunties, big sisters etc. always came out with helpful suggestions to try to counter our insecurities. We would be told ” beauty is […]Read More Healthy looks and the hunt for the perfect partner
Phone conversations are generally between two people, ok there are exceptions and conference calls can be joined by the many, generally willing participants. Having said that my dog used to be part of many a conference call when I work at home and I never remember him agreeing to participate ! Anyway the general principle […]Read More Your call is not important to us…..Abigail
In the 1960’s and 1970’s in Britain there was a well used ‘to the point’ advertising strapline of eat more fruit adorning any self respecting greengrocers shop and delivery van. I imagine some civil servant back in the day from the Department of Health had hastily drafted a memo with this suggestion for the well […]Read More Looking for love? …then eat more fruit