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  • Paint Traumatic Stress Disorder (Part One)

    With the new decade starting, I decided to freshen up my flat by painting 7 door frames, 2 doors and the skirting boards in the hallway and bathroom to cheer myself up.In the words of Liam Neeson in Taken, “I… Read More ›

  • Paint Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Following on from last week, having decided to start 2020 by freshening up my flat by painting 7 door frames, two doors and two lots (the collective noun) of skirting boards, I was, after 5 minutes of undercoating, incredibly bored.But… Read More ›

  • Flights Of Fancy

    In 2005, Ketty Maisonrouge decided she wanted to explore space. After rejecting an offer from Julia Bradbury to hike across the Sheppey Marshes, she instead, purchased a £190,500 ticket to board a Virgin Galactic space shuttle to fly into low… Read More ›

  • My Tipping Point

    Adele recently amazed staff at a luxury restaurant abroad with a numerically appropriate tip of $2,020 (over £1,500) to see in the new year.I was amazed too as the tip would’ve covered my entire annual food shopping bill.In Britain, we… Read More ›

  • Trouble In Store

    As we gently ease our way into the 2020s, one of the biggest changes we witnessed in the last decade with the online shopping boom, is the demise of some familiar High Street retailers with many of the big-name stores… Read More ›

  • Dirty Laundry

    Whirlpool issued a January product recall on 519,000 washing machines (my own included) after 79 machines had their door locking mechanisms catch fire.Meanwhile, owners were advised not to use their machines over the Christmas period, causing much concern for large… Read More ›

  • Fat Chance

    Public Health researchers are hoping food manufacturers will introduce packaging labels telling people how much exercise it’ll take to burn off the calories in their foods.With more than two-thirds of the British population either overweight or obese, the aim is… Read More ›

  • Artistic License

    Recently, an artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for £91,000 was eaten by performance artist, David Datuna after being put on display at a Miami art gallery.A week later, the banana tree in my kitchen… Read More ›

  • Last Christmas

    The film Last Christmas was recently released in the UK and is tenuously based on the Wham song of the same name. Unfortunately, for me, that song brings back some painful memories of a failed teenage relationship. During my college… Read More ›

  • Life Is A Lottery

    Last week, the Thomson family won £105 million on the EuroMillions Lottery.They admit it’s much more than they need (Hello, I’m over here) but unusually, given their potentially life changing new circumstances, appear relatively grounded.Indeed, they seem to be people… Read More ›