Clash of the (Tech) Titans

This morning my Apple iPhone alarm woke me up. I turned it off. I scrolled through Instagram. Then Facebook, and Twitter. I replied to a message on Whats App. Then I googled the opening times of Starbucks, as I was meeting a friend there soon. On my iPhone I was hit by no fewer than…

The WFH Pandemic – 4 Cons & 3 Pros of Remote Working

Pre covid, WFH was a bit of a novelty. We had a max once a fortnight policy, and this worked perfectly. The night before the chosen WFH day had a bit of a Friday night feeling – maybe you’d have an extra glass of wine or watch an extra episode of whatever series you were…

The Great British Picnic 

Us Brits have always loved a picnic. The origins of picnics date back to the Middle Ages, where snacks were brought out to huntsmen who decided to stop in the open air for a break and a bite to eat. The term picnic is French (pique – nique), and exploded in popularity in the 1700s…

Normality Within Tape 

Last week our work put a live stream in our calendar. A very millennial and all too common feature of many businesses in 2020 – a good ol’ virtual update. In it, we were told, unsurprisingly, that we would not be back in the office until at least early September.  The last day we were…

Albert Göring: The Anti – Nazi Brother of Hitler’s Right Hand Man 

Göring is a name synonymous with evil.  Hermann Göring was Hitler’s right hand man – one of the masterminds behind the establishment of the Gestapo, concentration camps and the Battle of Britain. He was the most high profile Nazi to have been tried at Nuremberg, but escaped the hangman’s noose by committing suicide hours before…

The 3 Best Corona Leaders… and the 3 Worst

Let’s start with the worst. 3. Boris Johnson – UK Best Corona gaff: ‘I was at a hospital where there were a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody’.  The quote above sums up pretty well Boris’ attitude of British exceptionalism in the face of Coronavirus. The virus may be causing havoc everywhere…

Pasta is Love and Pasta is Life

Lockdown has had the whole country discovering hidden talents and suddenly practising hobbies they’d never considered before. From knitting to painting by numbers, learning new languages to Tik Tok videos, the creativity with which people have taken to amuse themselves when deprived of normal activities has been impressive to say the least.  One of the…

Zoom Quizzes are the New Friday Night

How many countries do the Alps touch? Which actor voiced Baloo in the 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book? 😠 👊 🤕 🏎️ 📺 ❌ — what event does this series of emojis describe? These are all questions I’ve been asked during various rounds of zoom quizzes over the last few weeks. As we enter our…

Concerning Corona

3 and a half short months ago, the world celebrated the turn of the decade. 2020. As with the start of every new year, the first of January promised new beginnings. New resolutions made – yoga and meditation every day, reading at least 100 books a year, cutting down on meat blah blah. The usual….

‘The Open Wound of the Colonial System’: A Sad History of Bolivia

Happy New Year! It’s only mid-Jan, I can still say that. Apologies for the 3 month delay on the blog post, imaginary faithful readers who wait with baited breath for that magic ‘ping’ notifying them of another long awaited new post. But thanks for bearing with me, welcome back to any old readers and hello…