Have Yourself A Merry LITTLE Christmas

I think it’s fair to say, whatever your situation or circumstances, that this hasn’t been up there with the top christmassy weeks of all time. Each day has brought more and more bleak and depressing news; new infectious strains, hospitalisations rising day by day, tiers and tears, all culminating last Saturday evening with Boris Johnson…

Postal votes and Pandemics: The Who, What and Why of the US Election

Tuesday 3rd November is a big day. Not only is it the rumoured start date of Professional Masterchef (which Marcus, Monica, Greg and co are keeping infuriatingly tight lipped about). It is also the 59th Presidential Election. In one corner we have Mr. Joe Biden. Former VP and right hand man to Obama. Some call him…

5 Ways to Enjoy Autumn in the Time of Corona

Autumn is a good time. Yes, the days get shorter, darker and colder. But the leaves are crisper, the pubs cosier, the wine redder and the jumpers thicker. The winter coats and the wooly hats make their long awaited appearance. Picnics are replaced with roasts. Pumpkin spiced lattes and hot chocolates make their grand entrance….

The Rise of the Staycation

Summer in the time of Corona is drawing to a close. Probably a summer unlike most have experienced before. There was some respite – thanks Mr. Covid for that, it was genuinely appreciated and didn’t go unnoticed. So what did Summer 2020 bring? More home offices. The re-opening of pubs. And the return of holidays,…

Summer Reads 2020: 6 Reviews

Summer holidays bring lots of nice things. Sun. Cheap wine. Lovely cafes in French squares, beach trips and long lunches. Also time.  I did my research for my summer reads well this year. A mix of recommendations from friends, family, Instagram, and Amazon resulted in one of the best sets of books I’ve read back…

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…