… you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this: everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal; anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it; … Continue reading Hail, Luddites!
I know what you are thinking*; GRAVY?! I have a million excuses, but I’ll just go with I’m a Yorkshireman mascarading as a Scot for the night, everything is better with gravy. For all the real Scots and friends celebrating, Happy Burns Night! Here’s to the Immortal Memory, Lassies and Laddies. Cheers! 🥃 (*And look, … Continue reading Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!
A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post advocating for more public holidays during the year. I wrote the post as I was going back to work after a Christmas break, and probably feeling a little sorry for myself. I do stand by my suggestion to have more holidays through the year, regardless … Continue reading Not quite arbitrary
In my latest Jigsaws 🧩 with Jamie video, I briefly referenced the different preferences my wife and I have when it comes to reading about history. For those of you who have not seen the video yet (and why not?!) essentially my wife prefers to read about modern history, typically anything within the 20th Century, … Continue reading To empathise or not to empathise?
I rarely go into supermarkets these days. For over a year now we have had our weekly shop delivered, and most weeks with a little planning ahead we have everything we need in the one delivery. Occasionally, we miss something off the shop, or else discover we need an item or two we had not … Continue reading Taking the long(er) road