Design Thinking Open University course U101

I’ve recently enrolled on an Open University course: U101 Design Thinking. ‘Design Thinking’ is something of a buzz phrase at the moment, at least in my social and professional circles. Had I paid more attention to the course title, I may well have decided against enrolling, on the basis that I’m a contrary bugger and […]

eBay auction: Personal song written by Damon Albarn on eBay (end time 01-Feb-10 11:23:12 GMT)

Personal song written by Damon Albarn on eBay (end time 01-Feb-10 11:23:12 GMT). Oxfam’s got a fantastic auction up on eBay: “The sucessful bidder will own a recording of a composition especially written performed and recorded by Damon Albarn for their exclusive personal use.” At the time of writing, the highest bid is £1,650 but there’s […]

Lucky Soul – record of the week on Radcliffe and Maconie

White Russian Doll, the latest single by my slight obsession and favourite independent band, Lucky Soul, has been voted Record of the Week on my favourite radio programme, Radcliffe and Maconie. From the latest Lucky Soul email: Thank you, thank you and thank you again to everyone who voted for ‘White Russian Doll’ for the […]

Homemade Bouillon Recipe – 101 Cookbooks

Homemade Bouillon Recipe – 101 Cookbooks As Heidi Swanson, author of 101 Cookbooks, says: I’m not sure why this never occurred to me, but until I [read the recipe], it hadn’t. This is a tweaked version of a recipe from the River Cottage Preserves Handbook. I’ll be giving it a go soon but wanted to […]

Come together

It’s time to bring together the various blogs and online entities I have scattered around the web. I won’t bore you with the reasons why, and why the blogs were created as separate entities anyway. I just wanted to let you know, partly because it may take a few days or weeks to sort out […]