I’m not really one for making a fuss about halloween but since my daughter has me wrapped around her little finger that doesn’t stop me from spending an hour and a half carving relatively advanced pumpkin designs for her.
This Virgin America flight safety video is entertaining in itself but it’s also a lovely example of a brand sprinkling its personality on top of something that’s a legal requirement. (This is the kind of thing I’d be posting up on a work blog if I had one running right now.) Last time I flew […]
Sitting on your arse all day for two days at a conference is surprisingly tiring work. I’m cream-crackered, despite having had what I thought was two good nights’ sleep in posh hotels. Having said that, last night I looked in the mirror while brushing my teeth and wondered where the enormous bags under my eyes […]
I’m staying in a hotel in central London right now, as I’m attending a conference. I was only planning on staying tonight but ended up travelling up last night instead due to public transport round my way shutting down for the morning while the St Jude storm passed over. I have to admit, I’m quite […]
I don’t generally do the whole public RIP thing when famous people die but Walk on the Wild Side will forever be ingrained in my brain, being one of the songs, like David Bowie’s Space Oddity, on my mum’s car mix tape that I remember listening to, ooh, hundreds of times (I really don’t think I’m exaggerating) […]
Another video found via B3ta newsletter 604. Actually, not so much found as rediscovered as it’s so old but it makes me laugh like a drain every single time I watch it.
Muslims don’t share the traditional British values that make Britain such a nice place to live […] they treat their women in a very aggressive patriarchal manner that goes far beyond the reasonable limits of objectification that we’ve all agreed upon in the enlightened west. And they cover their women up too and a lot […]
Everpix Flashback working its magic again, reminding me of this gem of a photo from 3 years ago today. I’m surprised Flickr hasn’t stolen/borrowed Everpix’s idea yet.
A’s been getting on wonderfully with the violin and piano this half-term. We’ve had the piano – technically, a clavinova – at home for a couple of years but I’ve never tried to teach her as I wanted her to discover it herself. She’s just at that age now, though, where she wants to learn […]
Following on from yesterday’s post about getting rid of managers, here’s Harvard Business Review asking Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? The truth of the matter is that pretty much anywhere in the world men tend to think that they that are much smarter than women. Yet arrogance and overconfidence are inversely related to […]