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What to do when you reach your OMG Weight – Part 1

5 MINUTE READ Most people I know have an OMG Weight. Regardless of how much over your ideal weight it is – it might be 1lb it might be 100lbs – it kicks in when you step on the scales, look down, screw up your nose, adjust the little wheel…

Fancy getting a dog? PART 2 – How I got on renting one for a week.

5 MINUTE READ Preface  Have I mentioned that I have a bit of a crush on Bill Nighy?  You know that rather suave actor who played the ageing rock star in Love Actually. Well I do. It’s not as big a crush as I have on Rick Stein but it’s still…

Fancy getting a dog? PART 1 – I’ve rented one for a week!

5 MINUTE READ  When I say rented, I don’t mean that I‘ve paid like actual money and someone will send me a random dog. Au contraire, I’ve signed up to Barking Mad, which is a rather clever business that matches dog owners, who don’t want to put their darling doggy…

Picking pressies for friends + gift advice for men who hate shopping

5 MINUTE READ Birthdays are just so reliable. They pop up year in year out, always on time, although they do seem to come around more frequently these days. It’s a friend’s birthday next week and 6 of us will get together to celebrate over lunch. It’s not a special…

Let’s talk about complaining

5 MINUTE READ I like to think that I’m a good complainer (some might say, moaner). I know it’s not one of life’s most endearing traits – no one puts in on their LinkedIn or dating profile …but  it does come in handy sometimes. However, I’m sure I’m not alone…

How to take better selfies…without pouting

 5 MINUTE READ Let’s be honest selfies are vain and a bit pointless but hey, on a night out or sitting in a beach bar they can be fun….but getting a good one ain’t easy.  I average about 25 duffers to one mildly acceptable pic Now that I’m posting regular…

Being a morning person. The Good, The Bad and the Annoying

3 MINUTE READ Now I admit I’m quite an extreme morning person. I don’t do eye-rubbing, stretching, adjusting to daylight or yawning. I certainly don’t do lie-ins. The second I’m awake,  generally, when dawn breaks and the birds start a’ chirping (we’re talking 4.40am in the summer) I’m like a…

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