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Design, December 5th, 2017
Payment Protection Insurance has been one of the UK’s big financial scandals of the 21st Century. The methods used to sell it were unethical and illegal. Banks racked up 80 per cent commission rates on policies purchasers couldn’t always claim on, were overpriced and sold as a condition of a loan or mortgage being taken […]
Photography, December 4th, 2017
There are times when architecture and art come together. Sometimes it’s the entire building that’s striking and beautiful. Sometimes it’s in the details. This building exemplifies this in my mind. During the day it’s a rather dull affair, but at night the way the lights pick out the curves and bring it to life.
Politics, November 29th, 2017
I’ve pretty much shut Trump out of my feeds because he’s become largely irrelevant – but today’s support for Britain First’s narrative hit a nerve. I get the US has it’s first amendment and culture of “freedom of speech”. It’s not something we enjoy in the UK, but there you go. But Trump isn’t a […]
Business, November 20th, 2017
You’re pretty sure your new content is a killer. When people read it they’ll be instantly won over and start buying in droves. Problem is how do you get people to your content in the first place? What pithy sentence can you use to capture people’s attention and bring them to your site? Enter the […]
On My Travels, November 10th, 2017
Most cities have their iconic landmarks. Kobe has its tower. In my three visits to this port city I’ve not grown tired of seeing it in its different states: in daylight, at night or here as the sun sets.
Photography, November 4th, 2017
As workers repair a road in Kobe, a lone figure stands alone. His job: to keep the traffic flowing.
Living Life, November 3rd, 2017
One of the challenges for a freelancer is what happens when you fall ill. Productivity can drop off and the energy to win new clients or meet the needs of existing ones falls away. With no employer to provide health benefits or ensure wages are paid, stress can mount and a prolonged illness can easily […]
Photography, October 28th, 2017
The Thames that runs through the centre of London is tidal. It means during certain points in the day her banks are exposed and beaches revealed. Many of these are accessible, if you’ve got your wits about you, and they offer unusual views of some of the river’s iconic landmarks. Low tide also exposes some […]
Photography, October 21st, 2017
The Acropolis, Athens is so iconic that it attracts hoards of tourists, all of whom swarm across the ruins in large groups. Occasionally though, one manages to break free from the crowd and find their own quiet piece of Ancient Greece.
Sci-Fi, October 10th, 2017
The great thing about long-haul flights is it gives you loads of time to catch up on movies you might have missed. In-flight entertainment has moved way beyond the old days of a single film screened in front of everyone. Now you can choose from digital libraries that include recent releases and classics, all in […]
Living Life, October 8th, 2017
I’ve returned from my annual trip to Japan suitably enthused and inspired. This year’s visit was focused on Kobe and Osaka due to both the short-notice and the need to complete some admin and research before my emigration. Again there has been much to take in and observe; from the subtle controls that allow a passenger […]