Will Spadge die out?

Will Spadge die out?

Moving to a new place always makes me wonder if my nickname, Spadge, will follow. Hundreds in Lincoln called me Spadge for almost 8 years, but this was a new job, in a new city, with no external introductions. Did ‘Spadge’ survive the leap?

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Cumbria snaps

Cumbria snaps

I took so many photos of the beautiful scenery in Cumbria, but I have highlighted my favourite 10 here. Check it out!

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Petrol snob

Petrol snob

Do you ever judge people by the amount of petrol they put into their tank? You arrive at the pump long after the person before you, yet somehow, their spend on petrol opens up a huge insight into their lifestyle. “£120.00” – Landrover, lives out in the sticks, couple of dogs. “£80.00” – Commuter, pays […]

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Write with your audience in mind

Write with your audience in mind

I’ve always struggled to communicate what copywriting actually is to my friends and family, and so I found my ability to sum it up in such a short amount of words surprising. I thought I’d share it on here, lest I forget before my next family event…

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Guilt Branding

Guilt Branding

I still arrive home from work in time to watch the sun go down. Yet, as soon as I get to the supermarket I’m even more ashamed than usual to fill my basket with giant sticks of Toblerone. Covered in guilt-ridden Christmas packaging…

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The future of natural selection

The future of natural selection

Walking through the park yesterday I noticed that many features of the play area were bubble-wrapped. That’s metaphorical bubble-wrap but you get the idea, right? The roundabout went straight down to the pavement, remote enough even to release a dangling coat toggle. What is happening to the world?…

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Awkward conversations with the boss

Awkward conversations with the boss

Although I disliked working freelance full-time, it did come with certain benefits. A few of the best benefits included working alone, around your own schedule and being able to choose whether or not to work with the same employer again, once the task was completed. This meant that I soon fell into a terrible habit […]

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The expense of willpower

The expense of willpower

Last week I came across a very interesting article, involving an experiment investigating the link between cognitive processing and willpower. I suppose you could also describe it as ‘the likelihood of rewarding yourself after your brain has had to work hard’…

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