March Mayhem

March Mayhem

This month marks the year anniversary of my triumphant (yet unplanned) return to full-time freelance work and it’s somehow been the most intense one yet…

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Show me a sign

Show me a sign

Isn’t it funny how the universe seems to be full of signs sometimes? Like when you’re mulling over a new haircut and then suddenly you’re surrounded by a sea of glamorous bobs? Or have you ever missed a bus only to…

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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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Pleading Lunacy

Pleading Lunacy

It is said that police attend more call outs during a full moon than any other time of the month and apparently, in 18th century England, a person who committed a murder during a full moon could plead “lunacy” and get a lighter sentence…

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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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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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The girl with the rose tattoo

The girl with the rose tattoo

L’Oreal deny trying to ditch Cheryl Cole from a ‘natural beauty’ campaign over her rather ample bum tattoo. Good. Lucky for them, previous to the tattoo, she was born with a perfectly airbrushed face, bright copper hair and eyelash extensions…

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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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