Hygge your way to happiness and contentment


Hygge. It’s everywhere. You can’t fail to have seen the word wherever you’ve been – the internet, emails, displays front-and-centre in your local bookshop. It’s the lifestyle which is all the rage, hijacked from its Danish roots as we all… Read moreHygge your way to happiness and contentment

ECB ‘Stokes’ the fire of this unsavoury mess

Despite being found not guilty of affray following his week-long trial, Ben Stokes is not quite out of the woods yet. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is to reconvene a disciplinary committee to consider, now the criminal proceedings have… Read moreECB ‘Stokes’ the fire of this unsavoury mess

The absolute state of the Union

Union flag

The State of the Union is generally taken to be the annual reflection on the political, economic and social landscape in the USA, delivered every January to Congress by the incumbent president. But I am going to commandeer the term… Read moreThe absolute state of the Union

Making England Great Again

England manager Gareth Southgate

  Did anyone really think, in their wildest dreams, that England would reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia? Gareth Southgate was a fairly underwhelming appointment to succeed Sam Allardyce as manager; initially a stop-gap after Big Sam… Read moreMaking England Great Again