Chinese Year of the Black Dog?

2020. The year of Covid-19, of lockdowns, of ignoring lockdowns to travel half the length of the country to stay in one of your homes, of loosening lockdowns even though more than 300 people are still dying EVERY DAY. Every day… Read moreChinese Year of the Black Dog?

Is digital hoarding your thing?

We’ve all seen the TV programmes about compulsive hoarders – houses full-to-overflowing with decades-old newspapers, toys, books, rancid takeaway containers and pizza boxes. People living in such cramped and overcrowded conditions that they have to literally burrow their way around… Read moreIs digital hoarding your thing?

Why do you clutter up, buttercup?


Clutter – for most of us, it’s everywhere. That drawer in the kitchen full of no-one-knows-what. The boxes full of old football programmes in the loft. The pile of magazines on the coffee table which you’ve read only once. And… Read moreWhy do you clutter up, buttercup?

Life well-lived? The tragic loss of Anthony Bourdain

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His was the very definition of ‘a life well-lived’. The apparent suicide of Anthony Bourdain in a French hotel was shocking and tragic in equal measure. “As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly. You… Read moreLife well-lived? The tragic loss of Anthony Bourdain