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Dip in and out of my recent thoughts on writing, web design, family and lifestyle

What I’ll be Remembering this Armistice Weekend

100 years since the guns of the First World War fell silent, and over four years of devastating loss on all sides of the conflict came to an end. So many millions of lives lost, many more shattered, and generations affected by the gaping holes left in their families...

Renouncing the Aggression of The Apprentice

The Apprentice returned this week - and I do love that programme. I know it's been many years now, so it's hardly the new phenomenon it was; much like X-Factor, it's become a bit tired and predictable in many ways, not least in the number of oddballs and shockers the...

Is there too much WE in your web content?

When you're buying something new, what makes you choose one business over another?  Often it’s price, but when all prices are similar, you need to find other ways to choose between options. And when you’re browsing the content of multiple websites and social media...

New School Nerves – All Different, All the Same

The night before our boy started junior school this week, he crawled into my lap at bedtime, and said simply, “I’m scared.” Even though he was going into a class with at least six of the children he had in his old class – some of them his dearest friends – he has felt...

The Thoroughly Modern Back-to-School Checklist

This week has been mostly about breaking up fights between two children who are basically sick of each other’s constant company, and wondering whether I’ve remembered everything for the first day of school, next week. It’s a bit more of a challenge this year than...