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Is it just me on seasonal reading habits?

There are really only two seasons in regards to reading habits; hot and cold. I'm lumping spring and summer together in the same way as I am autumn and winter, as I don't know about you, but do you consider your preference change between October and December, or May and July for example? It's funny… Continue reading Is it just me on seasonal reading habits?

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Is it just me – discovering old and new places?

Have you booked your summer holiday yet? Yes? Of course you have! Is it somewhere hot? Well, with British weather being so unpredictable, I'm betting it is! Is it  to Europe or are you heading off further afield to the Far East? America? No, sorry, not while Trump is president, fair enough! How long for?… Continue reading Is it just me – discovering old and new places?

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Is it just me confused by gender?

No wonder school children are stressed and confused. We tell them they have to work really hard on their exams or be left behind on the good job thing, get taught the facts of life on how babies are made and how to prevent babies being made. Lately we are confusing them saying that although… Continue reading Is it just me confused by gender?

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Is it just me on needing some infrastructure?

So the good news is we are all living longer lives. That combined with years of open borders mean more people now live in the UK. Whilst most British people have around 2-3 children, for many nationalities arriving into the UK, generally opt for bigger families, and it is not uncommon to see 5-6 children… Continue reading Is it just me on needing some infrastructure?

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Is it just me on Maths?

After English, Maths has to be the most important subject in schools. I've got to admit, Maths and I were never really friends, not what you would call friends forever. Maths was not the first person I shared good and bad news with, it was not the one I trusted to keep my secrets or… Continue reading Is it just me on Maths?

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Is it just me – Working from home?

Can I ask you a question? Do you ever work from home? Is it more than occasionally? Or are you the one sitting in the office all year round (barring holidays of course), who's looking at the empty desks of those who do work from home? I'm the last one. It's a great skive isn't… Continue reading Is it just me – Working from home?

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Is it just me who thinks this is a catalogue of errors?

We've all now seen the video of 69 year old Dr David Dao being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, right? How could we not? Normally I'm shocked the first time I see things like this, then each following time less so. With this, however, the shock factor does not diminish on a second or… Continue reading Is it just me who thinks this is a catalogue of errors?

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Is it just me on the ‘bored’ thing?

It's the Easter holidays and we actually have nice weather (for now!),  the kids are off so no double-parked mums outside the schools to weave around, and the roads are quieter, if you keep away from the motorways etc! With the sun out the Brits have turned back into smiling, take your time and enjoy… Continue reading Is it just me on the ‘bored’ thing?

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Is it just me who thinks schools have too much control?

With the Easter school holidays having arrived, we are now back to the usual stories of parents taking their kids out of school, before term time is over. Can I ask you a simple question? With the exception of the schools and the councils, does anyone really think this is a bad thing? This week… Continue reading Is it just me who thinks schools have too much control?

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Is it just me who hates spoilers?

Picture the scene. You've just got back from a long day at work. You sit down and put the TV on. You go through the regular ads of Money Supermarket, Go Compare, EE, Virgin Media and Fabb Sofas. Just as your attention starts to waver you notice the next ad is actually a film trailer.… Continue reading Is it just me who hates spoilers?