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Dark Days

If there’s one American holiday I can really appreciate, it’s Thanksgiving. The concept, the tie-in with history, the tradition of families getting together to share a meal – it’s all good stuff. (I should break here to¬†wish my faithful American … Continue reading

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How to Sell Gardening Equipment to Males

This is an ad I saw on Friday evening – it’s for a Fiskars Weed Puller. Go on, have a look, by clicking here. It’s not often that something attracts my attention so much that within 15 minutes I’ve looked … Continue reading

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Mmmmm?

In New York, there’s an M&M store on Times Square. It’s a bright explosion of colour (sorry – color), chocolate, and Americanness. There’s an M&M dressed up like the Statue of Liberty, there’s an Elvis. It’s loud, and brash, and … Continue reading

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Hill Walkers Anonymous

I’ve just returned from a week in the Lake District, and I must say that it’s a rather striking place. From the forested slopes of the valleys, to the vistas over the meres and waters, there are beautiful sights at … Continue reading

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Getting the most from Online Shopping

This is a story of unrequited postage. But first a little bit of background, for those unfamiliar with the UK postal system. Post codes here are rather complex, and go down to street level. Unlike in South Africa, where a … Continue reading

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When four-wheel steering is a bad thing

I hope you’ll pardon my rant, but here’s something that really annoys me. British shopping trolleys. You’d think that when the inventor of the shopping trolley thought about how to make it easy to use, he’d have had a quick … Continue reading

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Getting into the spirit

So, seeing as though we need expensive visas, a plethora of pre-bookings, and the organisation skills of a Japanese Assembly Line Manager just to make it across the border to what those locals would call civilisation, it would seem that … Continue reading

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