Dear PR (the ranty edition)

You can’t have missed the controversy in recent weeks about the travel blogger who asked for a free stay at a hotel in exchange for coverage on her YouTube channel. Personally, I think the hotel behaved unprofessionally. Sharing a pitch from a small business without taking due care to protect…

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(Slightly More) Cheerful Books for 12 Year Olds

Do you ever wonder why so many books aimed at young teens are so depressing? I do. Regularly. As Flea has got older, she’s really outgrown the Diary of a Wimpy Kid type books she was reading at 10 years of age. Flea has always read widely and a couple…

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Weird Things That Scare Adults

I’m writing this post in the hope that other grown-ups out there are also crippled by weird fears. Now, I’m not talking spiders here. I can deal with spiders. I’m not scared of the dark. I’m definitely not freaked out by clowns, big dogs, open spaces, small spaces, snakes or…

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Are you Playing Hard to Get?

At the grand old age of *cough* 25, I don’t expect to be told that I’m playing hard to get. But there you have it. Last week, one of my old friends said that’s exactly what I do. The reason for this is that I am atrocious at responding to…

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2017: A Year in Photos

It’s December 30 and that means it’s time to emerge from under this mountain of cheese and mince pie wrappers to pull together my annual highlight reel. I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to think that this was a TERRIBLE year. Brexit, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Theresa May……

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