Commuter culture: part one


When I first moved to London I moved from a little village in the depths of Somerset. I had never seen so many people in one place in my life. To say I was gob-smacked maybe understating it just a little bit. But,  after a while I became used to the huge morass of people, … Continue reading

We wear the same clothes, because we feel the same


Recently I wrote a slightly tongue-in-cheek post called Peer pressure when you are 30++ and this post received a huge number of comments and pings and one particularly caught my attention and has prompted me to think more about the shoulds in my life and the lives of my peers. Thank you sylvietoldyouso for your … Continue reading

Whatever happened to personal accountability?


Recently Time magazine reported that an ex-franchise manager for McDonald’s sued his former employer for what can be essentially categorised as, making him fat. ‘Judge Joao Filho ruled on the lawsuit brought against the company by the 32-year-old former employee on Oct. 26, declaring that McDonald’s should pay $17,500 because the employee ballooned from about … Continue reading

What is important and what isn’t? – buying your own home


Firstly, I just want to say thank you to everyone who read my previous blog ‘peer pressure when you are 30++’ and liked or commented on it. It is so interesting to see what others get out of something that I have written. Obviously I know what was in my head when I wrote it … Continue reading

Peer pressure when you are 30++


This post was featured on ‘freshly Pressed’ on 12 Novenber 2010 It really doesn’t matter what age you are as there will always be peer pressure. Whether it is incited by societal or cultural norms or the media etc. it is still the same as when we were all in the playground and it doesn’t get … Continue reading