Month: December 2018

A post of two-halves: What I learned in 2018 PLUS Stuff Sam Says, Christmas Edition

  Almost everyone I’ve spoken to throughout December has uttered the same phrase traditionally wheeled out when we’re another year older, none the wiser, and it feels like our lives are going by in a flash. “I don’t know where this year’s gone!”   Well, thanks to Instagram, we do. The #2018bestnine hashtag and accompanying

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The Magic of Christmas in your 30’s…a Christmas Eve waffle

  I still vividly recall all the things that made Christmas special when I was child sized. Walking into the living room and finding a sack full of gifts is of course a highlight when you’re an eight-year-old and having a mum who went that extra mile every year to bring Christmassy vibes to every

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Diary of a YouTube rabbit hole: The Christopher Watts Case

  As a follower of true crime, YouTube is the temple at which I conduct my daily worship – and this past week has been no exception. Whilst admittedly there is a plethora of utter nonsense that exists on the interweb, for those of us who have a yearning to understand what drives people to

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Season’s Bleatings: A PR person’s guide to Christmas

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year and yet, for those of us working in PR agencies, it’s fair to say that Christmas generally adds an unwanted dash of chaos to proceedings no matter how prepared you think you are for every eventuality. Last week was a particularly eventful one for me for

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Train trauma: UK rail fares on the rise, but don’t worry – the service is still terrible

  Of all the farcical announcements that are made on a weekly basis about our country and how it’s run, last week’s news that train prices will be going up by 3.1% from 2nd January 2019 really takes the biscuit… In a move that can only be described as outrageous (yes, I am outraged, not

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