Ok, hands up. I’m a remote worker! I’m one of those annoying people who sit in the local coffee shop, hogging the power outlet, using the Wi-Fi and ‘working remotely’ while sticking innumerable americanos and cups of tea down my neck (I can feel your disdain already…). You may *think* we’re all frustrated novelists with […]Read More 6 ways to stay healthy as a remote worker
When you’re a freelancer you tend to spend a lot of your time hanging around in coffee shops, using the free wi-fi and gradually becoming addicted to flat whites. But it’s not all macchiatos and muffins when you’re a coffee shop worker (CSW) – when your local coffee outlet is also your office there are […]Read More Working from coffee shops: The top three challenges
When you’re a kid, there are few things more exciting than sweets. Candy, chocolate, penny sweets, sugary desserts, biscuits; they’re all up there on the list of ‘Things I would most like to eat instead of my dinner’ when you’re a young child burning off energy quicker than a cross-channel swimmer. But, inevitably, we all […]Read More Revelling in food nostalgia: can you ever go back?
Happy New Year! *small phut of a damp party popper going off* Yes, it’s the first blog of 2015. And, as is traditional, it’s the time of year for writing lists of resolutions, looking back at the past 12 months or looking forward to the trends for the new year… so, in the spirit of […]Read More A very coffee New Year: are we a nation of caffeine junkies?
In the immortal words of Slade’s Noddy Holder, ‘it’s Chriiiiiiistmasssss!’. Or is it? When exactly is it really, really Christmas these days? Some supermarkets start putting those oh-so-tempting mince pies out in October, a good two months before the big day. And if your town hasn’t got its festive reindeer lights up in the high […]Read More Don’t panic, it’s only Christmas dinner!
Sunday. Is it the last day of the week? Or is it the first? It depends on your calendar, but for most of us it’s a day with a particular curse – it’s the one immediately before Monday. And that’s a terrible thing for any day to live up to. Sundays have an air about […]Read More Lazing on a Sunday afternoon