Who would have thought when the first supermarkets opened their doors in the 1950s that they would be holding us to ransom a couple of generations later. Service has gone out the window for the sake of profits and we’re
Despite being just a short nine-year interlude (1901-1910), the Edwardian era and the start of the 20th century changed the face of food and dining for us here in the UK. It fashioned some traditions, like afternoon tea, that are
Buzz words seem to have become more common with the viral effects of the internet. One of today’s more popular ones is ‘flexitarian’. Although the term was coined in the 1990s, flexitarianism is a sensible eating trend that’s really growing in popularity now, and it delivers a wealth of benefits. It’s estimated that today there are around 22 million flexitarians in the UK alone!
I’d be lying if I said that I don’t complain when my phone signal isn’t strong enough or my internet speed has dropped off. We’re getting increasingly reliant on improved technology. As consumers, we’re constantly demanding faster speeds, the
Barbecues. As much a British institution nowadays as fish and chips or roast beef. With this summer’s heatwave we haven’t needed any excuses to host an impromptu BBQ. The Royal Wedding, the World Cup, Wimbledon… it’s been a case
Breaking news! I’m going to give up my day job and become a scientist. I’m going to find someone daft enough to fund hugely expensive research into matters of plain common sense. Then, after collecting a substantial salary and
Placebo (noun) a medicine or procedure prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect. a measure designed merely to humour or placate someone. And that, to me, is exactly what the Government’s sugar tax
Innovation always warms my heart. And when I heard about Change Please, an innovation that’s combining change and social enterprise, I was positively aglow. You probably know how we feel about the plight of homeless people. We’ve blogged before about