Be More Pirate

March, 29 2019

When Ben (my boss at Urban Foundry) returned from his much needed holiday raving on about a lurid pink book called Be More Pirate, I decided to test out my new and very expensive varifocals by having a read. Written by social entrepreneur Sam Conniff Allende, it claims “Pirates didn’t just break the rules, they … Continue reading “Be More Pirate”

The wheels on the bus

October, 3 2018

After a spectacular breakdown on the M4, my sickly VW Golf had to spend a week in car hospital (aka a garage) leaving me car-less. My second choice of transport is usually a taxi but a week long taxi binge wasn’t going to be kind to my wallet. Especially as I was already considering selling … Continue reading “The wheels on the bus”

The Cure: Just Like Heaven

July, 31 2018

On a hot and sweaty Saturday in July, I joined thousands of people to watch The Cure perform at Hyde Park as part of Barclaycard’s British Summer Time Festival. I probably don’t need to tell you that this was the event of the year for me. Every Cure concert is a life-changing experience and I … Continue reading “The Cure: Just Like Heaven”

Swansea’s best margarita?

June, 13 2018

I’m a bit of a margarita snob. I’m blessed with a partner who’s a chemistry graduate and a master of molecular mixology. Cocktail recipes are obsessively adhered to – unlike me who slops just a ‘bit of this’ and ‘bit of that’ in (usually with a side order of a devastating hangover). A margarita consists … Continue reading “Swansea’s best margarita?”