Category Archives: Culture

Do Wales 2016

And so, just like that, my trip to Do Wales is over. Back to normality, my desk and to WiFi and 4G. I’m knackered. Physically and mentally. But slightly euphoric too, in the way that really arduous exercise leaves you … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Remains of the day

I’ve been very slack on the blogging front in the last couple of months. No time for writing. Or, more accurately, no time for thinking. Trying to find space and time to think about what to write has been the challenge this … Continue reading

Posted in books, Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to Ambridge

“A contemporary drama in a rural setting” Something about the way my digital radio described Radio 4’s The Archers to me this morning made me smirk. A ticker tape, words and a series of illuminated LEDs passing from right to left. … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Delayed Gratification

My wife bought me a subscription to Delayed Gratification for my birthday, a magazine published by The Slow Journalism Company. I’d never heard of it before and didnt know what to expect, but having read the explanation of the concept that … Continue reading

Posted in Books and things, Culture | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A shimmy toward the drawing board

I’ve been asked to speak at a conference. A conference in October. Not even mid October, but the very end. Some two to three months in the future. As a result I find myself in the rather luxurious position of … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising and Brands, Books and things, Culture | 1 Comment

The Postcard Project

You sit at a desk twelve hours a day and you have nothing to show for it except some numbers that won’t exist or be remembered in a week. You’re leaving no evidence you lived. There’s no proof Dave Eggers, The … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Outrage! Shock! Off with their heads!

Last week C4 aired a programme called Benefit Street.  It looked at the lives of the people living on a street in Birmingham. The street and indeed the people featured, were chosen because they are living, or trying to live, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment