Seven of the best Playmobil toys for Christmas

It’s been well documented on this blog that I’m a huge fan of the Playmobil range of toys. Last year I was invited to visit the headquarters of Playmobil in Germany to tour the factory and Playmobil Fun Park, and then meet the company’s founder, Horst Brandstatter. What I remember… View Post

Six Working from Home Essentials

Regular readers of this blog will be completely unsurprised astounded to hear that I don't function well in full-time, office-based employment. According to my last appraisal, I have "issues with authority figures", or something. Pfft. As if.  Anyway I've worked freelance, from home, very happily, for around 10 years now,… View Post

Fancy winning a good hair year?

I am a fairly even-tempered person. I don’t get wound up by bad drivers, I can shrug off poor service in shops, lateness or most things. But if you have thick, shiny hair, I can’t help but hate you. Just a little bit. I have been cursed with dead straight,… View Post

Welcome to the Jungle

Since starting blogging, I’ve shared many intimate details of my life with you, my readers. You’ve seen my mug shelves. You’ve seen my kitchen cupboard. You’ve seen my dining room shelves and toy storage. As a result, I may have gained a reputation for being a tidy, orderly sort of… View Post

Kitchen Appliance Porn

One of the weird, but lovely things about blogging is that the World of PR sends you stuff that you’d never otherwise buy. For example, I am not the sort of person who finds £50 in their wallet and thinks, ooh, I must buy myself an electric milk frother.  This… View Post