We need to display the integrity our politicians lack

So another round of climate talks come to an end, with another round of protests, and another set of deeply insufficient promises and targets in place. Once again, political integrity is called into question. Worldwide, people like me are frustrated that they are not taking action. They aren’t doing anything – our political representatives. And […]

A Tale of Two Fridays

Friday 29th December: Black Friday sends the global marketplace into a worldwide buying spree. The Guardian reports on ‘outstanding’ figures. – Friday 6th December: The United Nations climate change convention is in full swing. Greta Thunberg arrives, saying “I hope world leaders grasp the urgency of the climate crisis”. All week, The Guardian has been […]

Switching off the ‘property porn’

We’ve got programmes about buying a house. Programmes about buying a second one. A home abroad. A home by the beach. A house in the country. About renovating a house. Extending a house. And about building one from scratch. About decorating it. Finding antiques to fill it. Putting your personality on it. About the perfect […]

Don’t let comparison steal your joy

There’s always someone with more money than you. More friends. Better teeth, better skin, better hair. A bigger house. A more prestigious job title. Theodore Roosevelt said that “comparison is the thief of joy.” And in the age of social media, comparison is stealing joy at an unprecedented rate. But in comparing yourself to others, […]