Advertising and altruism. A Christmas Tale.

Advertising and altruism. A Christmas Tale.

Being a self-confessed bleeding heart lefty with socialist leanings (that works non-ironically in the field of brand and marketing), I have schooled my daughters to recognise advertising with more vigour than I have schooled them to eat their vegetables. This has...
Bloody Christmas!

Bloody Christmas!

I love Christmas. I love birthdays. I basically love everything that means we get to celebrate positive things so sometimes I even like to celebrate Wednesdays, the occasional Tuesday and at a push Monday mornings about 10am.I even love the wrapping of gifts, the...
The Shame Game

The Shame Game

Blood is thicker than water. That’s what they say isn’t it?You can always count on your family. They say that too.What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. That’s a particular favourite isn’t it?Am I allowed to cry bullshit on behalf of...
#endviolenceagainstwomen

#endviolenceagainstwomen

There is no difference between ‘online’ and ‘IRL’ anymore.Who you are online is exactly who you are in real life. So if you threaten violence against women (or men) online, those are thoughts that exist in your head in real life. They are...
Elf on the run

Elf on the run

This year we have cheerfully bought into conspicuous consumption and have introduced ‘Elf on a Shelf’ into the family home.This is Mary.  Named by the girls without intervention. Personally I liked Rosie-Sparkle-Boo-Butt better but they decided Mary...