The Royal Wedding (29 April 2011)

After weeks and weeks of anticipation it has finally happened, Prince William and Kate Middleton have married in what can only be considered a beautiful ceremony at Westminster Abbey.It barely seems like yesterday that William and Kate announced their engagement, Kate in her blue dress and wearing Diana's 18 carat sapphire and diamond ring.  For … Continue reading The Royal Wedding (29 April 2011)

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I went on a date once (23 April 2011)

I went on a date once.  Well, more than once but this particular time was about five years ago and it was...a blind date, set up between my friend and her other friend.  It was the other friend's brother.I had never been on a blind date before and I was extremely nervous.  Ordinary dates brought … Continue reading I went on a date once (23 April 2011)

Scotand votes on May 5 – don’t let others decide who you vote for (17 April 2011)

I have had a relatively politics free day today, bypassing political programmes to see a bit of football.  Hibs getting beat 2-1 at home by Hamilton and Liverpool securing a 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.Tonight though there is a political debate being held in Glasgow, and shown live on TV, on the future … Continue reading Scotand votes on May 5 – don’t let others decide who you vote for (17 April 2011)

A case of mild nepotism – "who you know" is not always a bad thing (6 April 2011)

Nick Clegg didn't make many friends yesterday when he announced that the "who you know" culture had to end when it came to career opportunities.  Those he did make slipped away quietly when it emerged that he himself had benefited greatly from an internship in a Finnish bank gained through "family connections."I tend to stand … Continue reading A case of mild nepotism – "who you know" is not always a bad thing (6 April 2011)

Margaret Jaconelli evicted to make way for athletes village in Glasgow (25 March 2011)

I'm only now just catching up on some of the news from yesterday and I'm saddened to read that 52-year old grandmother Margaret Jaconelli was, yesterday morning, evicted from her flat in Glasgow's east end. Margaret Jaconelli wasn't evicted because she did anything wrong, she isn't a rent dodger or a terrible neighbour she is, … Continue reading Margaret Jaconelli evicted to make way for athletes village in Glasgow (25 March 2011)

Jamie’s Dream School – lighting the fire in your belly (9 March 2011)

Well, I’ve just finished watching the second episode of Jamie’s Dream School and I have to admit to finding this series absolutely brilliant. There is, unfortunately, a very high amount of kids leaving school every year without proper qualifications and that in itself is something that has to be addressed.  I’m not writing this blog … Continue reading Jamie’s Dream School – lighting the fire in your belly (9 March 2011)