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First Night Design | 'I do needlepoint from kits. I give them as gifts...'

Regular visitors will be familiar with my penchant for seeing my art on cushions. I’ve been at it again with some of the recent additions to my portfolio. 106 more words

Art & Design

A Panda fiRes a gun...

“A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.

‘Why?’ asks the confused waiter.   332 more words

Pet punctuation peeves: in defence of the apostrophe

I’m re-reading Lynne Truss’s wonderfully witty and acerbic Eats, Shoots & Leaves: the zero tolerance approach to punctuation.

As academic terms begin, all students should drink deeply of the punctilious wisdom of her ‘inner stickler’! 696 more words

Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss: My Review

Having recently read, reviewed, and relished Eats, Shoots and Leaves, I’ve been keeping a careful eye out for Lynne Truss and her quirky titles. You can imagine my joy when, bizarrely, I found  701 more words



I’ve ghost-written for countless business leaders and other influential people, and I’ve trained a lot of young writers and communications professionals.  One thing I’ve learnt is that you can always be a better writer.   325 more words


Eat's, Shoot's and Leave's by Lynne Truss: My Review

Before I begin, let me just explain: that title was not written with sincerity. It was actually written with the intention of luring in fellow ‘grammar Nazis’ as some so cheerfully label us, and I suppose if you’re reading this; it worked. 720 more words


Background, Check!

Go! Go! Go! – Yukinko Akiro?

Or so I’ve guessed from his poor penmanship, cool dude either way.

Should be prepping for a Skype interview, feeling lucky to have made it this far.

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Teaching ESL