This guy

Last year for his birthday I wrote this and it's pretty much the best thing I've ever written (certainly nothing I've written since has gone close.) So I'm not going to even try and better it. I'm just going to say: Happy birthday Ant. And yes, you are right. Every day I reflect on how Continue Reading

Doing what you love is easier than you think

I always wince a little when I see this Steve Jobs quote: I’m quite aware he intended it to be an aspirational call to action. But I’m not sure he meant it to convey ‘if you’re not doing what you love for a job, then you’re a mug’. Regardless, it’s become quite the holy grail these Continue Reading

What does your reading pile say about you?

These are the books on my bedside table currently awaiting my attention (just quietly ... how bad are my photography skills? I really need to re-take this picture!) You'll notice a complete lack of fiction there. I much prefer to read fiction over non-fiction (and currently have Francesca Continue Reading

Finding the words to describe my mum

Do you know what one of the most popular search terms for my site is? (ie search terms Google sends me traffic for.) It’s ‘describe your mother’. People searching for that term often get sent to this post. And by jove, I know why so many people are typing that search term into Google. I Continue Reading

Why you should make your own rules

I've always had a great love of colour charts. No surprise there really. I've been a graphic designer for nearly 15 years - I work with colour every day and colour is often the thing that will make or break a design. So I've spent hours browsing sites like this one and this one and this Continue Reading

What’s your special talent?

My friend Sonia has a special talent. She has the ability to take a blog post, any blog post, and neatly summarise it in 100 characters or less (convenient for tweeting!) She's done it for my posts so many times I'm thinking of employing her as a headline writer. My favourite Instagram feed Continue Reading