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TEAS MADE – NOW BACK TO SLEEP

I am constantly dismayed by my inability to get up at 5am. What is up? Its not like I go to bed at 4 am and like, have an hours sleep… No, I am regularly tucked up at eleven pm and in the land of nod by three minutes past.  When this Christmas came I was thinking ahead and so ordered a Teasmade from the old parentals. Now those of you in their mid thirties upwards will remember the joy of the original TM, released on to the market in the late 1970’s -  a thoroughly modern device that adorned the bedside table of every new build in Slough and Milton Keynes.  It is up there with the foot...

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How to lose digital ‘friends’ and create aliens

HOW TO LOSE DIGITAL FRIENDS AND PISS PEOPLE OFF   So I made a massive social faux pas on Twitter. I talked about a friend’s party and that friend got very upset because she is in the public eye and suddenly because of my ‘tweet’ she had press calling her trying to find out details of her party.  One of my followers re tweeted my tweet onwards and this snowballed and suddenly I had a very upset friend texting me telling me what I had done. I was mortified. Literally floored by the mistake I had made. Of course she had a right to be upset as it was a private party for friends. Invitations...

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Black Day for pigs and channel four drama

What on EARTH was that on Channel Four last night? If you, like me, were settling down for some decent post watershed drama and encountered the full horror of Black Mirror, I bet you were equally shocked.  Let’s start at the beginning, I think ‘BM’ is supposed to be some sort of middle class modern tales of the unexpected for the political televisual generation. What it actually was, and this I think is true, was an exhibition of what not to put in front of the general public, ever. Who made it? What sort of idiotic person commissioned it? It started out as a very poorly made and terribly...

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