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This is a blog dedicated to sharing ideas and insight into how to live a superb life. It is based on very simple yet powerful principles which anyone can apply to their every day.

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Because life is simply too glorious!


Talking about my generation

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Generation Y, what’s wrong with the young adults of today?

Disclaimer: this post relies on a high degree of generalisation about people belonging to a group called generation Y in the Western World. Generalisations are never quite right but as a generation Y member, I make no apologies (you’ve been warned).

Here we go!


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On Being a Foreigner


And the importance (or not) of nationality

“If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare me a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German, and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.” [...]

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Too tired to be good

It is 7:30 in the morning and I ‘m on my way to work, like every morning from Monday to Friday. I’m sitting on a train, drinking a cup of green tea and writing this post. All seems normal, doesn’t it? Let’s look at it more closely.

Within the space [...]

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The Fifth Quarter


Animal ‘bits’ and bobs and overcoming haggis (aaaarrrrggg) fear


Traditional Scottish haggis

I recently read an article about how the UK, and I’m guessing the same applies to most developed countries, wastes so much food every year – 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink, costing us £12bn!!

Another article, this time from [...]

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Guest Post on 4Manchester Women: the Arndale Market

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Hello there,

I wanted to share with you a quick link to a recent post I wrote for the online magazine 4ManchesterWomen.

It’s a review of the Arndale food market in Manchester where you can find delicious foods from all over the world at crisis proof prices. I love finding places like the Arndale Market [...]

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Information Overload


The Art of Not Thinking

We’re dying from overthinking. We’re slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think, think, think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap ~ Anthony Hopkins

We like to think of us humans as being superior to animals because we can think. However, it seems [...]

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Fruit takes on Cake


Who will win the office battle? Place your bets!


We all have fond memories of the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street and his insatiable appetite for cookies (which the poor guy never seemed to manage to actually swallow). Would he have been as popular if he was the Fruit Monster and instead went [...]

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Spice Up Your Life

Chef Keith Floyd knew how to use his wine for cooking

Herbs and spices decoded

In the spirit of this blog’s principles, I can’t really emphasize enough how amazing it is to enjoy other cultures through food. However, for people not used to cooking ‘exotic’ dishes, it might be daunting to think about having to deal with new spices. Michael McIntyre had it spot on in [...]

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Invest in Yourself


How to free time for it and some awesome resources you must know about!

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. ~Henry Ford


Whether you have the most stressful job or the easiest of lives, one thing will be true: your mind will demand nourishment in the form of learning [...]

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Decoding the National Sport: Moaning!

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Track down and kill the moan

I believe the UK must be the only country in the world with a website called Moan of the Day, which welcomes you with the enticing: “Moan Of The Day allows you to have your moan or to comment on other peoples moans. Share your frustrations and have [...]

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