Category Archives: Society

Are you a Young, Unemployed, Passionate Person? Take Control of Your Life.

Meet the New Yuppies. Young, unemployed, passionate people. People who have reached adulthood in very difficult economic times. People who send hundreds of CVs out without getting one interview. People who are expected to work for free in unskilled, dead-end … Continue reading

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Do You Know a Family Like This? … [a tall tale for 2012]

“So there’s this family next door … nice people, seven kids …” “ Seven kids? That’s quite a lot.” “Yeah, I don’t know whether they planned it that way, it’s not like I ever asked, anyway they seem to have … Continue reading

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Power to the People!

As energy costs rise and the recession bites, more and more families in the UK are falling into ‘fuel poverty’: from a low of 1.2million households in 2004, we’re now up to 5 MILLION UK households in ‘fuel poverty’ – … Continue reading

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Do YOU know your Thunder Lizards from your Charismatic Megafauna?

How was your day? Did you learn some new stuff at the pinnacle of your attack-strategy? Is your vocabulary-ship burning off the shoulder of Orion? Mine is. Call me weird but in my world – my post-architecture-post-partum-post-reality world – Thunder … Continue reading

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Imagine if money followed Good, not Guns.

Last week Avaaz, the online petition organisation with 8.2 million members worldwide, collected 1.6 million signatures in support of human rights. The petition helped stop a very nasty law being proposed in a country far from here.* It’s amazing that … Continue reading

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The Apprentice vs Hello Kitty =^.^=

What can Facebook tell us about human nature? If my last week is anything to go by, a hell of a lot… and it’s not all pretty, but some of it is cute. (Kawaiiii!!!) This is a follow up to … Continue reading

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Downsized & Outnumbered in Hackney, London

Just another day in urban paradise. Walking along the river Lee to Springfield Park, my beautiful wee assistants and I happened upon the Robin Hood Community Garden. http://robinhoodgarden.wordpress.com/ A merry band of gardeners beckoned us in. An orchard and raised … Continue reading

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