The ups and downs of online Christmas shopping

The Christmas season is under way and the Christmas shopping frenzy has well and truly begun. There’s nothing like the hustle and bustle of the shops to get you in the festive mood...or not. In reality, it’s about battling the crowds, fighting with fellow shoppers over the last remaining “must have” gift in the shop and stressing over what to get your loved ones. With this in mind, we decided it was a good time to find out your ups and downs of Christmas shopping.

Posted By: Caroline Holmes @ December 12 2014

 

Writing about difficult issues

Most people want to avoid difficult issues - it’s human nature. But there may be a time when it’s not avoidable. Writing a letter about a delicate matter, whether it’s personal or a work related is tough. Most of the time we don’t want to cause conflict, hurt someone or risk hurting ourselves. But what happens when you find yourself in that situation?

Posted By: Caroline Holmes @ November 21 2014

 

Tips to tackle the trolls

In folklore, a troll is: “an ugly cave-dwelling creature depicted as either a giant or a dwarf”. When we think of a troll nowadays, the wicked, supernatural, fairytale-like creature of children’s tales isn’t usually the first thing that springs to mind. Since the rise of the internet, a new type of troll has emerged. The troll as we know it today is...

Posted By: Caroline Holmes @ November 10 2014

 

Bringing back memories

Last week saw millions across the UK tune into one short clip - the release of the much-anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert (#montythepenguin). With that in mind it seems the perfect time to look back and ask: “Which...

Posted By: Caroline Holmes @ November 10 2014

 

Carnage and compel: A look at words with new meanings

Following our blog on The Apprentice and the misuse of the word ‘decadence’, we had a good look at the way people write and realised that our society is littered with people using words that don’t mean what they think they mean or have a meaning that has changed over time. An ‘acyrologia’ is an inexact, inappropriate or...

Posted By: Will Aitkenhead (AKA Two Scoops) @ November 5 2014

 

 

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