INSIDE A LIVING MUSEUM
It’s one of the world’s most iconic spots, but Venice isn’t without its problems when it comes to mass tourism. Here’s our (responsible) guide to the city of more than 100 islands, 400 bridges and,
HOW SOCIABLE IS YOUR SOCIAL?
As a marketer and PR of more years than I want to think about, I’m often asked by people for advice on how they should structure and manage their social media. My instinctive reaction to
DEBBIE CONQUERS A LIFE-LONG FEAR OF WATER
For Debbie Bell, being pushed into the deep-end of an outdoor pool at the age of nine led to a 30-year fear of water – and a memory that, to this day, sends shivers down
THE CITY OF SEVEN HILLS
The Portuguese capital is something of an unsung hero of European city breaks. To overlook it though is to miss out on a gem of high culture, fine food and a distinctly chilled urban feel.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF POLITICAL HOUSES BUT IS THERE A HOME LEFT?
My electoral roll update form arrived in the post yesterday afternoon. I can’t be the only person these days who regularly muses what they’d do if there were a general election tomorrow. I’m of a
With the demise of the Queen’s beloved corgis and the rise of the PetNup, we ask why are we a nation so besotted by our pooches (other pets are available)? “If I’d had him first,
Going native is one of the best ways to rediscover a favourite city. David Leck broke his Airbnb virginity and headed back to the Dutch capital. “It’s really just a big village. An increasingly busy
CORBYN, COMBAT AND OUR INCREASING LACK OF PERSPECTIVE
The SnapChat of British paratroopers in Afghanistan using a photo of Jeremy Corbyn as a target for rifle practice (using paint pellets incidentally) has inevitably got some in our increasingly reactionary and humourless society in
BREXIT: ARE THERE ANY GROWN-UPS LEFT?
Did anyone see Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis sneak in the most perfectly nuanced roll of the eyes the other week as the poor woman endured (yet another) Brexit interview with two MPs? No, I haven’t a
SPEAKING OF MANAGEMENT – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
I’ve been around a long time. Almost 35 years spent in the workplace, the last 25 running my own business. One thing I’ve learnt - and that’s re-enforced more the older I get - is
IN WITH THE NEW…AND STILL IN WITH THE TRIED AND TESTED
What with the threat from robots (don’t worry, we can learn to love them), people knowing change is inevitable but not always truly committed to fully embracing it, and clients ever-more resourceful, you’d be hard
THEY DON’T MAKE BOSSES LIKE THAT THESE DAYS
I went to a funeral today. Yes, they do become more frequent diary entries with age. This one marked a farewell to my first-ever boss. It was a very, very long time ago and, although
RELEASING A MODERN-DAY PR MYTH
The editor of a particular section of a national newspaper posted a Tweet recently declaring the press release dead and that she’d much rather PR people phone her. I like and respect this particular journalist
BLACK AND WHITE IS THE NEW GREY
What's happened to us? We seem to live in a world where people can only deal with black and white, with extremes of view and opinion, and where anything requiring a level of dispassionate evaluation