If it’s Elle, it must be Tuesday

It’s been a real week of hanging around for me – on trains to and from London, in GP’s waiting rooms, in the MOT garage’s reception and so on.  Which means I’ve been reading a lot of women’s magazines to pass the time.  By the third or fourth glossy mag (I’m a fast reader) I … Continue reading If it’s Elle, it must be Tuesday

I think I love the Andaz

While I was in London for Interesting2009, I decided to made a weekend of it and thanks to the wonders of google found the Andaz hotel in Liverpool Street.  This is a hotel so cool that it doesn’t have a reception desk (just helpful blokes in suits wandering about with laptops) and thinks that Bosse ipod … Continue reading I think I love the Andaz

a brilliant list of what Britain’s rail network really needs

This is brilliant.  Writing in Saturday’s Guardian, Lucy Mangan has made of list of what Britain's rail network really needs.  It turns out the What Britain’s Rail Network Really Needs is not ever-so-slightly-faster high speed rail links, but instead Lucy proposes what she calls ‘a bit of tweaking to highlight its true attractions’: Make it … Continue reading a brilliant list of what Britain’s rail network really needs

Back – and with eggstra ideas

Hello, I’m back online and I’ve been wading through the 500 odd posts that built up on bloglines over the last couple of weeks. Highlights for me included: - out-takes from compare the meerkat’s Aleksandr - Roo Reynolds accidentally reporting from the G20 protests - a very lovely tilt shift film found via the boys and girls at … Continue reading Back – and with eggstra ideas

200,000 love songs stopped in their tracks

I rather liked this report that on the morning Woolworths collapsed into administration, a lorry carrying 200,000 copies of Take That’s new album Circus had set off for the Woolies distribution centre (which also supplied Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco & Zavvi).  Cue frantic phone calls trying to get the lorry to turn back before the CDs … Continue reading 200,000 love songs stopped in their tracks

Vodafone perhaps need to rethink their customer service function…

Ten hours (so far).  That’s how much time it’s taken me to get my mobile upgraded and (almost, kind of) working.  I’ve been bounced around call centres like pass the parcel, I’ve spoken to people in three different countries, I’ve mediated internal arguments between departments and I’ve nearly lost the will to live. It shouldn’t … Continue reading Vodafone perhaps need to rethink their customer service function…