retail winners and losers in a heatwave

images via the BBC online and TV forecasts I love all the weather-related retail stories that come out whenever there’s the slightest sign of a heatwave in the UK. It’s a gift for PRs (who are probably sitting on a load of Royal Baby press releases they can’t send out yet) and a fun way … Continue reading retail winners and losers in a heatwave

the weather is springing another one on us

I know everyone thinks we Brits are obsessed with the weather, but we do have good reason. First there was last Summer's wash out, when an umbrella and wellies became essential fashion accessories.  Then last weekend Spring arrived.  On the 9th of February to be exact (the middle of our winter for you Antipodeans).  It was about … Continue reading the weather is springing another one on us

snowy weather / online behavior correlation?

I had a wardrobe clear-out recently and stuck some clothes up on ebay.  The auction ended this Friday. When the buyer details came through, I was surprised to see that three out of the five buyers came from Wales.  And then I thought about the really snowy weather they've been having. So my hypothesis is that … Continue reading snowy weather / online behavior correlation?