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‘Tis the Season of Christmas TV Adverts

TweetIn recent years we seemed to have developed a new phenomenon – the Christmas TV advert. This regular showdown, typically kicking off around mid November, is normally dominated by the two usual suspects, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. This … Continue reading

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Let Toys Be Toys

TweetNot too long ago, someone told me that one of her 4 year old daughter’s favourite pastimes was to go shopping…”just like her mum!”.  I did wonder at the time why a 4 year old would love shopping – shouldn’t … Continue reading

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What’s With all the Sex?*

TweetMaybe I’m just getting old but… there seems to be an awful lot of sex out there at the moment. And not in a liberating, healthy way – more of a seedy, slightly disturbing way. I read an article on … Continue reading

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Accents and Identities

TweetToday I heard a UB40 song on the radio (I admit, was listening to Magic FM…but who doesn’t need a bit of mellow Magic every now and then?!). I hadn’t heard it before, but was surprised when I found out … Continue reading

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An Epidemic of Disconnection

TweetLast night I watched Thandie Newton’s TED talk on embracing otherness and embracing herself. In it, she explores the concept of ‘self’ and how in order to truly live, we need to transcend this concept. Somewhere around the middle she … Continue reading

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