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From digital minimalism to “deep work”

From digital minimalism to “deep work”

Are you an adherent of Marie Kondo? A keen lover of decluttering? Does an empty work surface bring you incomprehensible joy? Then maybe it’s time to apply these principles to your technological life. Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology was released early last year by Computer Science professor, Cal Newport. Greatly condensed, the premise […]

08th January 2021
How do we talk to children about the climate crisis?

How do we talk to children about the climate crisis?

As part of the recent launch of his £50m Earthshot Prize, Prince William chatted with Columbian superstar, Shakira, over video call. The singer had joined the prize council for the “green Nobel award” which will fund 50 innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental concerns. You’d imagine that the successful singer’s two young […]

07th January 2021
Have we underestimated the power of the letterbox flyer?

Have we underestimated the power of the letterbox flyer?

Junk mail was always something of an annoyance. Its short life spanning the journey from the letterbox to the recycling bin.  Maybe I’ve been too harsh. Apparently 2020 saw somewhat of a renaissance for direct mail. You may never have thought it, but it seems that the pandemic has boosted our engagement with the advertising […]

06th January 2021
Do you BuJo?

Do you BuJo?

Are you the type of person whose home is littered with hand-written notes to self? Reminders stuck to the fridge. Multiple notebooks bought at different times for different things. Let’s not even think about the to-do lists on our smartphones. Would you love to bring the scattered pieces of your brain altogether in one place? […]

31st December 2020
Who cares wins: Reasons for optimism in our changing world

Who cares wins: Reasons for optimism in our changing world

Although Lily Cole has been, for many, a household name throughout her modelling career, it was only fairly recently that I heard her talking passionately about climate change and the environment on a podcast. What was interesting about her approach was that she was looking to come at climate change from a place of optimism. She […]

30th December 2020
Financial education at four years old?

Financial education at four years old?

“Will your child be earning money or stars?” Oh gosh, I don’t know. Is she too young to be thinking in terms of actual pounds? Dollar signs in the eyes for every sock that’s picked up and returned to its rightful place? Stars are a lot friendlier. Stars are kind, helpful, considerate… not driven by […]

29th December 2020
Exmoor beavers: The heroes we need right now?

Exmoor beavers: The heroes we need right now?

Beavers are back, and they’re saving our ecosystems. If you headed down to Exmoor today, you’d be one of the first to see a beaver dam on this site in more than 400 years. Beavers were hunted to extinction in the UK in the 16th century, valued for their meat, fur and scent glands. Their successful reintroduction […]

24th December 2020
For the birds

For the birds

I appreciate that this may not be the most original blog piece of the past year, but wow, I am amazed by the extent to which I have been ignorant of the wonder of bird life up until now! The moment of dawning realisation? A recent visit to Hyde Park. A socially distanced stroll around […]

23rd December 2020
It’s the thought that counts

It’s the thought that counts

I recently heard about a new scheme where instead of buying a Christmas tree, many of them lying sadly on the pavement come the new year, alternatively you rent out a potted one to see you over the festive period. You need to promise to water it, and keep it away from radiators, but otherwise they’re yours […]

22nd December 2020
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