The Christmas Song You didn’t know the name, right? Pretty much no one knows the name (bit of a fail there by the writers to start with). But pretty much everyone knows the lyrics. ‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…’ I get foolishly nostagic over chestnuts. Despite the massive disappointment that ensues. It was fun, … Continue reading Worst Christmas songs ever?
A while ago, I shared some Useful Hints for the Home from the 1940s, which I found tucked into the back of an inherited, hand-written recipe book. Here are a few more that have not really stood the test of time. Though in the case of the first one, you COULD try it, if you … Continue reading More 1940s household tips
The world is full of the likes of 'you'll be amazed by these simple household tips'. And variations thereon. '101 uses for vinegar' (other than shaking the bottle over your chips*). 'Amazing uses for Epsom salts' (if you can actually find a shop that sells them: bubble bath probably not being a great substitute). There's … Continue reading Five 1940s household tips
Estate agent speak is always entertaining! In fact, estate agent speak is a unique language. Lots of trades and professions have jargon. And if you’re trying to sell things, it’s natural to try to make them sound worth buying. But estate agents (or ‘real estate agents’ in other countries) are consummate experts at making a … Continue reading Estate agent speak translated
Today’s post is proof that automation and algorithms are no substitute for real people and creativity! First of all, I’m not knocking Lumen5. Which is ‘a video creation platform powered by A.I. that enables anyone without training or experience to easily create engaging video content within minutes’. I’ve tried it a couple of times (eg … Continue reading Proof that algorithms can’t beat human creativity
Television and Christmas go together like chestnuts and open fires. Not that I’ve ever tried roasting chestnuts on an open fire: I only have the option of a gas cooker. Where, no matter how carefully I prick them, there are always a few that explode – making anyone in the vicinity jump, and blasting bits … Continue reading Christmas television – a few programme ideas