Blog posts

A mish-mash of of thoughts, features, opinions, links and ramblings.

July 19, 2017

A little website I made

I don’t offer web design as a service, but I was very happy to make this website for a friend of...

July 6, 2017

Professor Hugo Sonnenschein: the Barcelona GSE interview

His career boasts positions with some of the world’s finest universities. He’s been a teacher of leading economists, including Barcelona GSE’s...

July 6, 2017

Andreu Mas-Colell: a lesson in economic success

In an era when borders are being strengthened and the powers of the western world increasingly eye foreign countries with suspicion,...

July 7, 2016

Top tips for road trips

It’s tempting to jump on a low-cost flight to western Europe when they can cost less than a cab into town. But,...

July 6, 2016

Living with bipolar – one family’s experience

Bipolar disorder – formerly known as manic depression – is, like many mental health disorders, often misunderstood. There are as many...

April 20, 2016

From the vaults: Sleazy McQueen and Roberto Rodrigues interviews on House of Disco

These mixes on House of Disco may be five years old, but good music never goes out of style. Two very...

April 20, 2016

On-spec proposals are never a good idea – here’s why

I’ve been lucky enough throughout my career to have been recommended to clients by word of mouth. I’ve rarely had to...

March 10, 2016

A quick post about contracts and whether you should be paid for your work

I’ve joined a few freelance groups lately and seen a lot of questions from people wondering if they have the right...

March 10, 2016

The EU explained

There’s a lot of noise being made about whether Britain should remain in the EU, but facts are thin on the...

February 19, 2016

The Lake District by train

Looking for some weekend inspiration? The Lakes is surprisingly easy to get to by mainline train, as photographer Sandy Sharples and...