Author: Kate

  • The Gamer’s Guide to Manners

    These days we’re far too busy fitting solar panels to the roof of our gas guzzling 4x4s or twittering our bowel movements to care about manners. Where are manners when we’re barging our way onto an overcrowded commuter train at rush hour? How can we commit the faux pas of elbows on the dining table…

  • Blurring The Lines

    I was rather fascinated to stumble across a BBC news article last week, documenting a report by Manchester University into virtual “gold-farming.”  According to their research, a whopping 400,000 people earn on average £77 per month generating and selling in-game currencies.  80% are based in China.  I must admit, my first thought was complete mystification. …

  • You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

    I am so happy!  More happy than when the UK won the Eurovision with Katrina and the Waves in 1997.  More happy than when I looked under the sofa for a hair brush and found a Cadbury’s Curly Wurly instead.  More happy than discovering that Ben and Jerry’s make Cherry Garcia in a frozen yoghurt…

  • Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

    It’s slightly unnerving to wave a Nintendo DS around the fruit ‘n’ veg section in Tesco’s at ten o’clock at night.  Apart from sending out a public invitation for robbery, I was shopping for dinner, courtesy of Cooking Guide: Can’t Decide What To Eat?  Determined to get you into the kitchen (and, in my case, away…