Long-spined Sea Scorpion and Chips

By Bob Huxford The news that Boris Johnson has put warships on standby to prevent European fishing boats entering UK waters in the event of a no-deal Brexit has a familiar echo. It evokes memories for me of conversations between my parents and grandparents I’d often overhear as a child growing up in the seventies…

Listening: The quiet revolution

By Laura Leggetter Kate Murphy’s book You’re Not Listening was a summer sensation. Well for me at least, but also by the looks of its reviews, it is transforming conversations everywhere. Murphy states, ‘We are engaged in a dialogue of the deaf, often talking over one another at parties, work meetings, and even family dinners; groomed as…

House Hunting in a Pandemic

Living in a COVID-19 world has forced us all to rethink how we see our homes. Space, particularly outdoor space, is at a premium and despite the bleak outlook for the UK economy, the property market is busier than ever. Pent up demand has been unleashed, with the freeze on Stamp Duty helping the market…

Stay at home. Play PlayStation. Protect the NHS

By Adam Bull, Consultant At 9pm this evening, Sony are holding an online event to officially launch their latest games console, the PlayStation 5. The event was due to take place last week but, due to the focus on Black Lives Matter, Sony felt it would be inappropriate to hold the showcase. The event, being…

Hong Kong refugees set to follow illustrious path

By Charlotte Coulson, Account Director “We will meet our obligations, not walk away”. So said Boris Johnson earlier this week in The Times, in which he confirmed that, should China impose new security laws, Britain would look to change its immigration rules thereby allowing millions of Hong Kong citizens a route to UK citizenship.  This would amount…

Dating on lockdown: Socially long-distanced relationships

By Austyn Close, Senior Executive There’s something to be said for a relationship that can survive a multitude of issues or plagues. Financial woes and family feuds to name just two. Every relationship is unique unto itself and trials its protagonists in its own special way. Lockdown has brought an entirely new veneer to the…