Smile

I drink a lot of coffee. I mean, I could easily drink ten cups a day. While I enjoy my coffee, it does come at a cost. One of the most noticeable side effects of drinking plenty of coffee is the stains on your teeth. Since I can’t ignore the coffee stains, I have toContinue reading “Smile”

Do I Have To Do Everything Around Here?

My time is limited. Between work, sleep, eating, training, washing and tidying up, it’s hard to find time for anything. There are simply too many things to do. Many of these things there’s no avoiding. Trust me, I tried skipping sleep. It doesn’t work very well! Other things, however, you don’t have to spend timeContinue reading “Do I Have To Do Everything Around Here?”

Smooth Operator

“I’m calling about your accident”. “This is HMRC, please call us back for the tax refund you are owed”. The number of scam and spam calls made on a daily basis is astounding. It feels like the phenomenon is out of hand. What’s more frustrating is that our phones are helpless. They can only recognizeContinue reading “Smooth Operator”

Not Now, Email

Procrastination is vastly different from owning your time. Not every task can (or should) be done straight away. When an email comes in, it tries to bite into my time. Some emails are real time sinks. Those lead into forms or tasks I would have to perform to address them. If I actioned them allContinue reading “Not Now, Email”

Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

I often get calls when it is least convenient. I don’t want to just hang up, because it feels rude. I don’t want to let it ring, because it is annoying. I could flip my phone to silence the call and let it go to voice mail. But then the caller doesn’t know why IContinue reading “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You”

Making Oscar the Grouch Proud

What bin do you have in your kitchen? Up until a year ago, I had a push bin. When holding something in my hand, I couldn’t easily open it. It sounds like a silly problem to have, I know. But obviously it’s a common one, or we wouldn’t have had paddle bins. The main problemContinue reading “Making Oscar the Grouch Proud”

A Double Espresso, Please

There are very few perfectly engineered machines. I mean, there’s almost always a flaw. A button that’s not responsive, frustrating maintenance routines… So when I find a machine that just works, I’m impressed. The Nespresso Lattissima Touch is such a machine. I’ve been using it and its predecessor, which is harder to get now, forContinue reading “A Double Espresso, Please”

Being Lazy is Hard Work

Our body is a funny machine. Well, I say funny, but it often makes me sad. Food I really enjoy tends to be the food I should avoid eating. Sugar, fat… All the good stuff – is actually terrible for our body. That’s unfair. However, there’s a trade to be made. If I’m willing toContinue reading “Being Lazy is Hard Work”

TV in My Pocket

It seems like streaming media is all the rage now. For a while now, we have been able to watch content not only on our TV, but on our phone and our computer too. I don’t know about you, but I still prefer larger screens. The bigger problem for me is when I travel. IfContinue reading “TV in My Pocket”

A House Connected

If you have dead WIFI spots in your home, this one’s for you. I’ve moved flats quite a lot in my life. I don’t think I remember a single one where WIFI connectivity was perfect. There are always dead spots. Well, that’s if I’m lucky. In some flats, whole rooms got spotty WIFI. When youContinue reading “A House Connected”