Shopping around and pricing things is something a lot of us do on a regular basis. When you're buying a fixed price item it makes sense. Why would you pay €500 for an item if you can find it from another shop for €300? A difference in price of a couple of euro, however, might not be worth it. Some shops, both online and offline, offer other services and incentives. Or it could … [Read more...] about Annoying Price Difference
Over the past couple of months I seem to be getting more unsolicited emails from companies. I also seem to be getting more badly targetted LiinkedIn "invites". An "invite" is a real misnomer. They're much much closer to being spam than anything else. Today's little "gem" is a great example of how NOT to connect with me on LinkedIn: So much wrong with this. So let's … [Read more...] about Lazy Bad Marketing on Steroids
One of the positive aspects of being stuck at home is that you find yourself doing things you normally wouldn't. For me that's meant a few things. I've been cooking a lot more than I would normally so I've been able to experiment with recipes I'd normally have avoided. So I've had a reasonable degree of success stuffing courgettes for example. Of course I've also had a … [Read more...] about Catching up on Stuff I’ve Been Avoiding
A couple of years ago, after moving into my house, I started growing herbs in my garden. They've worked out pretty well, though they didn't really appreciate the hot weather last summer. However the berries that I planted back then weren't exactly a "roaring success". It's taken two years for any of the bushes to bear any fruit and what fruit there has been so far wouldn't … [Read more...] about Berries!
In most European countries there are fairly tight limits around political donations. I couldn't donate more than a couple of hundred Euro to a party or politician even if I wanted to. In the US, however, things are very different and political donations are on a totally different scale, as are the rules that govern them. https://youtu.be/h810bO-4LIs … [Read more...] about Politics and Money