The thorny issue of evidence

One of my son’s friends has always been a bit of a cheeky chappy.  He’s not a bad lad but he has pushed the boundaries at school, let’s say.  Now that they’ve done their A Levels they’re off out in the local bars where their mates also hang out. Sometimes, they go a...

Market like a meerkat!

Here’s an interesting idea for you; next time you’re watching TV and are bored by the adverts, have a closer look and work out who each advert is aimed at.  Notice the particular language, visuals, sounds and the message used for each one. How do they get their...

Mission Impossible in Madeira

The Old Boy gazed longingly at the huge chestnut brown, delicately curved and dried out leaf which had previously protected the fruit of the palm tree above. “That would look great as a feature on the decking,” he sighed. I looked at him quizzically and with more than...