I have a newsletter!

Yesterday, I published the first issue of my newsletter, From the Editor’s Desk. It was a fairly soft launch – a little chatter about the pandemic, what I’ve been doing professionally and personally under lockdown, and the importance of rainbows. I’ve been fortunate enough – so far – not to catch Covid-19, but it’s been …

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Paying clients promptly

A regular client I invoiced earlier today paid me within six minutes, beating my previous record with a client I worked with on a major project a few years ago. That client was paying me in weekly tranches and they processed and settled my final invoice within half an hour, then emailed me to let …

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A means to an end

The story of influential Manchester band Joy Division has been told to the point of exhaustion, right? So many books, including Hooky’s, two films in the shape of the excellent Control and Steve Coogan’s 24 Hour Party People, not to mention the myriad press coverage. But a play? Well, yes. Why not? The big question …

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The Beast and the Swine – a mighty, meaty Leeds pop-up feast

Back in the 80s, as an impoverished Leeds student, eating out in the city invariably meant a cheap curry at the legendary (original) Corner Café on Buslingthorpe Lane. Twenty-five years after I moved away, I still revisit friends there but know almost nothing of its current restaurant scene. As I now write a food blog, …

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