Oh what a tool I am

Mid-afternoon on Tuesday, as we were all beavering away checking, correcting and writing this week’s money tips email; our designer MSE Darren came up with this fantastic image to go in it. On first glance it looked great, then we looked again… and changed it (scroll down on the weekly e-mail). Comment and Discuss.

Yo! All you can eat sushi – like a child in a sweetie shop

Last night Mrs MSE and I headed out to use the 40% off Yo! Sushi deal from the restaurant vouchers list. When we got to the restaurant in the Whiteleys Centre in Bayswater, frustratingly it was closed for a private function. As the voucher’s only valid on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, I asked if it was possible...

I almost went to France

Some days are strange…. • Left home went to London’s Charing Cross Station • Got the train to Dover • Ferry’d to Calais • Stayed on the ferry at Calais • Ferry’d to Dover • Am currently on the train back to Charing Cross All this to do a 90-second film for GMTV on mobile roaming, about...

Is this the summer of Love?

The sun is shining, house prices are recovering, and overall sentiment about the economy is improving. On the surface it looks like we’re through the worst of this terrible sustained decline. Admittedly in the real economy people are still losing jobs at a ferocious pace, yet some write that off as a lag indicator; something that drags...

New consumer advocate … sounds like all puff, no pastry to me

After opening my in-box to a number of e-mails about it, I’ve just read an article in the Guardian about the proposed new consumer advocate the government wants to appoint. Most were people asking “is it you?”, “are you going to do it?” Well no. It’s the first I’ve heard of it. If there was a consultation,...