49:59! Hoorah!

Just a little blog. Finally managed to crack 50 minutes for 10k outside. It’s been a long slog but I managed it last night, squeaking under the boundary by a second. I’ve run a lot faster on a treadmill and had blogged that in the past, but having transferred to outside I now realise how much more difficult it...

‘This does not affect your statutory rights’ – what it really means

Update 22 Dec 2015: This blog was first written back in 2011- we’ve updated it to reflect the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which took effect in October, and everything else still stands. Seven little words, one GIANT confusion. The sign’s everywhere yet many customers and staff don’t have a clue what it means. If we all understood...

Should Pippa Middleton work for free?

Her sister married a Prince. Does that mean she must work without pay? Listening to Radio 5 this morning you’d certainly think so … While discussing what to name English Sparkling Wines the wine commentator suggested: “Call it Pippa, then she can promote and represent it and of course she wouldn’t charge.” Why the “of course?” Yes...

‘This does not affect your statutory rights’ – what it really means

Seven little words, one GIANT confusion. The sign’s everywhere yet many customers and staff don’t have a clue what it means.