Browsing All posts tagged under »money«

Confessions of a Freelancer

September 20, 2011


I’ve written a new ebook called Confessions of a Freelancer, which I’d really love people to buy (if nothing else, because it’s only 99 cents – or 63 pence at current exchange rates). It’s one of those how-to guides, coupled with a bit of self-help, in which I make ten frank confessions about how I’ve […]

Shy bairns get nowt (or how to get clients)

September 15, 2010


There is a particularly Geordie woman I work with who loves the phrase “you can take the girl out of Jarrow but you can’t take Jarrow out of the girl” when referring to herself. In fact, the Geordie language is one of the best regional dialects for homespun truths and phrases that will make you […]

I blame Nick Clegg

July 22, 2010


Rather than ‘I agree with Nick’, I blame Nick. Not because of his misspeaking yesterday at Prime Minister’s Questions, but because he is costing me money. It’s not a lot, but I’m now betting small amounts on things because of Nick Clegg. It all started when I noticed that Clegg was given stupidly long odds […]

You’ll need a new keyboard from later today…

July 1, 2010


…India’s taking over. The Indian Rupee (currently written as R or INR) is getting its own symbol, like the pound (£), dollar ($) and Euro (€). It seems astounding that every currency doesn’t have its own symbol, simply because we’re so used to it in our economy and our daily lives – but it’s worth […]

To stick it to George Osborne, only eat pre-slaughtered horses and unshelled nuts

June 22, 2010


I don’t mean to alarm you, but I’m going to show you how to overthrow the government. Forget the fact that the Greeks can’t afford to do, well, anything anymore and that the Spaniards are hoping that closing their eyes, putting their fingers in their ears and shouting “lalalalala” very loudly is going to make […]