Room 101: People walking whilst on mobile phones

As a commuter, I hit this frustration day-in, day-out: people dawdling along the street because they are on their phone. Yes, you can argue this is the point of a mobile. But I’m not sure I have much tolerance for that argument. It’s bad enough having to try and nip past someone who is walking at a continually varying speed because they are chatting – at least you can see they are on the phone though. But what really, really

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Is Facebook losing it’s appeal?

Stop a random person on the street in any typical town and the odds they have heard of Facebook are pretty darn high. The chances that they are also a Facebook member is probably equally so. Of all of the social networks in the world, Facebook (or FB as many people use for shorthand) is the most well known and has the most users. I have been a member of Facebook since 2007. That’s longer than I known a lot

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Room 101: Bad cyclist-driver-pedestrian relationships

I am a routine cyclist, driver and pedestrian. As a result, I try to take an unbiased view in the oh-so-common ‘tiff’ that exists between the three groups. However, whichever camp I am in, I always seem to come off on the worse side. When I cycle, cars and (more recently and prompting this post) vans cut me up and seem to feel general ‘rights of way’ do not cover cyclists. So, if I feel nervy / I’m tired /

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Room 101: Sunday evenings

Sam and I are regular watchers of the BBC programme Room 101. I love seeing all the things the guests want to put in Room 101 but I always get to thinking about what I would put in there. So I have decided to start my own ‘Room 101’ themed blog posts, where I put things which bug me in to my own personal Room 101. I shall of course, stick to a ‘wildcard’ topic, unless theming with the show!

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One for the road?

I read an article in Stylist this week entitled “Is drinking the secret of great friendship?“. I have to say, it irritated me. The general gist is this: young woman is a fairly heavy drinker (alcoholic drinks not soft, obviously). She is not able to socialise with her oldest friends without alcohol. She find her relationship with her Partner is better when they have both had something to drink. She feels her level of drinking is “expected” in her line

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In 2013, what is ‘Feminism’?

When I was growing up, occasionally my sister and I would be given a delicious cakey treat to share. To stop squabbling, Mum had a simple rule: “One cuts, the other chooses.”. Basically, the person who didn’t get to cut the cake in two got to pick their preferred piece. To this day, I can split something in half with millimetre precision, even if it’s not symmetrical. It didn’t stop there: pocket money was proportional to age, whilst whoever got

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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