Archive of ‘Journalism’ category

Wharf Column: Do You Trust Time?

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Did your computer and phone clock change themselves at the end of British Summertime? Coud someone hack the right computer and change all our clocks at once? Would we notice? Read this week’s Wharf column here.

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Wharf Column: Never Miss Out On The Office Gossip Again

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"Instead of taking notes, can I just purchase a transcript of today's lesson?"

“Instead of taking notes, can I just purchase a transcript of today’s lesson?”

I was due to attend the Bafta and BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series by renowned writer of Brookside, Cracker, and The Lakes, Jimmy McGovern.

I was going to write about class and Canary Wharf, as Jimmy McGovern’s shows often centre on working class characters.

But I never made it. Instead I got stuck in a vintage dress when the zipper broke, and I dislocated my shoulder trying to escape.

I tell you, Houdini would have struggled with getting out of 1980s polyester.

Taken to bed with a hefty dose of painkillers I awoke, realigned and rested, to the emailed transcript of the previous night’s on stage conversation between Miranda Sawyer and Jimmy McGovern.

And it was marvellous. It was all there: every “Pardon?” every “[Laughter]”. And I thought wouldn’t it be marvellous if you could get a transcript of every evening out you missed?

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Wharf column: Are We Living Too Fast?

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You can’t make it through the day without someone commenting on how fast this year’s gone. No one mention the C-word.

Snowflake scattered chocolate has started to appear in the shops. The full onslaught of gift guides and food feasts will soon follow. People are jittery….

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Wharf Column: What Your Bedtime Routine Says About You

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GL501648Every night before bed I do the same things, in the same order. Remove make up, moisturise face, brush hair, put pyjamas on, brush teeth, apply hand cream and lip balm, and climb into bed. And every night, around about the brushing my hair stage, my husband calls for me to hurry up. This is because, to him, getting ready for bed is a simple one step process – remove day clothes. This is not a gender issue….

 

To read the full column please follow this link: http://www.wharf.co.uk/lifestyle/what-bedtime-routines-say-who-10066760 

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No One Wants to Get Stuck Behind The Cappuccino Princess

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JS58681475I’m very fond of dithering and ditherers. It’s nice when a moment of indecision creates a crack of sunlight in the solid grey cloud of our fast-paced lives.

I savour those few minutes of pondering the smaller choices – shall I have the M&S calorie-controlled hot pot ready meal for supper, or shall I just eat rice pudding from the can with a fork again?

To read the rest of this week’s Wharf column click here.

 

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