Friday, 18 October 2013

Write a letter to your future self!

Call me old and sentimental, but the idea of receiving a letter from myself five years ago appeals to me. I stumbled across this website, and I had to share it:

Yes, I wrote a long and embarrassingly soppy letter to myself. I tried to add some value by mentioning a lot of granular detail and links to some websites which mean something to me now, which may or may not still be there in five years.

If you're into it, the main page of the website - - indicates a range of extra services if you register, up to and including being e-mailed reminders to write more letters to yourself (because they claim that the more letters you receive, the more fun it is!). I'm not quite there yet ... one time capsule from five years back should be interesting, because I think your life changes significantly within five years. One every day from two months ago, not so much.

Here's to hoping we're all still around and happy enough to care about things like this when our e-mails to ourselves land!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Something Beautiful

You know, there's a reason I became a journalist. Not just because I love writing, but because the world sometimes needs people to capture moments of great power, emotion or significance for posterity.

Here's a perfect example, and I urge you all to watch this video (you know I wouldn't if it wasn't amazing):

Sunday, 6 October 2013

How Happy Are You?

One of the trickiest things online is to get user feedback - we're all such shy, time-poor or sceptical little creatures. With that in mind, I'm going to try floating a reader survey I've just created on a topic that I've spent a lot of time (and a few blog posts) thinking about: happiness. It's three questions ... cummon!

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

You MUST watch this! That's an order.

Ok ok, so I confess that two Youtube videos back-to-back is just lazy blogging, but after you see this video you'll see why I just HAD to share it ! It's officially my new funniest advert of all time.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Best Marriage Proposal

I've had politics, comedy, speculation and inspiration on here before, so how about a little bit of romance? No explanation necessary ... just not sure I'd want a distracted air traffic controller on my flight!