Review: The Haunting of Hill House

An Invitation to Terror: The Haunting of Hill House Reviewed Liverpool Playhouse, 7 December 2015-16 January 2016 While you might leave behind one or two of the wordier scenes and the occasionally convoluted machinations of the plot, the warped, surreal benightedness of The Haunting Of Hill House – a new commission for the stage from […]

Netflix UK: What a Turkey!

I signed up for Netflix in Canada last year, tempted by my American chums’ promises of the thousands of movies that awaited me. Having finally sussed that my bandwidth problems were due to the entire neighbourhood stealing my internet connection (I exaggerate; it was maybe half), I decided it was time to treat myself. It […]

Book Review: Write to Sell: The Ultimate Guide to Great Copywriting (Andy Maslen)

Andy Maslen gets straight down to the stuff that matters to copywriters in this concise guide to writing words that sell. The author, a successful marketer and copywriter with some 20-plus years in the industry, pitches the book at anyone that writes copy, whether they’re a newbie, a professional writer or a non-writer who has […]

A Small Orange Creates a Passionate User

This is the story of how a tweet about three rogue punctuation marks bagged me a free T-shirt, a Moleskine notebook and a handwritten note from the CEO from one of the world’s best and brightest web-hosting companies. It began with an email I received from A Small Orange, the hosting company I’ve been using […]