The skincare book review

I just finished Caroline Hirons’s book Skincare the other day. It made me think about the variety of skincare books that I’ve read in the last few years.  Clearly my skin is not perfect. If it was, I wouldn’t be reading all those books about skin, would I? I’d just be wandering around with my lovely looking skin and not worrying about it. Instead, I tend to … Continue reading The skincare book review

The Social Media Influencer, The Minimalist and the Sustainability Lover: or three religions of the West

Before you tune out, I should probably clarify that these attitudes have absolutely NOTHING to do with religion. Well, at least theoretically…   The Social Media Influencer The Influencer believes that existence is absolutely impossible without being shared. Hence the constant presence of the mobile phone in their right hand. Social Media Influence is a demanding religious belief requiring photo and video sacrifices every few … Continue reading The Social Media Influencer, The Minimalist and the Sustainability Lover: or three religions of the West

The Troublesome Immigrant – Eastern Europeans in the UK

There’s an issue that makes it difficult for me to be objective about Nikesh Shukla’s bestselling book, The Good Immigrant – and that is its title. The book was published in 2016, the year of the UK referendum, and it concerns itself solely with the BAME community. There is absolutely no mention at all of Eastern Europeans living in the UK. Correction: there are plenty of … Continue reading The Troublesome Immigrant – Eastern Europeans in the UK