Lessons from my sixteen year old self

Lessons from my sixteen year old self

“I bet you were really popular in school, weren’t you?”
“Haha! You must be joking!”

I was standing in the queue for lunch with one of the support guys. It was a few years ago, and I can’t remember what we were talking about that led to him saying that, but I remember feeling half amused, half suspicious that he was being sarcastic (he wasn’t).

I wasn’t popular at school.

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Paris, revisited

I wrote most of this post on a train under the sea. How crazy is that?!

On Saturday we took some time off to go to Paris. It was our second trip to Paris, booked spontaneously due to a Eurostar flash sale, and it was surprisingly very different to the first time we visited.

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How to instantly stop spam comments on Instagram

How to stop spam on Instagram

There are so many things I love about Instagram – its simplicity, its branding, and its ease of use. But there’s one thing that I really hate about it, and that’s the spam. Fake bot accounts, automated commenting and liking, and being tagged in spam sales posts is endlessly irritating. The more popular the hashtags you use, the more likely you are to attract spambots.

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to stop spam comments appearing on your photos without having to make your account private. Surprisingly few people know about it, so it’s time to spread the word.

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Dispelling “office job” myths

Dispelling office job myths

I grab a can of diet coke out of the fridge and take my shoes off before sitting down at my computer cross-legged with a hot water bottle on my knee. I’m wearing jeans and a hoodie. The Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack is playing on Spotify. On my desk, Lego and a small toy dog. I open up Facebook to write a new post, then pick up my phone to Instagram a photo I took yesterday.

You might assume I’m at home, but it’s just a normal day in the office.

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