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The Saturday review | Winter is coming


In the snow B&W

It might feel like winter, but it’s only Autumn yet. We still have the really cold weather to come, Christmas, New Year and then we have to struggle to pay for the celebrations and the winter fuel bills.

I wrote a few blogs this week that I think are relevant. I am a bit annoyed about my energy bills going up and yesterday the Asda oven chips went up from £1.70 to £2.00, adding insult to injury.

The Scottish Power double price rise! was yesterday’s blog and a warning, not just to Scottish Power customers to check what tariff they are being put on, but to everyone.  Many people on prepay tariffs will be getting cold this winter. Sales of hot water bottles are going up though and the parasitic pay-day loan companies are doing well.

Thrifty Thursday bargains and Christmas ideas was Thursday’s thrifty blog with a few ideas for saving money. The hot item to find in your Christmas stockings, it seems; is a smart phone, a tablet computer or some young lady whose name I won’t mention. Some people are going to have a good Christmas, while many will struggle and won’t even get a sniff of a turkey. Shop around, avoid debt and stick to a budget. If you can get through Christmas and have no debts in January, you’ve done well.

How to write a novel | different scenes was another instalment in my series of blogs about writing a novel.  The story is coming along and although it’s not 50 shades, I think it’s interesting.

Neodigital Art | Something unique was Tuesday’s art and photography blog and I think the picture I did were unique and worthy of an exhibition. What do you think? Is it just photography or is it art? Is it unique or is it something anyone can do?

Embarrassed to be socially unacceptable was Monday’s psychology blog on that common human emotion; embarrassment. Have you ever seen an animal look embarrassed? I have. It must be a primitive emotion, if animals feel it.

Photography, speed awareness and art was my less than serious Sunday ramble. I quite enjoy writing those on a Sunday, but I do need to make them funnier.

I find comments on Facebook to be funny and tweets too. They are spontaneous and so amusing. I suppose some are thought up in the middle of the night, I know I do that and try to remember them, so I can  write them down the next day.  

If you liked any blogs this week, please comment. If you want me to write about anything in particular tomorrow, please comment! You can also share on Facebook or one of the other social media sites.

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5 responses

  1. I’d be interested to hear your veiws on cosmetics and vanity.

    24, November 2012 at 2:23 pm

  2. It is Mondays you do your do psychology isnt it? Just ignore my suggestion, its a bit crappy come to think of it.

    24, November 2012 at 2:24 pm

    • Hi,

      Your suggestion isn’t crappy. it is something I’m doing some research into. There is a report on cosmetics and the way they are marketed. It cost over £2,000, but I hope to get it free! One of the students can get it free through the university and it just so happens her dissertation is about the marketing of cosmetics. I’m not against cosmetics, but I think using Photo-shopped images to sell them makes women try to achieve the impossible. Even frames in films are manipulated now.

      I think vanity would be a good subject for a psychology blog. That is something I haven’t been accused of! 🙂 I’ll have a think about it.

      24, November 2012 at 5:32 pm

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