Ria Gorman has slightly transformed my life.


For years I have been battling our can opener.


I use the cutting wheel vertically gripping the rim at a 90 degree angle.  (as above.)

And it rarely works.  Can opening becomes an iterative process.

Ria, by contrast showed me last week how to open cans at a 180 degree angle.


The impact has been monumental.



Frankly lifechanging.

Week One: In Print
March 17, 2015, 9:58 am
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Brilliant post on my daughter’s first week living in Manhattan.


This was always going to be an odd week. Week one with 90 strangers, from different cultures and backgrounds, chucked into a hotel together and watched to see how well they gel together; how much initiative they use to interact; how they cope with no WiFi because it costs $5 for 30 minutes – it’s 2015, what hotel doesn’t have free WiFi?!?!

It’s like the Hunger Games of social experiments.

So, naturally everyone made their way to the nearest pub and the week began with an overpriced, tasteless, Bud Light. But on a fancy roof top bar with an impressive view of the Empire State Building.

Arriving in the Big Apple

Day one was a bit of a blur. Starting with a 3.30am wake up call, then the fear of how overweight that one suitcase was going to be (still impressed it all fit), followed by a 60 minute connection…

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