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Another smash hit from Hels Kitchen

Yet another absolutely beautiful cake produced from Hels kitchen, this time for a super 1 year old who defied all the odds to come through and be a little happy chappy. Helen’s skills as a cake maker are starting to get to good food level, maybe not HD level yet but they are up there with the star bakers of the Great British Bake off. From...

Information Architecture – SEO vs UX

For all those unaware of what IA is here’s a description ‘Information architecture (IA) is the structural design of shared information environments’ In terms of websites, it’s making the site visible and usable by the end user. So if you take an example like a supermarket they would make their site very similar to how...

Lean UX, pros and cons

“Nothing is more effective than walking over to a colleague, showing some work, discussing, sketching, exchanging ideas, understanding facial expressions and body language, and reaching a resolution on a thorny topic.” For those that don’t know what lean UX is, it’s sharing and caring in essence, having that ability to instantly...

Cravings and their powers

craving ˈkreɪvɪŋ/ noun a powerful desire for something. “a craving for chocolate” synonyms: longing, yearning, hankering, hunger, hungering, thirst, pining, desire,want, wish, fancy, urge, need, appetite, greed, lust, ache, burning,addiction, aspiration, aim, goal; More   Cravings after the festive time of the year have to be the...

Reading Half Marathon 2014

The 5th edition This year was the fifth time I have completed the Reading half marathon and it was most probably the one I was best prepared for, granted I weigh a few kilos more than previous years. This year I was hoping to hit back at my last time of 1.39.02 with a 1.35ish, unfortunately there were some unexpected and unforeseen issues in the...

New Year, New Beginning, New Same

So it’s the start of a new year and it’s the same old stuff at the gym, the January influx of good intentioned fat burners, O but it’s already stopped! This period of the year always makes me laugh, the period after the mighty feast of xmas whereby all the turkey slayers, chocolate box destroyers and pudding pushers descend upon...