Journal

Time for a bit of Döstädning?

I’m not a big one for lifestyle concepts but döstädning is one that gained notoriety when a book entitled ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning’ (by Margareta Magnusson) was released early last year. Given the title, you’d be forgiven for thinking our Swedish counterparts had invented a …

Just what is ‘risk’?

Looking at the world today, it’s a challenge to see anything but risk – hardly surprising given recent atrocities and the uncertain UK political landscape of the last 12 months. Events such as these inevitably affect the way we feel about the world. Whilst a fearful or pessimistic view is …

Reflecting on 2016…

January is the time many of us commit to plans and goals for the coming year (I’m not making any resolutions, there’s nothing wrong in carrying a little extra ‘holiday weight’!), but it’s also a good time for reflection…and what a year to reflect on. To say 2016 was eventful …

Financial advice? Don’t Bank on it…

Several of my clients have recently expressed dismay to me about the closure of their local HSBC branches in and around London. Bank closures are of course nothing new, but I admit to feeling a tinge of sadness upon hearing this news. I was based in these particular branches for …
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