What Would You Do With £101m From The Lottery?

I was very excited about the lottery in the early days. But it’s over a decade since I’ve done it seriously. I do it vicariously now, watching others in syndicates, receiving tickets sometimes in birthday cards and so on. A bit of fun. And one of my friends helped me see it as a weekly charitable donation and that’s a wonderfully abundant take on it. I keep meaning to get back to doing it online for the charity angle. I am hoping to set up my own Entrepreneurs’ Prize Draw in 2012 or sooner, going to a meeting about that […]

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Shaken and Stirred by the Sunday Papers

When I was a teenager, I flirted briefly with the idea of becoming a journalist. Also with becoming a musician. I haven’t regretted my decision not to take up either. Before bankers and estate agents, journalists were pretty reviled. As a teen and well into my twenties, I used to think being well read in the newspaper department meant you were well informed, with a good grasp of what was going on in the world. The older, more cynical and increasingly world-weary me soon realised that wasn’t true. The first time I was actually in a story which was reported in the papers and […]

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