Category: Behind The Scenes

What’s in a Name?

Now I’m not claiming to be the next Eddie Izzard (although that would be great, wouldn’t it?!) but one of the most important things affecting my well-being is the ability to laugh, and to make others laugh. We know all the scientific stuff about releasing feel-good chemicals, and we know without being told that i...

Miss Scarlet with the lead piping…

We all love Cluedo, right?  Well put it this way – I was far more likely to persuade the rest of my family to play this with me than the dreaded Monopoly, and as a budding sleuth I was always delighted when they agreed to investigate with me.  Playing games together unites families, and it’s possibly our first ...

Murder in the Dark

I’ve often been heard to announce that I ‘love a good murder’, sometimes to strange looks from people who don’t know me well.  It’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot recently; where did this lifelong interest in all things murderous begin?  Does it stem from the games of Mu...

A Simple Solution in a Complicated World

In my opinion, there’s not a complicated magic formula to engage teams and encourage them to work collaboratively together, and with this in mind I’m looking to my beloved Jonathan Creek to draw inspiration from!  Looking for new and innovative team building solutions can be tricky, but let’s see how the d...

The Five Find Outers and Dog

Five is the magic number Many hundreds of children will have spent hours of escapist fun immersing themselves in Enid Blyton’s classic children’s adventure books.  Perhaps the most well known would be her Famous Five series, first published in 1942 and featuring the intrepid Julian, Dick, Anne, their tombo...

Tintin the Reporter

I’ve never really wanted a tattoo but I discovered (in vino veritas) that if I were to take the plunge then my design of choice would involve a certain Belgian detective (no, not that other, mustachioed one) and his faithful dog, Snowy. Childhood Mystery Solving! I’m talking of course about Tintin the Repor...