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Alarm bells start ringing when I see taglines like 'Great For Cooking'. To me that reads as 'Not So Great For Eating'. Like a horrible wine…

 Alarm bells start ringing when I see taglines like 'Great For Cooking'. To me that reads as 'Not So Great For Eating'. Like a horrible wine

A Round Up

I can only imagine how a child in the 60s felt in the era of the bomb - Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, all that. Destruction like a spectr…

 I can only imagine how a child in the 60s felt in the era of the bomb - Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, all that. Destruction like a spectr

A Guide To...

Twelve consecutive written guides came to an emotional conclusion in last month’s edition of Now Then with The Cool Beans Guide to Startin…


Twelve consecutive written guides came to an emotional conclusion in last month’s edition of Now Then with The Cool Beans Guide to Startin

A Guide To Making A TV Show

It’s officially one year since I was called up to Now Then HQ, offered the job of Chief Column Person and handed a golden typewriter to writ…

It’s officially one year since I was called up to Now Then HQ, offered the job of Chief Column Person and handed a golden typewriter to writ

Guide To Passing Your Driving Test

Much like taking your first steps as a child, getting your first job that pays half the minimum wage and attending your first swingers’ part…

Much like taking your first steps as a child, getting your first job that pays half the minimum wage and attending your first swingers’ part

A Guide To Living On The Cheap

Life is hard. You go to school in order to get a job in order to pay the bills in order to provide a shelter for your offspring in order to …

Life is hard. You go to school in order to get a job in order to pay the bills in order to provide a shelter for your offspring in order to 

Guide To Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

New year. New you. New me. New look? New Statesmen? New Zealand? New York, New York! With the annual arbitrary changing of the number which …

New year. New you. New me. New look? New Statesmen? New Zealand? New York, New York! With the annual arbitrary changing of the number which 

A Guide to the Gym

Wobbly bits. They make me sick. I just threw up in my mouth thinking about them. In fact I’m so disgusted by wobbly bits that I recently thr…

Wobbly bits. They make me sick. I just threw up in my mouth thinking about them. In fact I’m so disgusted by wobbly bits that I recently thr

A Guide to Vinyl

MP3. MP4. C3PO. UB40. I’ve never really understood all these music file acronyms. For me it’s always been about the wax. Now I know what you…

MP3. MP4. C3PO. UB40. I’ve never really understood all these music file acronyms. For me it’s always been about the wax. Now I know what you

A Guide to Life Drawing

1. Being disrobed in a room full of strangers can be traumatic. Casting your mind back to a particularly nice holiday, beloved pet or favou…

 1. Being disrobed in a room full of strangers can be traumatic. Casting your mind back to a particularly nice holiday, beloved pet or favou