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What Kirsty Did Next

July 10, 2012

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Were I an actor my current employment status would be described as “resting”. After 10 years of working like a bitch and increasingly difficult health problems I decided the time had come to listen to my body and take some time off. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other ideas and as the rains came and the […]

How Do You Like Them Apples?

July 9, 2012

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Hot on heels of Lambrini launching a cider and Stella Cidre and Gaymers extending into Pear variants, Carlsberg are the latest to enter the UK cider market with the launch of Somersby Cider. According to the launch release Somersby will not be served over ice ( a somewhat obvious dig at a well known Irish cider brand perhaps?) […]

Friday I’m in Love

July 6, 2012

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Much to my mother’s disappointment I am 35 and resolutely single (despite the fact I’m OBVIOUSLY a catch). But if I can ever drug someone for long enough to march them down the aisle I would want these wedding favour beer labels adorning every bottle of specially brewed wedding beer. I think serving beer at […]

The Session #65: So Lonely

July 6, 2012

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It was only when this month’s Session topic was posed that I realised it’s been some 6 years since I went into a pub on my own, back in the days when I was an account manager forcing my wares on the unsuspecting pubs of the West Midlands. I couldn’t put a finger on why […]

Time Gentlemen, please

July 5, 2012

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Last week Zak Avery tweeted Sophie Atherton, Melissa Cole and me a picture of  Robinson’s Dizzy Blonde, newly launched in bottle, no doubt expecting us to combust in a cloud of lavender scented, feminist rage. Dizzy Blonde has been a big success for Robinson’s since its launch in 2007 and is currently enjoying 20% growth, in […]

Vagina Dialogues

July 3, 2012

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Amongst all the fancy infographics Facebook is really quite simple – it’s a space to create a two-way conversation, either brand to person or person to person around things they have a common interest in. A basic rule of thumb is that if people are happy to chat about it in the pub they’re happy […]