Entries by Carla Buzasi from 12/2011

The Week That Was

| Posted 12.03.2011 | UK

Whether we like it or not, alternative energy sources must be invested in. The 'green' issue cannot be ignored just because the world's economy is in freefall and we're all distracted by whether there will be any money left to pay our pensions or not. Now is the time to put pressure on our MPs and government to tackle these issues and, while we look to them to take the big steps, we must remember our responsibility to all the little steps - even those that require more effort than sorting the plastic bottles and newspapers into different coloured bins.

WIE Will Make Change

| Posted 12.04.2011 | UK

I could spend the rest of this blog reeling out the stats that prove women still aren't commanding the same wages as men, still aren't holding as many senior positions and in countries across the world still treated as second-class citizens, but you've heard them all before. Instead, alongside WIE, we're going to do something about it. Today, at around 1pm, 80 women from the worlds of politics, fashion, media and business will be sitting down for the ultimate ladies who lunch event.

The Week That Was: 10 December 2011

| Posted 12.10.2011 | UK

As politicians, MPs, bankers and leaders of industry, not to mention newspaper editors, grapple this weekend to understand whether Cameron's decisions over a new European treaty set the UK up for success or financial failure, the real talking point hasn't been the behind-closed-scene deals, or the long-term ramifications, but whether Sarkozy snubbed Cameron's hand-shake or not. As with so many things, it's the people and the relationships at the heart of the matter that pique our interest...

Introducing HuffPost UK Celebrity & Culture

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Huffington Post

Hackgate, riots, the Eurozone crisis...it's hardly been the most uplifting of years, which is why I'm delighted to announce the launch today of two new Huffington Post UK sites - Celebrity and Culture - both of which are guaranteed to lighten and brighten your day. Whether you're after a quick-fix of Hollywood gossip, or some more high-brow cultural musings (or perhaps a bit of both?) these new additions to the HuffPost UK family will be providing news, views, blogs and features to entertain, make you laugh, and ensure you have plenty to talk about at your next dinner party.

'Tis the Season...To Shop

| Posted 12.17.2011 | UK

The cold snap this week may have upset those of us who have to wait on freezing cold train platforms for delayed trains (three times this week, three times!), but retailers were thanking their lucky Christmas stars as finally the mountains of scarves, gloves and triple-knit jumpers - slightly dusty given they've been there since at least September - finally started to shift. In years gone past, the British high street has collectively blamed snow, wind and hail for keeping shoppers at home, but you could practically hear the sigh of relief along Oxford Street as the chill drove people in through shop doors not just in search of Christmas presents, but winter clothes for themselves, too.

Merry Christmas & Season's Greetings

| Posted 12.24.2011 | UK

I am a huge fan of Christmas. If I had my way, we'd have Christmas at least twice a year, if not more. I even like Christmas pudding. And Christmas cake. And mince pies. (Although not sprouts, I don't get the point of sprouts.)

Happy New Year!

| Posted 12.31.2011 | UK

So, 2011 was a pretty quiet year, then? No major changes. Probably one the history books will skip over. Or maybe not... Governments, dictators, economists, not to mention news reporters, certainly might beg to differ. From the Arab Spring to the summer riots much closer to home, the eurozone crisis and natural disasters of epic proportions, 2011 will be remembered if for nothing else, its ability to shock and surprise.