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An old classic by Felicity Dahl, wife of Roald, this collection of recipes will help bring to life the joy, and horror, of Dahl's children's books. Rustle up Bruce Bogtrotter's humungous chocolate cake and feast on Willy Wonka's Nutty Crunch Surprise. You'd be a Twit not to. £7.99, randomhouse.co.uk
Gdynia, near Gdansk, does not compare to San Francisco or Shanghai as one of the great urban centres of ideas and invention. But last month it was giving both cities a good run for their money when it came to buzz and intellectual energy. This former fishing village in Poland, now a city of 250,000 people, was chosen to host the first international winter school in social innovation, which attracted 70 experts from all corners of the globe, including Korea, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Australia and the UK. All were seeking new, creative solutions to the increasingly serious social challenges of our times. Some were looking to solve problems relating to health; others were exercised by the problem of wealth (or rather the lack of it). Youth joblessness was a theme, as was ageing.
QR codes are awesome. I don’t care how geeky that sounds cause it’s true. Clearly we’re not the only ones who think so with the recent and explosive 1200% increase in the use of QR codes in North America. What makes QR codes really cool is the fact that there is literally no end to how they can be used.