Article for the Times

I wrote a piece for the Times Bricks and Mortar section recently. Not my area of expertise usually, but since you can’t stop me bleating on about how great Crystal Palace is, it had to happen some time.

Crystal Palace Times Article

It’s strange talking about “housing stock” and “local schools”, though I guess it’s not much different from harping on about “storage capability” or “processing power”.

While I was grabbing the link, I found this article from 2005, which I don’t remember ever seeing. I was a bit of a gadget girl rent-a-gob for a while there – until Shiny Shiny writers flooded the market and lady tech writers stopped being such a novelty – and 2005 was a vintage year for flippant Lee-quotage .

For Katie Lee, founder of the female-friendly gadget site Shiny Shiny, laptops mean “I can do all my work in bed, wearing jimjams and eating Hobnobs”

Which is *exactly* what I’m doing right now – right down to the eating Hobnobs part. It’s like my life has come full circle!

I’m like Proust, but 90% more shallow.

Leaving Shiny Media

Get your hankies ready because it’s true: I’m no longer working for Shiny Media. I was very sorry to leave such a vibrant, fun and brilliant business (OK, I know I’m biased), but after four years it felt like the right time to move on.

I’ll be announcing a couple of new ventures/projects in the coming weeks and in the meantime, you can still find me in Look magazine, and (of course) on Twitter.

Stay tuned for more news!

From the press release:

We also announce today the departure of our editorial director and co-founder Katie Lee from Shiny. Katie played a massive role in developing Shiny and in particular several of its hero blogs. She has now decided that the time is right to leave the business. She does however remain a significant shareholder in Shiny and we are very grateful for all she has done over the years.

Telegraph Christmas Gadgets Feature

Katie Lee Telegraph
Once again, I was wheeled out to assist with the Telegraph’s Christmas gadget extravaganza. You can view my contributions here:

Gadgets For Girls this Christmas:

Young Teens
Teens & 20-somethings
Over 30s
Over 40s

They seem to have added in some typos especially for the online edition, so consider that a special extra treat.

Sorry about splitting people up into gender and age demographics. They made me do it. Just be glad that I didn’t make all the gifts for over 40s geriatric aids.