What are we to do?

I wasn’t brought up to be a religious person. I did attend church every once in a while but generally came away with thinking …what a load of nonsense. Funerals were another cause of confusion listening to somebody who didn’t know the person being buried explaining that … ‘god has chosen them to be by […]

Components Shortage ….it’s all Bo***x

A few years ago I was in the market for a mid-range Audi for one of the team at work. I discussed prices with the sales representative with my focus being on a pre-owned car. The rep then explained that due to ‘bonus incentives’ paid on the purchase of a new vehicle, it was actually […]

And so this is Christmas…

And so this is Christmas and what have we learnt? Well. I’ve been doing this for a long time…. and yet…. it’s only now just beginning to dawn on me …that it’s not all about me. It’s about the team. It’s about a group of people working together to hit a mutually beneficial end result. […]

Life….is a journey

Life….is not a straight line. There is no linear progress. Life is just everything, everywhere all at once. Profound stuff but nothing new …most people will be well up to speed on just how random every day can be. Last week for example, I was having a pretty shitty day. The weather was foul, it […]

Dog Versus Wife

Walking along with my other half a few days ago and we got onto a random conversation about who is the most important person in your life. The discussion centered on who you would save in the event of a sudden crisis. Imagine you’re walking along a cliff top with your mother and your husband, […]

It’s about the people, not the company name

I recently had an all singing, all dancing alarm fitted at my house. CCTV, motion detectors, dead locks, pressure pads …the works …all fitted by ADT. They did a great job, all installed by one team. We pay a monthly fee for alarm monitoring and maintenance of the CCTV. After a few teething issues we […]

The Creation of Knotweed

The Creation of Knotweed (Italian: Creazione di Knotweed) c 1850, is a fresco painting by Italian artist Michelangelo. He became obsessed with Knotweed and is portrayed in many parts of his later work. It illustrates the first infestation from the Book of Invasive Species in which God plants the seed with Adam, the first gardener. […]

Stop Start, Stop Start

Can I just make a point that some people seem to just not understand? When you run a business, you plan your weeks ahead to ensure that your teams remain busy and the cash flow runs smoothly. To do this you require a list of projects, an order book with start dates, completion dates and […]

New stuff…..is rubbish

Have you bought a new car recently? Have you replaced your old vehicle with a shiny new version of the same car? …are you happy? Chances are that an awful lot of people who think they’ve upgraded their vehicle are actually thinking – ‘ i wish I’d kept the old one…’ This is because of […]

My Mum

In a world that’s completely overcome with the loss of her Majesty the Queen, it can be easy to forget all the other people that have passed away during this period. My mum died on the 3rd September aged 95 having suffered from bowel cancer and a host of other complexities not picked up during […]