Monthly Archives: April 2013

(Trust)ee Savings (Bank) – Do the words in parenthesis go-together?

  So yesterday brought us the news that the LTSB / Co-operative bank deal had fallen apart. From the shocked faces of the PR’s, it appeared not all press offices were fully prepared for the announcement, but to the customers … Continue reading

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The (animal) magnetism of a small town in the Algarve..

Some will think that a sunny Monday morning in the Cotswolds has made me go a little soft, but I can confirm I’m ‘complete’ physically and mentally! You may have detected a tone in my previous blogs, that I’m a … Continue reading

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Reflected perspectives: 17th April 2013

I wrote the following blog on an aircraft in the morning of 17th April 2013. I’ve held back on it’s posting as a mark of respect to both the family of the late Baroness Thatcher and to those who died … Continue reading

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Tales from the Barista’s steam wand…

After a week of serving coffee, tea and handmade cakes in our new business in Painswick, I’m already learning much more about myself! Dexterity – I’ve got some! Multi-task-ability – I can just about do it! Dishwash hands – I … Continue reading

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Has the ‘roof’ created by The Thatcher weathered the storm?

Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus),rushes, or heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. (Source – Wikipedia) Some believe, on the other hand, that rather than protecting people’s … Continue reading

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Tales from the Barista’s steam-wand!

  Hello Readers! After months of planning and time-juggling, we finally opened our new coffee house in Painswick late last week. We’ve researched beans, blends, cakes and pastries until the proverbial ‘pips squeaked’, but the hours spent watching and learning … Continue reading

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Change is The Challenge for Future Success – The end is nigh! (part 3)

          Here we are, the third and final part of my change related blog. You’ll recall from part 1 and 2  that I’ve meandered through my personal journey through career related change, going back  over 25 … Continue reading

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