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(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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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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Change is the challenge for future success – the background.

Or is it? Back in 1986, I was 16 and faced several choices as most Comprehensively educated males  also did in the British Midlands at that time.  The choices were simple. Continue in education, work within the declining motor industry … Continue reading

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