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Memories of my father

15 Dec

I remember getting the call that my dad had passed first thing in the morning just days before my sister’s birthday and feeling nothing. No grief, anger or any emotion whatsoever; just a feeling that someone had knocked the stuffing out of me. Continue reading

What chicken pox taught me this week

16 Feb

It’s interesting watching the stages your kids go through as they grow up, how your relationship with them changes. Continue reading

Spring Harvest Holidays

11 Dec

So now you have a general idea of what I got up to with the family, it might have given you some ideas of what to do with the kids next summer. This article is about Spring Harvest Holidays at Le Pas Opton where we spent the week. Continue reading

Look daddy. No hands!

7 Dec

Ok so the wrist was sore but to be fair it wasn’t all my daughter’s fault; my son insisted on me carrying him around on my shoulders then started moving around like he wanted to fall off. When I lifted him off my shoulders I twisted my wrist and did some real damage.
It was the same wrist I put all my weight on when I came off my bike some years back (another story) so yeah, wasn’t all the poor girl’s fault.

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Sol, mer et famile

3 Dec

I promised a sequel to my last post and it has been a long time coming. Should I apologise for the hiatus? I will when George R.R. Martin apologises for leaving me hanging after the last instalment of Game of Thrones.
As for the timing, now we know we’re in for a deep freeze till March, what better time to start reminiscing about sun drenched days in the South of France? Continue reading

Been awhile

26 Sep

A bit late to be talking about the summer hols, but seeing as I haven’t posted in awhile I thought tales of midnight driving and weird toll systems might be amusing. Continue reading

Process says ‘no’ – or why I won’t be buying from Hawes and Curtis anymore

25 Jul Hawes and Curtis

Are you a firm believer in procedure or do you occasionally put your brain in gear and think creatively once in awhile? I find that middle-management especially in retail, are often the least creative when it comes to thinking when the job calls for the opposite. Continue reading

Lenovo, doing their bit to keep the peace

28 Jun Horizon

When I got the invite from 3 Monkeys to a gaming night I didn’t expect I’d end up playing air hockey on a tablet. I didn’t expect it would be on a 27″ tablet either.

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Deal with it! – stopping a complaint before it starts

27 Jun don't complain concept

I just had an interesting conversation with the admin staff at my daughter’s school, similar to the kind you might have at the doctor’s surgery with reception, or the returns desk at B&Q, and it made me realise how easy it would be to prevent people from complaining about your service. Continue reading

Far from the madding crowd

23 Jun Brown Hart Panorama

If there’s one thing I love about London, it’s the nice surprises you find right in the centre of all the chaos. A tweet from Benugo led me to the Brown Hart Gardens, a place that can only be described as an oasis of calm. Continue reading

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