July 2011

The trials of being a mumpreneur

2017-11-02T13:59:45+00:00

I think it’s fair to say I’m struggling in the office today. Not because the work is difficult or clients are being awkward, but just because I’m tired. I have a three year old daughter who is usually a very good sleeper. However last night, she was awake from just after midnight until about six [...]

The trials of being a mumpreneur2017-11-02T13:59:45+00:00

September 2010

Ruined by Rooney

2017-09-14T12:04:37+00:00

I’m not a Wayne Rooney fan. This stark outlook has nothing WHATSOEVER to do with football, which I regard as nothing more than a noisy, slightly irritating distraction at best. I’m sure our Wayne is a very good footballer and well worth every penny of the £squillions paid for his services by whoever he plays [...]

Ruined by Rooney2017-09-14T12:04:37+00:00

June 2010

Peter Drags on…

2017-09-14T12:04:54+00:00

Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame has openly said ”networking is the most cost effective route to market there is.” I’m not so sure… Networking is very important indeed. It provides a very enjoyable way to extend your reach, get your name out there and meet potential new clients and suppliers alike. But I believe [...]

Peter Drags on…2017-09-14T12:04:54+00:00

April 2010

When Black Sheep Turn Green

2017-08-02T10:27:06+00:00

We all know that if we continue to consume the earth’s resources at the current rate, the planet is in serious trouble. Whilst many of us recycle as much as possible, how many of us think about sustainability and our obligations to future generations when we go about our business activities? Typically we think of [...]

When Black Sheep Turn Green2017-08-02T10:27:06+00:00

March 2010

“Mundane to Magnificent” Cert PG

2017-08-02T10:27:07+00:00

I’m not a film critic who claims to have seen them all or plays hard to impress. I was, however, astounded recently by something that in many films is usually an overlooked detail. Subtitles. Oh yes, those slightly annoying words for those of us forced to read them when we don’t speaka-da-lingo. We spend hours [...]

“Mundane to Magnificent” Cert PG2017-08-02T10:27:07+00:00

February 2010

Who wants to listen to me?

2017-08-02T10:27:07+00:00

Last night I battled through the sleet and snow to attend one of my usual networking meetings. It’s a great group and the attendees have huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm for their work. It’s the kind of meeting that feels more like a night out with friends than a formal environment where I can [...]

Who wants to listen to me?2017-08-02T10:27:07+00:00

October 2009

The Perfect Pitch

2017-08-02T10:27:08+00:00

Picture this… You’re in Portugal. On the Algarve. You’re lazily exploring a traditional local market. There are a few bargains and a lot of “designer gear” of iffy provenance. You see daily essentials you might expect to find more readily in a supermarket (toe nail clippers anyone?), as well as a big slice of local [...]

The Perfect Pitch2017-08-02T10:27:08+00:00

August 2009

No Odd Socks Please

2017-08-02T10:27:08+00:00

The faintest sniff of global economic recovery is being smelt right now in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. For it is here that one young couple we know are feeling enough house-market positivity to embark on the arduous process of moving home. Considering a more rural location, perhaps they’ve reached a certain age where town living [...]

No Odd Socks Please2017-08-02T10:27:08+00:00

Best of a Brand Bunch?

2017-08-02T10:27:09+00:00

Happy Birthday to Terry Wogan KBE, 71 years old today! Revered as a British national treasure despite being Irish, Terry is one of our best loved and most loathed celebrities. Rising to fame in the 1960s on Irish radio and subsequently Radio One, he moved to the smooth sounds of Radio Two in the early [...]

Best of a Brand Bunch?2017-08-02T10:27:09+00:00

July 2009

Public Enemy No 1

2017-08-02T10:27:09+00:00

It's 75 years to the day since John Dillinger was shot and killed outside a Chicago theatre in 1934!For those not in the know, this is very topical given the recent release of “Public Enemies”, starring Johnny Depp as the aforementioned Dillinger. No doubt this is a film I’m soon to endure as my wife [...]

Public Enemy No 12017-08-02T10:27:09+00:00