Oops, that was a short blog

For reasons really not known to me, the opening paragraph of a blog being edited ‘Time for an embrace’ somehow ended up being published. A one sentence blog was not my intention… If it landed in your inbox and caused surprise or puzzlement…yes same for me. The longer and intended version will arrive later today […]

Lost taxi

Athens is a wonderful city. Home to some wonderful architecture, ruins, sights, sounds and smells; generally very friendly and welcoming people (about 3 million of them) and 14,000 taxis. Yes, more than New York city which has only 13,000! The taxis in Athens are yellow too and again like in New York it also can […]

Went to buy milk, came home with a wetsuit

Shopping used to be so simple in the UK. For years we had a very established and hierarchical range of supermarkets. And apologies now if you are reading this from outside the UK as what follows is all probably meaningless drivel to you! So at the top of the pile we had Waitrose – home […]

Undercover boss

A friend of mine recently had an unexpected TV appearance which reminded me of my own similar situation. Some years ago I was employed as Operations Director for a company…Operations Director can mean many things but in my case I had responsibility for anything in the company that didn’t quite fit into the realm of […]

And the winner is….

In the UK things have been somewhat hot over the past few days both politically and meteorologically. For those that live here or indeed follow international affairs it won’t have escaped your notice that we have just had a new Prime Minister elected . I use the word elected loosely as only a very small […]

Say cheese…..

In a future age when we really get to know what makes us humans tick we will learn why we like to collect things and complete lists with an unexplainedly huge sense of achievement, totally disproportionate to the task. It may be more of a British trait …indeed much as I often see suitably anoraked […]