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Archive for August 2011


August 29, 2011

 As it’s a holiday Monday here in the UK, you may be getting geared up for a burnt meat party (aka barbecue), picnic or some other kind of outdoor meal in order to squeeze out what remains of the summer.  This topic has come to mind as a result of a post that was put […]

High performance – its a matter of lubrication

August 22, 2011

We replaced our car a few weeks ago. The venerable old Mercedes had served us well for almost  twelve years, but the time had come to trade it in for something newer and more economical. We  made sure that our “new” car came supplied with evidence of regular servicing – reassurance that it had been cared […]

Doing your best? It could spell trouble

August 15, 2011

Checking into a hotel in Dorset the night before a training course I asked the receptionist for an iron and board in order to iron a shirt that evening. Her reply:  “Certainly sir, I’ll do my best”  I went to my room. I showered, I rang my partner at home and prepared to go downstairs […]

Talk to strangers? I should be so lucky

August 8, 2011

  “There are no such things as strangers, only friends we haven’t met yet”  Anon  I have recently found myself talking to strangers.  As a youngster I was always told not to do so, that it was potentially dangerous and could lead to awful outcomes. Wise advice for a child to heed. The main catalyst […]

“You make me……”

August 1, 2011

Just for a change, this week’s blog post kicks off with a quiz. All you need to do is identify who originally performed each of the songs listed below. Additionally, can you spot the odd one out? Answers appear at the end of this post. The way you make me feel You make me feel mighty […]