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Archive for February 2012

137 years and going strong……

February 27, 2012

This week, for the first time I’m kicking off my post with a joke: A BBC reporter is in the Ural mountains interviewing the world’s oldest man, Vladimir Veryoldovich: “Vladimir, you are 137 years old, what is your secret to such longevity?” Through a translator, Vladimir takes in the question, ponders, then replies: “Three things: […]

What’s in front of you?

February 20, 2012

“Nothing is more debilitating than to care about something you can’t do anything about.”  Abraham-Hicks I seem to have lost count of the calamitous natural disasters that have occured all over the planet in the past couple of years. So much so, that I’m in great danger of feeling overwhelmed by it all. That last […]

Dignity, perfection and Mr Flap Flap

February 13, 2012

Thinking about an incident some years back has provided me with an interesting insight into the nature of humour. I was on my way to a business meeting with an important client based in Bond Street, Central London, accompanied by a colleague, Sarahjane. As we were walking from the tube station down Piccadilly, I happened […]

Laughed out loud

February 6, 2012

A couple of weeks back I fulfilled a long standing ambition. It was an unusual ambition, quirky even, but one that was quite significant to me. I succeeded in getting three people in a room together – they had never before occupied the same space at the same time Those three people were Ingrid, my […]