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Archive for March 2014

All in a day’s work

March 31, 2014

  A packed train journey into work – standing all the way Arriving, carton of strong coffee in hand, to an inbox with over 100 new emails Office, hermetically sealed – no natural air, no windows that open Old air re-circulating Can’t adjust the temperature – its done “centrally” High intensity fluorescent lighting Several hours […]

Politeness is all well and good……

March 24, 2014

“Say please, say thank you” – this is the mantra of many a parent during their youngsters’ formative years. They are the two base words for being polite. They are good words, and perfectly appropriate in all manner of situations. They embody good manners. Yet, I happen to have quite an issue with the notion […]

Oh dear!

March 17, 2014

Oh dear, it’s Sunday evening, a few short hours before I’m due to post my weekly blog and……. I’m struggling. I have about a dozen pieces that are half written or in seed form but the blog-muse quite simply isn’t coming up with a finished product. So, I’m off to bed and it looks like this […]

Look at me!

March 10, 2014

Way back in 1994, I had the good fortune to visit Australia. I was there for five weeks and absolutely loved it. One of the most interesting places I passed through was Nimbin, a small, dusty ramshackle town in New South Wales populated by all manner of “alternative” types. Walking down the main street in […]

Parking, delayed trains and an infamous French convict

March 3, 2014

Do you happen to know one of these people who seems to have the luck of the devil when it comes to parking spaces? Perhaps you’re one of those people? The one who always manages to secure a slot, virtually with no effort? I’ve come across quite a number of folk with this knack and heard […]