Craven Crusts: grab a slice of the community bakery, café and artspace

I’m so proud of Himself.  Not for putting his money where his mouth is or for being a quietly enthusiastic supporter and advocate for something he is passionate about, although he has and he is, but for rolling up his sleeves and pitching in. Over the last few months he’s been working his socks off … Continue reading

BA Own Goal – A Terminal Case Study

Writing about http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7317909.stm And http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/heathrows-big-day-is-terminal-embarrassment-801743.html Wow! This is a management, PR & Internal Comms case study in the making. I can see this being on the CIPR course next year… The thing that stood out most for me though was the amount of coverage pointing to underinformed and poorly trained staff – from issue with … Continue reading

The Fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling “Michael, they have taken you away, For you stole Trevelyan’s corn, So the young might see the morn. Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.” Chorus: Low lie the fields of Athenry Where once we watched the small free birds fly Our … Continue reading

What do I love most this week?

I’m sure that the answer should be Himself.  But actually, right at this moment Ocado is closer to my heart! They are delivering the ingredients for our ‘romantic’ Valentine’s meal very early tomorrow morning before work, despite my only having ordered them this morning.  Truely, for the girl without wheels, they are a saviour!  (Now … Continue reading

Congratulations Himself

After many, many, many years of evening class study (much of it self-funded) the boy has passed his final Charted Institute of Management Accountancy (CIMA) exam! Now he just has to submit a “career profile”… To qualify as a Chartered Management Accountant you must: complete the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting or another exempting qualification complete … Continue reading

Fabulous Florence in Pictures

We had a fabulous time, and marched our way around the churches and museums and ate our way round the foccaherias, gelaterias, mercado, trattorias and ristoranti! My top food places of the trip were: Il Latini – Via dei Palchetti 6 Trattoria Marione – Via della Spada 27/r Gelateria Carraira – at the Oltrano end … Continue reading

Domestic Snippets

Writing about Sledging Format of entry stolen from Monopod – with thanks Me: What’s Sledging? Himself: It’s the kind of thing you’d expect the Aussies to be good at. Me: ?!?

Sunday Supplement

Slimfast

Retox Weekend