Hatfield House to Hampton Court via Notting Hill (Carnival)

We’ve been completely blessed with the summer so far this year, as weekend shows promoting water are no fun at all when it rains. By and large (why do people say that?) we’ve had tremendous weekend weather wherever we’ve been and the last couple of weekends have been...

St. Mary Bourne to Cowes…

Life continues at pace with weekends whizzing into weeks and back into weekends again – a good way to tell the difference is that people smile more at the weekends… Last weekend Hagar manned the stand (ok it’s a gazebo) at the St Mary Bourne village fete and a sunny...

what happened on Thursday?

I had a mailing from Datamonitor (the research people) on Thursday, offering a series of research reports, one of which is headed ‘The Cult of Celebrity’. Their sales pitch includes the following ridiculous (imho) statement that “Voyeurism has achieved a level...

the 11th hour…

I watched the best part of the 11th hour (Leonardo Di Caprio) film over the weekend and have renewed admiration for the ‘actor’ who’s followed his conscience in talking about the inconvenient truth of climate change. How many people around the world...

a carbon balanced business…

I read a great review of the Tetra Pak carbon balancing programme on another blog this week (here’s the link) which got me thinking of where our carbon balancing contributions are spent. There seems to be a number of dubious operators out there running carbon...

the elevator pitch…

My tooth abcess appears to have calmed down – whether that was the single malt or the antiobiotics is still debatable – the ‘malt’ was for medicinal purposes – I promise…  Anyway, we had the workshop I was preparing my...