The English love a challenge…

November 21, 2011


In a country where construction companies can quote you £100,000 for a new bus shelter and 5 years later it is still half finished at a cost of £1.2 million, the population are developing a fascination with the ‘project’. Personally, I have always felt that we enjoy the work and delays more than the end-product […]

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Trouble in paradise

November 20, 2011


Don’t you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn’t marry a girl just because she’s pretty, but my goodness, doesn’t it help? Marilyn Monroe After years of living on the breadline and talking through gritted teeth at each other about the importance of being happy with whatever you’ve […]

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Never underestimate the unintelligible

November 8, 2011


I don’t know what I hoped to learn on a training course in London, but a day off work is a day off work; especially when it’s paid for by the boss.  Since I was paired with Teresa, a woman of forty who looked like a large gormless child, I didn’t expect to learn too […]