OK, so Johnson can recite a passage from The Iliad, Homer’s epic poem but why does this matter? Does it show him to be clever and deserving of his position in society, or is there something more to it? Before I go any further, I can confirm that I have read the Iliad, in English … Continue reading It’s all Greek to me
There are moments in life when I am reminded that there is decency in humanity. Unfortunately they are few and far between these days yet I experienced an event last week that gave me hope for human nature. It was at the rugby of all places. I like going to Kingston Park to watch the … Continue reading Playing blind
First days are horrible. You have to go by yourself to places that you have never been before, speak to strangers and start to learn a whole new string of processes and procedures. You don’t know where anything is, you don’t know how anything works and you latch onto the first friendly face you see … Continue reading First days
A conversation with someone on LinkedIn about the 2019 General Election got me thinking about the result. It had been hailed as a great success for the Conservative party and in terms of seats it certainly was. The party saw a rise in the number of seats in the commons of over 10%, from 317 … Continue reading Conservative win or Labour loss?
Sometimes it’s really hard to get your head around what is wrong. On the face of it everyone is working flat out yet everything is not functioning as well as it could. That’s where I have got to with one of my clients and I am left wondering what needs to happen to make change … Continue reading Thousand euro problems
During the break, I was going through the stuff that I have hoarded. It is the thing to do at this time of year. There is something about the enforced period of relaxation that makes you want to sort your life out and clear out the clutter. It is cathartic. I came across a notebook, … Continue reading If found please return
For two years now, I have published a list of resolutions. This is my third. They are not things that I have set my heart on achieving but rather things to aim at. Last year I managed two and a half out of the five yet it didn’t matter. I achieved other things throughout the … Continue reading Happy New Year 2020