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Nigel Pinner’s Enormous Ears

Yesterday was title day in my Write That Book Pop Up and Challenge. I’ve no idea who Nigel Pinner is but I’d definitely pick that book up to find out. Along with: Happy Silver People The Introvert That Could A Tractor in The Beer Garden A great title can make the difference between a good book that becomes […]

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What are excuses

What are excuses?

I didn’t receive the email*. I meant to, but I forgot. I thought ‘x’ was doing it. And while we’re going down this murky track… ‘The dog ate it Miss’. All excuses (*and btw, you did). Too harsh? Let’s re-title… Justifications? Still too hard? OK, how about… Explanations? That feels more palatable. The outcome’s the […]

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No Facebook

‘Did they switch it off and on again?’ ‘I survived the great Facebook outage of 2021’ And my favourite… ‘Were you affected by having no Instagram for six hours? You could be due compensation’ Yes Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and humankind went down for six hours on Monday night. Some people are still trying to recover. […]

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Just One Touch

Mrs H & I enjoyed a few days away to celebrate the completion of our most successful Write That Book Masterclass (more on that later). We spent our weekend in Cartmel, in the south Lake District and started with lunch at L’Enclume. This isn’t a foodie blog – it’s a people blog. Although L’Enclume totally deserve their […]

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It’s Easier With The Who

Most people know the importance of finding your ‘why’. If you put the ‘why’ first, the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ are easier. But there’s a missing piece of this jigsaw… the ‘who’. (Cue jokes about Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend, et al). The ‘who’ are the people who can help you. Actually, those who WANT to help you. I’m amused by those who have 7,000 connections on LinkedIn […]

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What’s brilliant about VHS

Last night we watched some of our old VHS tapes. It was Christine’s idea. And it was wonderful! A few years ago, I attempted to persuade Mrs H to chuck out the old cassettes. After last night, I’m glad we didn’t. We watched ‘The Snowman’ (the David Bowie version). Then we watched a 1997 Disney […]

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One Of Us

I met Carl Holmes on Monday. He’s ‘one of us’. A person who’s like-minded. Easy to get on with. Enjoyable to be around. One of us. I’d asked him if he would be interested in doing some development work for me using a platform called Knack. We’d booked a discovery call to talk about the project. […]

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A couple of years ago, our faithful apple tree just gave up and stopped providing fruit. Just when it looked like game over, a further terrible thing happened. I took my eye off the ball, ivy attacked and promptly killed it. Not the whole tree – just half. By the time I’d removed the incriminating creeper, pruned back the dead twigs and removed most of […]

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Doing Their Best

My favourite pub, The Rat Inn, has chosen to close on Mondays. Not due to Covid. It’s because they can’t find enough staff to provide the service they are known for. They’ve tried letting patrons know and still some customers kick off. After a horrendous 18 months, the hospitality industry is being hit again with the challenge of not being able to find enough people. And […]

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Idea translator required

SEO doesn’t have a wife  The eagle made it  Tribe meal, tribe test, tribe grain  They are just three of the notes I found in my bedside notepad. I always sleep with a jotter that’s within grabbing distance… just in case. I have had some inspired ideas in the middle of the night and I […]

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