Category: Odds and ends

The Rules of a ‘Kingsman’ Gentleman

The Rules of a ‘Kingsman’ Gentleman. My homework: increase my score from 65% Rule 1A gentleman never tells about his conquests, private matters or dealing. His business is nobody else’s. Rule 2A gentleman does not clash in public with his

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Attention seeking…we should listen

There is a good article on The Guardian website about the modern crisis of attention-seeking, jihadists and loneliness. Have a look >>> The Guardian. It offered lots of information. It didn’t set out to offer strategies to deal with any of

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Awards presentation advice

Here’s the man to be hosting an awards ceremony. Some great and somewhat obvious advice from Jack Whitehall.

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Purpose in a Venn diagram

Most Venn diagrams seem to have two or three overlapping circles. This one has four and it makes sense. It has helped me validate a couple of decisions this month. I’m sharing it with you now, save it for your

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First Great Western…am I unreasonable?

I asked, “Which train is going first?” And the answer was, “I’ve no idea.” Thanks First (rarely first) Great (seldom great) Western (50% of the time, on a fairly random basis, they head west ). Let’s be clear, they do

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Shudder or smile? Four figure log tables

Look what I found! Four figure tables including those dastardly four figure logarithms from Messrs Godfrey and Siddons. I shuddered and then smiled. I cannot remember my Maths teachers name at Oxford School. And the memories flood back…differential calculus at

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Winnie the Pooh: my favourite quotes

Pooh to Piglet, “Nobody can be un-cheered with a balloon.” Piglet to Pooh, “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” Pooh, “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words, but rather

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