Johnson the Liar Showing his True Colours

Posted on December 8, 2021

A few years back, one of the electricians who worked for a client of mine, left to set up their own business. Rather than going quietly, he shouted from the rooftops about how crap his former employer was. In his little world, he was heading for greatness. He loaded himself up with business cards saying MANAGING DIRECTOR, leased a brand-new van, and rented an office. He was ready to take on the world. The only thing he didn’t have was very ...

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Cricket & Retrospective Racism

Posted on December 5, 2021

As a cricket chairman, one of the most thought-provoking events of the last few weeks, has been the racism scandal at Yorkshire. Is there an inherent racism problem in the game and can people be forgiven for remarks allegedly made a decade ago? My opinion, which is not necessary the right one, is that if someone can see what they were in the past and have learnt from it, they should be able to move on. We are evolving all the time and many ...

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The Pros & Cons of Moving Home

Posted on December 1, 2021

If you are in your 50’s and thinking of moving, think seriously. It is physically and emotionally exhausting. It makes you realise your back, elbows and knees are entering the last phase of being fit for purpose. Our reason for moving was simple. We couldn’t continue running two houses. Moving into mine long-term would not have been wise as we might have killed each other. We didn’t want to stay at Jennifer’s as she had neighbours ...

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Giving Our Rivers a Bit of Wiggle Room

Posted on November 22, 2021

I was watching ‘The Lakes’ with Simon Reeve last night, and I was struck by some of the programme’s content.   On one section of the programme, Reeve was talking to a couple of geomorphologists. I will confess that I had never heard of this profession before. However, I quickly realised what a future role they will play in the natural environment.   Increased Flooding In layman’s terms, they explained many of the ...

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Corruption is the Issue, Not Second Jobs

Posted on November 19, 2021

I keep hearing MP’s and journalists debating what should happen to stop sleaze in parliament. This of course, is after the recent row over the Tories trying to ringfence Owen Paterson. Paterson was getting paid by two companies who were winning government contracts. This was clearly wrong, and he should have been sacked. In the end, he resigned, deciding that the cruel world of politics was too much. Then, shortly after, it was revealed that ...

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