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Business Back to Basics

Convenience can be over-rated. I am writing this week from a wooden bench in southwestern England near the field...

Turning it Around

Life can be like a Hollywood movie. I say that because many films start with a rosy picture that...

Observing the Rules

A man walks into a café and asks for a coffee without cream. “I’m sorry, sir,” replies the waitress,...

In Your Face

We are vain… especially about our appearance. I’m not trying to be critical, that’s just the way I see...

The Art of Listening

I’ve got some work to do. I used to think I was a good listener.

Getting the Feel

Focus is an essential part of sports, but so is feel, and some people manage to play golf even though they can’t...

‘Women’s Work’

CLEAN-FUN: washing up with a smile This week’s column is dedicated to women… and, totally by coincidence, it’s late.

Honest Day’s Work.

I used to sell oil paintings… and they weren’t even my own. That may sound like a confession, but...

Happy Old Year

Merry Christmas, or whatever holiday you may be celebrating, and happy new year. Right, that’s it for the standard...

High Expectation Blues

This is going to be different. In the past, I’ve written about the meaning of Christmas or about avoiding gift shopping debt in my columns...

Give and Take

Giving and thinking of others. That is what the Christmas spirit is supposed to be about. In my experience, though, the holiday seasonis also a time...

Fast Food for Thought

I have a friend who takes a day off from eating one day every month. Well, sort of, anyway. Pete eatsa lot of red meat, so...

Mass Communication

After a man was convicted of killing a Kestrel in Nata Sanctuary, the magistrate asked if there were any reasons he shouldn’t be sent...

No Sympathy Please

I believe happiness is a matter of luck. Well, sort of anyway. I say that because I think when we see ourselves as lucky, we are...

Monitoring Our Progress

That’s why it is important for all of us to think about how we use it, and I suspect most of us could reduce...

Looking in the Mirror

My sister gave me a gift last month and then she summed me up with one sentence. The gift was a cook book she had...

Wizard of Odd

We are not in Kansas anymore Are you confused? Yeah, me too, but probably not about the same things. That headline is a take-off on the classic...

Be Careful What You Wish For

A man rubbed a bottle and a genie came out. “Okay, said the genie, what’s your wish?” The man said he wanted every woman in the...

Nationalism and bad behaviour

This year’s US Open women’s tennis final was very disturbing. Japan’s Naomi Osaka out played and defeated American super-star Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 to claim...

Silly Questions

If you ever need to have surgical tape strapped to your groin, you will be much happier if you shave the area first. I know...

Playing the Blues

Life can be so unfair. Some of us are ugly, some beautiful, some smart, some a bit slow and we all have different physical abilities. But...

Changing Course

My partner desperately needed a break last week, so we decided to take a holiday. We didn’t plan to spend it in hospital, but that’s...

Adjusting the Focus

My bedroom window is filthy. Seriously filthy. It’s been that way for about three months. Before that it was just dirty. When I tried to clean...

Giving Ourselves an Edge

That may seem like a dulllead, but I don’t think it is because it cutsstraight to the point. Well, my first one, anyway. I do a...

The Waiting Game

Doing nothing can be rewarding. Intentionally doing nothing. I’ve been thinking about that quite a bit lately. To be precise, I’ve been trying to be aware of...

Fed Up

Free advice can be like free food. Too much and we get fed up. That’s what happened to me after a steady diet of World Cup...

Finablr invest usd 100m for re-branding

Finablr Company has announced plans to invest USD 100 million to expand its Africa operations over the next decade. This was said by the group...

Tunnel Vision

I think I may have had too much of a good thing. I’m talking football again. Football on tv. As I mentioned last week, toe surgery...

Expecting More

I expect to be watching a great deal of football during the next few weeks. Normally, that would make me feel guilty, but this time...

No Mean Feet

Sometimes you get lucky. That thought has crossed my mind many times. The most recent being when I woke up in the recovery room of an...

Good Neighbours

I love peace and quiet. I also think we should respect our neighbours’ right to those things. That’s why I’ve been working the best floor jack...

Cleaning the Pool

That picture is a warning about what will happen if we keep evolving away from the use of common sense. I found it on a...

The Art of Timing

I am writing this opening sentence at noon on a Thursday, approximately 24 hours before my deadline. Normally, that would have me worried. I like to...

Great Expectations

At the end of his job interview,a young engineer was asked how much he was expecting to be paid. "I am looking for a salary...

One Note at a Time

Some people live to work. Others work to live. That well known saying implies we have only twochoices. Either wefind something we love and try to earn...

Flexibility: it’s handy for yoga… and battle

I spent a month in Wolverhampton last week. Well, that’s the way it felt anyway. My visit, in fact, onlylasted eight hours, but the reason it...

Ignoring the Facts

ROAD-RAGE: often wrong, always ugly Driving brings out the worst in people. Is that a bit over the top? Yeah, I suppose it is. What I really think...

Basic Beauty

I think luxury is overrated. Many of you probably don’t hold the same opinion. That’s okay, but I’m going to use this space to try to...

Driving Backwards

Fortunately, I like to ride my bike. I say that because my car has just gone into the garage to have some work done on...

Let it be

I stood by and watched, last week, as a dishonest merchant ripped off my friend. That is not how I would normally want to behave,...