Category Archives: Colleagues

Cycle-mapping

It started off as simple conversation – a mention of a trip a few years ago, and a throw-away comment along the lines of “Hmmm, I wouldn’t mind doing that…” It quickly got a life of its own, and soon … Continue reading

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Shorts

There are three features of the common or garden English accent which I find a little grating. They are the Glottal stop, the Fink, and the Wabbit. I’m not too terribly fussed by the first one (as long as my … Continue reading

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Training in Training

I’ve never been one for pussy-footed HR-speak. Nor political correctness for its own sake. And especially not all this new business talk that tries to make everything sound much more impressive than it really is. I’ve written previously on “socialising … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate?

The subject of names is something I’ve been thinking about a little here and there since we arrived here, and last week’s post on immigration prompted me to do a little research. The reason is that the British seem to … Continue reading

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Peopled

Here’s a question you probably think you know the answer to: Which country has the higher population density – England, India or Japan? The obvious one for me would be Japan, which is notoriously overcrowded. But it’s not – and … Continue reading

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Empirical Proof of the SEP Field

For the first time ever, I managed to remember to celebrate Towel Day*. And it was a most enlightening experience.  I’d prepared for a few laughs, a bit of ridicule, and a few subtle acknowledgements. But apart from my direct … Continue reading

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How to Win Friends and Influence Documents

Part of my job for the past three weeks has been to produce a strategy paper for my team, outlining the scope and approach of what we intend to achieve over the next year and a half. This strategy then … Continue reading

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