Monthly Archives: April 2014

It has been a day of great pleasures here in Luxembourg, not the least of which was, without doubt, the most delicious panna cotta I have ever enjoyed at Pavillon Madeleine, one of Lea Linster’s restaurants. I am a lucky … Continue reading

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Well they did warn us that the press would have their own “take” on the show – as would the public. Last week we were the unwilling accomplices of an anti-feminist plot, today we are clowns. So it goes. A … Continue reading

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So the best kept secret since who shot JR is finally out – that I am one of the “blokes” who was dropped on a desert island for a month by Bear Grylls and we will be starting the series … Continue reading

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Taunton to Paddington

Just had a complaint from the elderly lady sat opposite me that my earbuds are too noisy (and its a quiet carriage). I apologised profusely and offered to turn the volume down. She thanked me and then suggested “there is … Continue reading

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At one level, marketing is EVERYTHING. The way you do the thing you do. Seth Godin has been reminding us of this in recent weeks – that every interaction that the patient has with you and your team – every … Continue reading

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Another superb owner-managed business bites the dust, with the news that Dental Directory has been acquired by Carlyle/IDH. I recall a conversation at the last Showcase, during which I listened attentively to a detailed conversation about the supply-side of dentistry … Continue reading

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Things to be grateful for today: I don’t own a car I don’t have to commute to a work-place I don’t have to be anywhere by 09:00, 5 days a week I do own a pair of running shoes I … Continue reading

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OK – there are no spoilers in this review BUT – do yourself a huge favour and don’t bother going to see Spider Man 2 unless you have a 12-year old daughter who is desperate to re-discover the inner feelings … Continue reading

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There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now … Continue reading

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