Category Archives: value for money

In which the farewells begin transparently …

I’ve been to a coffee morning this morning to bid farewell to my excellent team. It was one of those happy-sad occasions. We chewed the cud over the funny incidents and accidents of our time together. And we talked about … Continue reading

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In which I think of lighthouses …

One of my favourite writers is Rosemary Sutcliff. She is really known as a children’s author and I was a child when I first encountered her work. But I have gone back to her every so often as an adult … Continue reading

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In which I do something really weird …

The last few months have thrown up all sorts of oddities in my existence. So many that I thought, ‘what the hell, let’s do something entirely new and really weird.’ Having previously written in defence of HR here. So why … Continue reading

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In which I ruminate on fact and fiction …

*** Update – the Woolas decision *** I wonder if I’m the only one feeling a little troubled by Courts getting involved in elections. Who’s to say where this particular line will end up being drawn? All the parties, for … Continue reading

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In which I try to be a comfort to quango colleagues on this their ‘day of days’ …

It’s going to be a hellish bad day (again) for many colleagues in all sorts of organisations. So this is for you as you contemplate the untruths that will be said about you and wonder what any of you ever … Continue reading

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In which I get a strange sense of deja vu …

I caught the film Deja Vu the other night. Somehow I missed it on its cinema release. I struggled with two things when watching it: the plot; and, how Top Gun’s Iceman (Val Kilmer) had got a little stout. (Him and me … Continue reading

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