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New Year – Déjà Vu

Another week gone and definitely back into the lockdown routine… Not going out, not meeting folks, and lots of tea with biscuits; my excitement this weekend… defrosting the freezer. Roll-on spring, longer days, and the vaccine… at this point I … Continue reading

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Moving on and moving on up…

Two weeks into the year and a couple of themes are already emerging. Complexities: Rising complexities with trade, increased COVID levels, with new variants, is all leading to a real sense of unease on the economy and going forward more … Continue reading

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Double humpf day

What a crazy week that was. Not only were we back to work, but also whisked off into another lockdown, schools off, homeschooling, COVID cases rising and then towards the end of the week – a late night watching developments … Continue reading

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6 months in 5 days – the first week of 2021

It has been quite the first week of the year. Back to work after the holidays A new lockdown, with a spiraling pandemic Brexit/End of the transition period, with a loss of trade freedoms with the EU starting to bite … Continue reading

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Humpf day

For many of us, today is humpf day… the last day of holiday before we return to normality; work, school and of course that which cannot be put off any longer, new year diets. I am not quite sure what … Continue reading

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Forest for the trees: Some outlandish predictions for 2021

The week between Christmas and New Year is always difficult. Most of us are huddled at home, in hiding and pretending the world has stopped for a week. For some, this year, with COVID levels continuing to rise, has of … Continue reading

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Good things from 2020

We are nearly there, the end of 2020… hooray. It was a challenging year for sure. It is now nearly the New Year and undoubtedly the time to be more optimistic, despite the news. So as we leave the year … Continue reading

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A very merry digital virtual Christmas

Friday was of course Christmas Day in the UK. With some of us plunged into the purgatory of lockdown, before or after, it felt different this year… dare I admit, actually a little less stressful, less rushing about and more … Continue reading

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Last Christmas… the very next day it was taken away!

Well, the festive spirit (the one I have been trying to find) seemed to evaporate this weekend with the announcement of new sudden restrictions for the holidays. Christmas has been cancelled in our house. With New Year already banned it … Continue reading

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Driving home over Christmas – the need for positive customer outcomes

We are on the last lap, the final straight, with the finishing line now in sight for the end of the working year. The holidays are almost upon us and most of us are just exhausted from what has been … Continue reading

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