EVERYBODY’S TALKING – BUT IS ANYONE STILL LISTENING?

I’ve been lucky. My professional and personal lives bring me into contact with a vast array of people. I work in the boardroom advising chairmen and chief executives. While, at the totally opposite end of the spectrum, I walk into a boxing gym twice a week - you try doing that with any pretentious side,

By |2020-08-08T11:59:00+00:00August 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

FAIRNESS CUTS BOTH WAYS

Once again, we have the extremes of opinion muddying the waters and, in the process, probably doing more harm than good. I’m actually rather tired now of constantly hearing from some quarters that because I’m white I neither care nor have a conscience. I know how to treat my fellow human beings regardless of race,

By |2020-06-09T12:22:03+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

FAREWELL, ADIEU, SAYONARA LP TRAVEL MAGAZINE

The final issue of Lonely Planet Travel Magazine is out - and what a sad day it is for any of who care about the finest in print journalism. For many years, it's been one of the world's very best travel publications with terrific long-form features, the most captivating writing, absolutely stunning, transportive photography, and

By |2020-05-29T07:21:10+00:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

ALONE BUT NOT LONELY

The image of the sorry looking solo holidaymaker of old has been largely consigned to the bin – and the number of people travelling alone continues to rise. The reasons people now choose to holiday alone has shifted from one of necessity to situations dictated by personal preferences, interests and circumstances. The travel sector still

By |2020-02-24T16:48:01+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE

You can just picture what happened at the offices of the Lake District National Park in the run-up to Christmas. Someone in Human Remains or the pan-diversity inclusion unit (or whatever) was suddenly paralysed with fear they had one more box to tick - and flow chart to update - before year-end so came up

By |2020-01-03T07:23:35+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

BEING ABLE TO SWIM IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Almost 140,000 children cannot swim the statutory 25 metres when they leave primary school. That’s a concerning one-in-four and, when you consider more than 400 people accidentally drown in the UK every year (one every 20 hours), the need for education and increased safety awareness in and around water is vital. The worrying statistics are

By |2019-12-14T15:24:04+00:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments