The more astute or fastidious among you will have noticed that I have not been posting with my usual regularity during July. While you are doubtless losing no sleep pondering this matter, I feel duty-bound as a responsible blogger to enlighten and explain.
My sister has been over on a rare visit from Down Under, and I have been out and about and away from things with keyboards in favour of socialising with her. However I shall return with new vigour and material as we head into August. Don’t hesitate to contact me in the interim with any queries.
I read this article on the BBC website a couple of days ago. It raises the notion of London and its possibility as a drain on the rest of the UK’s resources. Has it grown too big and dominant, in sucking the economic and financial lifeblood from the four corners of the nation it capitals?
Until a few years ago I would have probably agreed. The sure way to success seemed only to lie in London. But with the irrepressible rise of the internet and mobile working, I feel this long trend is now changing. More industries are sprawling, stretching their corporate legs across the counties. And although the recession has introduced caution, I feel that in certain quarters, the movement is actually away from the epicentre of the Big Smoke, rather than toward it.
Draw your own conclusions at:
A few years ago, I was introduced to the term ‘biscuit eaters’. A phrase intended to describe people who sit in endless meetings, adding nothing but the ability to make a swift and sizeable dent on whatever confectionery item is placed in front of them.
I have recalled this phrase with amusement at various points, as the army of biscuit eaters exist in surprisingly high quantities. I bet we all know at least one? So the findings of the below study come as no real surprise, as a priority for biscuit eaters everywhere.