In recent weeks, my diary started to fill up with meetings again. There was a lull while we were finding our feet and deciding which work needed to continue. But that’s long since ended. People know their days now, and the assumption is that work continues as planned pre-pandemic. And that’s fine. But our livesContinue reading “Meeting mayhem”
When it gets to December (ok then, November), the festive baguette is added to the specials board in every sandwich shop worth its salt. Find out what I make of this, and where to get the best examples.
I’ve been working at home for a little over six months now. I can split that period into two three-month chunks – before Teddy and after. One of those periods felt less stressful than the other. And despite the convenience of a three-month old baby to blame, I don’t think that gives the full picture.Continue reading “Six months in, six more to go?”
Social media can be blamed for lots of the problems in the world today. But last Saturday night, I was thankful for it, as I sat in a fantastic pub in the Trough of Bowland. I’ve followed the Parkers Arms on social media for quite some time. Their witty and honest posts on Twitter coupledContinue reading “Review: The Parkers Arms”
This time last year, I dug out my sleeping bag and headed, via Leamington Spa, to an event called Comms Unplugged. I knew little of what I was in for. But what I did know was that the event came highly recommended by my good friend, trusted advisor and former mentor, Darren Caveney. Darren isContinue reading “Take time to unplug”
Lots of people have been unwilling or unable to take foreign summer holidays this year. If you’re wondering where everyone has gone instead, you need to look very far to find out. A quick scan of accommodation booking sites shows that people have headed to the honeypots of the Lake District, Devon and Cornwall, asContinue reading “Staycation selections”
Dining in lockdown can be a stressful affair. Dining in lockdown in the staycation-packed Lake District is even more so. Which is why Charlotte and I drove the of the iconic A591 through the Lake District to head for a magical Sunday lunch in the Yorkshire Dales instead. As we passed abandoned cars, queues outsideContinue reading “Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh”
Inspired by an idea that was once on a TV advert, I’ve set up an email account for Teddy and will occasionally send him thoughts and pictures. Here’s my first message, sent earlier today. Hello Teddy This is your first email from your dad. We’ve set up this account so that we can send youContinue reading “Hello from your dad”
I love dining out. I wouldn’t write this blog if I didn’t. Right now the hospitality industry needs our support if we want to continue eating out.
A little over two years after my daughter Tilly was born prematurely and didn’t survive, I am about to start paternity leave. When Tilly was born, it was hard to imagine I’d ever reach this point. I wasn’t sure we’d be able to, and I wasn’t sure we’d even want to. But as time hasContinue reading “Paternity leave – a brother for Tilly”