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    Memorandum of Peanuts

    Having taken up a new post with a company, I soon found myself unexpectedly travelling on a business trip to Utah in the USA with 3 men and two women I barely knew.  Being new to the company and not…

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    Peanuts & Company

    I wouldn’t say I am an expert or even a big fan of peanuts but; I have become aware on my travels of how prevalent and varied in quality these snacks are. There are bad peanuts, average peanuts, good peanuts…

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    Champagne Piccolo Sir?

    British Midlands (BM), which no longer exists, having been swallowed up by British Airways (BA), used to have an early Friday evening flight from Brussels to Birmingham, England.  A flight that barely took an hour in duration but because it…

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    Random Selection

    Is there anything more irritating than hearing the same funny line over and over again and be expected to laugh? You know statements like: “I am on a seafood diet, whenever I see food I eat it”, or “you don’t have…

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    Illegal Entry

    Sometimes, trouble comes and finds you but other times, you go out looking for it.  A family couple came to visit me for a few days and we arranged to have a Sunday lunch with friends at a famous restaurant…

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    Nice Drop of Vinegar

    During our “Dordogne Farm Holiday” in France with our two young daughters, we spent the first week enjoying life on the farm pretending to be farmers but mostly wandering round exploring the farm, picking fruit, stroking animals, chasing chicken, watching…

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    Crying Makes You Hungry

    Northern Cyprus Again: Having gone through passport control and security (see previous blog), we settled down in the departure lounge of the tiny Ercan Airport waiting to board our plane to Istanbul. Soon a middle-aged couple joined us and sat…

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    Nocandos – The Chicken Won

    I am a catholic in my expectations of what a restaurant service should be like.  I hate self-service, tick box menus, set menus and all other forms of aptitude testing approach to service.  Here is a scene I experienced on…

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