Monthly Archives: February 2015

Formula 1……….is another “male” barrier about to fall? (let us hope so)

Carmen Jorda has joined Lotus F1 as a development driver, becoming the second female to hold a Formula One back-up position after Williams’ Susie Wolff. The 26-year-old daughter of former driver Jose Miguel Jorda has been on the professional circuit … Continue reading

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Vacancy: Concertmaster at the Vienna Philharmonic (and in line with our diversity policy we particularly welcome applications from women and people of different ethnic backgrounds)

The job has just gone online. It’s open to men and women and all auditions except the last are behind a screen. The sessions are mid-June, peak of the asparagus season. The winner will join the State Opera orchestra, with … Continue reading

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I’ll have what she’s having………………..

  Seen in a well known chocolate shop recently!  

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Not another bloody Red Nose Day………..and “luvvie” fest!

I see from the incessant plugs on TV and radio that we are to be subjected to the ritual exhortations to give money to fund “good causes” in the UK and abroad, the latter seems primarily to be Africa.   … Continue reading

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Motivational posters…..and the reality of what they mean

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Would Rafa, Roger or Novak need such “woo woo” (the self help merchants have a lot to answer for)

A revealing insight into Andy Murray’s tactical and mental approach has emerged after his motivational notes from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam last week were leaked. A list of ten instructions are listed on a sheet of A4 … Continue reading

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“This is your captain speaking… my co-pilot’s my daughter!”

‘This is your captain speaking… my co-pilot’s my little girl’: Father and his 30-year-old daughter fly together on Thomas Cook flight to Tenerife Captain Peter Elliott has worked as pilot for Thomas Cook for over 30 years He inspired his … Continue reading

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The North – South divide continued……………………

  After my blog yesterday about how we in the North are seen by the “aliens” who live in London I now find that we are being offered “cast offs” from London Underground trains. There is obviously an attitude towards … Continue reading

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A lesson for management consultants……………..

  Thought for the day and in particular all those management consultants advising companies on organisational change:- Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things … Continue reading

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The stereotype map of Britain according to north Londonders………………..

  I never realised that “the North” started so “far North”, I was always under the impression that for Londoners everything north of the M25 was the wastelands of the North………….it is no wonder that us folk up North view … Continue reading

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