Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Port Sunlight and William Lever, Social Philanthropist…………..should be compulsory reading for HR professionals

Yesterday I paid a second visit to Port Sunlight village and visited the museum and one of the workers cottages. The museum is small but well worth a visit if you are the least bit interested in our industrial heritage. … Continue reading

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Revisiting the National Waterways Museum

 Last year I visited the museum and promised myself I would return and this time take in a short trip on the canal. Considerable development on site has taken place, including the cottages that illustrate the changing living conditions for … Continue reading

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What makes us English……..Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling

I have been asked on several occasions by friends and colleagues from abroad “what makes you English?” and I always struggle with the response. I could of course say that we are a proud nation, arrogant, insular, bloody minded but … Continue reading

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The scandal of British International aid…..

  Britain’s foreign aid budget is now so swollen it accounts for £1 in every £7 given by rich countries. A global study shows the 28 leading industrialised nations handed out £86billion between them last year The latest figures – … Continue reading

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Grumpy Old Gits…………

The above is specially for Mike and JC, membership at our age is now compulsary!

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A Hospital Visit……………….another reflection!

You will note that from my previous blog on this matter dated 9 November 2015 that I was a little critical about some aspects of the NHS experience I had when I visited my daughter in hospital. It was only … Continue reading

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A Hospital Visit………and a few reflections!

Yesterday was quite a stressful day as my daughter was an emergency admission to hospital after a serious accident at home and I had to drive over 50 miles to get to the hospital to see her. On arrival at … Continue reading

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The Psychologists have won……………I have seen the light!

After many years of fighting a rear guard action against the ever-increasing influence of psychology in modern society (or “woo woo” to us non believers) I think I have finally capitulated and “moved to the dark side.” This morning I … Continue reading

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Oxfam chuggers in Glossop……………menace to society

Yesterday I was in the small town of Glossop in Derbyshire and had just walked out of Costa Coffee with my large cup of cappuccino in my hand. As I walked down the main street heading back to my car … Continue reading

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Health Advice………………..

But as someone once commented “how can you have TOO MUCH gin?

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