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Table for one

October 2, 2019

  The ever changing nature of business means that more and more of us have to travel around the country (and world) in order to carry out our responsibilities.  Anyone familiar with the railway stations of London, Manchester, Birmingham and the like can’t fail to notice the increasing number of non-tourists dragging suitcases or other Read More…


Meals on wheels

September 4, 2019

  Let’s be honest, there is nothing new in ordering take-away food.  Not long after I moved into my first flat one of my guilty pleasures use to be ordering a meal for one from the local Chinese restaurant, even though it was no more than a 10 minute walk from my front door.  Back Read More…


Don’t be intolerant

February 6, 2019

  Whether we realise it or not many of us have had the luxury of being able to eat or drink whatever we want.  So over time we can come to some sort of conclusion when it comes to what we like and what we would rather avoid.  I for one have taken this for Read More…


Useful tips

January 7, 2019

  Working in a restaurant or bar in one capacity or another is something many of us have experienced at some point in our lives.  For me it started in a small wine bar in the town I lived in when I was 17/18.  My duties included cooking in the kitchen, although mainly reheating pre-cooked Read More…


No meat and greet

December 3, 2018

  Talking with my son the other day I was explaining how different going to pubs and restaurants was today compared to when I was his age.  For example, even though I have never smoked I recalled how when I got back home after a night out the odour from second hand smoke lingered on Read More…


No such thing as a free meal

November 2, 2018

  It doesn’t matter which country you live in most of you will be familiar with a store or a company which seems to continually be running promotions.  In the UK for example I challenge anyone to find someone who has bought a sofa or suite from a well know furniture retailer at full price? Read More…


Every day is a school day

October 5, 2018

  Over the last few years I have delivered a number of seminars and run various training workshops.  Some have been specifically aimed at those working in the hospitality industry whilst others have been more around general Marketing principals.  In most instances I am usually blown away by the enthusiasm of those attending and with Read More…


When do you open?

September 4, 2018

  I don’t know about you but when it comes to the summer any thought of a regular routine seems to go right out of the window.  Although times may vary depending on what I am doing, generally speaking in the colder and darker months of the year I usually conform to the usual stereo-type Read More…


How Much Is It?

August 11, 2018

  I was having a clear out the other day I came across quite a few reference books and a couple of dictionaries.  Although a number of them had been well used in the past I realised that I hadn’t needed most of them for some considerable time.  Back in the day I couldn’t imagine Read More…


Remove the Friction!

July 27, 2018

  If you are like me, every couple of years you get a letter or email from your gas and electricity company telling you that your current ‘deal’ is about to expire.  They then say and I paraphrase that they will then put you on worse tariff whilst at the same time offering you something Read More…