March 2010 News

March 2010 News

Pubs Pubs, contributors to communities, are still closing their doors at an average rate of 39 per week; over 2,000 each year.  However, bucking this trend is a new source of funding for pub purchase or refinance for the smaller Independent. With the Budget looming and therefore the obligatory rising duty and taxes, we hope [...]
March 2010 Muse & Views: Spring – Scaffoldings Going Up

March 2010 Muse & Views: Spring – Scaffoldings Going Up

 March:   St. David’s Day .....  St Patricks Day.....   First Day of Spring ..... Mother`s Day.....  Six Nations Finals .....  Cheltenham Gold Cup  and British Summer Time.  Lambs gambol in meadows between the golden daffodils, cute critters wake up to the sound of the bluebird of happiness singing high on bud-laden boughs as Spring bursts out.... Oooh!  Can [...]
More than Ready: Prepared

More than Ready: Prepared

Look around the numbers and, if equipping yourself with statistics, get some probability for an emergency. Fuelled both by the Winter Olympics  and extended British Winter, much discussion continues here at Step-Up  HQ  about metaphoric mountains.  Having likened the climbers and their mountains and considered  skills for survival in a wilderness  it was interesting to [...]
Rain Follows the Plow (sic): Myth or Reality?

Rain Follows the Plow (sic): Myth or Reality?

Wondering, after an unexpected sunshine filled Saturday, what the weekly weather forecast held, we were slightly worried when 19,400,000 pages for Heavy Rain in February came up on a Google search; but relieved that Kagouls and sandbags wouldn’t be the ‘must have’ item for the coming weeks instead,  a Playstation   for a new game. Rainfall was made [...]
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