Taking Action Beats Doing Nothing

Taking Action Beats Doing Nothing

One of us had the great honour of a riveting conversation last week with 87 year old Josef. He told the story of how, living in a small village outside Munich, he’d witnessed his family home invaded by Sturm Abteilung (SA Brown Shirts), his father  was taken prisoner to Dachau, the few family neighbours turned their [...]
And the Nomination for Perseverance Goes to The Hardworking Small Business

And the Nomination for Perseverance Goes to The Hardworking Small Business

  Taking a business through the early 90’s recession was a medal-giving moment to any small business.  So, for anyone that has managed to keep going through this one, opening the doors at the New Year should be giving off a similar feeling to opening an Oscar nominee award.  Why? Well, in the previous recession, [...]
The Value of a Heavyweight Garden

The Value of a Heavyweight Garden

What have you done with the garden entrusted to you? asked Spanish poet Antonio Machado with the closing line of  The Wind, One Brilliant Day and we began to wonder as it took us several hours to locate a specific garden at this years’ Sandringham Show -  Surprisingly difficult considering the centrepiece was 8 tonnes [...]
Scout’s Honour

Scout’s Honour

Our favourite Scout,  Homer Simpson,  is slightly older than the recently announced youngest-ever Chief Scout, Bear Grylls   Along with another one of our favourites, Ernest Borgnine, in an episode of the Simpsons entitled "Boy-Scoutz n the Hood", we are treated to a very laid-back Homer giving us a classic line which seems to have been [...]