Monthly Archives: June 2011

Episode Nine – Yapping Puppies Apprentice 2011

The above title is how Karren Brady described Susie in this week’s Apprentice.  She commented that Zoe put Susie down as you would a yapping puppy.  A apt comment but I actually thought that the whole team were a bunch of yapping … Continue reading

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19 years on

Today about 2pm 19 years ago Fiona Ross became Fiona Drane.  I was thinking about this over the last few days. Miss Prissy from the city might have imagined 19 years later two kids and a cocker spaniel.  Might even have … Continue reading

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Staycation reality or myth?

There have been a lot of new words or trends that have come into vogue in the past few years.  One of which is the staycation which the media have seen as the saving grace of the UK.  We are … Continue reading

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Episode Eight – Do the French like kids? Apprentice 11

As someone commented in my first piece on the Apprentice it is not about business it’s about TV.  However in this blog piece I do try to look at where we can learn from how the apprentice candidates have handled … Continue reading

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Love where you live or can you love it too much?

My mother remarked last week when she read my blog on the Borders Book Festival that she had never know anyone to love where they lived as much as I did. I was a bit taken a back at first … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the 2011 Borders Book Festival

The calendar year is full of birthday’s, festivals, anniversaries, events and so forth that are important in all of our individual lives.  Some are just important to us, some are important to us all such as Christmas or Bank Holidays.  … Continue reading

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Episode Seven Apprentice 2011 – No concept of the fundamentals

At this stage in the race to be Lord Sugar’s business candidate I should in theory have lots of say about the business accumen of this years Apprentice.  I said a lot about them last night as I tweeted with fellow … Continue reading

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