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As a diary writer since I was in my mid teens, writing is something I simply need to do - a reflex muscle that has to be exercised on a regular occasion - and the blog page is one way that I get to express that need, and which helps me be a happier and nicer person! Unlike the newsletter, we don't send out blogs, because people don't need to be bombarded regularly with my opinions, but they are here on the website for those interesting in checking in. And in the process they give me an opportunity to vent on all sorts of subject matters, usually Hospitality orientated, but not always.


Read More Permaculture

Posted on Sat, 16/09/2017

It must be springtime because my interest is piqued by gardening again - something I've never been as consistently dedicated too as I'd like to be. By happy chance I got to watch this video, and thought it was utterly...>>>

Read More How to snag a reservation

Posted on Sat, 26/08/2017

Must start doing some work - a GST return that needs filing, ice to be made, and nougat that also needs to get made, so time to stop flitting around the online newspapers, cos all of the stuff about Trump is so damned depressing...>>>

Read More Big data

Posted on Sat, 26/08/2017

I fully accept that I am old fashioned in many of the ways that I look at our business. I try to listen and learn from changes that are constantly coming through, and use a computor and a smart phone regularly in our business...>>>

Read More Agreeing with Danny Meyer

Posted on Wed, 23/08/2017

I bought, read, and got alot out of  this man's book on what constitutes good restaurant service many, many years ago - 'Setting the table, the transformatiive power of hospitality in restaurants' - and have...>>>

Read More Digestive Health

Posted on Mon, 14/08/2017

Cookschools are a wonderful opportunity for us to talk about all sorts of things - we have a captive audience and we aim to make what we do interesting, and that process can lead to us  covering a fairly diverse range...>>>

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