Fly in the Pan

Having two early teenage boys faces us with a major problem.  No, its not mood swings, empty fridges or Pizza complexions...no, its missing the toilet pan. Boys are just bad aimers, if you see what I'm saying.  Quite frankly, this is a man thing not just teenagers. We tried everything.  Telling them, encouraging them, shouting at them, rewarding them and nothing improved the situation. Until we bought a packet of fly stickers and stuck one to the pan just like this. And the amazing thing.  It worked.  No more missing,…

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Big up your Goals

Today I read about Dan Martin.  On the 8th May he's going to set off with his Speedos and a swimming cap and swim from Canada to France. Wow. But then he's going to get on a bike and cycle across Europe through Russia and over to Alaska. Cricky. Then he's going to run to New York. Absurd.  An extreme athlete - his website's here http://www.danmartinextreme.com/ Talk about "bigging" up your goals...Dan has gone for one of the biggest goal known to man and good for him. But this got…

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The Tale of Two Carts

I love travelling on trains when on business.  It ticks all the boxes for me. Good with my CO2's, laptop on the table, comfy seat, countryside whizzing by, no effort from me, cost effective, quiet carriage and a fresh cup of coffee. And it's the last benefit that reminded me of selling practices last week. Gloucester to Mansfield, with a change at Derby, meant two Intercity trains both with refreshment carts that I could choose from and enjoy. But what a difference in the way they were handled. Cart Number…

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