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What do workers want?

Taking “afternoon tea” at one of the local FE colleges to mark a friend’s retirement was an insight into the catering training young people get these days. The sausage roll’s flaky puff pastry was excellent, but the plates of sandwiches…

Sous-chef success

6 minute “plank” challenge completed () for Alzheimer challenge. Any donations for the charity to this page please. It’s the commando training!

For the auto-anoraks.

My nephew, Guy, designed this new racing car ;t=475s (he features at 6:55). I’ve always said we are a creative family.

From the Tax people.

Customers can pay their tax bill in around 60 seconds using the HMRC app ahead of 31 January deadline Businesses that deferred VAT due to COVID-19 must act now to avoid a penalty

Touch tour.

I had a great time feeling my way over a couple of Navy divers: thigh fondling and calf caressing.   No, not that! I was in the Old Customs House (previously the Captain’s Office of HMS VERNON) surrounded by the restaurants…

Sauce for the goose works for the gander too?

The idea of new laws setting “minimum service standards” seems sensible, especially when health and safety is involved.   Let’s hope that those drafting the standards take account of the provisions that nurses, ambulance drivers etc already put in place voluntarily…

Planking Sous Chef!

Last year the sous-chef completed the 2,022 Press-ups in January Challenge in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and raised just under £1,000. This year the challenge is to maintain the Plank Position for 6 minutes by the end of the…

What’s the truth?

BBC “Today” programme fan-fared changes in Government approach to benefits for disabled people who manage to get back to work: not losing their benefits as soon as they start; possibly not having to endure another Personal Capability Assessment if the…

Latest from HMRC

2023-24 Cost of Living Payments  Cost of Living Payments of up to £900 will be paid to eligible customers receiving means-tested benefits, including tax credits, in three new instalments throughout 2023 and 2024. The first 2023-24 payment of £301 will…

An enormous thank you!

Enormous thanks to over 7.5K of you who listened to me on the Christmas podcast featuring the “last-minute” cake .  Losing my sight wasn’t the end of the world, just the start of a new chapter!    Check out the book…

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