When I first asked folk to blog, or add content to their very own space on the Business in Berkshire website back in 2004/5 I was disappointed when on 6 out of 600 actually engaged with the programme… It frustrated … Continue reading Are you Blogging with Confidence?
Wraysbury, Datchet & now Staines are all featuring on the BBC news… living in Windsor, these towns are next door and so very much part of our community. Chris from Kris Cruisers is a fellow Rotarian and the start of … Continue reading Helping those impacted by the River Thames Floods
Just had some good news from a friend… he’s in the jungle… he’s not a celebrity so they can keep him 😉 …The day after completing the Routeburn Track we flew to Nelson and stayed overnight in a B&B in … Continue reading He’s not a celebrity… keep him in there!
Verbatim, The Phone Answering Service has thrown a lifeline to Berkshire businesses affected by the flooding with the offer to answer the calls of up to 20 stricken businesses for free until the end of February, by which time the … Continue reading Do you know someone whose home based business is down the drain due to flooding?
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin maybe! If only Charles Darwin was here to respond then would … Continue reading Happy Darwin Day… did he say this?
This last week brings bizarre news from a dairy farm at Rasdorf in Germany. A cow shed housed 90 cows for milking operations when, according to Reuters, a static charge caused methane discharged from the cows to “explode with flashes … Continue reading Be prepared for the unexpected
I recently persuaded my fellow Rotarians to buy two fishing boats for two villages in the Philippines and have been very impressed with the level of management being shown by the local Philippines Rotary Clubs. There was trepidation about investing … Continue reading Rotary ONE BOAT for the Philippines Project
We have recently seen several businesses seriously affected by flooding or blocked access. St Mark’s Square in Venice floods regularly. I have had the pleasure of walking across chairs to reach St Mark’s. Planks and chairs are one solution but … Continue reading When the chips are down, what will security cost you?
Rolling down our windows as we drove through Transylvania County towards the Blue Ridge Parkway, all we could hear was the sound of rushing water. Deciding on a whim to spend our afternoon at the waterfalls of Brevard was one thing, … Continue reading The Land of Waterfalls – Brevard by @mappingmegan
A design engineering student who I know well, recently posted his dilemma on Facebook. He was challenged to analyse several design schematics and report upon how best to improve documentation and reconstruct an original from the drawings. The problem was … Continue reading Sometimes one size doesn’t fit all
Social media is not just about “spraying & praying”, it can be used to research topics and here is what I have found out in the last 48 hours about the needs of the people of the Philippines… Mid November … Continue reading Using Social Media to help those in the Philippines
Self guided walking holidays in Portugal by Peter Williamson For the past 40 years, Antonio Tente has been driving taxi cabs round Portugal’s atmospheric capital, Lisbon. But he’s not a ‘city boy’ – he comes from the beautiful mountains of … Continue reading Jump in my car – it’s not very far…
In medieval times our ancestors really knew about business. They were well aware of the loss from a failed harvest, due to extreme weather, the risks of theft or change of the King’s governance… The business involved their unique skills and … Continue reading Have we lost the plot?
This is the first of our 2PM social media heart beat guest slots… story first published on Mappingmegan.com on Oct 22, 2013. I found here on Twitter @mappingmegan while looking at the holiday show! If you have a story others … Continue reading If you go down to the woods today…
Maps4News have produced a great piece of software that allows sub-editors to add maps easily to their news pages. Here are 17 examples of how newspapers are using maps… Review these examples of how newspapers are using maps and as … Continue reading How are newspapers using maps?
Top Drawer, the first design-led buying event of 2014, is back this Spring for what will be the biggest show to date, held alongside growing homeware and accessories event Home and brand new event CRAFT. From the 12-14 January, the … Continue reading Top Drawer London opens its drawers today…
In this, my first blog of 2014 I would initially like to extend sympathy to all those unfortunate enough to have suffered from flooding at home or at work. The effects of water ingress can be devastating in both environments. … Continue reading Time to push the boat out?
72% of people believe that Reiki provides a natural healing source, while 28% believe it to be complete bunkum! Are you open to new ways of doing things? This result shows a refreshingly positive feeling in Berkshire towards us helping … Continue reading Increasing appreciation of natural healing by the people of Berkshire
The long-awaited extreme weather conditions are about to hit UK with quite some gusto. We have so far been lucky in the Thames Valley and surrounding area. Weather experts say all that it is about to change. Extremely low temperatures, … Continue reading If the weather outside is frightful…
When disaster hits, many of us feel we want to do something to help but what? Make a donation? But who can we trust to use our gift to best effect? Rotary… When Googling for more information a number of … Continue reading How can we help The Philippines?
Dr. Masaru Emoto travels he world educating people about the power of water, just watch the videos below! To help fund his work he is selling 20th Anniversay Life with Water Crystals 2014 Calendars. Each calendar comes with an English … Continue reading A Most POWERFUL Calendar for 2014
Russell Brand doesn’t want the job but if the people doffed their hats and lay down their scarves, saluting with a sweeping treble clef movement of their chosen arm and offering a, “Pretty please Sir, lead us to a brighter … Continue reading Russell Brand 4 Mayor of London #BRANDTHEMAYOR
I’m a poet and I do know it… well it is POETS day which, in the good old days when we all had jobs that paid us a fair living, company cars, petrol cards and boots full of quality samples … Continue reading Are you into heavy metal or do you prefer lighter metals?
My doctor was very impressed with the process I am using to lose and control my weight he suggested I should share it. After three months I lost 15lbs 7oz, or 7.0 kgs, and went from using the fattest hole … Continue reading Is this a first, a process to lose and control weight? No products, eating plans or diets.