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Are you Blogging with Confidence?

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?

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Helping those impacted by the River Thames Floods

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

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He’s not a celebrity… keep him in there!

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!

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Do you know someone whose home based business is down the drain due to flooding?

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?

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Rotary ONE BOAT for the Philippines Project

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

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When the chips are down, what will security cost you?

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?

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The Land of Waterfalls – Brevard by @mappingmegan

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

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Sometimes one size doesn’t fit all

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

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Using Social Media to help those in the Philippines

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

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Jump in my car – it’s not very far…

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…

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How are newspapers using maps?

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?

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Increasing appreciation of natural healing by the people of Berkshire

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

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How can we help The Philippines?

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?

Russell Brand 4 Mayor of London #BRANDTHEMAYOR

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

Are you into heavy metal or do you prefer lighter metals?

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?

How to control my weight

Is this a first, a process to lose and control weight? No products, eating plans or diets.

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.