Yesterday I spent some time in the garden, after a lot of weekends when we were too busy to make it happen. It was a good mix of cutting up branches, and getting the kids involved in helping tidy up, and mowing the weeds, trying to reveal the underlying grass. There’s something re-energising about switching […]
Walking home today I passed a house running its sprinkler in the front yard. It was a hot day, and for a fleeting moment I thought it would be fun to run through the sprinkler and cool down. So of course I didn’t.
I found myself at a funeral this week for the mother of a friend. My attendance was more about supporting and encouraging the friend – I hadn’t actually met his mother, and so it was a different experience to most of the others I’ve attended. Instead of the photos summoning up memories of shared experiences, […]
Nails it. Buying this thing will make me happy.
A short video on what to concentrate on, if you’re trying to be the best leader you can be. “Your fully exploited strengths are always of far greater value to your organization than your marginally improved weaknesses.”
I know there are reasons, on a crowded train, to sit on the aisle, next to an empty seat. Maybe you’re getting off at the next stop. Eventually, though, someone will want to sit in the empty seat next to you. When that happens, can you please refrain from making loud sighing noises, as if […]
Instead of wasting money on a printer that’s only going to break down and have paper jams, why not just put a network card in a box of printer paper, with a sticker on top that says “Out of toner”? You can just say that the toner is on backorder, and won’t be there for […]
Greedy landlords turning pensioners into cheap, environmentally friendly oil, and it’s completely legal: how it can save you money.
It just occurred to me – a great idea for a reality / home improvement show. A whole bunch of ordinary Australians arrive at the home of a celebrity, and fix up their backyard.. whether they have the skills to do it or not. Each week, one of them is voted off… It just needs […]