ATM Alert!

These days, the abbreviation ‘ATM’ is an everyday part of our lives (and maybe even bigger in Greece, at the moment!). But, ‘back in the day’ (and what now seems like a lifetime ago) when I was working full-time for Sainsbury’s, it meant something quite different – Area Training Manager. In my duties of looking …
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Be More DoGGGG!

I travelled down to London today to catch-up with Sally B and Diana D. Mostly social, but we did talk a bit of business too! Thanks for lunch Sally – Carluccio’s was scrummy. Whilst I was in St Pancras International, I took the opportunity to slip into ‘geek mode’ and see if the phone would …
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Last Chance!

  OK, in a few hours, you won’t be able to access my business website anymore as it’ll be digitally ‘airbrushed’ from the business world forever. Go on, you know you want to – take a look at www.StevePalmerAssociates.com one last time! Thank you!!! Too late – it’s gone!!!! Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite …
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Taxidermy

  Is ‘Taxidermy’ 1. A ‘skinny’ mode of transport? 2. The craft of preserving dead things? 3. Getting ‘stuffed’ with a tax bill by the Taxman? I’m opting for ‘3’: My last obligation to the Business is sorted – I’ve paid the final Corporation Tax bill this morning! Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late …
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Judging, Pussy and the Plasmas

Judging, Pussy and the Plasmas – no, not a Cowell-esque moment for a feline rock-band with a preference for protons, but a snappy title for today’s activities! The day began with me dropping Ann at Kettering Station so she could re-visit John Lewis in Leicester and make a judgement on bedroom furniture, carpets and wallpaper …
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The Office Transformation – Clearing the C***

David and I made short work of the office transformation today. Within an hour, most of the office storage furniture – a bookcase, two filing cabinets, two printer stands and one of the desks had been removed and deposited in the resident super-skip. Now all was needed was somewhere to put all the stuff that …
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The Only Way is… Tooway

OK, after years of constantly below-par broadband speeds here, I finally ‘bit the bullet’ and did something about it. For as long as I can remember, it seemed like everyone else (apart from the rest of the neighbours in our immediate area) were getting faster connection speeds than us. When the houses were built 20+ …
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London Calling – 2

..and down to London again today to meet up with Nigel and Denise from The Career Practice. Looks like we might be able to do some business together! We had lunch at the Spaghetti House just down the road, and then a quick spell at their offices before heading back to St Pancras International to …
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It’s almost Christmas! :)