Bye-Bye Volvo TDC

A bitter-sweet day today as I was invited to the official close-down of one of my ex-clients’ Training Centres. Volvo had been one of my oldest clients – stretching back to 1990/91 – and I continued doing work for them on-and-off right up until 2010. Over the years, they had been one of those rare …
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Saturday with Ian and Sharon

Bat out of Hell… err…Feldkirchen

8.30 local time. For those of you who were disappointed to learn that Michael Schumacher is not returning to the race-scene, I have good news! I can confirm that after extensive facial plastic surgery and an enforced two-stone weight gain, he is now driving a taxi from Feldkirchen to Munich Airport. Overtaking on hairpin bends, …
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The Bauer Hotel, Feldkirchen, Munich – Day 2

I’m pretty impressed with this hotel. After a luke-warm reception when I checked in last night, service levels have exploded into 100% total customer focus! Our allocated staff member – Angela – for my two day event here has been a whirlwind of efficiency and she’s been consistently one step two steps ahead of me …
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Germany calling…

Well, here I am at the Bauer Hotel and Gastof in Munich – a rather sweet little hotel about 20 minutes from the airport. I’m here for three-and-a-bit days for one of my clients. It’s about 21 degrees at home but they seem to be having a mini heat-wave here – phew! it’s 3.45 in …
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Manchester again

Another trip to Manchester for one of my clients. Wet and foggy this time! I’m on the 11th floor of the hotel – I seem to be moving UP the floors on each visit! Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! …
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Manchester

I travelled up to Manchester today for work with a client tomorrow. I met up with Dave B who was on his way to a friend in Leicester. We had a good lunch in Pizza Express and then sat outside Café Nero in Piccadilly Gardens and put the world-to-rights! What a great time. Weather was …
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Day in Manchester

I’m here in Manchester today for work with a client tomorrow. Top floor of the Ramada! Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art …
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Homeward Bound…

Well, I’m heading home today, although the day didn’t get off to the best of starts! Firstly, I promised myself that I’d get an early night in as I knew I needed to be up at 3am for the taxi for the airport. Having duly set the alarm after getting in at 11.30pm (!!!) last …
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