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Monthly Archive for December, 2009

the red rose and the wild rose

My first post after getting back to dear old Blighty spoke of my challenges acclimatising. That didn’t last long; after a week or two I was really feeling back in the swing of the things and starting to appreciate what it was I had come home for. It was great to be back with friends [...]

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inscrutable providence

In my last post I mentioned working up in Newton-le-Willows. Obviously it’s world famous as the home of Rick Astley but it has another claim to fame: as the site of the world’s first ever railway fatality on the world’s first ever railway.
Yes folks, opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway 15 September 1830. [...]

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a (suit)case of mistaken identity

In the month and a bit since I got back from Canada I’ve worked for three different clients in three different cities, which was about what I managed in my two and a half years in Canada. It’s certainly been a return to the consulting lifestyle - lots of hotels and not many nights at [...]

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