The Ultimate Mojito Recipe – Extending that holiday feeling

Away on my holidays this summer I stumbled upon an awesome bar named Pirates Bar in Cales Piques, Menorca. One of their specialities was mojitos, which had to be the best I have ever had. So in the spirit of trying to prolong my holiday feeling I set about making my own at home. The following is a standard recipe and equipment list which I … Continue reading The Ultimate Mojito Recipe – Extending that holiday feeling

Thomas Cook – Dangerous aircraft, and poor customer service

After an excellent holiday abroad with Thomas Cook, the last thing I expected was for my youngest daughter (Age 6) to be hurt by the plane on the way back home to Gatwick. The below picture shows the arm rest on the seat of the plane, missing a piece which caused a metal part to be exposed: The seat had been allocated to my youngest … Continue reading Thomas Cook – Dangerous aircraft, and poor customer service

Flora - My beloved lab

Difficult Times – Leptospirosis

To say the last week has not been difficult would be a lie.  I recently, just 8 days ago had to battle with some very difficult decisions – which ended with me putting by beloved Flora to sleep. Flora was an amazing dog, a Labrador with the most gentle temperament.  I will miss her so much, she was not even 10 years old.  We only … Continue reading Difficult Times – Leptospirosis

Presentation Time – at Penny Hill Park

So had an awesome meeting at Penny Hill Park with thanks to the company corporate card. Today we were pitching our hardware and software solution to international clients in Europe. The demonstration and presentation went very well, and we have secured a European roll out. Just a shame that we couldn’t use the full facilities at Penny Hill Park, as they have an amazing health … Continue reading Presentation Time – at Penny Hill Park

Road Trip across Europe – Presenting solutions in Europe

Boss:  We need you in Germany to present our solution! Me:     Sure, would love too. Boss:  But you have to drive, and I will fly! Me:     Oh! So had to give a presentation to one of our European clients, to pitch a self-service unattended solution for their business – however it required that I travel to Germany, specifically Cologne. I would have been able to … Continue reading Road Trip across Europe – Presenting solutions in Europe

Guinness in Dublin – Pitching for business

This was possibly the most testing two days of my life. I set off at 6am in the morning on Wednesday, and arrived in Leeds for 12pm to pickup all of our demonstration kit.  I then received a mass input of HL7 training (wow how simple is HL7 – Health Level 7 Protocol). After training I then set of to Wales with a work mate, … Continue reading Guinness in Dublin – Pitching for business