Thursday, 30 December 2010

BLOG #3 - TITHE BAR and BRASSERIE, NORTHALLERTON



These days I’m never quite sure whether the turn of the year is a time to reflect and look back or an opportunity to set goals and challenges for the year ahead.

Conscious reflection – as some call it – is to explore future opportunities in life through a practise of looking back. If you made plans for this year, did things go according to plan and if not, why? Alternatively if you were successful in your personal planning, how did you achieve that?


My focus for the forthcoming year is to hope that it goes a little better than the one just ending. That’s not to say this year was a bad year necessarily – it’s just that I know next year can be better.





Tithe Bar and Brasserie
2 Friarage Street
NORTHALLERTON,
North Yorkshire DL6 1DP
Tel: 01609 778482

Saturday, 18 December 2010

BLOG #2 - THE ABBOTSFORD BAR and RESTAURANT, EDINBURGH

The more boring a profession, the fancier and often more ridiculous is the job title. Job titles were at one time meant to convey concisely a person’s basic duties and role in a few words. When you were given an individual’s business card or received a letter, the job title provided would give a general – but clear – idea of his/her role within an organisation.

The truth is any job can sound impressive and important if you engineer a little complexity into the title. The UK NHS has become a prime example of the aggrandisement job title phenomenon – so called uptitling.  Often the amount of time and effort that someone spends campaigning for an impressive-sounding job title is inversely proportional to the title's usefulness (and possibly that of the job title-holder).



The Abbotsford Bar and Restaurant    
3-5 Rose St
EDINBURGH EH2 2PR
Tel: 0131 225 5276