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How do holidays property...
 
I've never been good at holidays, until now
It would be lovely to be able to claim "I am so fulfilled and happy in my day to day life I don't need a holiday" but I think that would be a false claim.
I've spent a fair portion of my life living and working outside the UK, in France in the 1970's and 80's, Australia every other year (married to an Australian), the USA very regularly so I'm not exactly a Sammy-Stay-At-Home-Sad-Sack.
But I have been known to find holidays a little stressful and exhausting and I often needed a break when I got back home.
My Mrs is very good at holidays, she plans, organises, researches and discusses trips with her pals all the time.
Being an Australian she is a great admirer of the history and culture of our little European island, but she is less gushing about the weather.
'This weather is endless shite' is a phrase oft heard in our house, so she loves Italy. 
This morning is our last in Italy, we head back through France today, staying with Judy's bother in their house in the hills above Draguignan.
This time I've actually 'chillaxed' like our Prime Minister.
I've switched off, slept like a log, read books, talked about life, death, the population crash, the increase percentage of old people and how society can cope.
You know, normal middle class chit chat.
I've listened to the swallows and the church bell in the nearby village, watched the moon set in the morning and the sun set in the evening.
I've actually managed to do holiday type things and they haven't made me stressed and anxious like they used to.
I wouldn't want to do it too often, but I know finally accept that a holiday can be good for the soul.
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My thoughts on UK Labour's (and the wider democratic system's) ongoing nervous breakdown... 
 
21C Governance - Unlearning, learning and relearning

the only thing that actually works is non-ideological, impure, has elements of both arguments and never actually achieves any kind of partisan or philosophical perfection.

It's pragmatic, it includes the best aspects of socialistic thought and of free-market capitalism, and it works because we don't let it work entirely.

And that's a hard idea, to think that there isn't one single silver bullet that gets us out of the mess we've dug for ourselves.

- David Simon, creator of The Wire
Courtesy of BBC man Nick Sutton I got to listen to Jeremy Corbyn speaking live in Ealing on Periscope last evening. You can see what's pulling people in. It's the plainness of his speech, a classic...
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21C Society - Trust
 
Reciprocal Trust

Hemingway was a big believer in reciprocal trust (and was willing to take a leap of faith). 
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or generally...assume they don't.
life has been educational in that regard.
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A Blairite for Corbyn...
Tomorrow, the ballot papers for the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party will be sent out, and like many I have been weighing the options with all the enthusiasm of a condemned man reading ...
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Hehe... In Norway :-) 
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21C Governance - Situational leadership requires a recalibration

Great piece on the current +Labour Party leadership crisis from Chris Dillow...
Imagine you were running a business and were looking to hire someone for a well-paid job that was crucial for your company's success. However, all the applicants for the job seem inadequate and the last two people who did the...
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21C Leadership Skills

Three of the greatest skills: asking, shutting up and doing, oh and listening...
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My latest thoughts on the Labour party's ongoing nervous breakdown... 
 
21C Governance - Unlearning, learning and relearning

the only thing that actually works is non-ideological, impure, has elements of both arguments and never actually achieves any kind of partisan or philosophical perfection.

It's pragmatic, it includes the best aspects of socialistic thought and of free-market capitalism, and it works because we don't let it work entirely.

And that's a hard idea, to think that there isn't one single silver bullet that gets us out of the mess we've dug for ourselves.

- David Simon, creator of The Wire
Courtesy of BBC man Nick Sutton I got to listen to Jeremy Corbyn speaking live in Ealing on Periscope last evening. You can see what's pulling people in. It's the plainness of his speech, a classic...
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I really thought that I'd live to see the day when we would have a fair society in this beautiful country of ours but the stereotypical class system seems like it's still prevails 
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21C Governance - Unlearning, learning and relearning

the only thing that actually works is non-ideological, impure, has elements of both arguments and never actually achieves any kind of partisan or philosophical perfection.

It's pragmatic, it includes the best aspects of socialistic thought and of free-market capitalism, and it works because we don't let it work entirely.

And that's a hard idea, to think that there isn't one single silver bullet that gets us out of the mess we've dug for ourselves.

- David Simon, creator of The Wire
Courtesy of BBC man Nick Sutton I got to listen to Jeremy Corbyn speaking live in Ealing on Periscope last evening. You can see what's pulling people in. It's the plainness of his speech, a classic...
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I'm thinking some of these are a bit of a stretch, but we'll claim anything (pneumatic tyre and the tractor are missing though)...
 
10 weird things you didn't know came from Irish Inventors.


Although... Guinness is pretty obvious and pretty much everyone knows it came from an Irish inventor...

Plus... why are some of them weird?

Eh... I dunno...
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