Author Archives: patthomasconsulting

Questionable decision making or good publicity

How often have you had to back down on decisions you’ve made or admit you were wrong? It’s a hard thing to admit because it always smacks of failure or inadequacy. In the 1960s the late MP for Bristol South … Continue reading

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Where’s your ice mountain?

So the 2014 Winter Olympics are nearly over and yet again Team GB have proven they are quite good at throwing themselves and objects around on ice. On snow we haven’t done quite so well  but we did get a medal … Continue reading

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Cheerfulness

I love words. I love the sound they make. I love the feelings and images they can evoke when you read them. I love the impressions and impact that they have and can create when you use them in combinations (very … Continue reading

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The problem with punctuation………….

There’s a view held by some that punctuation is unnecessary, that in these days of instant messages, txtspk and, to be honest, the lack of a basic care of when and where to use the apostrophe, comma or semi-colon, we … Continue reading

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The problem with punctuation…….

There’s a view held by some that punctuation is unnecessary, that in these days of instant messages, txtspk and, to be honest, the lack of a basic care of when and where to use the apostrophe, comma or semi-colon, we … Continue reading

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finding the cat

This is one of my favourite pictures of the moment. It reminds me of the old saying “who can find the black cat in the darkened room without the light”. In a picture like this you can, because of the … Continue reading

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Should all cows be given names?

I tweet. Not often, I admit, but  I do tweet random comments and my blog is publicised through Twitter as well as through my website and LinkedIn. I read tweets more than I tweet myself. I often retweet and recently … Continue reading

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Take the time to reflect

The nights have drawn in, the clocks have gone back, the late October storm has, well, stormed through really and we can all agree that autumn has definitely arrived. I always find this time of year quite strange. I really … Continue reading

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can we drop the TLAs please?

Don’t know what a TLA is? I rest my case. . . . Oh you’d like me to say more? Well this is a subject that I have been known to get on a soapbox about. A TLA is the … Continue reading

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do you need to be stationary to buy stationery?

No-one has ever been able to convince me that the English language is straightforward. Many have said it must be easy if three-year olds can speak it. And yes they can, to a point, as do we all. But the … Continue reading

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