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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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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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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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how often do you answer the wrong question?

When getting feedback from clients on bid or proposal documents a frequent comment made is that the decision makers and evaluators didn’t really understand the solution or service as described or even, in some circumstances, that they didn’t feel that … Continue reading

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to plan or not to plan that is the question

As I was watching the tail end of a programme about Agatha Christie over the weekend, I heard some words that really echoed with a truism that is so often quoted in the world of proposal and bid creation. David … Continue reading

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