Monthly Archives: June 2012

Harry Potter and the ‘F’ word

J.K. Rowling famously saw Harry Potter rejected by twelve publishing houses before Bloomsbury commissioned her work.   She subsequently told a Harvard audience: “You might never fail on the scale I did but it is impossible to live without failing at … Continue reading

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A sense of perspective; the Head in Hong Kong

I have always enjoyed the Channel 4 comedy series Father Ted! A favourite episode sees Father Ted using a toy cow to explain the difference between ‘small’ and ‘far away’ to the hapless Father Dougal. A sense of perspective is … Continue reading

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Queen, Country and Commonwealth

I will sound like a Brylcreemed 1950’s headmaster addressing a school assembly prior to the singing of the national anthem, but the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations reminded me just how fortunate we are to live in the UK, be part of … Continue reading

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