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311, 2015

Bar Ram New

By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Comments Off on Bar Ram New

I came home looking very smug tonight. “I bought a computer today!” I announced over the dinner table. Mark looked up sharply. “You mean, you saw one you liked on the internet?! he queried, cautiously. “No.” I said triumphantly. “I mean I walked into a computer shop and bought one!” Mark’s eyes widened in consternation. “How?! What?! “ he started “How did you know what to choose? You didn’t do [...]

310, 2015

Hair Raising

By |October 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Comments Off on Hair Raising

Last year saw the hairy problem of hairdressers cutting up badly over the need to have a premises licence in order to hand out free drinks to their clients. Apparently, Local Authorities were getting a little snippy, particularly around Christmas, at the distribution of glasses of champagne and mulled wine to the pampered salon-goers. This, they maintain, bleaches the terms of the Licensing Act 2003. Nits. Head Honcho at one [...]

3006, 2015

“Courtesy while you are thinking what to say. It saves time”

By |June 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Comments Off on “Courtesy while you are thinking what to say. It saves time”

[ with apologies to Lewis Carroll]. At the last meeting of the West Midlands IOL, an unscheduled item cropped up on the Agenda. One of our members – a solicitor – had a bee in his bonnet about courtesy at Committee meetings. It turned into a full on, impromptu debate, and it clearly struck a nerve: it was the liveliest item of the day. The bee in question buzzed around [...]


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