31st October 2014

Ghosts, fairies and evil spirits

This is All-Hallows Eve, better known as Hallowe’en, when witches fly abroad and ghosts, fairies and other supernatural beings are at their most active (oh, so many potential […]
30th October 2014

How much does it cost to be courteous?

Courtesy costs nothing but wins everybody.  In business, courtesy is a must. Courteous letters and telephone conversations built confidence in your business, expand your client base […]
29th October 2014

What is our life?

According to Sir Walter Raleigh, the English explorer, in ‘On the Life of Man’ (1612): ‘What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the […]
28th October 2014

What is your role?

Family Wise Limited is all about working as a team. We have dozens of cases, contracts and projects on the go at any one time and, […]
27th October 2014

My birthday began with the waterbirds

The Welsh poet – Dylan Marlais Thomas – was born in Swansea on this day in 1914. The son of a schoolmaster, Dylan worked as a […]
26th October 2014

#43 Granny Baynham’s ‘Aunt Dunt’

Regular readers of my #52Ancestors posts will know that I am lucky enough to have – in the family archives – a letter to my great-grandmother from […]
25th October 2014

How difficult is it?

When a team first comes together, you cannot expect it to perform well. Forming a team takes time and teams often go through recognisable stages as […]
24th October 2014

Wise move, 28 years ago

In 1986, we – the United Kingdom, that is – cut our diplomatic links with Syria over a bomb plot. Breaking off relations with them due […]
23rd October 2014

Chulalongkorn Day

In Thailand, this is Chulalongkorn Day, commemorating the death of King Chulalongkorn, also known as King Rama V, on 23 October 1910. He was born in […]