Tag Archives | Christmas

A riotous end to a tumultuous year

The UKR Christmas party on Monday was a suitably riotous affair. Our entire professional team attended lunch in the private room of Villandry St James, where the kitchen and waiting staff seriously did us proud. As ever. An eclectic mix of folk – planners, surveyors, designers, comms-types, hangers on, liggers and laggers – gathered for […]

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Remembering David Chippendale

Christmas sure is a poignant time. And it does go on a bit. Anthony Horowitz said recently: “I love Christmas but would love it more if there were less of it”. And that just about sums it up for me. I do love Christmas, and the ability of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (it has to be the […]

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One more thing before we get festive

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I still haven’t done a huge amount in preparation for the festive season. Frankly, it’s no wonder that the British retail sector is in the doldrums; if shops are relying on the likes of me for custom then it’ll be a slow old recovery.

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Christmas cheer courtesy of the next generation

I’m not going to comment any further on the Autumn Statement. It was roughly in line with all predictions, including my own, and I’m bored with it now.  In any case, Dr Evans hasn’t told me what I think yet. I did think that the threshold on investment relief for SMEs being increased from £25k to […]

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On the homes stretch

Most of us find ourselves on the home stretch for Christmas now, although, of course, I am suffering from the double-whammy of trying to get everything done in time for the holiday; and tying up loose ends, as I change jobs and offices.

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