Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Workplace Christmas Concert

Christmas carols re-imagined for the world of work. Holly & Ivy – Now in their late sixties, Holly and Ivy just found out that they’re being moved onto zero hours contracts. Godkin Works His Last – Accounts payable clerk, Derek Godkin, gets notice of redundancy the night before Christmas. Wahey In A Manger – Donna […]


As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on another successful year of doodling. Twitter continues to be the ultimate source of all of my business either directly or through word-of-tweet referrals. I am truly grateful to everyone who has trusted me to help them out. It’s a privilege to be entrusted with […]

Elegant Simplicity

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Struck by lightning. Drowned in a flash flood. Swept away by a tsunami. Rendered homeless by a typhoon. Swallowed up by an earthquake. Trampled to death by mammoths. Vaporised by a volcano. Piste off by an avalanche. […]

Ye Gods! Kinda…

That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love – William Wordsworth My previous post generated a nice bit of chatter over on Twitter and, as I was tweeting back and forth with the very excellent Zoe Mounsey, a thought struck me. It was going to need more […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ennui

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui – Helen Keller WARNING – I’m writing this to try and order some thoughts. You’ll have to forgive me […]

3 Words To Handle With Care

We are intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich – Baron Mandelson of Foy in the county of Herefordshire and Hartlepool in the county of Durham In his recent piece for i-FM, Adam Burtt-Jones dealt pithily with the failure of those designing and specifying workplaces to ask tough questions of the right people at the […]