Archive | Hospitality

Thanks Simon

THE DREAM Well before you open the doors of your hospitality dream you’ve imagined what success will look like. The hordes of people. The stellar reviews. How long you can keep up the rockstar lifestyle. The wink your Bank Manager will give you when he sees you every week. It won’t go to your head […]

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I’d like to phone a friend

You may or may not have recently seen a video lamenting the fact that technology has made us lonelier. That people spend too much time online and not enough time sharing experiences. I won’t bore you with the link. The video has had 35 million views…and counting. It’s been shared so many times by so […]

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Don’t mess with the Chef

This is my mum. A tiny little grey haired lady, dressed in black, with an innocent face that you probably think you’ve passed on the street a thousand times. Awwww, she’s such a cutie. Read on…. As a Primary school student my mum would often visit me at lunchtime. Rain, hail or shine she would […]

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When strangers dance in and out of your life…

Honey hadn’t been open long. I was managing the venue early in the week committed to our “Open Late” mantra. Sitting at the end of the bar greeting the occasional customer. Trying to make a strong enough impression that they might consider coming back another time. I can talk underwater, with marbles in my mouth. […]

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Wait a minute…

You know those people who know what they want to do with their life from an early age? Yeah, I don’t like them either. I mean seriously, how could you know. My priority in life when I was 10 years old was recess, quickly followed by lunch. I am fortunate. I had the “what am […]

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