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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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Networking until your mum calls – Events

I use the saying “You can’t see the wood for the trees” regularly. Probably never in the right context. I’ve decided to substitute it for the phrase “You can’t see the networkers for the marketers”. I think it has more relevance. A week doesn’t go by without someone walking through the doors at HONEY offering […]

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Happy New Year…NYE, wait, what?

3, 2, 1….Happy New Year 2012/2013! Wait, what? It’s October already? Alien abduction is the only plausible explanation. I mean seriously how can this year have disappeared in a such a blur so quickly? The bad news for all of you who are younger than me (and don’t ask it’s rude) is that the older […]

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