July 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Do nothing Once in a while, do nothing & reboot!  Hang out with yourself.  Go for a walk with a pal.  Active idleness is a mental imperative: a chance to think things through.  A quiet dialogue with yourself or others boosts creativity, critical thinking & mood. It’s called a holiday Guessed the Word?       …

July 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Rivers Settlements have risen by rivers from earliest times.  In 50 AD, the Romans built Londinium near Walbrook, where the Thames was still tidal.  By the 18th c, their wharves & 1st London Bridge enabled trade within Britain & around the globe, & made London the world’s busiest port.  The river’s economic, leisure & inspiration…

July 24, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Airline class Which airline class? First is back in front.  As super-rich numbers grow, airlines are revamping First Class cabins to stand out from discounters.  One First Class seat raises as much revenue as 12 in Economy/Coach, or 2 in Business.  Also helps manage occupancy & customer satisfaction in the most-profitable Business Class: No one…

July 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Hamper Created in 1730s, hampers sustained Londoners on journeys from Piccadilly coaching inns to country estates.  Contents: game pies, fresh bread, butter, ‘scotched’ eggs, cheese, hothouse fruit, fruit cake, water, beer & hock. Over 300 years, explorers have taken hampers all over the globe – Mt Everest, the Nile, the Arctic Ocean.  Portable pleasure at…

July 19, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 45 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 44  spelt  N-I-C-E-K-I-T  (KINETIC) Series 43  spelt  W-O-R-T-H-G  (GROWTH) Series 42  spelt  P-L-A-U-D-I-T-S  (PLAUDITS) Series 41  spelt  N-U-T-M-E-G-J-E-D  (JUDGEMENT)   Series 40  spelt …

July 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Touchdown 20 July 1969: Touchdown & walk on the Moon.  One small step for man 50 years ago.  But the real stars were 400,000 technicians & scientists who crunched numbers, built the kit & solved 10,000 challenges to pull off an “impossible mission” 350,000 km away.  Nasa wants to land a woman on the moon…

July 14, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Icing Cricket or business, ‘icing on the cake’ comes from: Dedication to the game.  Adapting to the conditions.  Disciplined bowling.  Playing to our strengths.  Grabbing every chance.  Observing etiquette. Taking timely, calculated risks.  Victory ensues despite twists & turns, helter skelter finale & a super over. Congratulations, England! Guessed the Word?      Series 44 …

July 12, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Kitchen Wimbledon has 50 kitchens & 364 chefs to feed 39,000 fans daily.  Plus competitors, match officials, staff, club members & >3,000 always-hungry media reps.  And serve lunch, afternoon tea & end-of-the-day drinks to 74 guests in the Royal Box overlooking Centre Court.  26 on-site restaurants and 33 grab-&-go kiosks.  Faultless service expected & delivered Guessed…

July 10, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Eggwash Double eggwash gives Wimbledon scones their rich, golden-brown tops.  Over 8,000 baked each day of the tournament by 3rd-generation London family bakery.  Secret recipe of high-quality wheat flour, sugar, milk, baking powder & golden sultanas mixed for 6 mins.  Dough left to ‘relax’, then hand-cut & put on baking trays.  Baking time & temperature…

July 8, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Catering Wimbledon is Europe’s largest annual sport catering event.  2017 sales:  33,211 kg strawberries; 9,848 litres cream; 110,225 scones; 2,198 afternoon tea hampers; 77,142 sandwiches; 76,603 ice creams; 307,277 teas & coffees.  £2.50 ($3) for punnet of 10 strawberries – unchanged from 2010 so an iconic part of Wimbledon is affordable to all Guessed the…