Month: August 2019

August 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Quench Hot day? We quench our thirst with fizzy, sweet, flavoured soft drinks.  2017 UK sales up 1.4% in a year to >£15.2bn ($18.4bn, €16.6bn).  Which country drank the most?  Argentina, at 155 litres per capita.  USA was close 2nd (154l), then Chile (141l), Mexico (137l), Uruguay (113l) & Belgium (109l).  Children are the biggest…

August 27, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yellow Our eyes see yellow 1st, so sales stickers grab our attention.  Good design – use yellow for kids/leisure goods.  Otherwise as a highlight only, & not on pricey items (especially for men, as they regard it as cheap).  Yellow & black is highest contrast colour combination, good for warning signs to be read at…

August 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Angling Angling is 1 of the UK’s most popular pastimes.  3m people spend >£3bn ($3.6bn, €3.3bn) a year, mostly at small, family-owned shops.  Fishing trips are effective in re-adjusting to work/society & lessen depression, anxiety & post-traumatic stress.  Not all wounds are visible Guessed the Word?    Series 47 (3/7)     pic: Angling Trust

August 23, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lull How can eateries crack the afternoon lull?  Adapt to changing work patterns – we now work/shop more at home & start work earlier “to get it out of the way”.  Patrons who nip in post-lunch & “just want something” mostly pick something sweet.  Offer fast delivery to those who can’t leave the “office” &…

August 21, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Flight 25 Aug 1919: 1st international scheduled flight from Hounslow, London to Paris carrying 1 passenger, leather, grouse & Devon cream.  1976: 1st Concorde supersonic commercial flights with 100 passengers; British Airways to Bahrain & Air France to Rio.  2018: Global passengers 8.8bn, annual increase of 6%.  By 2037, Asia’s passengers will exceed N. America…

August 19, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 47 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 46  spelt  E-L-V-Y   (LEVY) Series 45  spelt  H-A-R-D-A-Z   (HAZARD) 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 …

August 15, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yurt Many uses for Western hi-tech yurts – housing, classrooms, dining spaces, holiday!  2018: UK £2.5bn ($3bn) spent on camping/caravan trips, highest since 2012.  2017:  UK – 14.7m nights in tents, 1.3m nights in alternatives like yurts. US – 41.8m people camped, some in their own backyard.  Yurts covered in felt/skins used by Central Asian…

August 14, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Vegetables A 40ft x 60ft plot can grow most of the veg needed to feed a family of 4.  UK allotments go back 1,000 years to the Saxons, who held in common a field cleared from woodland.  Peak: 1.5m allotments, today only 330,000 left, with >90,000 people on waiting lists.  Fewer car parks & more…

August 12, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Linen Mankind’s oldest fabric, linen wrapped mummies 4,500 years ago.  Made from flax, which can’t be cut, the fibres are strong, crisp & mothproof.  Linen’s natural properties make the best summer clothes, keeping wearers cool & dry.  Enviro-friendly linen needs less pesticides/ fertilizers than cotton.  100 years ago, Londonderry in N Ireland was the centre of…

August 9, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Evaporate Traffic “evaporates” as vehicle drivers go on holiday or choose other ways to make their trips.  Walking, cycling or a ride on the top deck of a bus brings an air of freedom & relaxation – enjoy summer in the city! Guessed the Word?           Series 46 (2/4)       …