The Blog

Ash’s musings, thoughts and observations on being a business owner (and having more fun when you’re not working)…

Phone Roulette

  I went to the barbers yesterday. He’s one of those old school, proper “do you want a coffee, water or beer” type barber who doesn’t do bookings, have a TV on and actually takes his time and talks to you. You might be mistaken for thinking that my barber is in his 70’s but […]

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Just one thing

Wow, what a week. You may have seen on Facebook that I’ve been having a few issues with my laptop.  In fact I’m currently borrowing a desktop with what seems like a huge keyboard to write this on. The blue screen of death. If you’re a Microsoft user or ever been one, the chances are […]

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Tomorrow Never Comes

  Today is the 15th August.  It might be a birthday for you or an anniversary of significance. It certainly is for me, my family and close friends. 14 years ago on this day I turned up at my parents house on a beautiful sunny afternoon, much like today to have the door answered by […]

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Start and Finish with Why

You know what it’s like. You’re sitting on a plane waiting to take off and you realise that you’re just behind the exit seat. Lucky escape maybe? So the cabin crew asks the guy in front of me what language he would like the instructions for the door in and he says English please. Me […]

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Are you a pleb?

I’m off on holiday today. It’s the first time that Josie and I will have been abroad together and to say I’m excited is an understatement! We’re packed, she’s got her passport and I even remembered to sort travel insurance out (yesterday)! It’s also the first time Kay and I have had a proper holiday […]

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Anyone for… thinking?

Sometimes I just hit a wall I’d like to think I’m quite creative and I really enjoy writing these blogs, copy, thinking of email subject lines, coming up with ideas for clients marketing and so on. The last couple of weeks I’ve just hit a wall (it’s why I’m overdue with this blog) I’ve tried a […]

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Are you keeping score?

I played golf on Friday in the EC golf day. Although it rained, hard, it was a great day and one that will I hope be repeated. As a side note, a number of people didn’t show up or pulled out last minute which was a shame but it didn’t spoil the day. This isn’t a […]

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To be or not to be?

I’ve been busy… Busy doing stuff, but most importantly busy just “being”. Let me explain… A few weeks ago I achieved a massive life goal of moving into what can only be described as our dream home. …..It’s perfect…. Well, maybe not perfect….  there’s heaps of work to do on it but those imperfections are […]

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It’s a question of perspective

  I met a friend for breakfast earlier this week. We hadn’t caught up properly in a while and whilst we were sharing our relative journeys it was really interesting how many parallels our stories had.   There were a couple of things we talked about that really stood out for both of us. We […]

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Are you responsible?

I’ve been in the sauna again. Yesterday, after my gym session and I got talking to this lady. She happened to be lying across the bench and had a walking stick with her. As she moved, I suggested it was no problem or her to continue to stretch out as I was going to sit […]

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