Monthly Archives: November 2009

>All clued up

> I don’t spend much on clothes these days. I’ve still got all my business suits, button-down Oxford cotton shirts from Ralph Lauren and Cole Haan shoes, but I tend to wear shorts and t-shirts from April to September and … Continue reading

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>Please design a logo for me. With pie charts. For free.

> From: Simon EdhouseDate: Monday 16 November 2009 2.19pmTo: David ThorneSubject: Logo Design Hello David, I would like to catch up as I am working on a really exciting project at the moment and need a logo designed. Basically something … Continue reading

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>Sartorially challenged

> Stuart Piggot is a British wine critic and author. His 5 Commandments A wine is as good or bad as it tastes and smells to you. For wine, there is no connection between price and quality. Wine is not … Continue reading

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>A good year

> Book by Peter Mayle, film with Russell Crowe, vineyard and wine by Nathalie Mangan of Chateau La Canorgue in Bonnieux. Been buying there for years

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>Good for the garden….


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>The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions

> I know this to be true

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>This is overdoing things…

> I’m all for a healthy work:life balance (there was no such thing at senior management levels in the Lufthansa Group – the head of Executive HR once told a group of us that it was “an honour to work … Continue reading

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>The new Herr Schwarz

> Popped into Caffee Moguntia and was a bit miffed at the absence of my mate Hans-Josef Schwarz who drives the espresso machines with great skill. Appears that he’s been traded in for this chappy. At least they got the … Continue reading

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> And you all thought that it’s a legal requirement that German wine labels have to feature angels, cherubs et al….

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>My friend the artist

> I have a friend who’s a seriously famous artist in New Zealand and who is profoundly deaf. “It’s better that it’s me and not my kids” she says. She was reading a wine bottle label the other day without … Continue reading

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