the Environment or the environment?


We focus a lot on the Environment; we have targets to meet, numbers to report on and fines to avoid, all in a good cause. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not knocking it. Far from it because, whilst I am not a full-on Greenie, I have been doing green things from a time when to do so openly was almost career suicide. Read more…

“We have two or three strategies that we can use this afternoon.”


The quote is from someone connected with a sports team so perhaps I should have expected a linguistic howler or two, but aside from the amusement that the words afford there is a serious side for this individual was talking about just one element of his team’s approach to the event. Read more…

things come in threes


It’s an old expression and folks use it in terms of things both good and bad and sometimes, quite often even, it is true, but there is another rule of three that works every time if you use it.

As I have got older I have become aware of just how many things I have been taught that really didn’t register too well at the time, but later in life they have come back to me, usually after I have learned the lesson again, this time the hard way. That is very true of the rule of three that I’m talking about this week. Read more…

holiday humour for Easter as ThatConsultantBloke gets into another scrape


There’s no such thing as a free lunch they say, but then they also say never look a gift horse in the mouth. My problem was that I’d listened to the wrong bunch when the man offered me this gig, but there is no point in crying over spilt milk: that’s another thing that people will tell you, although those tend to be milkmen trying to sell you a new bottle. Read more…

project lessons from the air


Something that they teach you when you are learning to fly are the three most useless things for a pilot; runway behind you, altitude above you and fuel left in the bowser. Read more…

what’s facilities management when it’s at home?


“What’s facilities maintenance when its’s at home?” The question jolted me out of my reverie as I heard it from the person sat in front of me on the ‘bus. Their companion had no answer and I was not inclined to answer, but it took me back a good few years. Read more…

the effect of climate change


Some of the grounds maintenance issues that we face have got me thinking about the climate change debate. There is no doubt that the plant life around the site is working to something other than its usual timetable and that, in turn, brings issues for the contractors and the contracted schedules. Read more…

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,743 other followers