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Lie to me

  You know me, I work hard but I like my chill time too. I’ve recently started watching a new TV series. It’s a drama about a micro-expression specialist. He solves crimes, saves marriages and prevents catastrophes using micro-expressions to discover the truth. It’s called Lie To Me. Worth a watch if you like a good drama. It’s all fiction …

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Ever been stung by hidden charges?

When I booked my last holiday, I was in a bit of a rush. My original booking had been cancelled thanks to our friend Covid, and I was desperate to get some time away with the family before the summer ended. So instead of booking through my usual online travel agent, I had to look elsewhere. First, I looked at …

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Lockdown Wedding Woes

  Two days ago I had the honour of being invited to a lockdown wedding. Now, a wedding invite is an honour anytime – but a lockdown wedding invite is something special. You see, thanks to our buddy Boris, weddings are currently limited to 15 guests. Yup – you read that right – 15 people and that’s including the bride, …

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#makechaddfamous

Are you Instagram famous? A couple of weeks ago me and the family took a little holiday. We were supposed to go to Lanzarote like we do every year, but Covid knocked that plan on the head when our flights got cancelled just 24 hours after we booked them. I was desperate to get away so I booked the next …

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What’s That Smell?

We move all kinds of weird and wonderful things. From jet engines and jukeboxes to bucketloads of noodle sauce. Last month, we helped a regular customer of ours to import some fancy-schmancy pianos. Now, I get to meet all kinds of super-cool people in this business, but this customer has lead one hell of a rock’n’roll life. Back in the …

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My Superpower

I’ve lived in The Midlands for a long time. My whole life in fact. When you’re a friendly chap like me and you’ve spent a lot of time in one area, you make a lot of friends. As you know, I love what I do. I love working in freight and helping my customers move their goods around the world. …

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Do They Really Get It?

You know I love my holidays. In fact, I’m on holiday right now as we speak. Every year my family and I take a couple of weeks out in the summer. We usually go to Lanzarote and spend a chilled out fortnight soaking up some sun, drinking some beers and enjoying ourselves.  I’m no fool.  I know that the kids …

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A Fireman, An Astronaut Or A WWF Wrestler?

  When I was a kid I wanted to be so many things. A fireman, an astronaut, a WWF wrestler… Each week it would be something new. But it was never a freight forwarder. I never jumped out of my bunk bed eager to play “logistics” or acted out moving goods with my toy trucks. Freight isn’t the kind of …

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Are You An Email Warrior?

I’m no spring chicken. When it comes to business I’ve done my time and got more than a quarter of a century of experience behind me. But despite my commitment to learning, progression and personal growth – there is one skill that I’ve always struggled with. Time management. I’ve done all the courses and read all the books. I’ve bought …

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What’s Your Social Score?

I went to the pub last week! It was a bit like something out of a dystopian future zombie movie. When I arrived I had to hand over my details for track and trace. The bar staff all wore masks and all transactions were card only – no cash. It was a bit weird if I’m honest. But I think …

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