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What Do a Goat & a Papaya Have In Common?

How many Covid cases are there in the UK? It’s an important question. With shops, bars and restaurants reopening, we need to know how many cases there are, in order to be able to make the right decisions about where to go and who to visit. You’d think it would be a simple question to answer too. Do the tests. …

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Better Than Christmas!

I’m so excited! I’m not going to lie – lockdown has been a rollercoaster ride for me. I’ve had up days and down days. Good weeks and bad. The business has had to overcome challenges I could never in a million years have predicted – in fact, Covid has been impacting freight for nearly 8 months now! I’ve had to …

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It’s Like Black Friday All Over Again…

It seems this lockdown is really starting to shift now. Last week the non-essential shops reopened – and after good old Boris’ announcement today – it seems I won’t have to wait too much longer before a trip to the pub! I’ve missed the pub. Now, I don’t watch the news. I like to keep my headspace positive and there’s …

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Tweets Outside My Window

Last week I told you a little story about some tech trouble. But it seems that the team member who was the star of the story is not the only one who is struggling to keep up with technology. One of my nearest and dearest customers and friends Mr D, sent me a little reply that made me giggle. Now …

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A Dangerous Assumption

  We’re in the process of getting set up on some new software – Cargowise – the same freight platform that all the big boys use. It’s pretty exciting stuff. We’ve had a little help from a Government grant to get it installed, but as part of the deal, we had to attend an online training session. Now, like the …

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Where’s The Silver Lining?

As you know, I love a good holiday. Every year we pack our bags and spend a couple of weeks away with the family in a nice resort. All-inclusive, great weather, a nice pool and beers on tap… But this year is going to be a little different. As summer fast approaches many borders are still closed. Travel is much …

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My Birthday Wish…

I don’t like to blow my own trumpet – but today is my birthday! 29 again! Only kidding… this year I reach level 49 and I’m truly thankful for every birthday I get to celebrate. But this birthday is a little different. Thanks to lockdown there’s no pub, no parties and no big celebration. Just me, my family and a …

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Cowboys & Indians?

As you know, I send out stories, ideas and anecdotes every week. And I get a lot of replies. Sometimes people share their own stores with me in return. A few weeks ago I sent out an email about how gangs have found a new way to capitalize on the current COVID situation – smuggling fake medicines and PPE into …

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How Did I Miss this?

I love to travel. Working in the freight industry, several times a year I usually get to pack my bags and explore new and exciting places all around the world. This year’s a little different. Not only am I locked up at home like Rapunzel right now – but we’ve no idea of when this madness is going to end! …

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It’s a Disgrace

  I need to have a little rant today. I usually like to keep it positive, but something’s put a bee in my bonnet and I need to share. Illegal goods have always been a problem in the freight industry. From drugs and weapons to illegal animals and trafficked people – there’s always a small group of disgraceful criminals trying …

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