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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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NO Fans Allowed.

I’m a happy Chadd today.   As I’m sure you know, I’m a big footie fan. I love everything about the beautiful game – but I especially love my team – Aston Villa. Last weekend “The Villa” played against the big boys (Liverpool) on their home turf at Villa Park. The odds were against them and after last seasons last day …

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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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Ever Find Freight Frustrating?

  My kids are always making fun of me. I like to think I’m pretty tech-savvy. I’ve got a smartphone and I know how to use it. I’m on social media, I use the internet for everything and I know the difference between the Tinder that you start a fire with and the Tinder that you start a relationship with. …

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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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Does Size Really Matter?

It’s the age-old debate: does size matter? Well, when it comes to cargo ships it seems that it does! This last month saw the launch of the biggest cargo ship in the world…The HMM Algeciras. Sailing under the flag of Panama, she came into the London Gateway on 15th June at the end of her maiden voyage from China. At …

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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 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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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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