Welcome To The New Normal

I’ve been doing some thinking about recessions, depressions and double dips. I don’t know about you but this one, whatever you call it, seems to be dragging on a bit. When I was talking to a senior accountant friend of mine recently, who is approximately the same age as me and who has been in accounting all his life, his take on it is “Welcome to the New Normal”. In his opinion, these straightened financial times are what our lives are going to be like for the next big chunk of time, perhaps twenty years or so, maybe more. I […]

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I’ve Lost My Leaky Bucket! And Possibly That Lovin’ Feeling Too…

I’m a bit worried about myself.   All my life, I’ve cried like a leaky bucket, at the drop of a hat, almost without provocation.   I’ve cried in top board meetings, at client meetings with their bank managers or VAT inspectors (at the bravery of self-employed people) all the way through the Joy Luck Club including the opening credits, in adverts, all the way through Apollo 13 and Field of Dreams, at Terry Waite’s speech on his release (sobbing in the carpark of Waldens the stationers in SW11), in the last moments of a TV programme I haven’t actually watched all […]

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