Is it that time already?

Ok I know already!  To be a successful Blogger you are supposed to be blogging regularly, but I promise I have been stupidly busy.  I must confess not all to do with work, but with ‘Stuff’.  You know stuff that just has to be done.  Well the good news is that I am almost there, and I hope to become more proactive in the future (it says here!).

Some of the ‘stuff’ I have been involved with has included some good news and, unfortunately, some bad.
Firstly, we lost two members of our family, my aunty Dot who was a wonderful lady and even though in her 80’s, was still a very active and ‘switched on’ lady. And secondly, my Uncle Don – Dot’s brother – both came out of the blue, but I guess it always does!  They will be both missed considerably and it is another reminder of one’s own immortality.

Some of the good news? Well my old friend Laurence Waxman finally tied the Civil knot with his partner Viktors in Cardiff last week.  Unfortunately I couldn’t make it because I was needed at home. But from the pix on Facebook it looks like everyone had a great time. I wish them both all the good luck in the world.  

I delivered a couple of Marketing Training courses for business enterprise agency Venture Wales.  I had a number of good sessions in Cardiff, Brynmawr, Newport and Tredomen. I was fortunate to meet some exciting and passionate  entrepreneurs with some great ideas for their business futures.

I haven’t taken many pix recently, which is unusual for me, but it’s all about priorities and photography wasn’t one of them. I had a couple of very interesting conversations with a couple of guys who work for Newsquest Media. Two men passionate about their subjects and great at what they do. Newsquest Media publish a number of titles including The South Wales Argus and a local news magazine named Voice.  Not too sure of what will be the outcome of our conversations but watch this space I guess.

Lastly, honourable number two son Jozif continues to forge his career in the music biz (I promise I did everything possible to talk him out of it, but….in the blood, and all that), he’s getting some pretty good reviews (check out Resident Advisor) and is so busy these days that we are getting fewer chances to catch up.  Meanwhile sons number two and three are steaming ahead in their chosen careers, Oliver at publisher Harper-Collins managing the Design Studio, and Ben producing and playing all the instruments God made at his fledgling studio Design2Play.