Kicking the backside out of it

Shall we aspire to:

The singular fun of transient Pleasure?


The shared enjoyment of sustained Passion?


The defining fulfilment of realised Purpose?

I choose all three. I choose to:

Meet new people in the foothills,

Make new friends when it inevitibly gets tough,

Reach the top together.


See another summit,

Start again, with one or two of our new friends.

A couple of years ago I began adding as an objective of all projects, that we enjoy it.

Back then I felt brave adding it on at the end. Now I put it down first. I insist we kick the  backside out of it.

Do you?


Humour in the work place, just for laughs or much needed humaniser?

While I get Stuart to add a Share button or two, I thought I would share this on his behalf.

This is very Stuart. We often discuss the stresses and strains of our working lives and how, if having a laugh (pretty often) makes it more enjoyable.

Stuart is an expert in lots of things, most notably, money laundering (yes, really) .




I guess the best place for me to start my first blog post will be on the subject of humour. That is, humour in the workplace.  You see, and I take a big painful pause before typing this, I am considered a funny guy. It’s a statement I hate to make; I really do, as I do not consider myself funny but other people insist that I am. I consider myself a grumpy bastard with a cynical bent who has a love of language and, especially, a well crafted turn of phrase. Oh, and I am not afraid to say how things are.

Humour and the workplace need to co-exist. If I were to turn up every day to throw ourselves into the grinder without a close colleague’s wry sarcastic quip on my new shoes or hearing the latest disaster to befall Clive from Sales as he tries in vain…

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