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Where do think you''re off to Jones?

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Derek Jones

25 February 2010

Thursday already. Where’s the week gone? As they say ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ and this is often seat of the pants stuff for me. I’m easily pleased obviously. I was never really that fussed about spending time at the workshop when I first came here. It held little or no surprises I guess a ...

I''ll have one of those and one of those

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Derek Jones

23 February 2010

Just got back from a few days in Boy Toy Heaven, Stuttgart to be precise home of Porsche, Mercedes and Festool. Unless you are invited it’s unlikely that you would make it over the threshold of the latter but the other two have museums who gladly open their doors to the public and that alone was wor ...

Missing you too Derek

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Andrea Hargreaves

18 February 2010

Capable, he calls it, see Derek"s last blog. That"s the last thing I"d call myself right now. While he"s jet setting the world - well Germany actually but that"s exotic enough when you are stuck behind a desk with only a rainswept view of shiny red rooftops to remind you that the ...

Missing you already

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Derek Jones

15 February 2010

If you keep an eye on the forum you will have noticed I made it up to Oxford last week to Rycotewood for the Talking Tools event. By far most interesting aspect of the day was spending time talking to the students. Their enthusiasm knows no bounds and the coming away left me feeling that the immedia ...

Trains and boats and planes

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Derek Jones

11 February 2010

So far this week my time has been spent going places rather than doing things and tomorrow has much the same ring to it. Rycotewood and Talking Tools is the only thing on my ‘to do list’ so that’s where I’ll be. No idea how I’m going to get there yet but I’ve been told parking is a problem so consid ...

Sardines in the sun

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Derek Jones

9 February 2010

Unusual for me to have a bit of time on my hands over the weekend. Not that I could put it to any great use though, spending most of it in queues. But it was worth all the hours of standing around to sit down to a plate of sardines in the sunshine on the beach. Needless to say it was not on this sce ...

Time to dream and plan

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Derek Jones

5 February 2010

I’ve been going on a bit about time in recent blogs. How there’s never enough of it. And I’ve come to the conclusion that my perception of it could be weather related because as I write this, my laptop on my knees as I sit outside the workshop enjoying the admittedly weak early February sunshine, ti ...

Running to keep up

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Derek Jones

3 February 2010

It’s been quite a few days so far this week what with one thing and another and no sign of a let-up any time soon. I was half expecting the pace of things to drop off a bit by now. I took hold of the reins nearly five months ago and have managed to get five new series started and a sixth one in the  ...

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