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Archive - 2010 07

voices in my head

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Derek Jones

27 July 2010

I’ve been jumping through hoops recently agreeing (note the use of the word agreeing as opposed to choosing) on paint colours for a room at home. As both client and labour on this job I’m not particularly effective in either role as they are for the most part diametrically opposed. Sound familiar? I ...

The complete A-Z of everything

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Derek Jones

19 July 2010

Now I thought we had the monopoly on secret recipes but as I recall the inner sanctum of the Magic Circle was, by comparison, easier to infiltrate than the brotherhood of French Polishers when I was desperate for knowledge. It’s quite possible that I was asking the wrong questions or even the wrong  ...

Hop up on the couch

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Derek Jones

13 July 2010

Every large organization has its fair share of directives and new rules that must be obeyed and this establishment is no different. I see it as our duty as foot soldiers to determine which of these are workable and report back. It’s not that I’m bloody minded in any way or just plain awkward but som ...

Investment opportunity

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Derek Jones

5 July 2010

Spending cuts and budget restraints are very much in the headlines again although to be fair the issue has been with us for quite some time. I don’t make a habit of it but looking back at past issues of F&C and the other woodworking titles it seems that we have been in the doldrums for nigh on a yea ...

They think it''s all over...

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Derek Jones

2 July 2010

As the sound of vuvuzelas is at last beginning to fade I guess it’s time to focus on one of the nations other magnificent sporting events – The GMC stool-ball evening. Haven’t heard of it? Don’t worry neither had I until last week but I’ve signed up none the less. Apparently there is no rigorous tea ...

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