Living in a flat v. living in a hotel

All of my assignments since joining PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting over ten years ago (most of which have been with IBM of course since PwC sold their consulting business) has seen me living in hotels at least three nights most working weeks. Until my last assignment that is. For the last two and a bit years, I have been able to reside in a flat rented on the Marina in Swansea (the photograph shows my view from the patio doors of my flat). Now, whilst Swansea would not be my first Read more […]

Train, Bus or Car

My youngest daughter has to buy a bus pass each term to cover her travel to/from her college in Telford. This also provides unlimited travel throughout the area every day of the week. Sadly, she lost the pass last week. It costs £5 to get a replacement (about the same as a normal peak-time return) the first time, and around £35 the second time. Fortunately, this is the first time she has lost the pass. She has a letter from the college which lets her travel for a short time on a very limited Read more […]

Training day

Change of surroundings today. Headed into an office in central London for some training. My current client runs a small bus service for staff between the office we are working at near Heathrow and their office near Paddington station. I hate this service. It takes far too long and makes me sick. No, really. I get travel sick easily. Not a good passenger. The buses do feel somewhat thrown around and I get the distinct impression that the drivers really do not want to be doing the job. So, whenever Read more […]