Author: Renee Mackay

Being British

I love being British. I was thinking about this the other day and what had caused this upswell of pride.  Strangely it was the Tube in London. Or more specifically it was the blaring announcement at Great Portland Street: ‘Mind…

Why some people shouldn’t be Team Leaders

Okay, I fully admit this is a rant.  I can’t help it, I just need to say it… and thanks for listening, I feel much better and your patience is appreciated in advance. Can you remember when Terminal 5 at…

Toot as much as you like, pal

I was dropping my husband off at the airport sometime during the middle of the night. Actually it was 6 in the morning but it felt like the day before, if you see what I mean. Edinburgh Airport (where Scotland…

Debits and Credits

Hello all – Richard here, writing on behalf of Renee. My early morning easyJet flight from Edinburgh to Stansted was ahead of schedule earlier today. Damn and blast. I know what you’re thinking… there’s no pleasing some people.  And you’d…

It’s not part of my job spec

You’ve gotta love the rail companies… in this case East Coast Trains. Or more specifically the staff on East Coast Trains. Let me explain why you’ve gotta love them.  I’m sat sitting in my seat on the train right now…

There’s something wrong

I’ve been working on a communication project gathering info about works well and not so well in terms of the flow of communication through and across a business. We’ve been running focus groups – great fun: I was able to…

Waiting…always waiting

I picked up a new car yesterday… a wonderful experience it usually is, but not on this occasion. You know when you get a new car and there’s always a certain trepidation that you’ve got the one car in 10,000…

Politicians know nothing about employment in EB

Oh dear… I was hoping to start 2013 with a slightly less controversial subject than this. New Year’s resolution 1: be more forgiving and tolerant New Year’s resolution 2: not let things wind me up when I am forced to…

Time to Think

I like travelling by train… I only wish I could afford to do more of it. The other week I needed to travel from Edinburgh to London.  A simple enough trip: SleazyJet from Edinburgh to Gatwick and then the train…

Professional Footballers

I may have written a couple of weeks ago about my son the footballer. Well, things have progressed nicely, thanks for asking so I thought a little progress report was in order. My son’s team – Burnt Hill 95 (no…