The August Blog

Aug 8, 2014 | Uncategorized

The August Blog



 Whitstable, Kent, late August

Sound memory

During this month we have moved from hot weather to freezing, clear blue skies to dramatic thunderstorms, ending in a traditional wet and grey bank holiday Monday.

After one loud meteorological event a couple of weeks ago another sound had some of us rushing to the windows, a very low flying Avro Lancaster buzzed Rutland House.

Most people of a certain age and plane fanatics, can recognise the sound of four Merlin engines roaring overhead. This is the first time in many years that two Lancaster bombers have been flying in the UK.

At a recent family wedding, an elderly guest currently living in north Norfolk recounted some of their wartime experiences as an engineer maintaining Lancaster bombers.

He could clearly remember a quiet shift on the night of 5th June 1944 as all flying the previous night had been held over in readiness for D Day. He also recalled seeing the gliders taking off, pulled by tug aircraft as the first troops set off to seize key bridges in Normandy.

Creating great memories is part of the human experience. We hope you have added to yours over this summer.

Holiday hangover

Yes the holidays are nearly over and many a car driver is looking forward to a return of the school run. No? Make sure you get up that little bit earlier!

It’s also a good time to reconsider if you need some extra hands around the business. School leavers are fresh from exam results and their holidays and there are lots of incentives to assist in the hiring process, with grants towards training and apprenticeship schemes.

Changes afoot

If you make supplies of e-services, broadcasting and telecommunications to EU consumers you may be caught by the new scheme starting in January. For more details look at our website article here

Effective decision making

The next Accelerator Club meeting will be taking place on the 24th September here at 10.00am.

The subject of the Workshop is effective decision making. We all have the best of intentions but how often does the ‘to do’ list get carried over? Some practical tips will be explored to help concentrate the mind on the most important.

To book a place contact Jane at the office or book through Eventbrite here.

Finally, a really good read

As the nights draw in, what better time is there to curl up in the evening with a good book? Or perhaps you still have a holiday to come and a gripping tale is all you need to make that break complete.

Recommended reads by Karen:

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

A debut thriller which will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. A young boy witnesses the murder of his father for voicing his beliefs; this starts a sequence of events that even the hero cannot stop, or can he?

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This thriller, soon to be a major feature film starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike may appeal more to the ladies. It’s a couple’s fifth wedding anniversary; what will they buy each other? One party disappears, we hear both points of view, who is right? Who will you side with? A challenging read, but will keep you hooked; you will love it and hate it at the same time.

Do let us know what you think.

The Grugeon Reynolds Team