My worst ever speaking gig

I've always had a fastidious approach to public speaking.

Not one for just hopping up on stage and talking off the cuff, I meticulously prepare for any presentation I make.

So when I was asked to speak on stage in front of two hundred or so business owners at the O2 a couple of years back…

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Overgrown

I still haven't got round to finding someone to cut our grass.

It's becoming a problem. I let the dog out earlier and lost him for 45 minutes.

Now, you could argue that's my fault. I know Lauren certainly would…

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Darkmilk

I stopped at the shop on the way home and picked up a bar of Cadbury's newest creation:

Darkmilk.

Let me walk you through the marketing process Cadbury deployed to get me over the line…

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Breakdown

Lauren's car goes back in September, so we're on the hunt for her next set of wheels.

Unfortunately, finding the ideal car is no walk in the park.

First of all, we've got to consider our pooch, Max…

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Get out of the way

I made the most of the sunshine yesterday and took Max, our Goldendoodle, round the park.

Here he is with Lauren, looking for squirrels.

As we strolled along the path, a crazed biker came zooming towards us at breakneck speed…

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Bless you, Royal Mail

3 things are certain in life:

#1. Death
#2. Taxes
#3. Royal Mail putting the cost of stamps up

The price of stamps went up again at the back end of last month, with the cost of a 1st class version rising to from 65p to 67p…

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The Lidl Incident

Now, before we start, let me say this:

Perhaps I should have intervened before this escalated.

Perhaps I should have told a staff member, or even Terry's Dad.

But I'm glad I didn't, because then I wouldn't be able to write you this email…

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1st Class convenience

I avoid running errands at all costs.

But, no matter how hard I try, Lauren always seems to sneak the occasional task on to my list.

Today it was going to the Post Office.

Fortunately, I was spoilt for choice…

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Selling made simple

I've never seen myself as a natural salesman. I've never really wanted to, really.

Not in the traditional sense, where I picture slicked back hair, headsets and poor morals.

And, while it may not be a popular opinion, I think that Grant Cardones and The Wolf of Wall Streets are unpleasant unethical people…

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How to charge 9.3x more for the same thing...

It's no surprise Jeff Bezos has topped the rich list as the most wealthy person in the world.

Because not only does he get us to pay for Amazon Prime...

You're also significantly more likely to make purchases from Amazon, as a prime member, without even price checking…

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Can I post you this?

I made the most of the brief spell of sunshine yesterday and popped outside to take this photo:

You see, I've got 17 spare copies of our February Ink Newsletter in a box at home, and Lauren's told me I need to get rid of them... or she will.

So, for my own safety AND your benefit, I'd like to send you a copy.

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How to baby

Although I can't quite believe it, Florence is a month old tomorrow.

And, if you've got kids yourself, you'll understand that it's been an absolute rollercoaster.

But here's the thing:

I've never really been bothered by newborn babies…

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Is that normal?

After more than nine and a half months of waiting, our daughter was born on the 21st of last month.

Lauren and I are both first-time parents so, whilst we prepared ourselves as much as possible, we're experiencing plenty of new challenges when it comes to caring for a baby.

Mostly, we're asking each other:

"Is that normal?"…

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How do you clean a speedboat?

I'm nuts about cars. Always have been.

But when it comes to caring for automobiles, my neighbour definitely takes the top spot.

He's out washing his car every week. Even in the winter.

He's got all the gear - or so he claims…

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Report card

I wasn't particularly naughty at school, mainly because I didn't like the hassle.

But it felt like I was constantly in trouble for not doing my homework.

I HATED homework with a passion.

I never saw the point of it - a feeling I expressed by simply not doing any…

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Splittesting hairs

Lauren and I do our bit to look after the planet.

We've both got reusable coffee cups, we swapped all of our lightbulbs for the energy saving LED sort, and we take far more than showers than we have baths.

But we could always do more.

We could stop using any plastic altogether…

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