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The snow has gone, rain is expected but it dawned dry and bright when we kicked off with 26 members and one visitor, Gary Williams.
Sarah Bell’s debut had her instructing us on the subject of neurodiversity. We all have our unique way of processing things and she linked this to her experience of autism…food for thought!!
The 60 Second Round
Mike Skinner was adjudicating the Oscar this week and he had quite a bit to choose from.
Howard (is there life on Mars) Bullock warned of inflation threatening money held as cash.
Kieran Peaty is offering a £950.00 feasibility study for new jobs whilst Marc Robinson offers a free 30 minutes discovery session when you discover what is feasible for your body.
On a more whimsical note, Toby Acton laid claim to being a hamster trainer. The training amounts to getting business people off the treadmill. It won’t surprise any of you that this involves deep diving. Whilst Paul Dulieu cast himself in the role of the bedtime storyteller to illustrate how he helped businesses tell their story.
Stuart Smallcombe predicted the end of copper wire by 2025 and John Freeman shared his screen with us to show a very long radiator with what looked like copper pipework. As if to further illustrate his versatility he had to leave early to do his other job as a Pony Whisperer.
Had Brian Painter been present, predicting death and destruction for smokers and I had been looking to encourage people in contemplation of death to make Wills, it would have fitted neatly with Vincent Goode’s prowess in printing Orders of Service for funerals.
A slightly bizarre round all told with Alan Moller throwing caution to the wind and polishing “a bit of a turd”. I didn’t think you could do that!!
Mike Skinner was not persuaded by any of this nonsense and he awarded the Oscar to Simon Essex for helping a young work experience girl to gain confidence.
10-minute presentation by Colin O’Connor
Colin O’Connor’s turn this time. He has been at it for 22 years and he shared his screen with us in taking us though exactly what he did. Highlight for me was what looked like one of those ruined Greek Temples, set against the clear blue sky. It must have set Richard Reed’s juices flowing. It was in fact a dilapidated site in Peckham. Now there’s an idea for a staycation. A very professional presentation by Colin.
Referrals and Testimonials round
As usual a lively round brought our meeting to a close.