In the absence of my usual EBF fix :
- I did not get up at 5am
- I did not experience the vagaries of the English weather
- I did not have the opportunity of appreciating the lighter mornings
- I did not network from 6.a.m onwards and
- I did not enjoy the glories of a full English Breakfast.
And of course the Meeting itself with all its stimulating offerings of the 60 Second Round or an inspiring 10 Minutes.
So how are you all doing!?
Terry Maylin and myself have battened down the hatches but we are open for business. Our office telephone number is inter changeable between home and the office, and we will continue to do what we do best thanks to the benefit of the VOIP
Now that I understand what VOIP is I am in awe of Stuart Smallcombe and LG Networks.
Paul Booth obviously has time on his hands and has used it fruitfully with his recent email that offers advice and services that are directly relevant to our present situation.
If you need to relax Brian Painter would rather you did it without taking up smoking again. Stave off the urges, try to sleep by counting dangerous chemicals jumping over Benson and Hedges.
Remember you don’t need to visit our Pilgrim with arachnophobia; learn to embrace it and get a website from Scott Griffiths.
If a lack of networking means you are being forced to give out more business cards than usual you can always turn to the Mayor of Gants Hill.
Who’s to Blame?
For once in English History, it’s not the Pope. Of course it’s the Chinese. Bats should well and truly remain in the belfry. Think of the humble bat catcher. It is a short working day, he starts at dusk and finishes when it’s dark.
Panicking shoppers. Shopping has always been an ambivalence of mine. I only hope that the panic byers remember the respective uses of bog roll and pasta and don’t get them mixed up.
You know when there’s “…trouble at Mill..” when the Chancellor of the Exchequer gives away £20 million and more as an afterthought to his Budget.
EBF has always bought into (dare I say it) the BNI Epithet of “givers gain”. We must continue to support each other. The Members email is an excellent contact point and email a way of passing referrals while we have no meeting…..Use It! Also our WhatsApp group is working well.
I imagine that amidst the gloom and doom there must be some good news like the cancelling of The Eurovision Song Contest; please share the good news with us and comment on this Blog.
Finally, it is hopeful that using technology we may well be able to conduct some kind of virtual networking meeting next week, so watch this space and hopefully those members with a webcam or smartphone can join us online.
Scott sorted out Zoom this morning which is good and perhaps going forward we all can join on Zoom but not at 6am in the morning. Stay safe x
I seem to remember zoom being a record in the 70’s or early 80’s by I think Fat Larry’s band”? and that’s about as techie as I can get. Thanks for the blog in these troubled times , its important to stay as cheerful as possible. I saw a joke the other day that made me chuckle . I have been in isolation for several days and I found myself singing Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra songs . The doctor said I had Croonervirus .
Stay safe everybody
I also woke up at 5 am , but I cant blame Paul opening and shutting his car doors .
Interesting blog useful zoom meeting, could be the way forward if I figure out how to use it.
If anyone needs anything please don’t hesitate to get in touch and if I can help I’ll do my best.
It felt odd to be awake on autopilot this morning but not sharing breakfast and networking with you all. I think that we’ll have a virtual meeting next week.
Best wishes to everyone and hope you’re all doing ok. If anyone needs help just shout and I’m sure we’l all do what we can.
Even though I remembered to switch off my alarm last night, I still bloody woke up at 5.15am this morning. Unbelievable!
Good luck everyone. Batten down the hatches. See you on the other side!
A very entertaining blog from our virtual chairman. I can honestly say that I miss you all (well most of you). Although I was meant to be in Iceland (the country) this week with the Mayoress, I ended up in Iceland (the shop) in Gants Hill Village. Whereupon a fight broke out between irate panic buyers and overworked staff members. It was captured on video (not by myself, I must add) and has now gone viral on Daily Mail Online. You get a better quality of panic buyer in Gants Hill. Keep safe, keep your hands clean and don’t pick your nose. That’s my advice folks. Mayor out.
It was good to catch up on the zoom meeting today. It will be interesting times ahead. I will keep my ears open for any business I can pass the members way. At the moment it is near business as usual apart from the long forms now to fill out when entering care homes and mental institutions .
I checked my shares today and they have bombed. The certificates are virtually worthless so if we run out of loo rolls,I know what we can use. In case you haven’t heard…The CEO of BT contracted Covid-19, however, medics say that the chance of him transmitting anything successfully is very low….Miss Marple, sorry, Markle said that little Archie is now standing on his own two feet although the same can’t be said of her husband.
Missing you lot already. I too awoke at 5am by my own body clock but didn’t eat breakfast till a more sensible hour. Keeping myself busy getting people home and reassuring those due to travel that it WILL be alright. Good independent travel consultants,
like myself, put their clients before anything else and only use professional & caring suppliers also. With a loyal client base we will survive this. Keep safe folks.
Strange times folks. Stay safe. Miss you.