Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Internet Has Changed How the Wedding Planner or Conference Organizer Shops

When I was Assistant Conference and Banqueting Manager in Ashford Kent back in 1990 before the internet came along it was much more time consuming for us and the prospective guests to come to a final decision. I will give you a couple of examples on how decisions were made back then. For the bride […]

If I Could Pick a Spot to Retire

As the years pass by and I get closer to the day when I can put up my feet and retire I often recall a lot of the traveling I did while working on the cruise ship. My idea of retirement would be close to a beach with warm temperatures and where my money would […]

Why Sometimes You Got to Call it a Night

Tonight I went into work and came straight back home. I was the closer and like the night before saw I was not going to get many tables. The other night I was frustrated and closed having only served 4 tables. Tonight I traded with someone and left without serving any tables. I start earlier […]


The first time I was ever in Monaco was back in 1977 when my friend and I leased a car and traveled around the Mediterranean. It was a quick pass through on our way to camping in Antibes France. The second time I was there I will never forget. I just got hired as a […]

London England on New Year’s Eve

A couple of times I have had the opportunity of living in England and on one occasion spending New Year’s Eve right in the heart of London. What an experience! What more could one ask for than spending New Year’s right in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. With so many […]

A Few Days Off Before the Rush

Just finishing up 3 days off heading into the busy Christmas rush. Enjoyed the Grey Cup and saw the latest James Bond flick last night. So let’s get it on. By the way I am still doing my story and I just have a few chapters left. I am on 35 now but I figure […]

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Won Myself a Free Dinner

Last night one of the managers handed me a ticket for a free entree after work one night. He said someone called in and complimented me. The great thing about this is I heard someone emailed about my service a couple of weeks ago that has not been passed on yet regarding some good service […]

Just a Plug for my Son’s Blog

Adam likes to draw and I just wanted to pass on his blog to you to view when you wish. He is very creative and good with words. Check it out.