John Hunt Posts

Week 25 by John Hunt

Jun 13th, 2015 | By

Week 25 I had this idea that I could work part time, play a small role in the business whilst still owning it, and do other “retirement” type things. Though “retirement” is a misnomer. It sounds like giving up on life. I feel busier than I have done for years. Though when you’re “retired”, everything

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Week 24 by John Hunt

Jun 6th, 2015 | By

Week 24  30 years ago I was running the UK subsidiary of a US company and I went to New York to get the financial backing of the previous president of the business to do a management buy-out. He was now running a chain of low-budget restuarants, I think it was Taco Bell. I thought

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Week 23 by John Hunt

May 30th, 2015 | By

Week 23 Went last night to a posh black tie dinner given by the People’s Prize for their finalists. Our author, Marie Yates, didn’t win, but it was great to have got so far. Look out for her second book in the series, following Reggie and Me. It was held in the Stationer’s Hall, in

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Week 22 by John Hunt

May 23rd, 2015 | By

Week 22 Reflections on the election I’ve always voted Labour. I guess it’s partly a class thing. Both sides of my family were working class, manual workers. I was the first to go to a university. Same with my wife’s grandparents – her grandmother a maid, her grandfather a shoemaker. Her father grew up in

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Week 21 by John Hunt

May 16th, 2015 | By

Week 21 In appreciation; Many people called her beautiful, with large eyes, high cheekbones, delicate nose. She held herself well – good breeding. She had a lovely character; her smile was a pleasure to see. Her looks when she felt let down could kill. She was loving, caring, always ready for a friendly cuddle. Her

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Week 20 by John Hunt

May 9th, 2015 | By

Week 20 I remember a general impression when Ed Miliband became leader of the Labour party being one of surprise, in that he just didn’t look like Prime Ministerial material. Especially compared to his brother Dave– similarly bright, but more charismatic, politically experienced on the international stage, a vote-winner. Maybe it was just me, and

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Week 18 by John Hunt

May 2nd, 2015 | By

Week 18 Sitting in the airport late Friday on the way home from Venice, with dozens of churches, museums, blurring in memory into Madonnas and martyred saints and muscular flesh ascending to heaven….. I like to cram it all in, get my money’s worth. Ros is more sensible, so we compromise….we’ve maybe seen half the

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Week 17 by John Hunt

Apr 25th, 2015 | By

Week 17 Ros and me (I? – never figured that one out, I guess that’s correct, but it sounds weird) are going to Venice for a week. Technically, it’s in celebration of our wedding anniversary…..we haven’t done much more than cooking steak rather than chicken since we had the 30th. Really, I guess we just

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Week 16 by John Hunt

Apr 18th, 2015 | By

Week 16 A eureka moment this week. I work in a spare bedroom overlooking a wood which has just been cleared, and replanted with seedlings. The view is largely blocked, annoyingly, by a big shed, which some of us worked in for a while ten years back when we had to retrench – began winding

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Week 15 by John Hunt

Apr 11th, 2015 | By

Week 15 A milestone, this week. And it came out of the blue. We’re doing well enough for Janice (Financial Manager) to have decided that the remainder of my loan can be repaid to me. It was so long ago that I put it in…can’t even remember when, exactly, about 10 years ago, a six

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