What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a monster?
Rick Edward Doe
Right now much of the world is gathering around television sets to watch the 4th or possibly the 3rd (see later) largest global sporting event of modern times. Apparently only the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and another event, are larger than the Rugby World Cup.
It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s sunny - it must be summer. I know that in the UK that is a strange phenomenon but for many of us from other parts of the world it’s the norm. Rather than one long temperate weather system that is persistently wet we have seasons and seasons come and seasons go.
Temperate climates bring their own challenges. In Glasgow, London and Edinburgh it’s the rain, unlike the extremes of heat in Phoenix and Dallas. In San Francisco it’s the weather, where the microclimate in the city seems to bear no resemblance to the rest of the state!
My tour of the Lovibonds brewery in Henley-on-Thames (yes of Henley Regatta fame) last week, turned out to be a very inspirational few hours. I never thought that hearing a brief talk on hops and barley (and of course the sampling of several - 8 to be exact – varieties of beer) could shed such light and provide so much insight into service and service management.