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It’s a time for looking forward not back

Updated: May 10, 2023

As the year 2022 draws to a close we are all thinking how we can get the best out of Christmas. It all seems like doom and gloom. Faced with a cost-of-living crises, fear of heating bills, strikes that will impact on all our lives and the war in Ukraine. It will take a great deal of effort to feel jolly this Christmas.


But given the great British spirit I am sure we will rise to the occasion. Even if means cooking the turkey in a fat fryer rather than an oven to save money. Hopefully, we can look forward to a better 2023 with some optimism. With an end to Putin’s war, a drop in the rate of inflation to ease the cost of living, and an end to strikes that have plagued the country for far too long.


Let’s hope so anyway. Happy Christmas and all the very best to you and yours for the New Year.


I received a poem from one of my friends which I would like to share with you, it’s both topical and seasonable which may add a little cheer:


The reindeers of the T.G.W. Union decided to go on strike, So, Santa and his elves had to go around by bike, The crib was on an order placed with Ikea, If it gets there by the 25th I’ve really no idea. The camels, likewise, were really in a huff, So, the three wise men, legged it and got there out of puff, The shepherds in the fields, made a hasty exit, Blaming the lack of sheep food, Totally on Brexit.


Albert Cook BA, MA & Fellow Charted Quality Institute Managing Director Bettal Quality Consultancy

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