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For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).

Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
Why are chefs miserable?

I've heard it said that chefs are a miserable bunch. And that it's understandable. After all, the go to a great deal of trouble to create a work of art, and just a few minutes later it's been destroyed. Reflecting on that, though, I'm not sure that I agree.

This week, Rachel's been on holiday and I've been preparing and setting up breakfasts. I've done it many times before, I'm more than happy to do so, and in fact it's part of the plan that I'm standin. Put out the breakfast ... try to judge it just right (that fine balance between wastage and too little food), and then the end of the buffet becomes available. During this week, people have been eating light breakfasts; fairly typical for business guests, who have perhaps eaten out and heaviy the evening before. This Saturday morning, there's been a change in guests - to 'leisure' visitors - and the breakfast 'take' per person is a far heavier one.

Am I scowling because my serving handywork has been more thoroughly destroyed? No - I'm delighted because my handywork has been more used (and perhaps appreciated) and I revel in clearing into the kitchen, noting that there is a little left so I hadn't left our guests short.

Oh - I started asking "Why are Chefs miserable". Sorry - I haven't answered that. We're not miserable here. We revel in you eating our food - and that whether it's breakfast, a coffee and croissant midmorning, or an afternoon teas. And that's whether it's Heather, Sarah, Rachel, Leeanne, Kim, Anne or myself serving you.
(written 2011-06-18)

 
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M105 - Well House Manor - Where to eat
  [1226] Melksham Art Cafe - (2007-06-09)
  [1329] Subway Restaurant in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2007-09-02)
  [1332] Melksham Hotel - Five Star Kitchen! - (2007-09-04)
  [1359] Little Gems but not Lettuce - (2007-09-20)
  [1843] How many cups of coffee? - (2008-10-17)
  [1957] Why are cooks bad tempered? - (2008-12-22)
  [2239] Cornerstone Cafe, Melksham - (2009-06-14)
  [2584] Melksham Food and Drink Festival, 2010 - (2010-01-17)
  [2593] Food and drink launch - (2010-01-21)
  [3127] Burger me! - (2011-01-10)
  [3182] What we look for in a lunchtime cafe restaurant in Melksham - (2011-02-24)
  [3199] Lunch for Melksham Businesses - (2011-03-11)
  [3295] Strawberry Cream Teas, Coffee straight from the Bean and freshly squeezed orange juice - Melksham, every afternoon - (2011-05-20)
  [3304] Scones with or without fruit? - (2011-05-26)
  [3308] Behind the scenes - setting up a cafe - (2011-05-29)
  [3643] Hotel food, Melksham - enjoy the variety of the American way - (2012-03-08)
  [3708] Strawberry Cream Teas in Melksham - available every day this summer - (2012-04-25)
  [3719] Strawberry Cream Teas, Well House Manor, Melksham, starting this weekend - (2012-05-04)
  [3861] Melksham Food Festival - the food fayre - pictures - (2012-09-17)
  [3977] A variety of continental breakfasts - (2013-01-16)
  [4018] Afternoon Teas and Breakfasts at Well House Manor - (2013-02-24)
  [4567] Japanese and Malaysian food in Melksham - (2015-11-01)
  [4582] A near-empty plate of pastries - sign of a breakfast enjoyed - (2015-11-22)


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