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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.
Should we cruise around the world?

Cruise Liner in Venice.



Waiting for a pizza in the Acropolis on Tuesday, I was reading the material they provided ("The Sun"). A self-evaluation quiz - "how strong is your marriage" - caught my eye for a few seconds and I read (paraphrasing):

Which of these best describes your view of the future?

1. I look forward to the day that we're not together
2. We're saving up for a cruise around the world when we retire.
3. Goodness only know what next year will bring.


OK - it just HAD to be number 3.

A year ago, I wouldn't have expected us to be expanding / growing the way we are with the seismic shift that projects such as Well House Manor will bring ... and as plans for that develop, we're seeing other natural ways of how it will work into our lives. The train campaign - increasing the awareness of the train services to Melksham and the threat they're under - has brought us from being unknown in the town and sitting at home most evenings through to a frenetic series of meetings - "if it's Wednesday it must be ...", and appointments on non-training days that are timed at two-hourly intervals. Not everything has worked out as well as we might have hoped or reasonably expected but - hey - there's a risk in everything and where something doesn't go as planned it can be amended to suit all or, if need be, a decision taken to stop it going too far off the rails.

So, rather than looking back, I look forward and I have to say that the Sun's third option just has to be the right answer. I can add that I'm certain of one thing - that future will be Lisa and Graham in amongst all the aspect marked "don't know" and "we'll see". And one other thing I'm certain of too - we're not looking to tie up just yet!


There was a lovely smell of veggie pizza wafting out from behind the counter, and a young couple came in and wanted to sit where I had the paper open. I didn't continue reading the quiz - I just took a quick look at the scoring for the question that had set me thinking. Option 3 was middle-ranked, but it strikes me that we would be pretty sad and insular if, with all the exciting things we're fortunate to have around us, we were already looking forward to putting the brakes on it all and going off on a boat.
(written 2006-02-09, updated 2008-09-25)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
Z521 - Navigable waterways - Canals, Rivers and Sea
  [708] Linescapes of Mull - (2006-05-03)
  [776] Naming Rooms - (2006-06-24)
  [793] The Wilts and Berks Canal - (2006-07-05)
  [820] Robert and William Whitworth - (2006-08-01)
  [1657] Farewell, Newcastle to Stavanger, Haugsund and Bergen - (2008-05-29)
  [1986] Walk to Bowerhill - (2009-01-10)
  [2588] Freddies Wood and the K and A Canal - (2010-01-17)
  [2730] Bird Watching on the Melksham Avon - (2010-04-18)
  [2796] Sunday - waiting for the ferry. - (2010-06-06)
  [2807] Canal through Melksham - the options and issues - (2010-06-13)
  [2950] Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, turns first sod in Melksham Link Canal - (2010-09-09)
  [3023] Autumn walk from Bowerhill - (2010-10-31)
  [3157] A new monopoly on the ferry to Northern Ireland - (2011-02-04)
  [3183] Redevelopment on the banks of the Avon in Melksham - (2011-02-25)
  [3266] Easter on the Canal - near Melksham, Wiltshire - (2011-04-26)
  [3282] The future of canal management and charities - Kennet and Avon Canal bias - (2011-05-08)
  [3345] Cruising - (2011-07-04)
  [3482] Taking a boat down Caen Hill Locks - (2011-10-15)
  [3483] Canals, watererways in the Melksham area - (2011-10-16)
  [3815] The Melksham News - July 2012 - Part 2, TransWilts Rail, Wilts and Berks Canal - (2012-07-23)
  [3998] Travelogue - from the Netherlands to London via Hook and Harwich - (2013-02-07)
  [4472] Rosslare to Fishguard - foot passenger on the ferry - (2015-04-24)
  [4577] An update - Melksham Link Canal and river - (2015-11-14)

G600 - Well House Consultants - Well House Manor
  [525] Vision AND venture - (2005-12-12)
  [550] 2006 - Making business a pleasure - (2006-01-01)
  [555] Hotel novelties - (2006-01-05)
  [558] Converting between acres and hectares - (2006-01-08)
  [571] Well House Manor - (2006-01-21)
  [575] Eating for the single business traveller - (2006-01-24)
  [582] DWIM and AWWO - (2006-01-30)
  [594] Twice is a co-incidence and three times is a pattern - (2006-02-07)
  [615] Looking for leading not bleeding edge - (2006-02-21)
  [617] Easy, Free, Reliable internet access - (2006-02-22)
  [643] If it's Sunday, it must be Bedwyn - (2006-03-12)
  [667] Well House Manor goes ahead - (2006-04-03)
  [884] Drive time - (2006-10-02)
  [891] Well House Manor Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-10-10)
  [902] Brand new hotel and training centre, Melksham - (2006-10-22)
  [933] Course Joining package - updated - (2006-11-20)
  [963] George Hotel and Well House Manor, Melksham - (2006-12-04)
  [1059] Three sets of twins - (2007-01-31)
  [1072] Well House Manor in the Snow - (2007-02-09)
  [1211] A lot has happened in a year - (2007-05-31)
  [1332] Melksham Hotel - Five Star Kitchen! - (2007-09-04)
  [1388] Well House Manor - a year on - (2007-10-12)
  [1520] Terms and Conditions - Hotel, England - plain English - (2008-01-26)
  [1706] The Story of Well House Manor - (2008-07-12)
  [2565] Bright day, snowy day - (2010-01-06)
  [2962] Well House Manor - the history of the hotel - (2010-09-20)
  [3405] Where do businessmen stay in Melksham? - (2011-08-25)
  [3549] Well House Manor - perhaps the best hotel rooms in Melksham - (2011-12-10)
  [3702] Digital Champions think that Well House Manor is a champion venue! - (2012-04-20)
  [3800] Fancy a weekend away? Try Well House Manor in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2012-07-09)
  [3814] Returning guests - a sign of a good product. Cream teas and hotel rooms. - (2012-07-22)
  [3970] Comparing four VERY different places to stay - (2013-01-11)
  [4101] POETS day at Well House Manor - (2013-05-24)
  [4715] Well House Manor - Still five out of five! - (2016-10-30)


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