When Freddie met Freddie at Harry Judd’s Charity all-Star Cricket match

Jun 13 2013

I am at last entering the blogosphere with a great bit of news from the Charlie cricket enthusiast branch of the Piledrivers family. It would be an understatement to say that when my son Freddie got to meet his namesake Freddie Flintoff this weekend at Uppingham School’s Charity cricket match and snapping this great ‘selfie’ to prove it, all my cricket dreams came true. It was a real family

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Another Piledriver becomes a convert of Grayshott Health

Jun 11 2013

Ok I needed a rest, but my week of choice would have been in sunnier climes with a large glass of Rosé and a good book. I eventually gave in to Caroline’s 'encouragement’ having experienced the regime when it was launched, and packed myself off to Grayshott Spa for a week of healthy eating and gut cleansing.  The 7 day regime is getting rave reviews with excellent results. People are staying

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Interesting facts about one of our underpaid and undervalued workforces

May 21 2013

97% of the UK’s flower rich grasslands have disappeared. As they do, so do bees. The value of bee pollination in human nutrition is immense and difficult to quantify. It has been estimated that bees, in general, pollinate some 90% of the world’s commercial plants

Q.Did you know bumblebees have smelly feet?
A. After feeding they leave a scent on the flower which helps other bumblebees to

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Hotelmarketing.com may just have invaded my Pinterest bolt-hole

May 02 2013

Yesterday was a sad day – or was it? Pinterest is my guilty pleasure – scrapbooks for grown-ups! 

I can lose myself for hours in the creatively inspiring maze that is Pinterest. I know that it is becoming more and more commercial but I choose to ignore this as I trawl through pin after pin,  curating my personal collection of exquisite Avedon photographs, 1950’s fashion illustrations, mad

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Working Chelsea Flower Show

Apr 30 2013

Now less than 4 weeks away, I personally can’t wait to be glued to the telly to watch the glorious coverage of the gardens and flowers and to join in with the centenary celebration of 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

This time 3 years ago we were preparing to work at the show: a lifetime ambition and a tick off the checklist of ‘things to do before I die’. Is it good to look back?

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