Keeping Up Appearances

 

If you have ever watched Channel 4’s ‘Four Rooms’ then this might look a little familiar. The synopsis of the programme is that you venture into the unknown and choose your path wisely, hoping to secure the most savvy deal on any antique that you bring to the table. For example, if you have a rare etching by Picasso then you would be prudent to leave the art critics till last, whereas if you had a vintage African artefact in ...

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Engineered for Success

If you need urgent assistance and there is no one on hand to help, then you often find yourself scrabbling around for answers, not knowing which way to turn. Confusing though it is; you seem to act on your instincts and use your nous rather than resort to desperate measures, as you are a rather savvy individual and always have your wits about you. So many people would crumble under pressure, but you seem to have maintained your cool, calm ...

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

 

This, ladies and gentlemen is the world’s smallest elevator. Situated in the heart of Paris, this teeny-tiny fellow stands a mere 18 inches tall and is one of the city’s most popular crowd-pullers. People flock from far and wide to get a glimpse of this little lift as it is truly a sight to behold. L’ Hotel De La Porte Duree is a spacious and roomy guesthouse, but the same cannot be said for its star attraction. If you are ...

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Fancy That!

 

Now, most of us would not be able to afford such a snazzy, fancy elevator as this but it doesn’t half look impressive! Like the Funhouse in the 80’s or the disco haven of Reflex; it’s a mishmash of multi-coloured madness. It would certainly brighten our day if we were heading up to the office in a bad mood after tailbacks on the main road and having to park twenty minutes’ walk away as the company car park is chock-a-block ...

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Caught Red-Handed

Playing pranks on your work friends is all part and parcel of working in a large office space. You steal their staplers, nick their pens and move their seats; all in the name of fun, of course! It is never your intention to hurt their feelings, as you just want a little bit of respite from the endless phone calls which you have to make to customers who quite clearly do not want to be disturbed on a Friday evening. ...

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This is the Modern Way

 

If you have planned a luxury break away in the City then what do you look for? Do you want to stay in a plush, opulent hotel or a small guest-house tucked away down a winding cobbled road? Would you prefer to chill out, relax and unwind or drag your reluctant partner around the various shopping outlets dotted around the centre? People relish the thought of indulging in some much-needed retail therapy, but their other halves might have alternative ideas. ...

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Maintaining High Standards of Service

Your boss has made the dubious decision to send you to unfamiliar territory as you have been selected as an ambassador for the company. Hooray. Yes, this may seem like such an honour initially, but secretly you wish that they chose someone les; well, honest. You cannot keep your opinions to yourself and there has been many a time when you have spoken out of turn in the boardroom and made some caustic comments when someone else is on a ...

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Drastic D.I.Y.

 

The sad events which occurred in Florida recently are a real wake-up call if you are thinking about making improvements to a rickety old elevator without consulting a professional first. A lady was crushed to death by her disabled best friend’s 17-year old machine which was haphazardly put together from the remains of an old forklift, and her boyfriend has been left grief-stricken by this terrible tragedy. This is an extreme case of course, but just goes to show what ...

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Education, Education, Education

 

Students will soon be descending upon all major cities and towns once again as there will be a huge influx of freshers infiltrating universities across the land, so you had better brace yourselves! It is ever such an exciting experience when you embark on a three year course at college as you will meet all sorts of colourful and interesting individuals, whilst hopefully getting an education along the way. Parents will no doubt worry about the hijinks which their offspring ...

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Face Your Fears

 

Some people refuse to board aeroplanes as they are completely and utterly petrified of heights, and even a million quid would not persuade them to bite the bullet and strap themselves into their seats. The promise of a luxury foreign holiday is not enough to tempt those that are truly terrified of being up in the air thousands of feet above ground level without any sort of guarantee that they are completely safe. There are places which one can visit ...

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