Tag: Business Travel

A new look for Aer Lingus

Earlier today, Ireland's national carrier, Aer Lingus, launched its new aircraft livery. It's the first time the image has been updated in over twenty years . And for an airline which has basically owned the colour green, it's quite a departure. The new look will mean aircraft will be mostly white, with a strip of ...

2019: Prepping for a year of travel!

As I approach the end of one year, it's the perfect time to look ahead and see what 2019 has in store for me. The short answer is: lots more travel! Between my various work trips and holidays, 2019 will be spent on the move, but nearly always to places I love visiting. So far, ...

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Oh the glamour of business travel

I got up at the crack of dawn this morning to catch a flight to Dublin. I'm working here until Thursday night. And from the get go, it's been a bit of a trial... I had completed 99% of my packing before going to sleep last night, working religiously off my packing list. But when ...

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Another Monday, another business trip. I'm leaving for Belfast in about 15 minutes (via a couple of meetings in London), staying just one night, so I can speak at a conference. In the scale of things, this is barely a trip. One night away and I'm not even leaving the country (arguments over a Northern ...

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A need to disappear?

I've always seen myself as an extrovert. In fact, every assessment I've ever taken (and they are many - I'm a psychologist remember!) pins me down as an extrovert. I love spending time with others and meeting new people, I enjoy discussing and debating my ideas as work in progress, I prefer discussions over email ...

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A wander round sunny Barcelona

I’m once again in beautiful Barcelona, once again for work. But instead of getting up at the crack of dawn to race to morning meetings, I decided to come over the day before and work from here before tomorrow’s meetings. An excellent plan, even if I do say so myself. After working all the way ...

A business travel bug…

I've just spend the last week working in Dublin and, while the workshops and coaching sessions went very well, I managed to pick up an unwelcome dose of flu. It's an unfortunate risk when you're a frequent flyer and I guess it was my turn to pick something up. Being sick when on holidays is ...

A Dutch interlude

I'm sitting in Amsteram's Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight back to London. I've been in the Netherlands since Wednesday, when I flew over for a conference.  Work-wise, it wasn't too bad. But I was a little sleep deprived (one night due to impressive thunder and lightning!) and survived off some pretty awful conference food. ...

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A night in the Frank Sinatra Suite

I worked in Dublin on Thursday and Friday and spent Thursday night at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, to the south of the city. I grew up in Dun Laoghaire, it's always nice to get back and spend some time by the sea. I had great plans to finish work early on Thursday ...

Catalan jalapeño madness

I spent Thursday and Friday working in Barcelona - a bit of a monthly routine for me and nothing out of the ordinary. But I did stay at a new (new to me, anyway) hotel and so was able to notice the little differences that make for a nice hotel stay.  Firstly, I had my own ...