Coronavirus Guidelines for Teaching Driving

A copy & Paste from the professional body to which I belong, that represents driving instructors, concerning what I would call ‘ barrier teaching’ is shown below. I have preceded the actual report with a summary of the legalities I received (thankfully) and this is shown in italics. Though not mentioned in the summary, theContinue reading “Coronavirus Guidelines for Teaching Driving”

Retreat time in Lockdown

There was a Chief Honcho from a monastic setup on Radio 4 the other day, discussing how so many people had turned to monasteries for advice on how to be happier during the Lockdown. Generally, the advice (and good it was) is to structure your day into ‘morning, noon and evening’. It helps to writeContinue reading “Retreat time in Lockdown”

In the Video ‘ We’ll be together again’

The local ‘4 Heatons Traders Association’ came up with this gem ( I’m on at the end, looking a tad self conscious), presumably to keep us occupied during the Lockdown. It’s tons better than I thought it would be and, the music’s grown on me too! Great fun and I want to do another oneContinue reading “In the Video ‘ We’ll be together again’”

On the Radio again / Virtual Driving Lesson

I was half snoozing / listening along to the Today programme on Radio 4 recently when my ears pricked up at a request for small business owners to phone in and tell how they were adapting during Lockdown. Having done radio a few times, I couldn’t resist the lure of publicity and, yes, I amContinue reading “On the Radio again / Virtual Driving Lesson”

New Masks/Online Conference/Going Back to Work etc.

I recently attended an on-line Driving Instructor Show – something that is usually held at a conference centre. Although tentative at first, I followed the instructions on how to navigate my way round, and it subsequently proved to be a great morning out! You could login between 10am and 1pm and click on any exhibitorContinue reading “New Masks/Online Conference/Going Back to Work etc.”

When Music and Motoring met (14th Oct 2019)

This is where I spent a most pleasing and informative day as the two professions in which I am involved came together most unexpectedly. I planned the presentations/workshops beforehand due to the number of sessions I wished to attend. The first off was ‘Digital Upgrade’, not to be confused with upgrading of technology, but rather,Continue reading “When Music and Motoring met (14th Oct 2019)”

Traffic Reduction Report on Didsbury Rd. Stockport (23rd Oct 2017)

This is a summary of some research I did for The Four Heatons Traders Association concerning the volume of traffic coming down Didsbury Road in Stockpot and the results may be of interest to those of you who live in the vicinity. We identified the following problems: The bus lane operating 12 hours a day,Continue reading “Traffic Reduction Report on Didsbury Rd. Stockport (23rd Oct 2017)”

Looking out for your own eyes (11th July 2016)

Having had a traumatic last couple of weeks, thereabouts, with a scare on my eyesight, I thought it might be helpful to relate it here, in case anyone suffers the same symptoms.   I woke up with flashing lights to my left eye along with a floater. Google correctly said this could be symptomatic ofContinue reading “Looking out for your own eyes (11th July 2016)”

Social this and that Course (9th Feb 2016)

I’m on yet another Business Course run by The Business Growth Hub in Manchester. We’ve studied various social platforms and I’m now committed to using what I feel has been the most useful part of the course.   That is the ‘Social Media plan’ whereby you choose your platforms, Answer questions to find your strategy,Continue reading “Social this and that Course (9th Feb 2016)”