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Paul Sutton

What’s your sentence?

I’ve been reading a book called ‘The Wisdom of Sundays’ by Oprah Winfrey. Xiaofang bought it and read it first, and we like to read the same books and then talk about them. One of the interview extracts in the book is with someone called Daniel Pink. (I hadn’t heard of him before.) He talked about a lady called Clare Boothe Luce. (I hadn’t …
Paul Sutton

Actual video footage of me, about to do some DIY in the home

Here’s some actual video footage of me, about to do some DIY in the home. Watch video Everybody has things that they are hesitating over. The sponsoring thought for hesitation is fear. In my case, my fear about DIY is usually one or more of the following: fear that I’ll take something apart and not be able to put it back together, fear that the …
Paul Sutton

Old Ginger

According to Xiaofang, there’s an old Chinese saying which runs as follows: “The older the ginger, the hotter the spice.” It certainly seems to be true in the tennis world, with Roger Federer’s recent victory at the Australian Open, his 20th Grand Slam, making him the oldest Grand Slam winner in 35 years. It also seems to be true in the world …
Paul Sutton

The perfect road safety poster?

It’s Half Term week here at the Sutton Family. Maybe it is with you as well, if you’re involved in that kind of thing. Coco and Norah have a school project to do, which is to create a road safety poster for their school. They remembered it over supper last night, and naturally they wanted to start immediately. Ideally they would have worked on the …
Paul Sutton

A duty to pay more tax

  I didn’t manage to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year. But according to the BBC, the British Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell was there, and he said that, the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms should work to maximise the amount of tax their clients pay. It’s easy to dismiss this as out-of-touch craziness. …