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Who’s zooming who?

Fiona Russell-Horne

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. The world of work has changed. That much is abundantly clear, even if much of the information coming out of Number 10 isn’t. Covid-19 has changed the way we …

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Fiona Russell-Horne

Things at the worst will cease, or else climb upward to what they were before The six months thing was a bit of an ‘ouch’ moment, but part from that, the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last night didn’t really tell us anything that we weren’t expecting. Those of …

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Sing a song of six people

Fiona Russell-Horne

Winter is coming Well, it was nice while it lasted. Being able to get together with a few – a select few at that – friends and sit 2metres apart in our gardens, each quaffing our own bottles of Sainsbury’s special-offer Rioja and a Walkers Grab-bag of crisps – no …

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Getting on with it

Fiona Russell-Horne

Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do. As someone who has spent all her working life in the media, it pains me to say this but sometimes, it’s best to ignore what you read and just get on with life. In previous …

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Level pegging

Fiona Russell-Horne

I am pleased to tell you that we have been busy the whole of the lockdown and none of us has missed a day There’s nothing quite like that heart-stopping moment when you open an envelope and see that you have messed up your exams. The realisation that you have …

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Simple pleasures

Fiona Russell-Horne

I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends I did something really very exciting this week. Something I have not done for a very long time.  I arranged a lunch meeting. Not one of those with my local friends where we sit …

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Holibob hullaballoos

Fiona Russell-Horne

Oh, this year I am off to Sunny Spain, Viva, Espana, I’m taking the Costa Brava plane Here’s a thought: Just because something can be done, is allowed to be done, doesn’t mean it should be done. Suitcase: check. Factor 50 sunblock: check. Swimming cossie: check. Flip-flops: check: Floppy sunhat: …

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The virtue of going virtual

Fiona Russell-Horne

to hold, as ’twere, the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature,   Virtual. It’s the way forward you know. At least it is for 2020. It was brilliant to see – via the internet- so many of you show up for our BMJ Industry Awards online …

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Get together: stay apart

Fiona Russell-Horne

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. “Eat out to help out”. It’s pretty catchy isn’t it? You’d like to think it was a lightbulb moment, rather than the result of a focus group or …

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