Good morning,  Happy Monday I hope you are well. If you have just come back from your winter sun holiday or your skiing holiday welcome back I hope you had a great time wherever you were, and now finally for this year at least Happy New Year, happy new decade, happy new week.

If you missed last week’s Monday morning e mail let me know I will resend it.

The year has started off with a bang,  literally. Well several bangs to be honest and we are not talking of bedroom antics, the first obliterated a number of unpleasant individuals in Iran swiftly followed by numerous bangs from Iran that as I understand from the news happily only made a lot of noise and hurt no one.

What is it with belligerent military personnel? Can they not tell a Typhon or MiG or F16 from a Boeing 737 passenger jet, come on it cannot be a co incidence that whilst Iran was merrily shooting missiles over to USA bases in Ira...

Happy New Year, happy new decade, happy new week, welcome to my first Monday morning e mail partly written whilst on my way back from a Christmas and a New Year site inspection and break in the South African sunshine.

I hope you are well and that you had an amazing Christmas and New Year. Normally I spend the end of year holidays in London the city is amazing at Christmas plus sooo many people are away it’s easy to get around, however early on in January 2019 I realised I had not been to South Africa for five years and as we at MM and Company are proudly celebrating our 21st year of representing Shaun Blake, Brad Glenn and the team at The Inside Edge DMC Southern Africa I decided that Christmas 2019 was a perfect time to reacquaint myself with the awesome destination that is South Africa. Shaun, Brad and The Inside Edge team put a program together that included safari and time in The Moth...

DATELINE MONDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2019

Happy, warm and wonderful Christmas greetings from London W10 on my final MM and Company Monday morning email of 2019. 

It’s always good to reflect and look back on the year which has been an interesting one, a good description that could mean a lot of things to a lot of people.  A number of our DMCs that MM and Company represents have been bonkers and bananas busy in 2019; Japan, Germany, Dubai, Mexico and Mauritius.  In some destinations Budapest, Prague, France, South Africa, Miami, Spain have done OK.  The other destinations for some reason be it the trading circle of life, politics or a bit of both, have not done very well this year. I am delighted to tell you that Morocco and Istanbul are on their was back to the top of the desirable destination list for both conferences and incentives.  I think the Lions Tour for South Africa and the Olympics...

Monday morning warm greetings from London W10, I hope you are well.

Can you believe there are only two more Monday mornings to go until things grind to a halt, the third Monday morning is the 23rd December and as you clock in for the final working week of the year, I will be meeting up with Shaun, Brad and the team at The Inside Edge South Africa; the DMC MM and Company have been proudly representing for 21 years, for a refresher site inspection in South Africa. It’s been a few years since I have been to South Africa and lots of new developments are happening especially in Cape Town.

By this time next Monday, we will know who will be leading the country or will we?  Will it be another hung parliament?  Will it be another coalition?  Will it be a government national unity (fat chance)?  Still all to play for, it seems like the liberal democrats are taking a bashing, the Brexit party ar...

 Happy December, at last I can start buying mince pies, I resist them from the middle of October when they appear on the shelves at Marks & Spencer, in my epicurean and gastronomic opinion the puff pastry ones are the nicest.

OMG another terrorist attack in London, innocent people injured and killed by a deranged radicalised nutter, it makes me so very angry. The only good thing is that the attacker is no more, he was subdued by brave selfless members of the public and then as he reached for what looked like a suicide belt he was dispatched by our courageous police officers, good riddance. Delighted to know that tax payers money is not going to house him, feed him, clothe him, keep him warm and secure him whilst he would have served what would have been a whole of life sentence in prison.  

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Good morning hope all is well, so it’s double figures for Monday morning , clearly I’m referring to my favourite subject, the weather, only just double figures at 10 degrees this morning, better than over the weekend, although still damp and that’s an understatement. 

I hope you had a good weekend, last week of November guys which whilst it brings us a month closer to Christmas and the New Year, it also brings us a month closer to my favourite month April, when the days get longer and the days get warmer.  I’m not wishing my life away whilst April is my favourite month it’s also my worst month as I have to add another year, I’m really not looking forward to becoming forty, I would like to stay 37 years old all my life, to be fair I have been 37 years old for a least the last 15 years. 

The political party manifesto have been published but still my preferred early morning literature is...

Hey, hey bright, cold and crispy Monday morning greetings, I hope all is well and that you had a great weekend. It sure is beginning to look a lot like Christmas is on its way, it certainly was looking that way in Rome last week, Malta the week before, not seen what London is up to yet might do that next week after my few days in Barcelona.

I was in Rome Wednesday and Thursday, I flew back Friday afternoon, I can understand now why they call it The Eternal City, it took an eternity to walk round it 😊.  I was there meeting with a DMC, after meeting and presenting to them they asked me what I would like to do and I said I would like to walk the city. Walking the city is so much better than driving.

The weather was dry, sunny and warm I had a list of must see sights and I did them all except for The Vatican as I had in previous years been there and done that, I guessed as I had seen St Paul’...

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Awesome Monday morning greetings from London W10, I hope all is well with you and that you had a great weekend. What a sparkling start to the week in London; sunny, dry and extremely crisp! Aka cold.

I hope you had a great weekend, I was in Malta with Erika, Claudia, Douglas, Helga- the team at Mi Malta DMC and ten amazing conference and incentive clients.  We landed in sunshine on Friday afternoon and we took off in sunshine on Sunday afternoon, 22° C during the day and 16° C at night, what’s not to like 😊  We stayed at the Westin Hotel in St Julian’s, their guest rooms are huge; all with balconies and a view of the sea. It’s a simply lovely hotel, I have stayed there a few times and the lounge bar area is so very cosy and just the way a hotel type place should be. I like Westin as a brand and the W...

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