Decision of the week
I’ve decided this will be the last blog.  I’m conscious it’s all getting a bit samey, and I’m also starting to find it a bit of a chore, so I think now is the time to stop.

Best work activity of the week

Several useful meetings in London this week.  We’ve agreed in future to amalgamate two different meetings together which I think will make more productive use of my time. 

Favourite Mensa activity this week

Apart from getting on with my actions from last weekend’s Board workshop, we also had a very enjoyable Sunday breakfast at Carluccio’s this morning.  The last one there for a while – next month we move to Brown’s restaurant which I think will be cosier for the winter months.

Favourite TV programme of the week
A number of good programmes this week – the Regency one, another interesting Who do you think you are?, new series of Mock the week and QI.  But the most unexpectedly good programme has to be Would I lie to you?, which I don’t often watch, but Friday’s edition was a classic.  Watch it on iPlayer if you haven’t already seen it.  Or maybe it’s just my sense of humour.

Most frustrating work meeting of the week
Although all my meetings went fairly well, there were a couple of frustrating moments during one of them when people asked inappropriate questions and got sidetracked into discussions that really belonged in a different forum.

Sad moment of the week
I’m a bit sad to be finishing the blog after a year, but times move on.

What have I learned this week
I’m re-reading a book on consulting that I first read about 18 years ago, and finding it very enlightening.  It has some relevance to my current role but may be even more useful if I do any freelance work in future.  There is a lot of material about the consultant’s needs in order to ensure a successful project, that I think often gets overlooked.