A second opportunity to sharei in the joys, challenges and downright oddness inherent in running an eclectic business in the fable-rich village of Glastonbury. Aided and abetted by Jack and Jamie, the Voodoo boys, Liz and Trevor guide us through twelve months of amusing anecdotes and bizarre events, introducing us in passing to a growing menagerie of pets, a cast of characters both charming and eccentric, and a community with a personality all its own. Sit down, kick back, and enjoy... "Occasionally I chuckle out loud. Often it's an unrestrained guffaw, which draws attention to my now blushing face. I can imagine all too clearly the anecdotes taking place." - Wizzley Book Reviews "No matter what your views of witchcraft and paganism this diary is brimming with humour, honesty and downright strange occurrences." - Selina Lock, the British Fantasy Society "This book is an absolute delight. What could appear to be a limited subject, snippets of life running a shop in Glastonbury, is in fact a life-affirming, wry, intuitive and fascinating account of modern life." - Demonica, Amazon review
This book contains a collection of incidents involving shopping with Ding-A-Ling, my mother-in-law. It is not meant to ridicule her, but simply is a recounting of her ways of twisting words and thoughts. She was born with an obvious learning disability. It is difficult for her to find appropriate words and to pronounce them correctly. As a person who was blessed at birth with the ability to manipulate words, I think the good Lord put me with Ding-A-Ling on purpose. My job has been to straighten out the grammatical mistakes she has made; she, however, has viewed this in a different light. I am sure she has always felt that I have been making fun of her. Nothing could be further from the truth; I have only wanted to keep others from ridiculing her. Many people think Ding-A-Ling's mistakes are due to senility. At her age, this could be partially true. I have concluded, however, that deep inside her brain is more intelligence than people give her credit for. Her ability to analyze numbers is phenomenal. It is simply a case of an area of her brain not operating correctly when the manipulation of words is required.
This book is the first detailed examination on a comparative basis of the economic and political relations between the bishops and their cathedral clergy in England during the century and a half after the Conquest. In particular, it is a study of the structure and historical development of the mensal endowments and the redistribution of wealth which led, in the course of time, to the establishment of the chapter as a largely independent body with substantial political power. A description of the constitutional importance of the mensa and its treatment in recent scholarly writing is followed by a discussion of property rights and liberties in the church and the role of the bishop in ecclesiastical and civil government. The core of the book consists of an analysis based on contemporary sources of the episcopal and capitular organisation in each of the ten monastic and seven secular sees.
This text is the Australasian adaptation of Peter Doyle?s Value-Based Marketing. It reformulates marketing, making it more relevant and establishing it on a sounder intellectual basis. The governing objective of management in most of today?s leading companies is to maximize long-term returns to shareholders. This book redefines marketing?s role as contributing to this task of shareholder value creation. It explores how marketing planning and decisions about brands, pricing, communications, distributions, and the Internet drive corporate value. This step-by-step guide provides practical ways to develop marketing strategies that generate growth and shareholder value.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
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