Reason to be Cheerful

Posted by siteadmin on Friday 10th April 2015.

I love this time of year. Longer, lighter, warmer days, the heating can be switched off for six months and there’s a sense of optimism around brought on by the positive change in the weather.

I walked through Pinner Memorial Park with my wife and Bailey our Yorkshire Terrier at the weekend and it was a delight to see that the flowers were starting to bloom. As gardeners will know, Spring is the season of growth. It is also a great time for people to take stock of their finances and check that things are going in the right direction.

It’s not just the change of season which makes things feel good. The start of the new tax year is also a catalyst for people to think about and focus on their financials and what's important to them personally.

The recent good weather also provides a feel good factor where generally it's considered that people feel more confident about their prospects.

I’ve recently returned to work after a two and a half week holiday (I almost said vacation) in the United States where we were in Miami and then Kansas City. What struck me the most was that the Americans are almost unfailingly polite.  Even when they say 'you're welcome' they mean it.

During my time away, the Pinner & Northwood Business Club of which I’m Chairman held its Annual General Meeting and I must issue a public thank you to the club for re-appointing me for another term. Particularly in my absence.

And in the spirit of American good manners, I’d also like to show my appreciation to Norman Stevenson for chairing. I hear he did a great job.

Part of the club’s ethos is supporting the community and last month we donated £500 to Sunshine House, which is a Royal National Institute for the Blind school in Northwood.

Another big thank you goes out to Edwin Whittingham who is the club’s charity officer who worked hard to make this donation a very worthy one indeed.

Enjoy the Spring and remember, Summer's not far away.