Back in Manchester

…but for only a few hours.
A 7-hour drive yesterday was a killer – lots of holiday traffic as the half-term school holiday comes to an end – plus numerous road works and rotten weather made for a pretty exhausting journey.
Thank goodness the clocks went back last night – the extra hour in bed is welcome.
It’s 8.30am Sunday morning and I am all scrubbed-up, packed and ready to go.
Because I left my travel arrangements rather late, I’m flying (for the first time) with Zoom Airlines – and I have no idea what the quality of the trip is going to be like. With some trepidation, I’ll be off to the airport in a few minutes and, no doubt, will have some customer service stories for you in due course.
Next stop, The Toronto Hilton (on brand as always) and a couple of days of self-indulgence – a mini-retreat, attended by me, organised by me, designed by me.
It will be a chance to get more good sleep after the trials of touring, a chance to embark upon my latest attempt at giving up smoking (third this year) and some quality space to think about my personal and professional life.
For now – it’s a sunny morning in Manchester.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.