What a difference a wet weekend makes

The weather in Cornwall has been lousy all weekend – just drizzling rain and long periods of dull, grey, overcast skies.
I pity the poor holiday-makers, dragging buggies and kids around in waterproofs – I hear that record receipts at Falmouth’s Maritime Musuem are a testament to the lack of sunshine.
Popping out for supper on Sunday evening I was (wait for it) TURNED AWAY from the new Pizza Express – it was full!
Amazing how a brand name attracts holiday traffic looking for a consistent customer service and food experience.
My neighbour Sarah, who works at the nearby “5 degrees west” (my favourite local) reports a noticeable quietness in the last week, since the pizza giant opened. We’ll see how long it lasts – but last night I ended up sat outside 5 degrees enjoying my calamari and scallops, reading, tippling a glass of rose – and not many people about.
Here at Barrow Towers, it’s been a focus on inactivity – so much so that I completed my biography of Leni Riefenstahl in 48 hours and made a good start on the travels of Ryszard Kapuscinski (see book list).
Reading, and a couple of DVD’s, were enough to occupy my mind – sleep accounted for a sizeable portion of the balance.
So I was up with the larks this morning – to find a glorious sunny morning – how perverse is that?
Today I’m off to Gaudi’s coffee bar in Truro, for a full-day meeting with Bonnie and Simon to discuss the 12-month vision for our businesses.
Simon and I are identical twins – in our element when discussing vision – I already have a Powerpoint slide of what I want the DBS to look like in a year.
Bonnie’s challenge will be to keep our feet on the ground.


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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.