P.A. Charlotte’s Thought of the Day

24 February 2017 – DRESS POLICY: DREXIT v BREXIT The British Parliament just published this lengthy report into organisational policies on appropriate dress codes, including height of heels and nail varnish colour. One might wonder why the Parliament was spending more time looking at the consequences of Drexit than of Brexit. Of course good policy makes good common sense, and advances the cause of women’s rights. Just as good dress sense supports female business careers. But the UK report, whilst well-meaning – is rather too long and fussy when it should be more crisp and clear. Again – just as …

Blog 2015

16 December 2015 I had a first in a lifetime experience today. Not only did I have the new experience of flying from Germany via Poland to Romania but also another one: a true alcoholic was sitting on the seat next to me from Warsaw to Bucharest. He had brought a small flask of brandy on board. The brandy bottle’s cap also served as a shot glass. Great design and very handy I should say. He nodded when he first sat down. No further pleasantries were exchanged. When the bottle wad first opened, I tried to look the other way. …

Blog 2014

30 December 2014 Thanks for your valuable comment on Dec 29th blog entry dear Charlotte. I could not agree more that a chauffeur should always be in uniform and jeans with a mere Kermit-green polo shirt is most inappropriate. For a shirt I would have suggested olive or khaki at the most for an Olivia. By the way, I found out that “Harry” means “ok” in Sinhalese. 29 December 2014 News from rainy Sri Lanka: The roundtrip ended without a single ray of sunshine. Novel that in a country that is supposed to have good weather most of the time …