Horsing around: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

‘A fool and his money are easily parted’, as the saying goes, and I’ll be living proof of that tomorrow as I line a bookmaker’s pockets with whatever bet I put on the Grand National. I don’t think I’ve ever won, even in the year I got a bit overexcited and backed about half the field. Still, if you need a hand picking a horse some of the runners and riders are below (and there’s a full list here). I enjoy potato based products so I’m going to go for Chase The Spud (50-1); think of me when it falls at the first…

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@davemcglashan

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On the tee, from London: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

Yawn. I am a little sleepy this morning as I was up late last night watching The Masters and my powers of recuperation aren’t what they once were. Before you even start writing to me to tell me that golf is boring and that I should have just gone to bed earlier and not bothered I’m afraid your argument holds no sway with me and you are wrong.

It does also give me the opportunity to do a golf themed newsletter, which if you don’t like golf will be a real joy, I’m sure.

@davemcglashan

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Incapable of even sending an email properly: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

Some week I’ve had. On Wednesday I embarked on the first stage of our ‘clean up our data in preparation for GDPR’ campaign and managed to mess up the mail merge (first lesson, never use mail merge. There’s a reason no-one uses it any more), sending a whole load of emails addressed to the wrong people. Not a good look. I realised about three seconds after hitting send, giving me just enough time to go into full on ‘what I have just done?’ mode and start panicking before anyone noticed. Sometimes I surprise even myself with my general incompetence.

Thank god it’s Friday…

@davemcglashan

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Post Meridiem: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

A rare afternoon outing for Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You for no reason other than I’m late writing it and I’ve been out for lunch which added a further delay. I’ll be honest, it’s a miracle that you’re reading it as this falls very much into my ‘winding down for the weekend time’. Friday afternoon is usually devoted to texting my wife telling her that I might be going for a pint after work but it will definitely only be one. It has never only been one, but it’s a charade we like to go through.

No edition next week as I’m moving house – goodbye to the bars and clubs of trendy Peckham, hello to the highchair filled restaurants of family friendly Honor Oak. Next stop the retirement home!

Enjoy the news…

@davemcglashan

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Have I Got…(are you ready for this…?) SNOWCIAL Enterprise News For You

I’m have decided to put my plans to relocate to Siberia on hold for now. I’m just not sure that I am cut out for that level of cold. The establishment of SSE┬áNovosibirsk will have to come a few years later than planned.

Hasn’t it been exciting in the snow though? (Unless you’ve been trapped in a car overnight, in which case commiserations…) I’ve spent about 90% of my working week wondering who coined the moniker ‘The Beast From The East’. Google research sheds no light on it. Twitter can’t help me. Just think how incredibly frustrating it would be to have come up with it, hear it being used everywhere and not being able to claim the credit for it. No-one would believe you. You’d tell people in the pub ‘I named it that’ and they’d probably just laugh at you.

On with the news – a lot of it is London based this week. If you’ve got something from outside of the capital for next week please send it my way and I’ll include!

@davemcglashan

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