Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Moodie Tipster is currently self-isolating in Lough Down, a pretty little lake in County Galway.
Last night when I finally brought a long, long day to an end, I poured myself a small glass of the 40yo, cut it with a dash of water, took in the treasure trove of aromas, looked out over my garden through the still dark night and thought everything was good in the world.
“Martin, this will be the first time so many of us have exhibited at a ‘cancelled’ Expo. Now that’s what I call virtual!”
I suppose the fact that this is now June 2020 means that I did scale that mountain. Others I know and care about are just at the foothills, a long and difficult ascent ahead.
My mother broke my heart and ruined my career aspirations at an early age when she told me, “Son, with a face like your’s, it has to be radio.”
Never before have I been so entranced by the rich colour of my roses, the yellows, whites, pinks and blood reds. Never before have I watched with such wonder the daily routine of the birds taking their daily sustenance from their feeders.
The name Aoraki means ‘Piercing through clouds’, a singularly appropriate phrase for what we sought to achieve, in attempting to scale new business heights and break through the dark clouds of COVID-19.
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Work harder than you have ever worked in your life; don’t believe you have a right to survive – whole sectors have been hit, even eradicated by disrupters and Black Swans and the latter don’t come much blacker than COVID-19.
The President of the United States last night gave a televised performance more befitting of the madman Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg in the 1954 film The Caine Mutiny.
Some great wines were ‘shared’ and some great, and often very moving, stories told. Wine – and Zoom – ensured that while we might be isolated, we are not alone.
It was as if each of them was simply trying to come to terms with the change to the human condition as much as they were trying to navigate the immediate future for their businesses.
I watched, transfixed as a heated argument broke out after one passenger accused another of not using tongs to pick up his chocolate croissant