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Several readers of The Moodie BLOG have expressed their concerns about the wintry working conditions (pictured left) The Moodie Report Publisher chooses to inflict upon himself down in the company’s original Worldwide Headquarters, mischievously dubbed ‘The Shed’ by Abu Dhabi Duty Free boss Mohamed Mounib.
But our latest picture (right) shows why there has been a new spring in the step of the Publisher lately, who, thanks to the virtues of siting his think-tank at the foot of his garden, can truly lay claim to being a man for all seasons.
If we’re occasionally a thorn in the side of our media rivals, or if we’re prone to rambling on, now you know why. The magnificent white rose seen climbing over the shed… sorry, Worldwide HQ (damnit Mohamed) is now threatening to grow around the front door, trapping the work force inside and ensuring The Moodie Report truly does become the website that never sleeps (in the house).
But who cares? When there’s such beauty to gaze out at from spring through summer, the travel retail industry seems a pretty nice universe to inhabit. And we hope it gives our coverage a freedom of spirit that the late, great Nat King Cole captured better than we ever could…
Ramblin’ rose, Ramblin’ rose,
Why you ramble, no-one knows,
Wild and wind-blown, that’s how you’ve grown
Who can cling to a ramblin’ rose?