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Feb 04 2014

Gardening leave – not just a euphemism for being stood down

I’ve been on gardening leave. The first I heard of “gardening leave” when was in a dispute with a previous employer about ethical reporting. They told me to change a figure in a report, I refused, they changed it anyway. My solicitor told me “gardening leave” was the euphemism for having been stood down, which …

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Oct 21 2013

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

When we were on the Cape back in 2011, we went out to Chilli Beach. We nearly didn’t. People we met told us it wasn’t worth going to – too many tourists, too dirty, too windy. But then Scotty from the quarantine station convinced us. He told us the wind would die down for a …

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