Since being away a few things have happened.
The most important and fabulous of them all as a few of you already know was Pete’s accolade of being awarded the Business Continuity Consultant of the year from the BCI (Business Continuity Institute) of London.
Business Continuity Consultant of the Year
In this category the judges will be looking for evidence of exceptional all round skills across the full spectrum of BCM capability. Applicants will have in depth and breadth of experience and will be able to demonstrate how they have helped clients, from a wide client base, embrace BCM techniques and embed BCM within their organisation’s culture. The winner of this category will be able to show the judges that they have an innovative approach to the discipline, are an outstanding problem solver and a worthy ambassador for the Business Continuity Management sector. All entries should include the length of time the entrant has been involved in BCM and any relevant professional qualifications they have as well as any examples of contributions made to the growth of the discipline in local territories.
This winning individual is a consummate professional, with passion and drive for his customers. His diverse background includes extensive knowledge and experience in Business Continuity, from delivering countless BCM projects, to developing customised BCM strategies. His entrepreneurial spirit and leadership has given him exposure to different sectors and verticals in business and the market.
The winner of this category has more than 5 years’ experience as a dedicated Business Continuity Manager. Judging focused on how the individual has used Business Continuity Management techniques across their employing organisation to improve overall resilience. Evidence of effective responses to individual impacts weighed to the application, which could be further enhanced by showing how BCM has influenced strategic thinking within the organisation. In this category judges looked for a unique individual who has truly embedded BCM using creative and original approaches and techniques.
Business Continuity Consultant of the Year
Peter Frielinghaus MBCI,
Senior BCM Advisor
It was wonderful to be with Pete when he won this very well deserved award and to see how loved and respected he is by his colleagues – they couldn’t wait to come and congratulate him. I have never seen such genuine and heartfelt respect for my husband by his peers before. It makes his being away from home so often much easier.
After succumbing to the constant harassment from my family, I cut my hair. I had about 9 inches (22cm) chopped off the length. Not entirely sure how happy I am yet and think I would have preferred it all one length. There is a small piece in the front that has been cut shorter and constantly irritates me plus the ends flick in all different directions no matter how I try and blow wave it. Good thing is it will grow. You can see the length in the picture above.
Clearly I am similar to Samson who lost his strength when his hair was cut as I lost a portion of my brain for a while as I gave myself a second degree burn on the inside of my hand. It hurt like all kinds of hell and hope I minimised the blistering by immediately putting lavender oil over the burn and sitting with my hand in a bowl of water for 6 hours! I also took 8 aspirin over the course of the evening – probably more than I take in 2 years. For 2 days afterwards, I had a bad case of tinnitus which I put down to perimenopause and after consulting Google found it to be a side effect of taking excess amounts of aspirin. Oops!
I am now an official member of our community’s Police forum. It really is important to be part of the change you want to see and having the official member status makes my voice all that more important plus it is nice being in the know of what is happening in our village.
If it wasn’t enough to burn my hand, my beater broke while mixing icing. I am not a Kenwood or Kitchen Aid owner – maybe one day but in the meanwhile I have started pricing new electric mixers. I must have missed a few chapters as I think they are frightfully expensive.
The lovely Kristy over at Eat, Play, Love and I have started a tea exchange. Not entirely sure how the whole thing is going to work yet, we are the guinea pigs. I am delighted to say Kristy’s “American” tea has arrived with me and my South African Rooibos has yet to get to her. There was a mix-up at our post office which caused a 3 week delay in it leaving here! I will do a review next week Tuesday. If you would like to be part of our tea exchange, please let me know.