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Where next for the British economy?

The British people had become so fixated on the ‘fixer upper’ to rent out to three or maybe four tenants… and nearly all other business ideas were abandoned, as property became the holy grail of… well nearly everything… in the last few years.

So it doesn’t surprise me now, when I see the slowing growth of the UK economy.

All those interesting businesses, and small businesses which added flavour and virtue to our local communities, seem to have been like…. a tap turned off, or switched off.

And without these shoots of flowering business start ups, and so much investment into flipping properties to rent, or to sell. Well it doesn’t surprise me, that we are in the puzzle of how to start growing our economy again.

Which businesses will be the ones to be able to survive the bumpy ride into 2023 and beyond?

Well, possibly those with good renewable energy business plans, and maybe ones with some flexibility or solid reserves.

Apologies for using SpaceX incorrectly as an image about British business, I like the innovative outlook of companies like SpaceX where private investment filled a void to keep progression in space travel after the discontinued NASA programme.

Gym ideal deal init

Prices of oil skyrocketing. I decided to put a plan in place to use the gym shower facilities and turn off my overnight hot water which was costing £100 a month.

On my first visit I did 25 minutes on the machines
The second visit was just a personal hygiene call in.

I was very happy with the initial experience. The cost £17.99 per month, even including a £10 joining fee, felt like a bargain.

Two striking pictures which sum up my week

I saw a documentary about the bleaching of the coral reef. The image which I chose for a cover picture for this post reminded me to the coral turning from colourful and alive to white, still and dead.

http://www.chasingcoral.com

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Release date: 14 July 2017 (USA)

DirectorJeff Orlowski

Music bySaul Simon MacWilliamsDan Romer

Production companies: Argent Pictures; Code Blue Foundation; EarthSense Foundation; Kendeda Fund, The; Sustainable Films; Exposure Labs

Distributed byNetflix

The second striking image, was of the Highways Team in South Gloucestershire. A piece of equipment used in a set up to rearrange traffic at a roundabout for utility works. The time and date on my image will show you that this equipment was being set out the night before a storm which was so bad that the children had been sent home from school the next day.