The appeal of staycations

We’re big fans of caravanning and camping at Ortus. This doesn’t mean we go on team holidays (I suspect we’d kill each other if we did), but it does mean we’re happy to lend into the sector. [...]

Cobras & Property Investors

I was reading some property stats this morning and it made me think of cobras.  Specifically, the Cobra Effect, also known as the Law of Unintended Consequences. The cobra story harks back to the [...]

Leisure without cash

Who remembers Mondex?  It was smart card conceived in 1993 by Tim Jones and Graham Higgins of Natwest Bank and was designed to replace coins for small transactions.  The card could be loaded from [...]

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