We've had a real challenge doing training in the recent heat wave. Training rooms are often in a basement or attic (why???) making them naturally stuffy and hot. Many small organisations operate in old premises with lots of character but no aircon. Opening windows lets traffic noise in ( again premises are often conveniently situated on a main road by the bus stop) and elderly pedestal fans add to the background noise against which we all have to strain to hear each other. It is easy to get impatient and grumpy.

I want to pay tribute to the groups I have worked with recently who have all really worked hard to stay focussed in these circumstances. Thanks guys! I hope you get sunshine when it's your turn for a holiday!