We’re back open again after our short break.

Interesting to be a customer for a week and see things from the other side of the counter.

Some things were impressive, some things disappointing. But it’s always easy to criticise and much harder to actually try to make a go of something.

What was interesting about the things that impressed was that they were clearly born out of an obsession to do something better, and not just recycle an old idea.

And then I saw this sign; it made me feel better about spending our precious week off visiting 43 places in Amsterdam we wanted to check out, to benchmark ourselves against what Holland has to offer…