Blog Disturb The Sound Of SilenceThe radio was on and I wasn’t really listening until a cover version of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1960’s classic, The Sound of Silence, came on and, being completely different to the original, carved its way into my consciousness.Original Plagiarism. Who said it first?Language really is a many-splendoured thing – full of marvel and magnificence. Recently, I’ve been marvelling at the magnificence of the rules and regulations surrounding the use of certain words like “Fresh”, “Natural”, “Traditional”, “Original”, “Authentic”, “Real” and “Genuine” not to mention, “Home made”, “Farmhouse”, “Hand-made” and a number of others.The Road to DamascusLate October 1992, early in the morning. Sun just up. We quietly rolled up to Bab al-Hawa, ‘Gate of The Winds’,. We were crossing from Turkey into Syria. There was a definite chill in the air as we were led past queues of waiting lorries by the brown leather jacketed “Tourist Police”. Feeding Change Into The MeterTime’s a wonderful thing. Constantly ticking away. The meter is always running. Like most businesses we’ve been through some changes over the years and none more so than in the last year and the pace is ever quickening.