Tag Archives: William Langland

The Vision of the Plowman

The “Vision of the Pension Plowman” is a bastardisation of the title of a 14th century english Poet (William Langland’s) great poem, “the Vision of Piers Plowman”. In this great book, the Plowman falls asleep by a stream and dreams … Continue reading

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Primavera for the pension playpen

This site will not be for pension people, it will be for people interested in pensions Continue reading

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Building an online community

  The Kings Men I am sitting on a misty Cotswold hill in utter tranquility. Only the pad of the keys breaks the silence. The morning is still and there is a prospect of a beautiful day. I am alone. … Continue reading

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The point of work’s to dream of doing nothing

The ongoing semantic squabble about how not to talk about “pensions” continues to preoccupy those advising on and providing pensions. Last night I was chatting with Ben Mulroney of Mallowstreet who complained that there was only so much that could be … Continue reading

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The vision of Pension Plowman

The pen is mightier than the sword and a lot less dangerous! Continue reading

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