Another unavoidable reprieve from the kitchen. I've factored in 26 nights where I will likely be away from home on business, equating to 7.1% of evenings during 2020.  Tonight is the first and I'm in Dundee for a Scale-Up Scotland Alumni meet up (today) and session with the programme's second cohort tomorrow.

One of my day to day challenges is to ensure I keep creating time for strategic thinking. It's not always easy when you find yourself down in the weeds, or caught up in the rigors of running a business.

This month's programmed event was therefore hotly anticipated. Not only would peer-to-peer learning be on the menu, but I also find variety of place is a powerful multiplier of diversity of thought. New environments helping my brain to make the connections that will create the value.

So while I missed out on adding a new dish to my culinary repertoire, I did manage to swap the kitchen for an environment which helped stock up the the ideas pantry.

The last time I ate out in Dundee was at the West African and Caribbean inspired Gidi Grill, which was an unexpected delight. This evening we dined at Mexican restaurant Rancho Pancho.