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Providing the best and feeling proud of myself

Providing the best and feeling proud of myself When challenged to identify my best work for clients, I found myself re-evaluating exactly what that meant and whether I was truly offering a service that represented me at my best? I’ve been a self-employed Sole Trader since 2012. Currently I have two businesses. I work as… Read more »

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One Woman – Making One Helluva Difference!

One Woman – Making One Helluva Difference!   Essentially a loving tribute to her mother Bernice, Grace Kerry’s beautiful and challenging book ‘The Senator’ is a must read for anyone interested in history and social politics and the development of community and cultural life in Nigeria during the last century.   It also offers vital… Read more »

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Are you Getting Good Value?

Are you Getting Good Value? I’ve just discovered a pint at my local is now £4.30. That’s not good value. Having been self-employed now for over six years I understand a little about the pressures of costs vs sales to make margins, but there comes a point, for me, when Product X – in this… Read more »

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Do you want to meet Cameron Diaz?

Do you want to meet Cameron Diaz? Well, now you can! She’s visiting soon as…believe it or not: Cameron and I are old mates. It all began a few years ago, during the holiday weekend we accidentally spent together at the Ice Hotel in Jukhasjarvi, Sweden. I was there attending my best friend’s wedding. Cameron… Read more »

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Lessons from The Studio of the Mountain King

Lessons from The Studio of the Mountain King I’ve never been the subject of trolling on Social Media before – but it’s taught me some useful lessons. I was attacked on Twitter this week. Admittedly, it was neither a particularly virulent nor long lived assault, but it’s not happened before and because of who the… Read more »

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Professional Services – How cuddly you are?

Are you a Professional Services Business? That’s…NOT the “oldest profession”, or anything of that ilk BUT (One ‘T’) : Accountants – lovely people Solicitors – salt of the earth Insurers – honest as the day is long Estate Agents – always there in a crisis Lettings Agents – there if the crisis persists Actuaries –… Read more »

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Is the assumption of a Right to be Right becoming a Social Media disease?

Increasingly, I’m finding my involvement on Social Media Networks, which I have hitherto thoroughly enjoyed, to be a dissatisfying experience. I’m not sure whether the dilemma I’m facing has more to do with the changing nature of internet interaction or is chiefly resultant from the highly polarised opinions people have taken over some recent issues,… Read more »

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