Since I got into this whole working-for-myself lark, the line between work and leisure has got rather blurred. I now have the flexibility to, say, take Friday off to go and watch a horse show, then catch up with my invoicing on Saturday evening. The thing that worries me is that when I send out … Continue reading Does your work life have an OFF switch?
In the regional press round my way there have been a lot of fashion spreads recently about choosing the perfect wedding dress. I’m not target audience, but it struck me that 80% of these dresses seem to fall into the ‘strapless meringue’ category. I’ve been wondering why otherwise sane and stylish women decide that this … Continue reading why do brides say ‘I Do’ to the strapless meringue?
Like Arkwright might say, it’s been a funny kind of two weeks. As I’ve posted before, I was gobsmacked by the helpful and kind emails and texts that flooded my inboxes following this post about my redundancy. So I’ve been busy catching up with old bosses, mates from two jobs ago, uni friends and the … Continue reading Life as a Freelance Account Planner – the first fortnight
I’ve had some uni friends and their toddler staying for the weekend so we headed out to the local farm park today. It was excellent – lots for little ones to see and do and the sun shone. What I really noticed at the farm was how professional everything was. The staff were uniformed, name … Continue reading Front of House (or Farm)
My current agency have decided that they can manage perfectly well without an Account Planner in the future. So I’m on the lookout for freelance or permanent Planning type roles in the Yorkshire area. If you’re outside Yorkshire, need some Planning support and don’t mind it being mostly done remotely, I’d also love to hear … Continue reading Closing a door but hopefully opening some windows
I bought a birthday card yesterday and found on the back of it this rather lovely (slightly soppy, but still lovely) copy: it reads: Be nice Think happy thoughts Champion silver linings Love all things (not just cute things like babies and kittens) And when you do love – love like they do in power … Continue reading always try to look on the bright side
Regular readers will know that I have a real problem with how the media seems to believe women’s bodies should look (for details see here, here and here). The cover story in this week’s issue of Grazia magazine explains how you too could have the perfect bikini body of 41 year old Jennifer Aniston. It … Continue reading Bikini bodies come at a price I’m not willing to pay
via BBC News So, we had a general election in the UK yesterday, when the public decided that they couldn’t actually agree who should run the country. Its now nearly 24 hours since the polls closed and we still don't know who's now in charge. My friend Liz had this to say about it on facebook: … Continue reading and the winner is…um…hang on…
I’ve been thinking recently about balance. My normal stance on this subject is about trying not to compromise too much in life generally and very big on achieving work/life balance (which I’ve blogged about before here and here). I now find myself wondering how you can find balance in your job itself (whether or not you … Continue reading work/work balance
by garlandcannon on flickr, CC applies This job, this career, this industry – it’s all about making choices: choose to stay where you are and see what happens, or go for an interview when the recruiter phones choose to live in the sticks, with fresh air, affordable accommodation and family nearby or upsticks to London … Continue reading Choices, choices