The motto of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, the latest addition to the Royal Navy’s fleet (16 August 2017), is “Semper eadem.” I had to look it up – I wasn’t clever enough at school to do Latin. It means, “Always the same.” And the good residents of Hampshire who recently lined up… Read More Same old?
I dreamt last night that I was offering a lunchtime karaoke service to colleagues in my office space. Nothing grand – they just came and got their fix for a few minutes and then returned to their desk – happy, calm and refreshed. I almost dread sharing this with you for fear of judgement. What… Read More Smile – it might just happen!
A friend’s decision to change from margarine to real butter was based on a meaningful life event (which I’ll be appropriately discreet about). How wonderful to make a move towards the authentic, to be who you really want to be, to do something different. Butter or not, serious thought or throwing caution to the wind… Read More Making a change . . .
“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken“ Warren Buffet
“If I had to do it again I would travel lighter If I had my life to live over, I would start bare foot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall I would go to more dances I would ride more merry-go- rounds I would pick more daisies” Nadine Stair
Oh how I love working from home. I don’t have to wear business-dress, I can be with my dog all day, I can have my beloved Radio 4 on in the background, I can answer the door to take in parcels, from my position here in the kitchen I can provide my very own neighbourhood… Read More My lucky dog . . .
Last year, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the excellent, Networking Nation (still available), presented by Julia Hobsbawm OBE. In 5, 15-minute episodes, Ms Hobsbawm encouraged us to think about what networking means. I’m intrigued by brilliant networking. I think we should all do more of it (see Around my kitchen table (04 October 2015) and yesterday’s Note… Read More Collide with the unexpected . . .
No. 7 in my Note to self series. Print if off, cut it out, keep it close.
The Daily Telegraph this year announced the results of a Glassdoor survey revealing the top 20 employers for work-life balance. My company wasn’t in it. Apparently in the UK, companies don’t have a great reputation; we work some of the longest hours in Europe and 25% of professionals are dissatisfied with how much… Read More Spending time . . .