Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2011«

The Lion, the Monkey and the Dolphin. And not a wardrobe in sight.

December 21, 2011


The Monkey excitedly wrote the bid. The Lion made sure it all added up, was grammatically correct and made sense. The Dolphin said she’d be delighted to be involved and help them both. The Lion worked out the number of days they needed and the costs associated. The Monkey altered her diary so that there […]

Working up a sweat.

December 20, 2011


Started my own business in July. It’s been brilliant, I’ve got a great new office, fabulous clients, and I’ve been working really hard. So hard in fact, I thought even my feet were sweating with exertion.  It transpires it was a leak from the outlet pipe upstairs, which had been running down inside the wall, […]

Staycations rock!

December 15, 2011


Why would you …. take your well earned cash, give some of it away in commission, then pay more each time you top up? pack a 20kg suitcase, no more! carefully weighed, measured and pulled together (leaving your favourite Jimmy Choos, because there’s no room) heft it to an airport for it to be chucked […]

Christmas is murder!

December 12, 2011


I’ve had five ‘murders’ to do before Christmas.  I’ve done three and I’ve got two left.  It’s fun, but it’s hard work, and it’s the ‘audience’ who can really make a difference. This is a very short blog to say thanks to those punters who really get into the spirit.  I am sure they will never read this blog, […]

Who needs a diary? I’m 25. I think I can remember what I’m supposed to be doing every day.

December 11, 2011


I’ve always had a great memory. As I write my blogs, I am recalling some brilliant stories I want to share with you, but this blog is about the day I realised that a good memory wasn’t enough at work, I really needed a diary. I was 25. Working in my first job as a […]

Take a big girl bow

December 10, 2011


Isn’t it great to get thanked when you’ve done ‘a job well done’? Isn’t it nice when someone takes the time to tell you to your face, to email you, to write to you or to text you. A simple thank you. It makes the world of difference and puts a smile on your face. […]

I’m not thirsty, but my feet hurt.

December 3, 2011


I’ve bought my plane ticket.  I’ve paid for car parking.  I’ve arrived in good time.  I’ve downloaded my boarding pass on line.  I’ve only got one item of hand luggage.  It’s not heavy, it fits in the frame.  I’ve taken off my boots, my coat and my glasses; taken my laptop and ipad out of […]