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Work is a 4 letter word

Work is a 4 letter word

Work: A Four Letter Word Work = Toil = To work long and hard Work = the absence of play Work = effort I’ve decided work is a four-letter-word. Like most home workers, I love what I do and mostly don’t consider it work. Some parts of my day I spend working but I keep […]

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An organised office

An organised office

The (Home) Office Occasionally, we are called upon to visit new clients’ on-site to help organise them. This can be at home or in their office but the methods are just the same. Once we have them organised and the recycling bin over flowing, we leave them with a much clearer space, a determination to […]

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PC Short Cuts (part 1)

PC Short Cuts (part 1)

Alt + F                 File menu options in current program F1                        Universal Help in almost every Windows program Home                   Goes to beginning of current line Ctrl + Home           Goes to beginning of document End                      Goes to end of current line Ctrl + End           Goes to end of document Shift + […]

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The Freedom to Work from Wherever You Choose

The Freedom to Work from Wherever You Choose

Rickie Josen from Miss Jones Concierge explains the changes she made in order for her staff to work from home. [A cautionary tale to anyone thinking of expanding out into an office and/or employing staff!] Home or office?  (The joys of working from home) We went in reverse to most. We’ve always worked in offices […]

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Why Now Is A Good Time To Outsource

Why Now Is A Good Time To Outsource

By the Queen of Outsourcing Cost Saving Outsourcing is cheaper than having employees; full time, part time or temporary and that’s not just counting the cost of advertising and recruiting. It costs to take the time out to devise effective training and deliver it successfully too. Not to mention time consuming appraisals and progress meetings […]

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The Trip

The Trip

Chris began to question the wisdom of this trip. It had been a few years since Chris had seen her daughter. There wasn’t really an argument, more a difference of opinion, a different lifestyle choice. They both felt it better not to be in each other’s worlds, for both their sakes.  Chris knew in her […]

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Loretta & Mick

Loretta & Mick

Neither had wanted to go the party on that freezing night. They hadn’t recovered from their argument on Monday night when Mick had arrived home late, drunk and an unapologetic mess. Loretta didn’t want to argue. She could sense the coldness from her husband like she had just opened the freezer door. Loretta didn’t say […]

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The Window

The Window

  So could I live here? I’ve been clear all my adult life that I was going to move to New York eventually. I just needed to build up to the moment financially, practically and emotionally and now the question is; where to live? Strike off financially. One can never afford to live in New […]

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Weddings

Weddings

I Dislike Weddings  Hate is too strong an emotion from someone who loves life, but I do dislike weddings. It’s odd to be writing this after the much hyped Valentines Day but that’s just the point. Where is the romance in Weddings? Where is the romance in sharing your intimate moment of declaration with 150 […]

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The Boss

The Boss

It was a series of firsts.  I had just turned 21, moved to the city, bought my own apartment and I was going to the see the Boss. Alone. With 50,000 other fans. He was coming to town to play at one of the biggest football stadiums in the city. I had bought 2 tickets […]

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