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Not funny – July 17th 2009

Not funny – July 17th 2009

In the last month, I have done 2 things I have never done before: the first was to mop the floor. My room mate had a new fangled style mop that took me a few minutes to figure out how to use but nowhere as long as the 20 minutes to find the on/off switch […]

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Movie – Public Enemies

Movie – Public Enemies

So it’s not called Public Enemy No. 1, the name apparently given to the main character, John Dillinger by a fledgling FBI worker. There is another French film due out soon, Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 about a French gangster so maybe it would have been too confusing? Public Enemies is quite good. There are […]

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Washing the City out of my Hair

Washing the City out of my Hair

Washing the City out of my Hair July 14th 2009 I’m finding it hard to imagine life without New York. I came back from the US Embassy after being denied a visitors visa and removed all traces of America from my room. I cannot bring myself to throw out the yet untouched (small) family sized […]

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Movie – Transformers

Movie – Transformers

The fact that I waited a couple of weeks to see this says it wasn’t a priority. However, Transformers is an action packed kids movie that turned out to be a perfect watch one sunny early evening. The transformers are clever from the microscopic little balls to the mountainous machines soaring over Egypt, Washington DC […]

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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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