My company is one year old today :0) I feel this is a milestone worth celebrating! In the past 18 months I canned the corporate life, had the summer swanning around France, became a French Wine Scholar and then got to the point of knowing I needed to work again! As readers know, I was […]Read More Happy 1st Birthday: My Lessons of Starting a Company
I’ve escaped from the flat to the pub. This is not a hardship. I know this. However I have had a little shock to the working system recently and I am to be honest, exhausted and exhilarated in equal measure! About three weeks ago my three day contract with my corporate client was due to […]Read More From Famine to Feast
I’m absolutely shattered! I think back in the days of embarking in this new world of ‘portfolio working’ I had a very different idea of flexible working i.e. that I’d have some spare time and if I didn’t want to work on a day I wouldn’t but in fact I don’t seem to have much […]Read More I’m not complaining but…
Without doubt this feels like the most productive week I’ve had since resigning from my job last June. I think it’s safe to say that despite my rather calm comments about my finances in my last blog I was really starting to panic in mid January; and it was rather fortuitous that I got an […]Read More One Thing At A Time And The Rest Will Follow
People who know me quite well are usually quite surprised to hear that I am not a huge fan of ‘networking’. I have to take deep breaths before entering a room and generally feel a sense of anxiety; I use the training I’ve had at various jobs to either find the person on their own […]Read More Networking… Needs Must Or An Opportunity?
How are you all doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? What’s on your list? To get fitter? To stop smoking? Have a great holiday? Change your career? (I can highly recommend!). Did you write them down, or for the more tech savvy of you pop it into your ‘Notes’ on your iphone? That’s what I’d […]Read More The Honeymoon is Over: Time to Focus
WOAH!! 2018 – where did you go?! Oh I know – you quit your safe job and went to France for the summer, got your first job in the wine industry, took a French Wine Scholar course and exam (awaiting results) and got yourself a 20% loyalty discount card at your local pub. WINNING! I’d […]Read More A Life ‘Changed’ Year