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?
Yesterday was ‘Blue Monday’ – apparently it’s officially the worst day of the year. Pay day is still a week away; the week before was ‘Quitter’s Day’ the alleged official day when most people give up on their resolutions; a number of people are doing Dry January or Veganuary and that’s starting to take its […]Read More How Was Your Blue Monday?
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
I’ve had an incredibly busy few weeks and feel like I haven’t blogged for some time. Delighted to have sat the French Wine Scholar exam a couple of weeks ago – it’s the culmination not just of nine or so weeks of study but it also feels like a natural ‘end’ to the six months […]Read More Time to actually uncork the finer things
Last night was the final class of the French Wine Scholar programme – a course I’ve been enjoying since October. Maybe even a bit earlier as I took the work book on my travels around France with the hope that seeing the places in situ would aid my studying – which to a good degree […]Read More A wobble and a straighten up
It’s hard to believe I have been back for a month; the summer trip to France seems like a lifetime away! I said that I’d be taking September ‘off’ but I’ve surprised myself with just how much I’ve been doing – not entirely sure how I ever fitted the corporate work life in! In just […]Read More To savour or to quaff?