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A sandals-related apology

My toe has healed well since my post about my toe injury. Ever since, I’ve been eager to get back in the ‘game’. Away with sandals and socks and in with high-heeled shoes. I have to admit that I have...

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Preikestolen, Norway: I have gone and climbed a mountain

The team gathers at the top (I didn't look down, ever) A team of us at work took a trip up the mountains at Preikestolen, 604 meters above sea level and 7km there and back. Though I knew about the...

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Wish me luck as I cross over…

Photo courtesy of: http://www.etc.rmu.edu/groups/teamsynergy/ On Sept 1st, I start a new role at work. I admit that I’m nervous, mainly because I’m leaving a group of people who I have known and...

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A day in the life of a task mistress

Image via Wikipedia I have had a rather gruelling couple of weeks. As you know, I started a new role this month, which meant that I was in London at the start of the month. The flight to London from...

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Name this alien fruit!

Taken by a colleague who really wants to know what it is I thought it was an apple. But then it also looks like a kiwi fruit. Has anyone seen anything like it? It was taken in Germany. What is it?...

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The secret codes of restrooms

Image via Wikipedia I don’t know what it is about restrooms, but I don’t like to talk in them. When I am in the toilet cubicle, I try to make as little noise as possible especially if I know there’s...

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Special blog announcement

As from November 1st, the primary domain name of my blog will change. I can’t tell you what it is yet. You’ll be able access to the blog with the secondary domain...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

I was away from home this week. Spending three nights in Florence, Italy for work meetings wasn’t bad at all. Hotel Brunnelleschi made me feel at home with a gorgeous bed that looked like it was meant...

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What happened to the Task Mistress?

I hardly recognise myself. A few years ago, I was rather naive about ambition and went about it foolishly – to the point of hurting myself. For instance, I once went on a business trip even though I...

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Top 5 office phrases you need to understand

Image credit: ninamalyna / 123RF Stock Photo   There are many ways to express disappointment, criticism and approval in my work life. Here are the top 5  phrases I’ve heard over the years: 5. “We need...

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Special blog announcement

As from November 1st, the primary domain name of my blog will change. I can’t tell you what it is yet. You’ll be able access to the blog with the secondary domain...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

I was away from home this week. Spending three nights in Florence, Italy for work meetings wasn’t bad at all. Hotel Brunnelleschi made me feel at home with a gorgeous bed that looked like it was meant...

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What happened to the Task Mistress?

I hardly recognise myself. A few years ago, I was rather naive about ambition and went about it foolishly – to the point of hurting myself. For instance, I once went on a business trip even though I...

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Translating Things People Say At Work

Read between the lines, people! Read. Between. The. Lines. You make a comment in a meeting and somebody says, “I don’t disagree.” The person really means, “I completely disagree! Next time, do us a...

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52 Personal Truths From 2016

I’ve learned a lot about myself, business and the world. Here are 52 things that I discovered in 2016. One for every week of the year. Be inspired in 2017. Be comfortable with not being perfect Hard...

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