I'm lucky in my family that we have always had dogs. Currently we have Barnaby, a 12 year old Golden Retriever. Some of you have seen photos of him; sometimes he humours me, other times he turns away when he sees my phone angled in his direction. 'Not another photo,' I know he is thinking. But… Continue reading Is it just me who thinks life is more than a heartbeat?
Let me ask you a question. Do you like horror movies? Did you grow up with them or do you shun them and refuse to accept they exist? I was the first category. My mother took the view that it was better to expose me to everything she could as a child. She had a… Continue reading Is it just me who would rather use their imagination?
It's now exactly a week since we sat around the television with our families and saw the attack on Westminster. Very quickly the messages of defiance, hope, refusal to be broken, came in. One message, my particular favourite, said the only thing that would ever break London was snow! We heard how the terrorist was a… Continue reading Is it just me who thinks this is the worse timing?
It seems like barely a day goes by when I don't hear people talking about how there aren't enough women in this industry or that industry. It's actually starting to really annoy me. I've always believed in the ethos that to achieve something great I have to work for it. Nothing has ever been handed… Continue reading Is it just me who finds this quota business patronising?
Have you seen Gatwick lately? After what feels like decades of boarded up areas and workmen drilling away, it finally seems to be finished. I was there last week and the process is so much more streamlined. Gone are the humourless Check in/Bag Drop assistants. Now you scan your own passport at the machine, shove your… Continue reading Is it just me who will not fly BA again?
Have you been watching BBC1's "The Replacement?" Good wasn't it, but frustratingly flawed as far as endings go. The story of award-winning architect Ellen who interviews hopeful maternity cover applicants, was gripping viewing. Paula, the successful candidate then begins to show her sinister side. On paper it was nothing new. It has been done before hasn't it? Where… Continue reading Is it just me considering book form?
Never have we been so opinionated! With the rise of technology and social media, we now have more ways of communicating then ever before. Whereas in the past this was to friends, family and work colleagues, now it is to the world, and all those virtual strangers. But language changes doesn't it? It doesn't remain… Continue reading Is it just me aware how easy it is to offend?
Let me ask you a question. Are you the person who turns up at the airport with one tiny cabin suitcase, which you can effortlessly lift into the overhead locker on the plane, or are you the person who packs everything? Unfortunately I sit in the second category. I’m getting better, I am. I was… Continue reading Is it just me who is a lousy packer?
Is it just me or is everything rubbish? No, really. Don't worry - I don't mean life, I'm not depressed, I mean everything is literally rubbish. It was so easy in the beginning when we had a weekly rubbish collection. Everything in one bin and separated at the other end. It was no thinking, no… Continue reading Is it just me or is everything rubbish?
I’m thinking back to the recruitment process when I started out. It was so much easier. When I was a teenager finding temp work in the holidays was effortless. You could register with a recruitment agency or two and get a phone call on a Thursday afternoon to ask if you could work Monday. Getting… Continue reading Is it just me struggling with the recruitment process?