Break the Mould

Well… (this is a sentence according to my husband!) Christmas is almost here and I’m sure (like me) you’ll realise very last minute you’ve forgotten to buy something. Don’t stress! No one will be offended and with the current state of affairs you may get away with a very good excuse… Continue reading “Break the Mould”

Upcycled cuisine!

Christmas is soon approaching and I can’t wait. Some people find this a stressful season, but I have very warm and caring Christmas childhood memories. Family and close friends gathering, everyone bringing home made delicacies – lots of delicacies! Enough to feed everyone for a week, but wait… less than a week later is New Year! More gatherings, more food… bliss! Continue reading “Upcycled cuisine!”

Simply Elsie

As you approach the end of a year you’ll instinctively analyse the last 12 months of your life. I’m sure 2020 will be an interesting analysis… Loved ones we couldn’t visit and in some cases couldn’t say our goodbyes to, job losses, business closures, loneliness, feeling “stuck”: you’ve had it all and never saw it coming! Continue reading “Simply Elsie”

The new normal

Month 11 of 2020… Where did this year go? So many of us have used this time to look at life in retrospect. I remember travelling across the country and staying away for the week because it was so important project teams all worked together on the same site. In fact, if you want career progression you need to be flexible – that’s valid for personal time and geography. The first one to arrive, the last one to leave. Be where you’re needed – always, at any time! Wear it as a badge of honour! To this day it’s accepted this is just what corporate life is about. Career progression requires sacrifice. Continue reading “The new normal”