Book: Do / Fly

Do Fly

Back when I was in Leeds, I stumbled across an amazing little book shop called Village Books. It was full of really rare magazines on very niche subjects, and as I moved around the small shop I wanted to find something to buy, to support such a unique shop. Every corner I turned, I was amazing at the items on sale but none of them spoke out to me enough to actually buy them. [Read more…]

Turn the Tables in an Interview

Interview Tips

This week I read a really funny post on LinkedIn while I was at work. It was a fictional advert from a candidate to a job offer, using all of those overly used phrases. “There has been a high level of interest”, “your details will be kept on record in case an opportunity arises in the future”.

It even asked the company to give references for the manager’s direct reports, and to check the director’s credit rating as part of the decision process. [Read more…]

Book: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko book

Heffers in Cambridge is one of my favourite bookshops. Friendly, homely, and full of hand written recommendations, it’s the best place to find good reads. I have to limit the number of times I go in there, however, as I always come out with piles and piles of books to sit on my shelf until I can read them.

When I was grabbing some Boxing Day bargains, a member of staff recommended Pachinko to me. I took her word for it and after a quick read over the blurb, put it in my pile to buy. [Read more…]

On the Bab, London

On the Bab

A few weeks ago, I had scheduled in a trip to London; I always book so many things in my weekends and I’ve not had a London trip in ages. Angelica was also free, so we headed off out together.

Angelica is the best at finding amazing food. All the places I had suggested we go to (Farm Girl, Cafe Elan etc) turned out to be crazy busy and not enjoyable in the slightest, but Angelica’s suggestion of some Korean food at On The Bab was absolutely spot on. [Read more…]

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