Friday Links September 29th

It’s back to my busy work life, as the events calendar at work is now in full swing, and school events are happening at least a couple of times a week. It means that I’m back to flat shoes that I can run around a school in, and soft trousers that allow me to move about when I teach. It’s cheaper than going to a gym.

Tomorrow I’ll be going to Leeds to the Bloggers’ Blogging Awards, in which I was a judge. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with some of my favourite bloggers and meeting them in real life – though I’m quite nervous as well!

Let’s linkie!

If like me you have too much month at the end of your money, you might want to check out some of these money apps. (I’ve just downloaded an Andoid version of Mint – will be testing it out!)

Sarah talks about going on Weight Watchers (I really want to join Slimming World to see how that helps me lose weight as well)

Slightly less diet-friendly is this Toblerone icecream

My Pinterest currently looks like October has exploded all over it, but if you would like some Autumn on your Insta feed as well, here are some amazing feeds to follow.

A very interesting Atlantic piece about women bullying each other in the workplace.

Amanda is going to a plant-based diet now and I would love to learn from her.

As someone who blogs alongside a very busy job, I related so much to this post about juggling the two.

There’s some awesome things going on in October in London.

Claire is showing us her pen obsession – and has a fab giveaway!

Who wants to treat me to a meal here for my birthday (next week!!!)

I’ll leave you with the funniest thing I have seen all week. Enjoy!


How to Use LinkedIn for Marketing

Dress – Joanie*, Cardigan – Primark, Earrings – Forever21, GameBoy pin – CitrusSharpDesigns

In my job, I have to think about marketing a lot. Not only thinking about our brand as a whole, but I need to be marketing my events so that professionals from a wide range of industries will come and speak with students.

For me, one of the best platforms to market on is LinkedIn. If the people you want to reach are professionals, then this is the place you should be targeting. [Read more…]

Station Tavern, Cambridge

Cambridge is a very exciting place to be right now. Things are opening all over the place and the tribe of cool people are finding themselves flinging themselves across the city to try out each new offering.

With the completion of the new station square comes a brand new pub – The Station Tavern. The opening party was an excellent bash filled to the rafters with local influencers and business people. [Read more…]

Why Mentoring Is So Important

My last job was in a very male environment. While everyone I worked with were good people, there was a lot of masculine banter and I felt that often, as a woman, my ideas were not as valued as well as my male colleagues’.

I reached out to someone higher up in the company, a woman who was very strong in her position. She is the type of business person who can be seen as cold and heartless, but does the nasty bits of business that no one wants to do – like telling people they’re not meeting their targets. While I didn’t necessarily relate to her or aspire to be like her, I do, at some point in my life want to be a strong business woman on her level. [Read more…]

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