Friday Links May 19

This rain is not OK. It’s almost June, where is the nicer weather? I’m not impressed.

Grab your umbrellas and let’s linkie!

I want the unicorn food thing to come to the UK. I mean look at it!

This Mac X Disney event looks amazing, I’m so jealous!

This Childline app looks like such a good idea. Share it with any children you know!

Can I go to Seoul right now please??

I need to start eating better. Here’s 20 frugal vegan meals – I’ll be making my way through them.

Deepa’s been making the yummiest-looking falafel and I want an invite next time she makes it.

Fancy something sweeter? Amanda has been making some granola bars!

Drunk you is the real you? Eek then I’m an arsehole…

Lastly, let’s have some linguist fun!

Have a great weekend!

 

How To Network If You Have Social Anxiety

Networking is a big part of my job; I have to find new people to volunteer at our school events, and I need to make more people aware of what our social enterprise is trying to do.

It may surprise people, but I’ve not always found this an easy thing to do. While I do like meeting new people, in a formal situation like this it can cause some anxiety.

Today I’d like to share things that will help you deal with networking if you don’t feel comfortable meeting new people. They are steps that I use a lot, and they’ve really helped me get ahead in my job. [Read more…]

Book Review: The Glass Wall

There are many books for business women out there. Around 10 of them are currently sat on my Kindle, resting in various percentages. However, there’s something different about The Glass Wall. It really struck a chord with me.

The Glass Wall is a manual for the working world – I would say that it’s not just women but men too who need to read it. Each chapter gives advice on a particular topic, from being ambitious, to showing creativity, to using your anger to help and not hinder you, it has themes that most people will encounter at work. [Read more…]

Bourgee, Bury St Edmunds

In Bury St Edmunds, where I grew up, there used to be a little high-class restaurant smack bang in the centre of town, called Cupola House. It’s where I was invited for drinks by the oh-so-cool girls in my A Level French class after our final exam.

Sadly, in 2012 it suffered a huge fire (the week after my dad retired from the fire service!) [Read more…]

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