I’m still here

Yes, I am still here. My Virtual PA practice was 10 years old in April 2017 and the whole year went by like a flash, similar to the last eight months. I have been managing diaries, arranging meetings, supporting customer relations, co-ordinating events, supporting the administration of statutory audits, keeping up with the Charity Commission […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

What a year 2016 has been – full of interesting surprises and massive change.  For my Virtual PA business though I am very glad there is relative stability in that I have been working with the same set of clients for 4 1/2 years.  As I head towards the 10th anniversary of JanetWalker.Net next April and […]

Less (or fewer) is More

I always enjoy walking past The Ritz on Piccadilly and checking out their windowboxes; the simplicity of design is always spectacular and provides real impact.  They really do embody the notion that ‘less is more’.  Unfortunately so few people in marketing seem to follow that line.  I expect, like me, you are inundated with emails […]

Christmas already??!

Yes, it’s Christmas this week and I haven’t blogged since August.  This is not through laziness on my part (honestly) but owing to involvement in two large and successful charity events in London (pictured) – one of which kept me very occupied for months behind the scenes – and lots of extra work at the school as the […]

Buy Some Time

Extract from 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Joyce Meyer, chapter 59 “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.”  RONALD REAGAN To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.  Ecclesiastes […]

Closing down for Christmas…

I love being in London so I was delighted to be asked to attend and Minute a Board meeting last month on the 15th floor of The Shard.  What a fabulous view from the huge window of the meeting room!  This experience was followed by a special lunch of (nearly) the whole team who work with a […]

Minutes

I like writing Minutes. I’ve always liked doing them and find myself automatically taking notes even when I’m not supposed to be the Minute-taker! After I left school and joined the Old Girls’ Association, I became the Hon Secretary. Later, at home with my two small energetic sons, I joined the local Twins Club and […]

Since I last blogged…

Christmas has been and gone, we’ve had rain, rain, rain (though very thankfully no flooding here, even though there’s a small river at the bottom of the garden) and now that the sun has come out I have been enjoying a succession of lovely flowers – winter jasmine, white heather, snowdrops, crocus (purple only so far, […]

Autumn – been and (nearly) gone

We are blessed with a huge old Oak tree at the bottom of our garden. Actually it isn’t in our garden but on a riverbank, the owner of which is unregistered. It can be a mixed blessing, though, as it’s very old and shedding its boughs. The storm of November tore three large branches, one […]

Thoughts on my summer

We head towards the end of a lovely summer – though hopefully the sunshine will continue in September – which was such a gift after the miserably late spring.  Although I have sadly not spent much time in the garden this year, I have harvested the blueberries and am enjoying checking the courgettes (zucchini) daily […]