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 […]

Customer Disservice

When is a potential client not a potential client (apart from when he/she becomes an actual one)? One of my clients runs a Home Extension Design and Project Management Consultancy and he knows very well that an advertising card put through a door in a favourable location can be kept for months, even years, until […]

Spring – at last

These daffodils are called St Patrick’s Day but they didn’t open until early April so they were a bit late!  I put it down to the long winter we experienced and will see what happens next year.  However, just a few days of sunshine and warmer weather and suddenly the garden has taken off, just […]

Happy 125th Anniversary!

Last month I was delighted to be part of a large gathering of 600 supporters, friends and former staff members of Scripture Gift Mission Inc, now SGM Lifewords, for which I worked for 17 years.  As I had started the organisation of the 100th Celebrations in 1988 and my twins were born a week after the […]

Client encourages community transformation

Although I provide executive business support services on a remote basis, from time to time a client asks me to assist him with his charity events and here I am, with colleague Justin, welcoming around 200 guests to a meeting of The Cinnamon Network held in the grand but friendly Methodist Central Hall in Westminster. […]

Client helps banks to put customers first

I was delighted to attend The Fairbanking Foundation’s second Accreditation Ceremony for the awarding of Fairbanking Marks to four banks which had developed current or savings accounts providing their customers with a greater sense of financial well-being. It was held in the Livery Hall of Guildhall in the City of London. I’ve been assisting the […]

Welcome to the new website for Janet Walker – Virtual PA for Business and Charity Executives

My new website is launched! My old hosting company was causing me way too many headaches so I decided to move over to the WordPress platform and have my site re-built from scratch. The new site enables me to have direct links to my social media profiles on LinkedIn and my Facebook Page, as well […]