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 […]

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 […]

Time for an Easter break

I think I need to do a catch-up blog! January and February went by in a whirl, with meetings, Minutes, lots of phone and Skype calls and an incredible number of emails to be read, assessed, flagged up for each client and moved into files for action, reminders and follow-up.  I also spent a while fixing up […]

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 […]


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 […]

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. […]