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Lord won’t you buy me a M…acBook Pro
Apr22

Lord won’t you buy me a M…acBook Pro

Apologies to Janis Joplin but I don’t need a Mercedes Benz. Not unless it comes with a MacBook Pro on the front seat.  It’s no secret that I’m a Girl Geek and proud of it. I love technology. Even when it pisses me off – which is pretty much on a daily basis – I love technology. Phone, iPad, iPod, Kindle, laptop, wireless, USB, touch screen – I love this stuff the way other women love their curling tongs. Forget kitchen appliances – hell we all know how I feel about that room – just let me at the techno-gadget aisle. And at the top of that list, right here, right now, is a MacBook Pro.

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Who’s your contractor?
Apr22

Who’s your contractor?

by Ashley Wong, Wall Treats

Who is actually carrying out the work when you engage a painting contractor?

… the painting contractor you met, liked and engaged, of course. Who else could it be?  Right?  Yes in some instances but unfortunately, no. in many instances.


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Where’s my money?
Apr22

Where’s my money?

Many clients tell me they have a profitable business yet still they find themselves struggling to find the cash they need to grow. Sometimes they find it difficult to even pay their bills.

There are several things affecting your availability of cash:

  1. Spending cash you don’t have
  2. Confusing business and personal funds
  3. Your terms of trade (basic)
  4. Your debtor collection procedure

Now one and two can be easily solved with a little bit of self control and planning. Three and four however, always seem to be more complicated for the business owner to grasp.

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Erica James: A true English lady
Apr22

Erica James: A true English lady

by Angelique Jurd

About eighteen months ago,  I got the opportunity to interview English novelist,  Erica James . She was, if I may behave like a fan-girl for a moment, Very Cool. I originally published the interview over onJust Heard, Just Read, Just Seen; but since I found her story so inspirational I think she deserves a spot here.

The very first thing I noticed about  her was how tiny she is. Now I’m under five foot and I”m hardly a heavy weight, but I felt like a giant next to the petite writer from England.
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Movies, moggies, and models
Apr20

Movies, moggies, and models

Yes I know it’s Sunday. I know I’m officially two days late – but in my defense it’s Easter and I’ve had family staying. Well – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. The important thing is I’m here now.

Anyway, with no further ado – let’s take a look at my three favorite sites for this week:

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My two cents: tattoos
Apr13

My two cents: tattoos

There was a time when body ink was the domain of prisoners, sailors (of the drunken variety), and gang members. Or at least that was the perception. To some extent, for many, it remains the perception.

“Why,” they wonder, often out loud and usually with a sneer in the direction of my own ink, “would you do that? Were you drunk?”

Let me answer that second question first and then the first, and then, if you’re interested I’ll give you my two cents on body ink.

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Sharing the love: blogging, business, and Bruce
Apr11

Sharing the love: blogging, business, and Bruce

One of the great things about writing and blogging is that it is essential you read. A LOT.  In fact, according to Stephen King:

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the

time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

So with that in mind I thought I would start a new tradition here on The Blog called Friday Fun and share some blogs and sites I enjoy each week.

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My two cents: freelance writing
Apr02

My two cents: freelance writing

We’ve all seen them right? The ads and the emails and the websites and the Facebook memes that tell us how easy writing is. The millions we will earn penning that memoir. How fast the pennies will come rolling in off that blog.  Hell, I’ve seen at least a half-dozen since dinner.  And while we are all certain they must be scams, let’s be honest, there is still a little voice in the back our minds saying “well yeah but there are so many…and some people are making money…and that story about Aunt Gertrude and the fuzzy slipper was pretty funny.”

Uh huh – team, I’d like you to grab that cup of coffee or glass of champagne, pull the box of chocolates a little close and let’s have a wee chat about writing.

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