Linked In is more than a professional networking site

Linked In is a professional online networking tool that allows you to connect with similar professionals across the globe as well as generate business, and for the jobseeker, it can be a very useful resource.

However, I usually connect to get a good brain shake.  Linked In is a great place to challenge your ideas and opinions, and to learn new things about trade, business and innovation.

If you´re tempted, why not check out a CEO´s opinion about leadership?

Get involved: Walk, jog or run to support cancer prevention

Race for Life is the UK’s biggest women-only charity fundraising event. It brings together women and girls from all over the UK to walk, jog or run 5 or 10 kilometers to raise money in order to:

  1. Increase awareness about cancer
  2. Support cancer research
  3. Help cancer patients and their families
  4. Subsidise clinical trials
  5. Support preventative measures
  6. Lobby governments and politicians

Do you want to get involved? If so, why not join me and thousands of other women and girls on Sunday April the 22nd in Málaga.  It costs 8 euros and the distance is 4 kilometers, so, even if running isn´t your cup of tea, you can walk the distance and do something to help the billions of people who are affected by this disease.  To sign up, click this link.

The British Way: How to make a complaint!

Nikki Big BrotherControversially, Nikki is considered to be, by far, one of the most entertaining British Big Brother TV contestants.

She is well known for her furious Diary Room rants and her daily battles with the other housemates.

Watch this video to find out how she complains to Big Brother about the lack of heating in the house and try to hear what words she uses to say that she is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cold. It´s hilarious and I love her!

The British Way: How to make a cup of tea!

making a cup of teaSeriously, someone is pulling my leg.

Is it possible that we need an instructional video to show us how to make a cup of tea? Well, perhaps the answer is yes.

So, if you’ve never made a cup of tea before, here’s a simple 5 step video to help you learn the skills and key vocabulary. The main verbs include the following: To fill, To stir, To add, To boil, To brew, To remove. Good luck! Oh, and if you don’t have a kettle, you might be in trouble!

How much? Is someone pulling my leg?!

House hunting is time-consuming and extremely stressful.  In addition, when you are broke, it is also thoroughly soul-destroying.  How do you get on the property ladder when you can´t get a mortgage, and you don´t want to live in matchbox?

285,000 euros, seriously, someone is pulling my leg!  This is what I call daylight robbery.  And, as importantly, what is the local council doing to ensure that cities provide affordable property for local residents?

As an aside, Edward Elgar is a well-known, and much-loved, British composer from the 20th century. He composed one of my all time classical favourites, so if you want to switch off, chill out and forget your daily problems, then why don´t you listen to Elgar´s Nimrod; it is a life-affirming piece which will warm even hearts made of stone.

St Valentine´s Day: It´s all about love!

Valentine´s Day: Do you love it, or do you loathe it?

Personally speaking, I am mad about it!  Why not?

OK, so we shouldn´t need a specific day to tell people that we care about them.  However, what´s the harm? You don´t have to buy into the commercial aspect of the day.  Take my advice, and buy into the sentiment of the day: All you need is love and affection.