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Business Networking is easy (Guest blog)

Business Networking is easy (Guest blog)

Business Networking is Easy! by Pam Viljoen   “How do you make networking look so easy?” When Melina asked me this question during the ‘I Work For Me’ podcast interview, my first thought was: do I make it look easy? Personally, I love networking. I love meeting new people, understanding their business and identifying opportunities…

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School from home

School from home

School from home   As a parent of two primary school children, I am very happy to say that I have never had the calling to educate my children myself. I admire those who are brave enough to take their children’s education on personally, and I adore my children’s teachers for educating my two children,…

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Working from home (or at least trying)

Working from home (or at least trying)

Working from home (or at least trying)   I’ve worked from home for over 12 years now, which may seem long, but it isn’t, and it certainly has never been as hard as it is now, during the corona-crisis. For those of us who are self-employed or contractors, working from home often means working from…

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The secrets we keep – Part 1 September 2019: Ms Anna

The secrets we keep – Part 1 September 2019: Ms Anna

The secrets we keep – Part 1: Ms Anna  She lay on her stiff bed, perfectly still. The light blue blanket underneath her tucked tightly under the mattress. She clearly hadn’t slept in the bed at all, yet this was where they had found her, lying on top of her bed. Her grey hair had untied…

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Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019

Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019

Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019 Once off the train, Travis decided to find the bathroom and see if he could somehow wash the smell of dog urine off his trouser. The now painful scratchy tag at his lower back was combined with a wet slap of cloth against his leg every time he…

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For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019

For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019

For the love of art – Part 3 January 2019 Ellen sat staring at the Irma Stern painting on her calendar. Her thoughts miles away from her task of updating the houses on the website. She loved the emotion held in the Fisherman’s eyes. It was day four and she hadn’t heard a peep from…

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For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018

For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018

For the love of art – Part 1 November 2018 Ellen ran her fingers lightly over her keyboard. A little ritual she performed whilst she read emails. A barely audible hum passing her bright red lips. Her purple glasses perched lightly on her nose as she tucked a strand of box-dyed red hair behind her…

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A parent’s perspective – The Fish Hoek Primary School (FHPS) Grade 7 Ambassador Leadership Development Programme

A parent’s perspective – The Fish Hoek Primary School (FHPS) Grade 7 Ambassador Leadership Development Programme

A parent’s perspective – The Fish Hoek Primary School (FHPS) Grade 7 Ambassador Leadership Development Programme Two weeks into ‘back to school’, I met with a friend for coffee. “I’ll be running the Fish Hoek Primary School Ambassador Leadership Development training programme next week” she told me as we sipped our cappuccinos, admiring the pretty…

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