Thursday, February 26, 2015

When not to edit your writing

There is a time and place for everything and editing your work is no exception.  Writing is a creative process and should be practiced with the least possible interruptions.  Editing while writing can have a disruptive and negative effect on the creative flow of thoughts and as such should be avoided.  

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How to make a good impression during a job interview

Making a good first impression is all about good manners.  Good manners demand that you know how to dress for any occasion and how to behave.

It stands to reason that you would dress and behave differently for a job interview than you would for a cocktail party.  

Just as you would not show up for a job interview in a short little black dress and glittery sandals, neither would you show up at a cocktail party in jeans and boots.

Seven winter skin care solutions

Winter is no picnic for dry skin.  Wind and sub-zero temperatures may cause it to become and tight.  Young people may breeze through winter without a care in the world, but for mature women it may be quite different.  If your skin can do with a little help, the following are seven winter skin care solutions.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Why women need multiple pairs of shoes

It might be complicated for some men to understand why women buy multiple pairs of shoes, but it makes perfect sense to women.  A variety of shoes is needed for a variety of reasons.  The number one reason being, women need them.

Imagine wearing flat brown shoes under brown trousers ... a stylish combination.  Now imagine wearing those some flat brown shoes under a black pencil skirt ... a fashion disaster. Shoes need to be coordinated with the outfit.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

My cats' reaction to a fire drill

We had our monthly fire drill yesterday. In theory everybody in the building has to do down to a gathering point in the garden; in practice nobody leaves their units. It was -35 deg C (-31 deg F) … do you really think people were keen to go outside? So basically we just had to put up with a lot of noise.

While I knew what was going on, the cats had no clue and as such suffered a certain amount of anxiety. Although, “suffered” is pushing it a bit.

The photos you’re about to see are old, but they are a true reflection of how Charlotte, Mickey, Gabriel, Chanel and Holly behaved during the fire drill.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

This makes my blood boil

Some people make me sick. There’s this guy on Facebook, who is on welfare. He posted today that he wants to upgrade his computer and that this was going to cost him between 600 to 700 Euros ($852 to $994)

I responded to him that upgrading an old computer is a waste of money. I recently looked at laptop computers and found a very nice machine for just under $500 (453 Euros).

He commented that he doesn’t want a normal PC or laptop, the wants a state-of-the-art machine to play games.

My jaw dropped. He’s a man on welfare and a normal computer isn’t good enough for him! He DEMANDS a state-of-the-art machine to PLAY GAMES!!!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The importance of writing in our lives

When a child learn to write the letters A to Z, he has no idea the impact the ability to write has on his life.  He can write notes, letters, journals, stories and in due time a resume to pursue a career.  Writing is so much more though.  Where it comes to creative writing, ask yourself, why is writing important?

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