Teux Deux? Don’t Mind If I Deux…

Teux Deux (aka “to-do”) is currently my favourite online tool to help manage my work. Its success lies within its total simplicity and ease of use. Here’s a quick beginner’s top 10 guide to all the wonderfulness. www.teuxdeux.com Type in your To Do items under the respective day/date, and hit the enter key. Use the 5-column “Someday” section at the bottom for items that don’t have a specific day. I like to use one of these columns as “next week”...
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Meet Eddie the SPCA kitten

Say hello to Eddie. I haven’t achieved a great deal over the Christmas holidays, but I have been helping out with this little one. At barely three weeks old, he needs the care of a newborn child: he consistently eats, pees and sleeps. Eddie is a climber – he has an apparent urge to reach the top of everything he encounters, particularly your face, using his tiny claws. Hence his name, after the great Sir Edmund Hillary. This time of...
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The art of surviving the long haul flight

On Tuesday I will make the 30+ hour journey from Manchester to Auckland. As something I have done countless times, you might say I’ve become quite the experienced long haul flyer. But it doesn’t seem to come any easier. In fact, once the novelty wears off it all becomes a lot harder – suddenly the inflight entertainment system isn’t interesting, you have seen all the movies, the food is overfamiliar and the duty free has been bought before. I am...
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Myers-Briggs Testing

On a completely different tangent to my normal posts today! I am an INFJ according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a psychometric test derived in order to categorise people using how they see the world and make decisions. It is a common assessment employed by HR departments to decide how people do best in the workplace. Normally I would scoff at such tests but the result was quite uncanny – so felt the need to share. There are 16 different...
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