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What Follows Next…

After a four year career break, I have decided it’s time to re-enter the workplace, re-engage the old grey matter and escape the School Gate. With over 15 years’ experience in financial services it seemed a good opportunity to retrieve my black book and seek a new...

Brown Spelt Bread Recipe

Daunted by the need to knead I hadn’t tried to make bread until this summer, when staying with friends in Devon I had my first experience of the simplest recipe with excellent results. Try it. You will get plenty of satisfaction... Ingredients 500 g Spelt flour 500 m...

‘The Greater Game’

This week we saw  ‘The Greater Game’ at the Waterloo East theatre. The Play tells the remarkable and true story of the 41 members of Clapton Orient (now Leyton Orient) Football Club who enlisted at the outbreak of World War I. Perfectly fitting for this time of year,...

‘Wrap up London’ this Winter

Back for its 8th year running, the hugely successful ‘Wrap Up London’ campaign is back and again collecting your unused and unwanted coats, puffers, parkas…. in helping London’s vulnerable people stay warm this winter. How it works? Once your coats are donated and...

Shrouds Of The Somme

Shrouds of the Somme is an art installation at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which physically represents each of the 72,396 British Commonwealth servicemen killed at the Battle of the Somme who have no known grave, and whose names are engraved on the Thiepval...

Beyond the Deepening Shadow

On Sunday 4th November, Ten thousand torches lit the bare dark moat to bring the Tower of London to life. To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Each day this week a specially commissioned sound installation featuring choral music and words from Mary...

ArtRabbit

Interested in Art? Want to discover incredible artists and exhibitions? Don’t know where to go? Well have I got the app for you… drumroll… ArtRabbit!! ArtRabbit is a unique guide to the contemporary art scene, connecting thousands of art spaces, exhibitions and events...

Finding Your Passion

Need a new reason to get up in the morning? Enrich your life by finding and developing your next passion, with tips from psychologist Angela Duckworth. Here are five steps to help identify your next passion or cultivate one you already have. Clear out the distractions...

SOFAR … So Good!

Sofar Sounds is a magical app!  It transforms everyday spaces;  a living room, a gallery, a shop and creates a captivating venue for live entertainment. On the spur of the moment, I downloaded the app and was directed to a secret venue. Not knowing what to expect I...

5 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Following on from last week’s must listen too podcasts, today I have my top 5 podcast recommendations that will make you smarter about money! I know ... where have they been hiding? Stacking Benjamins  https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/category/podcast/ Very funny! ...

10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was In My 20s

Professor Heather McGregor is presenting a lecture today at the Edinburgh Business School at 17:00 - 18:00. The lecture will provide graduates with top tips on everything they need to know prior the world of work. Heather is a global business leader, academic, author...

Friday’s Fabulous Find

Connaught Street is a great 'off the beaten track' road with many a hidden treasure. One such gem Abasto, an Argentinian coffee shop, not only serves great coffee but also delicious and now famous empanadas. I spied the chef, perched high on a stool at a work bench,...

Be Smart – Pop On A Podcast

If you are like me and have a lengthy commute load up your podcasts to make the time fly! They offer an entertaining and highly effective way to soak up advice and commentary. Here are my top podcasts on building your empire… Girlboss...

Four Simple Ways To Manage Stress!

Here are some ideas to help you #KeepCalmAndCarryOn : Keep those muscles moving Progressive muscle relaxation is a way to lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, reducing your chances of getting a headache. With your eyes closed clench a muscle group, for example...

Stand Out From The Crowd

In our experience.... You want to stand out from the crowd! Every meeting is important and when you’re having exploratory career conversations you are on the cusp of making some big changes in your life.  At Aldrich we take every care to look after your interests....

Too Good To Go

Following our recent blog (https://aldrich.previewsite.co.uk/dev/blog/saving-the-environment-whilst-saving-you-money/) we have found a new app to help us not only save money but also the environment! #Toogoodtogo is an international company that fights food waste by...

Boost your concentration levels in the morning!

A healthy breakfast is key: Swap out sugar and cereals for protein to get off to the best possible start. Best take out breakfast in the City is #Pod #Superfood #Scrambled Eggs Make a plan for the day: Set ambitious / achievable tasks. By keeping to a structure and...

The Best Things In Life Are Free

The original Big Smoke may have cleaned up its environmental act, but it’s not unusual to witness London’s visitors choking on the prices charged for food, drink and entertainment within the city. However, London is one of the world’s greatest cities and if you avoid...

What should a cover letter include?

Applying for a new job is a form of advertising, self-advertising. Your cover letter can be seen as the glossy front page to promote yourself to future employers. However, the skills and experience which set you apart from other employees can be lost within your cover...

Addressing work attire

With London fashion week having just come and gone for another year, we thought it was fitting to address interview and work attire. Here are our 3 top tips when dressing for an interview or the office: What is the company culture? How you would dress for an interview...

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