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5 reasons why murder mysteries are an effective team building activity

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6 Skills a Murder Mystery activity will boost

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Work, Rest, and Plays

Although I’ve been running Charaderie since 2004, it was only in May of 2016 that I took the plunge and gave up all other (safe, regularly paid) work to concentrate on fully developing and growing the business. Previously, I’d worked at Wedding Presents Direct (now The Wedding Present Co) for 10 years, and received...

A Murder to Die For

Did you get a set of pants for Christmas that you didn’t really want?  Not me! It’s no surprise that as we get older, we become increasingly difficult to buy presents for, and a great number of my friends and family are now buying an experience for their loved ones, rather than wasting money on some unwanted under...

Winner Winner!

Winning is very exciting (especially if, like me, you’re not hugely competitive and therefore it doesn’t happen very often).  It might be a game of Cluedo or the Egg & Spoon race at the school sports day, where your reward is simply the thrill of taking part and the simple pleasure of coming first with no thou...

Goodness, it really is rather hard running your own business isn’t?!

Apparently, it’s ‘National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ in the U.S.  Don’t worry America, I had this one totally covered over the recent Easter holidays, no need for me to participate today! This is familiar to anyone who works for themselves and takes on the nigh on impossible job of ‘getting ...

The Art of Listening

I love reading, but lately it seems that sleep is the enemy to my hobby and I’m rarely able to get through a couple of pages before I succumb to it.  I’m still valiantly ploughing through a novel someone bought me for Christmas (a whodunit, of course) and I’m almost at the point of forgetting what the actual c...

The last year of my 30s

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t (and still aren’t quite) sure in what context to write this post.  It’s essentially about a project I worked on in 2012/13 in what was, as the title so succinctly puts it, the Last Year of my 30s.  Simply put, I decided to take a photograph of myself (as those young whipper sn...

Playing to your strengths

The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun; what a great title for a documentary! Was this some new theory about his death, I thought?  (It was late and I’d had a long day, in my defence) but no, it turned out to be a fascinating programme presented by the wonderful Margaret Mountford about Harry Burton, the photographer ‘who...

What’s in a Name?

Now I’m not claiming to be the next Eddie Izzard (although that would be great, wouldn’t it?!) but one of the most important things affecting my well-being is the ability to laugh, and to make others laugh. We know all the scientific stuff about releasing feel-good chemicals, and we know without being told that i...