Remote Control

Isn’t this the perfect solution to remote working?

I love working from home when I can but the company I work for prefers a more traditional, office based, approach when it comes to admin days. My role is field based so for the majority of the working week I’m out face to face with clients and although, arguably, I could so the same thing via the phone/conference call/video etc there is nothing like a face to face meeting to build important relationships with my portfolio of clients and I wouldn’t change that.

Meetings generate admin and it’s good to plan in an admin day once a week. Everyone is different but I find when I work from home on an admin day I start much earlier than normal –  without the grind of the commute to face it’s wake up, shower, coffee then straight into it, on a good day I can get an early morning walk as well which really fires up the productivity.

I can wear clothes that I feel comfortable in, put on whatever music I want to, without fear of offending anyones musical taste (and who doesn’t love a bit of thrash metal to work to 😀), I can do everything that I can in the office at home (more in fact – our office landlines and company mobiles are barred for International and ROI calls and Skype makes connecting to the world so easy). I can always get a mobile signal, even though we’re not in the best area for connectivity our home set up is designed to overcome that.

And when I work from home I have an assistant. 😀

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Scavenger Hunt 101 – A Cat

I was tempted to post a photograph of Smodge, that Cat that allows us to share a home with him but I’ve got lots of photographs of him so it’s hard to choose and although he’s No.1 Cat he’s not the only Cat to leave a memory in my life. We lived on a farm for 5 years with a large colony of Farm Cats. It’s always a danger to get too attached, the worse thing you can do is give them names but I couldn’t help it. There were so many loveable cats and they deserved better.

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Tuna is the only thing that can make this better.

The boy has been in the wars again, after a fight with something (most likely one of the farm cats) his eye became swollen and infected resulting in a general anesthetic, blood tests and a course of antibiotics. The bandage on his leg was to cover the spot they fitted a catheter and stayed on for about five minutes when we got home.