To Twitter or Not
Should be very interesting, the subject on everyone’s lips tonight at Camcreative will be the social networking stream Twitter. Just how valuable is this new medium as a marketing tool? Looking forward to it.
When: 7pm tonight
Where: Arts Picture House Bar, Cambridge
Networking Group: Camcreative
Hope to see you there!
Happy National Freelancers Day!
Meet in the upstairs bar and the evening will primarily take the format of a group discussion focused on the advantages and disadvantages of freelancing, how can freelancers overcome/manage some of the disadvantages and of course, drawing on the core themes of the future for freelancing and how freelancing can help UK businesses become more competitive. Over the evening we will try to tease out some key conclusions about issues that concern and are of most importance to today’s freelancing/contracting professionals.
The evening will also feature a keynote address from:
Prof Lester Lloyd-Reason, a Professor of International Enterprise Strategy at the Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge entitled: “Academic research into the changing workforce and what the future could bring”
Start time: 6.30pm
The address is:
B Bar, 8 Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF
Some light refreshments will be provided. See you there!
Best gingerbread man recipe in the world!
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup of molasses or black treacle
3/4 of teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2.5 cups of flour
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of crushed cloves
A dash of milk to help the mixture bind together
(1/2 a US cup = 117g)
Cream butter and sugar together.
Beat in egg and molasses or treacle.
Sift flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon and cloves into wet mixture and mix together. You might need a dash of milk to help bind to make a dough mixture.
Chill for at least half an hour in fridge, making sure the bowl is covered with cling film.
The fun bit:
Roll dough out to at least 1cm thick and cut out with cutter. Place the little chaps on greased baking sheets and bake for 5 mins at 192 degrees. Remember to give them space to grow whilst in the oven, they do spread out a little bit and you wouldn’t want to have to slice them apart afterwards, ouch!!
Cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!
Please note, as these are so delicious, you might want to pop a few into the freezer to make them last a little longer.
Delivery, oh no now the fulfillment!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way … the corporate chocolate advent calendars have arrived and I’m chuffed to bits with them, hope the client will be too! How lovely to receive a personalised gift from a friend or client.
The pesonal touch to being a supplier!
My ethos, be fair on price, offer a reliable service and make sure there is always plenty of homebaked wares on offer. Surely that gives me an edge?
The children from Little Windmills Pre-School thoroughly enjoyed their gardening last week. In connection with the Reach Village Daffodil Planting Day that took place on 25 October, groups of children planted crocus and daffodil bulbs outside the village hall. It was lovely to see so many budding young gardeners!
They even gave me a present to say ‘thank you!’
Christmas Networking Event – Venue Changed
It looks as though the Christmas Networking Event Weds 16th Dec is going to be a busy one! The event has changed from Bottisham to Scotsdales Garden Centre. For more information about the event click on the link.
A little extra!
Scotsdales Garden Centre has very kindly offered everyone who attends this event a 10% discount if you shop there between 5pm and 6pm that evening. You will need to present your ticket to get the discount.