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English Copywriter in Paris tries to multi-task!
This might seem like a strange title. You’re probably more used to me making suggestions on how to boost your productivity or telling you about my running exploits. Why on earth am I promoting procrastination, lazing and lounging then? First things first, I’m not singing the virtues of being lazy. Far from it. Rather, I want to look at our ability to stop, slow down and switch off the multi-tasking that increasingly defines modern living. Why the sudden interest?...
Image representing French identity based on Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
I recently applied for French nationality. Partly in a reaction against Brexit. Partly because (nearly) my whole life is based in Paris now: my clients, my apartment, my partner and now my soon-to-be-born child, who will be educated in France and feel more French than British. This decision got me asking lots of questions. Does living in France make me feel or act in a less British way? Have I blended in seamlessly or do I still stand out...
Big events generate even bigger questions!
The autumn was characterised by chill winds, colourful leaves and erratic posting on my part. I usually dust off the excuse of “too much work, too little time”, but, this time, I decided to be a little more inventive. I’ve added a new layer to equation, that I’m pregnant. 7 and a half months to be precise. I’m now well past the not-telling stage and the bump is unmistakable. There is no longer any confusion over whether I’ve just...
Image of someone having breakfast while working at computer in PJs.
In my last article, I put some of the most prevalent freelancing myths under the microscope, so to speak. But, I deliberately left out one of the biggest. What is this massive myth that deserves an entire article to itself? The widely held belief that working from home is simply amazing, paradisiacal and blissful. Let me set the scene. You wake up gently at whatever time you want. Late night? Treat yourself to another hour or two. You then...