#FridayFive: Five Books I’ve Just Read | Chapter Seven

Welcome to the seventh edition of my book reviews. You can find the previous 30 book reviews I have written right here. I’m well on my way to completing the second challenge I’ve set myself for the year. The 12 books in 12 months challenge was completed at the beginning…

#FridayFive: Five Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking

Last week, I read the book Grace Under Pressure: A Masterclass in Public Speaking by Lisa Wentz. It was a book gifted to me by LID Publishing, and one that I found very practical and helpful. You’ll see the review for this one in my next book review post along…

#FridayFive: Five Books I’ve Recently Read | Chapter Six

Another five books digested, I’ve now passed my target of 12 books for the year. Like I mentioned in my last round-up of five books, I’ve upped the target to 30 books by the end of this year. I would love to complete the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge,…

#FridayFive: Five Online Courses to Take Advantage of During Lockdown

I remember a time when I said I didn’t want to mention the coronavirus on my blog. In the past few weeks I’ve written about how it is impacting me in New York on a J1 visa, what it’s like to isolate with flatmates, what working from home looks like…

#FridayFive: Five Ways to Stay Connected in Isolation

I’ve started to talk about the ‘rona quite a lot recently. On Monday, I blogged about what it’s like to live in isolation with flatmates. On Wednesday, I wondered if remote working is going to become the new normal. Last week, I talked about having a front row seat to…

#FridayFive: Five Books I’ve Just Read | Chapter Five

I’m now just two books short of my yearly target of books to read. I challenged myself to read 12 books last year, and read a total of 15. Again, since I was now living in New York, I kept the target small and set it to 12 – one…

#FridayFive: Five Brunch Spots in West Village, Manhattan

Brunch used to be a staple in my weekly plans in New York. Now though, not so much. I did visit a fair few well-known places in Manhattan before isolation began however, and there will be a time when I am visiting these places once again. Some I had high…

#FridayFive: Five Reasons to Enjoy Getting Older

‘Tis my birthday. And I’m holed up in isolation. I should have been well on my way to a converted barn in the middle of a Vermont mountain right now, but no, I’m still in my apartment in Jersey City. I mean, I’ve probably had worse birthdays (can’t think of…

#FridayFive: Five Tips for Working From Home

Due to Coronavirus, almost all of us are working from home or remotely. Schools and universities are closed, forcing classes online and all work to be submitted electronically. It seems that this could potentially be life as we know it for the next couple of months with a few offices…

#FridayFive: Five Books I’ve Just Read | Chapter Four

It’s been a while since my last book update, and I think this may be my first since the beginning of 2020. I wish I had more time to read and I wish I owned more books. I’ve began my #12BooksIn12Months challenge again, hoping to beat my record of 15…