Amelia's Intern Diary - Walk to Work Week 2015

Across the UK it is Walk to Work Week, which encourages people to (you guessed it) walk to and from work!  Not only that, it asks people to log their steps/minutes/miles online and compare their miles with other people in their work place.  You can join a team or go it alone, either way it is a fantastic initiative to get desk-sitters to use their bodies!

Now that sitting has been dubbed the ‘new smoking’, it is more important than ever to keep active where you can.  If you have a meeting to go to, why not walk there? Have to go to another floor in the building, why not take the stairs rather than the elevator?  Make sure you take breaks where you get up and walk, be that to the toilet or to grab a cup of coffee.  All of these things make a massive difference to your health.

Not only is it better for your own health if you walk more regularly, it is also great for the environment.  It means one more car off the road every day! 

The Walk to Work Week Website is a brilliant motivator too.  You can check how many calories you used up (which it ... read more

Posted On 12/05/2015
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Amelia's Intern Diary - Election Day Fever

The office has been bustling with some casual talk of the election while we are busy accepting huge deliveries in preparation for graduation.  Life is continuing as normal and work tasks are being prioritised while the most significant election of a generation is taking place out in the polling stations of Britain.

What is pretty much certain is that we will face a hung parliament.  One party will most probably not win a majority and there will have to be negotiations, deals and compromises.  This is not something we are used to having in Britain and it is set to rock the boat on how people feel about the ‘first past the post’ system.

But what is really exciting about this election is that we can all vote.  We sit at our desks, making calls and paying people, tapping away at our keyboards like little woodpeckers while the shape of the political landscape shifts around us.  We have no fear about going to the polling station and voting after work.  We can go home and rest easy knowing that we got to put that X in a box and give our opinion.  People have fought and died for us to get this vote and ... read more

Posted On 07/05/2015
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