Amelias intern diary - Time Management

Being in retail during the run up to Christmas is always exhausting and exhilarating.  You are proud of the products you sell and buzzing with ideas for what you can do to make it a successful season.  You also have more work to fit into your day than you think is possible.  As the Lion King sums up pretty well:  ‘more to do than can ever be done’.  However, every human being only has 24 hours a day in which to work and a fair portion of that is done eating and sleeping (if you’re me, that is).  So why are some people so much more successful than others?  How do some people seem to get so much done in the same 24 hours that we all have.

The answer is not less sleep (thank goodness).

I recently went on a Time Management course run by an external coaching service which helped open my eyes to principles and tactics that can be used to help you be more efficient with your time.  After writing a to-do list we were made to understand our ‘Why’s’. During the course of the session this was one of the principles that connected with me the most was.  ... read more

Posted On 20/11/2014
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Christmas is coming...

Those of you who know me, will be well aware of my love for anything Christmas related! I just love Christmas.

For those of you who dont know me, I'm that annoying person that starts listening to Christmas music, wears Christmas Jumpers, and watches Christmas Films from November 1st. I absolutely love this time of year and am quite the Christmas geek, much to the annoyance of my colleagues.

So it would be quite fitting that today, Bethany and I have recieved deliveries of lots of beautiful Christmas decorations for the Botanic Garden Gift Shop and the Oriental Museum Gift Shop.

We have all sorts of different Christmas decorations available, ranging from glass leaves, and Gisela Graham Wreaths, to oriental elephants, handmade glass baubles and sequinned stars. Prices range from £1-£30. So make sure you head down to these Visitor Attraction gift shops to get your hands on them while stocks last!


Right... I'm off to watch White Christmas and sit in my snowman jumper.


Sending Christmassy thoughts. Pia x


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Posted On 31/10/2014
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