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Time for a break

Dear reader
Sometimes life gets too busy and we need to focus on what is most important for us.
After several years of writing this blog every day, I’ve decided to stop for an indefinite period of time. It was not an easy choice, believe me.
Nevertheless, I will still be keeping my posts online for you to come back to whenever you have a bit of time to spare.

My very best wishes
Christine Burgmer | let’s talk business

What to do in Britain

One thing my parents loved to do with us children when we were young was to go and visit a stately home now and again. These very large country houses were (or still are) occupied by aristocratic families. A lot of them are open to the public. Perhaps the most difficult decision to make is… Continue Reading

A day off?

An employee comes into her manager’s office to take a day off from work. The manager replies, “So you want a day off. Let’s take a look at what you are asking for. There are 365 days per year available for work. There are 52 weeks per year in which you already have 2 days off per week,… Continue Reading

Why learn English?

I presume that you’re reading my tips, tricks and resources because you want to improve your English skills. However, if you’re a bit frustrated at the moment because you are not making enough progress, it might help you to understand the advantages of learning a foreign languages. For example, it can help you improve your memory.… Continue Reading

Save money and connect with your neighbours

How NeighborGoods Works from NeighborGoods on Vimeo. We all have so many things stored in our cellars and gardens, don’t we? What do you think about this business idea I read about in America? NeighborGoods will let you share equipment with neighbours, like lawnmowers, ladders and drills. They say it’s a great way to save money and resources,… Continue Reading

Words of wisdom

“There are four different kinds of bones in an organisation: wish-bones, who wish someone else would do it; jaw-bones, who talk a lot but do very little; knuckle-bones, who knock what everyone else does; and backbones, who do the work.” William Wilkerson So which group do you belong to? 😉 Continue Reading

Life in Tibet

China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper which is published in the People’s Republic of China. It offers a “window into China” and has some wonderful online photo galleries with easy-to-read captions – all giving an insight into life in Asia.  Look at some wonderful pictures showing life in Tibet and learn what Tibetans do to… Continue Reading

Too many supervisors

Peter was telling a friend that he had just lost his job. “ Why did the supervisor fire you?” the friend asked in surprise.  “Oh,” Peter said, “you know how supervisors are. They stand around with their hands in their pockets watching everybody else work.” “We all know that,” replied his friend. “But why did he dismiss… Continue Reading