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Freelance EA & Author’s Assistant

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I’m Sarah Richards and I’ve been an Executive Assistant for over 15 years working in both the retail and media industries. Last year I became a freelance EA. The type of projects I can undertake are: Diary management Managing invoicing… Continue reading →

Launch of the Women’s Hall Exhibition: The East London Federation of Suffragettes

Last night The East London Federation of Suffragettes were appropriately remembered at the launch of the newly recreated Women’s Hall at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives. The lobby of the Grade II listed building, almost unrecognisable, had… Continue reading →

An Author’s Assistant

The rain was pounding against my window on a Saturday afternoon back in November 2015. I was deliberating whether to stay in my warm cosy flat or go to a  book reading at the Idea Store’s Write Idea Festival in Whitechapel…. Continue reading →

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

Last night, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham embraced International Women’s Day at a special event hosted by the Council’s Town Hall. A group of women, leaders in their industries, joined a discussion panel to discuss the situation of… Continue reading →

Time to Get Organised!

I began the year staring down in hopelessness at the pile of receipts, books and papers falling off their supposedly organised piles, melting into a collage of admin that hadn’t been touched during the month long frenzy of busyness also known… Continue reading →

Control your fears using sports psycology

How do you handle pressure at work and at home? Are there lessons you can learn from elite sport athletes to harness pressure and nerves and convert it into positive energy? I was glued to my TV screen on Saturday… Continue reading →

The LaLiT: Indian Charm in London Bridge

Calling all Londoners who desire to be transported to Asia during their lunch hour: New London hotel The LaLiT feels like an Indian adventure a few short steps away from the hustle and bustle of Tooley Street. It’s Baluchi restaurant… Continue reading →

Your Christmas Party: 5 Reasons to Book Early

I know, I know you think it is too early to even mention the ‘C’ word. However, if you are in charge of planning your company or team’s Christmas party then it really is best to plan ahead. 5 reasons… Continue reading →

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Three Movies Every Exec PA Should Watch

‘Coffee, tea, me?‘ A colleague used to say to me in a fake American accent when she was making tea for her boss. I would chuckle and our younger colleague would look at us inquisitively, wondering what the joke was…. Continue reading →

How to get that first class feeling when travelling in economy

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have booked countless international business trips during my time as an Executive Assistant. The CEOs I worked for always travelled in business class and more often than not I would manage to get them… Continue reading →

V&A Museum of Childhood: Board Game Exhibition

Today, 31st March, is National Board Game Day in aid of children’s charity NSPCC and it inspired me to visit the V&A Museum of Childhood’s board game exhibition titled Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered. The museum dedicates a large space… Continue reading →

How to Get Your Hands on Harry Potter The Play Tickets 

Want to get tickets to Harry Potter the Play in London this summer? I bought tickets 18 months before I saw the show but there are ways to see the show at short notice. I give you top tips on how to get tickets here…

Healthy Chocolate Cookies

Healthy Snack Recipe: Working in a busy office, it is very difficult to say no to the constant stream of sugary snacks brought in by well meaning colleagues. I’d say no until 3pm when I would be hunting for a… Continue reading →

My Top 5 Books by Emma King

Sometimes it is just too easy to get distracted by emails and social media notifications to really settle down with a good book. I am guilty of this and if I do pick up a book my phone starts pinging… Continue reading →

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