Saturday, 29 November 2008

Things are a changing ...

When you are stuck between a rock and a hard place - which is where I am now - you rationalise, troubleshoot and find solutions. I am pleased to announce that my website is going to be re-built, re-designed and optimised. Watch this space!

Also, I've launched a group page on Facebook, titled "Acne Support". Please visit it, join in the discussions, leave messages on the wall and become a fan. I would love to know you and hear from you.

The future continues to be bright.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

What to do ... what to do ...

This is what the White Rabbit used to say in Alice in Wonderland, and it was because he felt pressured and somewhere else, where he wasn't. That sums me up today! I'm surrounded by agents who seem physically unable to assist me in my ambitions and pushing me, I feel, in the wrong directions. I don't want to watch all my years of campaigning and hard graft jeopardised because others seem to work to stifle enterprise. I was given a little bit of positive advice, but it's like the old cliche - too little, too late ... I was under the impression that the powers that be want new enterprises to form and be successful. With the current credit crunch, the likes of myself should be helped, not kept down.

Thursday, 20 November 2008


We spend much of our lives meeting people, whether in our private or public worlds. We then collect a vast amount of contacts, but do we know what to do with this information or how to use the skills of the people we meet. I've been networking for years, not knowing what to do with this collection of data. In the last 24 hours, I've learnt for the first time about Alliance Partnerships and (formal) partnerships - I'm seeking both, but didn't know how to negotiate these opportunities. Ignorance can be bliss, but it can also hold you back from moving forward in your ambitions.

Friday, 14 November 2008


As we go through life, the path we follow can change beyond our control. This is when we seek re-assurance and approval for decisions as we take them - Can we build a path that takes us where we want to go? Life is not a straight line, quite a contrary it is a squiggly, wiggly line with a life of its own. While we captain our ship, giving instructions to those who support us our wishes, the wind can be stronger then any of us, to blow the ship onto a different course. This is when determination and belief in ourselves must take over until we reach that dream destination.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


This week I joined Facebook - what a wonderful revelation the website is!! I was amazed at how many of my friends and other contacts were already in it. It is an opportunity to share your anxieties, joys and other emotions. Also, it is great for sharing with others smoothly what activities you are up to and to join in banter with jokes. It is another way to get to know each other better and you know you are not isolated in this chaotic, hectic life we lead. When you sign into Facebook type in Karen Thomas and you will find me.

Sunday, 9 November 2008


In life, things cannot remain static, it needs to progress and change. This is true for us as individuals, as well as for Society as a whole. Change can be frightening, as we all want to avoid failure and letting both ourselves or others down. We have aspirations in others and ourselves to succeed. We need to take courage in our hands, move away from our comfort zones and enjoy then the fruits of our labours. It is amazing what we can do when we remove the fears that we give ourselves through growing-up. We should allow ourselves to be fearless children again, otherwise none of us can move forward freely and enjoy the success we all seek.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

US Elections

I listened to Radio 4 through the night in anticipation of the American elections. Politics covers most every aspect of our lives ie social justice, transport, environment, health and welfare etc. I will watch very closely the new relationship to come between Obama and Gordon Brown. These people can seriously make a big difference to our lives. There is alot of hard work up-ahead for all concerned and it is up to us all, with co-operation, to pull the rabbit out of the hat.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Wonderous Technology

Well, well here I am! I was telling a friend about using Google Earth to see his home in Scotland. I did this as a preview of my visit to his place. He was amazed at what I knew about where her was, the terrain detail and the property he was in. He was so impressed, he said "Wonderous technology". Now, here I am today doing my first ever blog - I say it is mind-blowing!! Lights, Camera .... Action .... Hi ...