Day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University

Day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University

This month we have a day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University. Cressida recently spoke at the Assist Conference. She was full of useful tips and very charismatic on stage. This brilliant day in the life gives you guys a little insight into her warm personality and a fantastic outlook on life and the role of a PA. 

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Sharing some feedback

Sharing some feedback

Over the years I’ve had some wonderful feedback from readers that I tuck away and come back to when I need a little confidence boost but I never share the messages with other readers. Well, today is a new day, folks. This week I received a wonderful email from an assistant and reader of Practically Perfect PA who attended the Assist Conference last year. The email brought me to tears (which, I must admit is not difficult these days – a five month old baby and raging hormones will do that to you!) and I really wanted to share the powerful message with all of the readers.

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Taking a mum break

A close friend of mine is due to welcome her first baby to the world any day soon. During one of her recent WhatsApp grillings amongst those of us already flung into the joys of motherhood, she was panicking about something that only lunatics or agitated pregnant people ponder – feeling bereft at not being at work.

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What is happening with Practically Perfect PA in 2015

Well firstly I just wanted to say what a year 2014 has been! Thank you to everyone that has read Practically Perfect PA over the last twelve months. I hope you have all enjoyed the posts and will stick around next year! We have some very exciting plans in the  diary for 2015 and I want to share them with you today.

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Practically Perfect PA has a makeover!

So you may have noticed that Practically Perfect PA has had a rather dramatic makeover this weekend! I conducted a survey back in the summer and some of the comments made me think that the blog was getting a little… shall we say “tired”…? Over the last few weeks I have been brainstorming, editing and generally thinking up new ideas for the blog. Here are the results! I hope you like what you see. I have tried to make the website look clean, easy on the eye and simple to navigate.

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The reader survey results

Thank you, everyone, for taking my reader survey recently. I have already published the results regarding your thoughts on the profession, which you can find here. But I thought I would also share your comments on the blog itself.  Below are the results. I would have had this information to share with you much sooner had I not insisted on attempting to make the charts and graphs pretty (whoops!)

Hola Barcelona!

Hola Barcelona!

Hola Barcelona!

The very inviting beach at Barceloneta

I had a comment on the blog a few weeks ago asking how my big move to Barcelona was going and how I was settling into my new job, so as much as I hate talking about myself *ahem* I thought I’d give you’ll a quick update on the last few months.

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