4th December 2013

The last Laptops meeting of 2013 had a very festive feel, with crackers, an extended and delicious Christmas menu and cake galore!
It was also business as usual with a second visit for both Anna Lambe of Zia Executive and Rachel Montague of the People Consultancy.  We ended the year with our most timely set of 60 seconds yet (well done us!) and a very useful reminder of our responsibilities in relation to filing tax returns from our Accountant, Karen Cheeseman of Grugeon Reynolds.
We’ve had four members renew in the past quarter and are delighted to officially welcome our newest member, Lynda Hudson of Beckenham Clinical Hypnosis.  Sadly, it’s au revoir to Marie Shallcross of Plews Garden Design – we wish her and the Plews team all the best for the future.
Next month we have Rachael Ross from Purely Peppermint coming to talk to us about time management, which seems a good topic for the beginning of a new year.
And finally, thanks to Elisabeth of Lillyput Bakery for the fantastic Christmas cup cakes.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Quote of the Month?

A festive quote and tip this month:
“Milk Thistle complex is my top tip if you over indulge this Christmas – it’s great for supporting the liver”
Cheryl Cockcroft, Holistic Therapies 4 U

What did one eye say to the other?
 .......Just between us something smells.

Courtesy of one of our Christmas crackers

We’d like to thank everyone at L’Aragosta for making us so welcome throughout the year.  The food is always fabulous and the staff couldn’t be more accommodating.  The restaurant is well worth a visit so why not browse their festive menus?

Elisabeth Shrimpton from Lillyput Bakery can provide delicious cake pops or cup cakes as Christmas presents for friends, family or clients.  Last posting date 20th December.
Joyce Batten from Tutor Doctor thanked various members for their business and also Belinda of SE20 magazine for a further enquiry she has received as a result of advertising in the magazine.
Helen Colechin of HR Dept is offering to sit down with business owners on a no obligation basis and review their HR requirements for 2014.
Frances Alushani of Easy PC Coaching can help people get the most from the gadgets and gizmos they receive for Christmas.  Whether it’s setting them up or providing a brief tutorial – so much better than having to read the manual!!!
Lynda Hudson of Beckenham Clinical Hypnosis has three excellent CDs/downloads on Relieving Anxiety – something for all ages.  Plus she is offering a discount to Laptops members on CDs.