Thursday, 17 February 2011

Who needs TV when you have Twitter!?!

So, who else tuned in to watch The Brit Awards on Tuesday? I sure did! But imagine my upset when the clock struck 9pm and I had to make the decision, do I stay tuned to the Brits or do I turn over for the last in the series of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding?

I decided to tune in to My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. I quickly found that I need not worry about missing any of the Brit action. I was kept firmly up to speed by Twitter and thanks to @CHRISDJMOYLES, @OK_Magazine and the hilarious @AlanCarr who was actually at the Brits I really felt that I knew exactly what was going on in front and behind the scenes.

I am one of the minority here, in that I am fairly new to Twitter and, admit I don’t tweet as much as I should, but last night I felt as though I broke into the Twittersphere and went crazy with @ replies and #tags, I was loving it!

I particularly loved the way @CHRISDJMOYLES compered the event on Twitter, he might as well have been sat on the sofa with me with his cuppa! I am most definately converted & can't wait to join in the frenzy once fingers are literally twitching in twanticipation....

Friday, 11 February 2011

A Nation of Sickies?

You might have missed it, but earlier this week we should have - apparently - been tucked up at home under our duvets, indulging ourselves on national 'sickie' day - the most popular day of the year for unapproved work absences. (Spare a thought for those poor souls who were genuinely ill and had to face the sceptical responses from their employers!)

It is estimated that around 375,000 people rang in to workplaces, claiming to be unwell. But why is Monday, February 7th #nationalsickday ? Well according to a recent survey, the first Monday in February is when us normally hardworking folk decide that enough is enough, its about time we pulled a sickie. The post-Christmas blues have well and truly reared their ugly head, and combine that with financial worries and the convenient outbreak of seasonal flu, it's a recipe for the easiest sickie ever. But just don't get carried away - with more and more bosses accepting notice of sickness via e-mail or text nowadays, excuses can sometimes be badly thought out. See below for a few that will make you the laughing stock of the office...

1. "I can't get to work because I don't want to lose the parking space outside my house"

2. "I donated too much blood yesterday"

3. "I swallowed too much mouthwash"

4. "My partner burned all my clothes so I have nothing to wear"

Here at Cirkle, we were our usual full house on Monday, which must mean we are a happy lot! But to those less fortunate we say, worry not! It's nearly spring.

(Even better - it's nearly Saturday.)