This Week: 7 great websites I browsed

It's so easy to get hooked onto the internet as if it was our only means of
knowing stuff. I am so guilty of doing just that.

I flick through many websites for a number of reasons; to learn how to
make my own websites better, to buy things I need and crave for, entertain
myself and to be simply nosey.



1.    http://www.poundland.co.uk
Fitness range for a £1 is pretty impressive so I've bookmarked this as a favourite. I plan on returning to this website for the cheaper
deals at 50p!





2.     http://www.mysuitcase.org
A website that replenishes new deals, discount vouchers for flights, hotels and more.









3.     http://www.picresize.com
Great for quickly resizing any pics

4.    www.missguided.co.uk
I purchased a few bits like reasonably priced jumper dresses on this site














5 .  Mr World Premier 
Catch up with your TV shows. Being Mary Jane was a good watch.

6.   Sky Scanner
     My search for flight and holiday deals are not complete without this website,
     I love the January sales here.

7.  Facebook
I would be lying if I had left this website off this list.






This Week: Christmas Shopping Finale

I can't go on anymore with days of shopping. This is a cry out for HELP!...LOL
Everyday there are more bits to buy, it seems like it's never going to
end!  Tomorrow, I'll collect my vegetables and some fruit - oh yes not forgetting 
my Jamaican fruit cake, then that will be it! So no more  snack grocery shopping! 

Christmas is coming and I'll just wait.


This Week: Christmas Shopping day #1

Day 1 shopping for Christmas has kicked off. 🛍 I only have to stroll a couple of
minutes from my house to find the must-have decorations, clothes and gifts 
for this season. The focus is so much on whatever you want rather than need, 
so I must be careful not to immerse myself in the junk shopping, well at 
least that's the plan anyway.

So in order to be good whilst shopping I have not participated in any group shopping
like it's a sport activity or shopping with anyone with compulsive shopping disorders. 
I have stayed away from those elves in retail, who try to get you to try perfumes 
or clothes. Thanks but no thank you...  I have this shopping strategy in the bag! 🛒






This Week - Networking with designer labels

Networking with designer labels...?

Helloooo my Coco Lovelies. This week I was invited to a networking event 
at the House of Fraser City, a popular department store in London. 
Where Will Excell and LMA hooked me up with free makeovers and 10% - 30% 
discounts on all items in the store.

There was a DJ in the house (literally) and if that was not enough to wow me, 
they gave me a fantastic massive House of Fraser goody bag stuffed with all 
kinds of top notch beauty products including Urban Decay, Lancome, Laura 
Mercier, Benefit and my now favourite parfume Flower Bomb by Viktor Rolf . 

The best bunch of freebies that I have had in a while. 
It didn't end there, there were waiters topping up my glass with cocktails and 
Presseco; and we know that alchohol + department store = splurge 😧.  

So as much as I wanted to hang around 'til 9pm for their Mulberry bag prize draw
that I traded my business card in for - I had to leave before I became a retail therapy 
patient. Here are a few snip bits from the evening.


I ended up networking with designer labels rather than people...
...Nevertheless, it was worth leaving my warm home to attend in the frosty weather. 




THIS WEEK: MY SUMMER DIET



Hey, I have decided to publish details about my successful diet so far.
I have devised a meal plan based on a realistic diet for me which covers my
health and emotional needs. I hope sharing my daily feasts and nibbles will
help someone with their journey to a healthy or healthier ever after too.
Side note: I eat home grown salad and buy organic foods whenever possible.








THIS WEEK: ALL ABOUT THE ART

So it's raining right now and I was going to play some tennis but now it seems
like painting will be appropriate - what they call wet play in school and wet
play it is.



Also, there is eclectic art home made by my brother "Artist"

Ideas and styles that are different influences from growing up in the suburbs
of South London and travels around Europe.




Now selling encased in a beautiful frame (black or white) 27cm x 42cm. Inquire: info@mysuitcase.org



This Week: My Paycation Journey



My Paycation Journey...

My journey so far; started off being interested in what my friend was doing as a Paycation on-line travel consultant.
I checked out the opportunity myself
(with my trained legal eye).







I've always had an entrepreneur mind set but didn't want to jump in to
investing £60k for a business like a franchise. I saw that this business
matched my idea of a low investment for a share of the license and obtaining
credentials. The X factor for me was getting paid the equivalent of a day job
by simply booking travel with a click of a button on my laptop.

My brother asked me "why would people need your service?" I immediately 
explained that there are many people who do not have the time to plan, 
shop around for best deals and book travel - I will provide the personal and 
convenience service. Indeed, customers including friends and relatives were
waiting for my service. I fired up and was in the pursuit of joyful work. 

£99 CAREER vs £99 3 COURSE MEAL

I liked the value in a business so I paid the £99 to kick start my career/
new business which was the equivalent of a 3 course meal. I was immediately
provided with excellent marketing tools, products galore, a professional website,
(human) support and training to provide a professional service to my customers.

I read the technical booklet on what to expect and do as a travel agent
and even passed the CTA test in no time, through Paycation's partnership
with CLIA. I was able to apply to be in the cruise industry - now I'm an approved
CLIA member and able to book big earners from group cruise trips and have
enjoyed booking many great escapes for friends, family and others.
Since then other opportunities have come my way. 

Getting Paid To Travel

Booking my own travel was something I did anyway but I wanted my travel agent
perks including earned bonuses and commission to pay for my travels and why not?
So I tried out the perks only for TAs!

I phoned my chosen hotel and gave them my credentials.They were
sweet and happy to accommodate myself and son on a generous travel
agent rate...wow my first experience felt great and my holiday seemed even
more fabulous. 

Now people see my business/lifestyle and have joined. 
More income for me as I get paid a bonus for each person signing up
whilst helping to grow Paycation globally; smiles all round for customers
and myself. I even received a cool gift from a customer who bought it
whilst on her 5* cheap Greek holiday. I hit the ground running within months of 
joining, I have a FB fan page 'mysuitcase.paycation' to be more visible, a
website www.mysuitcase.paycation.comblog and business cards. 
I've learnt so much in a short space of time, learning the art of leadership,
marketing, communicating, managing my business and even my young
teen son has learnt some business skills! 

Check out this lovely home-made video put together by Marcia 
video

Sophia Satchell