5 free online courses to do in lockdown

Be productive during the coronavirus pandemic! Now is not the time for productivity! Upskill! Take it easy! I don’t know about you but I’m getting whiplash about how I should be using lockdown time. My advice? Do what works for you.

One thing I know for certain is I need to keep busy. Too much downtime and I start to dwell on things. All the wrong things. Ever heard the old adage that you can cure feeling down by learning something new? Online courses are one way to do just that. Continue reading “5 free online courses to do in lockdown”

Travel accessory review: STM Grace Deluxe laptop bag

Since I started freelancing I’ve left a trail of at least three broken handbags in my wake. I’ve broken the straps of two favourite handbags and one overnight bag all because I’ve been lugging my laptop around inside them (along with my usual OTT collection of Things I Can’t Leave Home Without). When you’re freelance, no day is the same and regularly when I have meetings in town, it’s just easier to take my laptop with me so I can set up shop in Starbucks between meetings rather than running home to do a bit of work. Sadly, handbags are not made for the weight of a not-so-slimline device and laptop bags are so…functional looking so I’ve avoided buying a proper bag. Hence, the strap situation.

So, I’ve had my eye out for a sturdy-but-stylish bag that can carry the laptop, as well as my purse, phone, notebook and all other non-essentials. Most importantly, because I’m superficial (jk) it has to look good and not, y’know, like a laptop bag. Enter Australian brand STM’s Grace Deluxe laptop bag, my current favourite tech/travel accessory. Continue reading “Travel accessory review: STM Grace Deluxe laptop bag”