Jacqui Frost

Are You Ready For The Challenges Of 2014

Or do you need a Hair of the Dog first?

Posted on: 02/01/2014   By: Jacqui Frost

Good morning, how's your head? Is it better than yesterday? It's funny isn't it, how we joyously celebrate the turning of the year but often moan about being another year older when it's our birthday ...

If you need a Hair of the Dog, checkout our recipe! Then call the Office Genie and let's see how we can help you better face the challenges of 2014!

If you need a Hair of the Dog, checkout our recipe! Then call the Office Genie and let's see how we can help you better face the challenges of 2014!

I hope you did get a chance to celebrate and if you are still feeling a little woozy then perhaps you might want to try my recipe for a 'Hair of the Dog'. Now I have seen some hangover cures in my time, and some of them look gloopy, are a really nasty colour and taste a little like tar (or at least what I imagine tar would taste like - I have never tried it!).

This version of Hair of the Dog is different. It's soothing, slightly sweet and I might take to drinking it more often personally - hungover or not! Here's the recipe if you are interested:

  • Serve in a Martini Glass,

  • Add 3 spoons of runny Honey,

  • Add 2 shots of Dewars White Label Scotch,

  • Add 1 shot of Double Cream,

  • Add 1 shot of Milk.

Stir the honey with the scotch (in the hope of remaining impartial, please note there are other Scotch Whiskies available!) until the honey dissolves. Add the other ingredients. Shake with ice and pour through a fine strainer into a chilled glass. Dust with nutmeg and enjoy!

I hope that 2014 started with a great party and that you are raring to go and will make this year spectacular. All of us at The Office Genie wish you a fantastic year and hope that you will fulfil all your goals.

Our own goals for 2014 include increasing our customer base and our team to support them, we're planning for an extra office for me so that I can strategise and focus on my own. We know that to achieve those goals we need to focus on making our marketing work effectively for us and not procrastinating as much.

If you need help focussing on your own marketing, consider putting your phones through to us for a couple of hours every day so that you are not interrupted. You will be amazed at the difference it can make. Alternatively, how about getting us to help you sort your database out so that you can market to your contacts in a meaningful way?

You know what to do! Click here to drop us an email or call us on +44 (0) 1604 529170 and we'll put together a package to meet your needs for 2014!

Until next time ...


More about Jacqui Frost ...


I had a successful 20-year career as an office manager and personal assistant; however, my job was no longer focused on the customers and became all about the numbers. My customer-focused background began when I was 12 in my father's independent carpet showroom. I had a spell with Marks & Spencer before I moved into office-based jobs. I have worked as a training administrator, a PA and PA/office manager in a variety of industries from manufacturing to the IT education sector.

Meanwhile, my husband Ian, a successful Northampton based Master Decorator and owner of Rainbow Frost, was losing out on work due to missed phone calls. When he was busy, callers were getting his voicemail but weren't leaving messages. I knew how to fix that problem!

I quit my job and took on Ian as the first client of The Office Genie in November 2005. Word quickly spread with the second client coming on board just one week later. The majority of our clients since have come to us through word of mouth recommendations and networking referrals. Over the years, I have become well connected in Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Outside of work I enjoy swimming, roller skating, the theatre and my cats and dogs!


+44 (0) 1604 529170



More blog posts for you to enjoy ...

Is Social Media Your Fairy Godmother?
We all need a little magic ...

Cinderella, Buttons, Prince Charming Or The Ugly Sisters
What's your business personality?

Cinderella: The Office Genie Christmas Party
Thankfully, no one lost a glass slipper ...

Dick Whittington And His Cat
Getting away over Christmas ...

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
C'mon and meet the Genies ...

Sleeping Beauty: Finding Your Prince Charming
Without needing to kiss any frogs ...

Tweetie Pie: I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat
I did, I did, I did ...

Mickey Mouse, Mascots And Mystery Shopping
Creating a Disneyesque experience for your clients ...


By Category ...

Business Tips (59)

Call Answering (12)

Call Handling (108)

Customer Experience (2)

Event Management (3)

General (39)

Guest Posts (8)

Networking Tips (3)

Virtual Assistant (18)

By Popularity ...

Call Handling For Professional Service ...

Daddy Daycare

Is your answerphone holding you back?

Through Thick And Thin

Giving your event the x-factor

The Pros and Cons of a Virtual Assista ...

Dropping Like Flies

Why you need a Virtual Assistant

Call Answering: Love Is In The Air ...

When you're really busy

Get Your Free Ebook

* indicates required

Login ...

Remember me