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Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Registered: 23 September 2008
Website: http://www.nataliewoodperfect.com Windows Live Blog: http://www.perfectlywrite.spaces.live.com With a background in journalism stretching back to the early 70s, I now run 'Natalie Wood @ Woodperfect ~ Secretarial Services with a Twist!'. This is a home-based, solely-owned and run business offering 'virtual' and 'face-to-face' assistance within a full spectrum of office and business services. The 'twist' is that unlike an 'off-the-shelf 'secretary', I am equipped to 'compose' correspondence, reports etc., rather than just offer simple dictation and transcription services, saving potential clients time and energy. Otherwise, I'm a committed member of Sha'arei Shalom North Manchester Reform Synagogue where I have been Secretary for Marriages for almost a decade. I also edited its newsletter, 'Shalom' for several years.

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'Comin' 'Ere, Takin' Our Jobs ...'

By Natalie Wood, December 16, 2008

I had intended attending last week's Jewish Agency-sponsored tax conference in Manchester. But I didn't get there as I couldn't get any sense from staff at the internationally-renowned firm of accountants due to host the event.

I'm rather deaf and simply wanted to check if a microphone would be used. Instead I received a curt response at reception and was twice put through to the wrong person - once in London! - so I decided to give it a miss.

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Why Is Jewish 'Abuse' Growing?

By Natalie Wood, November 26, 2008

If ever the JC made an important innovation it was to encourage the community to give to less 'fashionable', smaller causes.

I had not thought too much about Jewish Women's Aid for some years and was glad to get a nudge in the group's direction this yomtov.

However, I was deeply saddened by the contents of the thank you letter Brian and I received by way of receipt.

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You Can't Hold A Candle To It

By Natalie Wood, November 20, 2008

Well, of course you can't. The price of kosher (Shabbat) candles being what it is, you could barely afford to light a match.

BBC Radio News has warned that the price of Xmas candles made in China is due to soar just in time for the holiday. It's a shame the bulletin did not add that the kosher variety, imported from Israel, has rocketed by a whopping 55.55% (recurring) as I discovered when I bought a box at a North Manchester deli this week. Yes, a box of '20s' has rocketed from 90p to £1.40 in only a couple of months.

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You Can't Hold A Candle To It

By Natalie Wood, November 20, 2008

Well, of course you can't. The price of kosher (Shabbat) candles being what it is, you could barely afford to light a match.

BBC Radio News has warned that the price of Xmas candles made in China is due to soar just in time for the holiday. It's a shame the bulletin did not add that the kosher variety, imported from Israel, has rocketed by a whopping 55.55% (recurring) as I discovered when I bought a box at a North Manchester deli this week. Yes, a box of '20s' has rocketed from 90p to £1.40 in only a couple of months.

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You Can't Hold A Candle To It

By Natalie Wood, November 20, 2008

Well, of course you can't. The price of kosher (Shabbat) candles being what it is, you could barely afford to light a match.

BBC Radio News has warned that the price of Xmas candles made in China is due to soar just in time for the holiday. It's a shame the bulletin did not add that the kosher variety, imported from Israel, has rocketed by a whopping 55.55% (recurring) as I discovered when I bought a box at a North Manchester deli this week. Yes, a box of '20s' has rocketed from 90p to £1.40 in only a couple of months.

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You Can't Hold A Candle To It

By Natalie Wood, November 20, 2008

Well, of course you can't. The price of kosher (Shabbat) candles being what it is, you could barely afford to light a match.

BBC Radio News has warned that the price of Xmas candles made in China is due to soar just in time for the holiday. It's a shame the bulletin did not add that the kosher variety, imported from Israel, has rocketed by a whopping 55.55% (recurring) as I discovered when I bought a box at a North Manchester deli this week. Yes, a box of '20s' has rocketed from 90p to £1.40 in only a couple of months.

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"Hush, Hush, Whisper Who Dares ..."

By Natalie Wood, November 19, 2008

Sunday last about 70 of us enjoyed a lovely meal and the attendant niceties in the presence of Their Worships The Mayor of Bury and his Consort. So far, so delightfully ordinary.

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Should MRJ 'Reform' Its Policies?

By Natalie Wood, October 23, 2008

I am dismayed to learn that the Movement for Reform Judaism intends to close its northern office in Manchester and sack Belinda Copitch, Director of Northern Development. It appears that the plan is simply to save money in the (northern) provinces and to concentrate MRJ activities in London.

Ms Copitch has circulated an email appeal to the chairmen and rabbis of northern congregations asking them to intervene. She points out that the MRJ "board are proposing to close the Northern Office and make me redundant as a result of lack of funds and the need to make savings.

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Why Gerald Lost His Stripes

By Natalie Wood, October 2, 2008

I'm not surprised that the Jewish Chronicle's esteemed film critic has got himself into hot water over his review of "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas".

I'm sure Gerald Aaron did not go out of his way to be unkind - he never does - but this was a rare occasion when he seemed to be unaccountably wrong.

His love of the original book made him slip into a trap of which he should be more wary than most. He compared the film with the novel when he should have advised readers that the two are completely separate genres to be judged on their own merits.

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One Voice, One Aim - You Could Have Heard Their Pin Drop

By Natalie Wood, October 2, 2008

Friday and ...

Here's a story about Paul McCartney which didn't appear in any news report I read about his visit to Israel.

According to the peace movement, One Voice, he and his band paid them the greatest possible compliment by wearing their 'pin' during his gig in Yarkon Park.

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One Voice, One Aim - You Could Have Heard Their Pin Drop

By Natalie Wood, October 2, 2008

Friday and ...

Here's a story about Paul McCartney which didn't appear in any news report I read about his visit to Israel.

According to the peace movement, One Voice, he and his band paid them the greatest possible compliment by wearing their 'pin' during his gig in Yarkon Park.

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One Voice, One Aim - You Could Have Heard Their Pin Drop

By Natalie Wood, October 2, 2008

Friday and ...

Here's a story about Paul McCartney which didn't appear in any news report I read about his visit to Israel.

According to the peace movement, One Voice, he and his band paid them the greatest possible compliment by wearing their 'pin' during his gig in Yarkon Park.

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