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Dip in and out of my recent thoughts on writing, web design, family and lifestyle

Networking – Magic for your Small Business

Networking – Magic for your Small Business

Years ago my Dad told me that the key to success is not what you know, but who you know. I was quite peeved by that thought, because I was working hard at school to know things, and I didn’t know that many people. Plus, as a natural introvert, I didn’t feel overly...

What was your very first job?

What was your very first job?

My first job was in 1992. I was 14, and became a waitress in a family-run restaurant in a little North Yorkshire market town. My trial week earned me £1.50 an hour, which rose to £2 an hour once I’d made the grade. I did this every Saturday and most holidays until I...

Do you have Website Updates Fear?

Do you have Website Updates Fear?

You’ve got your own website. You love it – it does everything you want it to do. It works beautifully and you are confident enough to make your own updates and changes to it, so you’re not on any service or maintenance plan with your developer.   But there’s a...

Why Use a Copywriter?

Why Use a Copywriter?

On meeting a few different people recently, and introducing myself as a copywriter for small to medium businesses, I’ve been interested to note that I’ve been asked the same question – “so, what do you actually write for them?”. It’s a fair question. Writing the...

Blood Test or Bloodshed for the Five-Year-Old?

Blood Test or Bloodshed for the Five-Year-Old?

The little one (LO) needed to have a blood test. We’ve known about this for a few months, and the appointment came through for this week. In an ideal world, this is how that first conversation would have gone: Me: So, you need to have a blood test, darling. The...

What Made Your Childhood Christmas?

What Made Your Childhood Christmas?

The urge to create Christmas perfection is all around us - from social media, adverts, and even inherited from a parent (fans of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will understand parental festive fanaticism). It’s so easy to feel that what we’re doing isn’t magic...

Christmas Shop for the Littlest Schoolkids

Christmas Shop for the Littlest Schoolkids

Yesterday was one of my favourite days in our infant school calendar – Christmas Shop. Kids love Christmas because of the presents, obviously – their own presents, and in my experience, any that the people around them will let them open too! The joy of receiving a...

Christmas magic please – the sooner the better

Christmas magic please – the sooner the better

I don’t need to ask the kids twice, and the husband surprisingly needed very little convincing as well – so the Christmas decorations are going up this weekend! This is a big break from the tradition I was brought up on. In our house, we were lucky if there was a hint...

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Terrible Web Design Mistakes

I've been a website user since my first look at Amazon in 2001, and I'm a fussy one. I know immediately if I like a business’s website, and it plays a big part in whether I decide to become a customer. When you’re designing your own website, it can be hard to...

Changing your career – and changing your CV

They say life is too short to do a job you hate. If you're stuck in a rut, wanting a career change but not sure to what, the Milton Keynes Job Show is happening at centre:mk this weekend. It showcases thousands of employment and training opportunities, and it's free...

Weddings – Four Things I’d Do Differently Now

Royal Wedding fever is gripping some of the nation this week - and I’ll admit it has captured my notice, for a couple reasons. This blog is not going to be how I feel about the Royal Family – I have scandalised my mother enough with the evolution of my views...

Books Vs Screen – the love affair and the one-night-stand

Films or TV programmes that are based on book originals – do you prefer reading them, or watching them?You can probably guess which side of the fence I come down on here. The relationship you have with a book is completely different to one you have with a film....

Christmas Shop for the Littlest Schoolkids

Yesterday was one of my favourite days in our infant school calendar – Christmas Shop. Kids love Christmas because of the presents, obviously – their own presents, and in my experience, any that the people around them will let them open too! The joy of receiving...

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