A year of freelancing

A year of freelancing

Last week marked exactly one year since I said goodbye to employed life and embarked on what I reckon is probably one of the biggest adventures I’ve been on. Being your own boss, going freelance, going self-employed – no matter how you dress it up...
Socially Shared’s Women in Business Conference

Socially Shared’s Women in Business Conference

I don’t really tend to do ‘networking’ much – not the formal type anyway. As a journalist, networking is kind of your job. Meeting people, talking to them, finding out their stories, working with PR people to get results for both of you. All...
Judging at the National Fish & Chip Awards

Judging at the National Fish & Chip Awards

There’s times in a career like mine when you can’t quite believe the opportunities you’ve been given – like interviewing royalty, going to a warzone, covering the Olympics. Or being a judge at one of the biggest competitions of the culinary...
Talking food and drink with Monkhouse PR

Talking food and drink with Monkhouse PR

This year has certainly started with a bang, with far more than just writing. After meeting Monkhouse PR at food founders’ festival Bread & Butter, its own founder Clare Downes asked me if I’d come and speak at a special mini conference they put on for...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wow, is it 2017 already? I’m sure I’m not the only person to be saying that. It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that we were seeing in 2016 full of joy about what was to come. Of course, 2016 was a bit monumental wasn’t it. Political change...
Band Of Builders

Band Of Builders

As you can see from many of the examples of my work, I’m a news journalist in the main and have been for years. I’ve covered all sorts of stories, from major court cases to military embeds in Afghanistan right down to village fetes and cats stuck in trees...