Reflecting on two years of freelancing

Reflecting on two years of freelancing

I realised at the weekend that it’s exactly two years since I started my freelance life. Two whole years. While anniversary day itself sort of passed me by, it seems fitting that this milestone comes as I’m about to take a break and go exploring Europe for...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

And so another year has passed – and also a long time since I wrote a blog on my own website which, in itself, is a good thing because 2017 was a busy old year! Going into it, it felt like I’d only taken the plunge to go freelance five minutes before and...
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...