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The Monthly Creativity Challenge

It’s that time of year again where we look ahead, then set goals and intentions. When you work for yourself, it’s easy to make those intentions all about the business. However, when you are at the heart of that business, you need to look after you, too! I attended the […]

Tapping into your creativity

Lessons From Another Year in Business

I have a memory of a school Parent’s Evening. As a sometime teacher’s pet, my innate need to please made me a bit of a suck-up, constantly seeking approval. I was often the first with a hand up in class – Hermione, but without the grades! As B grade average […]

Lessons learned from another year in Business

Sending greetings

Gorgeous Greetings – Fortune Is In The Follow Up

  It’s that time of year again where we go into retail meltdown – buy all the things, eat all the pies! Seasons Greetings!   Spending money we don’t have buying things for people who don’t want them… Above all else, Christmas is about showing gratitude to the people you […]


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Breathe New Life into Old Writing

(This is a super short, quick tips post that will take less than 5 minutes to read) I’ve been blogging for a few years now, one of the things I love about it is that gradual build-up of great value I can share. Some of my most popular workshops sprung […]


Birds Must Sing… Why Everything You Write Matters!

We live in the middle of a row of 1930’s terraces in Bristol, UK. The houses are old railway, docker’s and miner’s houses from the mid-century industrialism of Bristol. They were lucky enough to escape being flattened in the Blitz. There’s a patch of waste ground from the alley along […]

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Blogging challenges survey results

The Biggest Blog Challenges for Business

    There are many challenges businesses face when it comes to blogging. Over the past few years, I’ve developed something of a reputation locally as ‘the blog lady’. I’m a trainer, mentor, blogger and author but people know me because I’m often talking about and training small businesses to […]


The Joy Of Freedom – On Your Bike

    Meet Barry…     Barry The Bike   He’s been sat in my shed for seven years until this summer. I re-homed the various spiders who’d moved into Barry’s nooks and crannies and took him to Crucial BMX for a service. For just under £80 – a new […]

The freedom of cycling and self emplyment