Rayleigh Review Halloween Article

Posted on 13 Oct 2015
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Octobers Rayleigh Review Article has been a really interesting one to research.   I started out thinking about the food that we eat at Halloween, toffee apples, pumpkin anything etc but as I began to read about it it soon became clear to me that the origins of Halloween are in fact food based themselves having been linked to festivals thanking the gods for an abundant harvest. Pomona wa... READ MORE

Fathering Sunday

Posted on 07 Oct 2015
This was last June's article for The Rayleigh Review. It was all about dads and their changing role within the family unit when it comes to food. I loved looking through old photos and speaking to people about their perceptions of a dads role within the house hold. Photos are far and few between in that pre social media time and the one photo I searched everywhere for was one of my dad carving ... READ MORE

Everything Stops For Tea!

Posted on 07 Oct 2015
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September's Rayleigh Review Article was all about that so very British drink....tea. As a child my dad used to work for a huge tea importing company and he would bring home a white shiny pack of proper loose tea every week. Perhaps that is where my love if this drink stems from. As I point out in the article it is our go to drink that we British turn to when we want warming, cooling, comforting... READ MORE

Rayleigh Review ‘Fish ‘

Posted on 07 Oct 2015

Way back in May this was my article for The Rayleigh Review Magazine.

I spent a lovely morning down in Old Leigh taking photos and checking out the fish merchants while researching for this article. Leigh to me is like our little bit of Cornwall and I love it down there. Its easy to forget that we have a fishing community on our doorstep in this area.  In the summer it is packed with tri... READ MORE

Choosing A Secondary School

Posted on 07 Oct 2015
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Wow In yesterdays Echo Life supplement I had a whole page dedicated to my article about that very important subject of choosing a secondary school. This is something that is so simple for some families and so very difficult for others. I hope that my 'words of wisdom' or at least my tips learnt from my experiences will have helped one or two people out there in their choices and that they may c... READ MORE

Evening Echo Taste October 1st

Posted on 07 Oct 2015
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Gluten Free Dining Out….why is there still such misinformation out there ?

Posted on 10 Jun 2015
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So recently I had dinner out in a well known Italian restaurant chain. This is a big company and one with a good reputation for its food. In the past I have always chosen options that were not overloaded in gluten such as eg a chicken breasts in a sauce or fish and vegetables. However on this occasion I decided to check out their gluten free options. I ordered gluten free pasta , admittedly wi... READ MORE

Afternoon Tea Article in The March edition of The Rayleigh Review

Posted on 13 May 2015
This was an article that was published back in the March edition of The Rayleigh Review. I just love afternoon tea and everything that goes with it. Whether it is for a special occasion or simply just because READ MORE

A recent project for The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill

Posted on 28 Apr 2015
The Rotary Club asked for my help to redesign their leaflet which they use to publicise their group. The photo shows the flier just after its last check for spelling or factual mistakes of which there were one or two!!! In my line of work I check, check and recheck again. The main objective of this flier was to show exactly what the club is about and perhaps dispel some of the old views a... READ MORE

The Jersey Boys…. at The Cliffs Pavillion

Posted on 17 Apr 2015
This was an article that I had in the Echo newspaper last month. The show was amazing. I have seen it before in London a few years ago but it was every bit as good if not better and only five minutes to get home afterwards!!!! The article was about how lucky we are having this amazing theatre right here on our doorstep and the realisation that many people travel quite a distance to get here... READ MORE