This year has seen me really gather pace as a copywriter.
January: Copywriter course
In January I attended an excellent copywriting course in London and met some really interesting journalists and even a TV presenter or two.
February:Short story published plus joined networking group
February saw me get a short story published in a national magazine....
Valentine’s Day 2018
Posted on 15 Feb 2018
Back in February 2015, wow that seems so long ago, I was asked by my then editor to write a column for the less confident cook to use on Valentine's Day and came up with this menu.
Prawn Cocktail with heart shaped bread
Steak with chunky chips and a mushroom sauce
A cheat's Banoffee Pie
The food looked amazing and my hubby was most surprised to come home from a hard day at work on a we...
Winter Is Coming
Posted on 23 Nov 2017
So winter is just around the corner and our daily lifestyle habits are beginning to change. It is dark when we get up and dark when we get home. Most of us 'require' the central heating to be on longer and those brushed cotton PJs and fluffy slipper socks, that have been hiding in the wardrobe since early this year, have made their escape and are now in regular use!!!
The leaves have fallen ...
Time to give our kids more independence…..
Posted on 02 Oct 2017
A memory about our kid's independence popped up on my Facebook today of this article that was published in The Echo Newspaper three years ago. I had written it as I sat in my dining room window watching my younger daughter walk to school on her own for the first time. She had been asking for ages and I knew that it was time to learn to give her more responsibility. I do not have a link to the ...
Review of my latest visit to The Clean Plate in Rayleigh
Posted on 01 Apr 2017
All over the country very talented people are opening up food businesses which really stand out from the average and this little gem in Rayleigh in Essex is one of them. Run by Juls Robinson and her business partner The Clean Plate is located at 11 London Road, Rayleigh, Essex.
Check out their website at www.thecleanplate.uk
It is a treasure trove fo...
Mothering Sunday Article in The Rayleigh Review
Posted on 21 Mar 2017
The Very Last Rayleigh Review Magazine
Last month saw the last edition of The Rayleigh Review Magazine published and sadly it will be no more. Faced with increasing competition and a decreasing amount of advertisers, coupled with the huge amount of work that it took to put each edition togethe...
My First Visit To Coastal Bite
Posted on 16 Mar 2017
I recently met up with my family for a brunch on the seafront and, at my brothers suggestion we met at Coastal Bite, one of the little cafes along the stretch known as The Arches on Southend seafront.
I love it down there and often go for a walk with the dog. I especially love it in winter when there are not too many people about. On the day we visited it was dark and drizzly but that did not p...
Posted on 01 Mar 2017
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day February 28th
Yesterday was Pancake Day and many families and students up and down the country will have indulged in the fun of making and tossing and possibly dropping pancakes! Our attempts last night were pretty good and this year to ring the changes I made some savoury ones . Why have I never done...
Munching My Way Round Borough Market
Posted on 28 Feb 2017
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Leek and Potato Soup
Posted on 28 Jan 2017
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