Yes…it has been a while…

At the end of last year we launched a very exciting new project www.bicestertoday.news
This is a hyperlocal website for Bicester and the surrounding areas that is part of the Hyperlocal Today group of websites that are now popping up across the UK.

The side panel of shame

The side panel of shame I have a love/hate relationship with the Daily Mail (mostly hate) but I still find myself strangely drawn to (not addicted you understand) the side panel of shame. Like most people-if they are honest. Unfortunately, I am a bit out of the celeb inner circle these days as I no…

Dating on your doorstep

Dating on your doorstep WE are most definitely in an age of supporting anything that is local to us. Whether we are talking about local shops, businesses or service providers, the overriding mantra is BUY LOCAL, and the concept makes perfect sense. Why travel when you have everything you need conveniently based right on your…

Do you run a small (or even tiny) business in a rural area?

I run my business from a building  in my garden-a fancy shed would be a good way to describe it! I love working for myself and have a collection of really interesting clients ranging from a dating website to a global petrochemicals company, education providers to newspaper publishers, third sector enterprises and professional organisations to…

Ok so it’s January…get a grip people!

Yes it is the first and possibly dreariest month of 2016, and apparently tomorrow is officially THE most depressing day of the year-although as it is my dear sister-in-law’s birthday too she may have different ideas about that! I am currently working on my first novel. I have written other books before but this is an…

Mediabird is flying!

I have spent the day with a lovely bunch of people who are all about to start new businesses in the complementary health practitioner sector. I delivered a workshop this afternoon that will, hopefully, help them to figure out how to promote their new businesses using some simple PR tools and tricks. This is just…

“Life is what happens when you are making other plans”

Life is what happens when you are making other plans… I love this quote and it is so true, especially when it comes to dating and relationships. When I married my first husband I was young, in love (or so I thought) and ready to spend the rest of my life with him and live…

My amazing friend Jane

Last night I had the huge pleasure of being a guest at a very special event in Oxford. It was the official launch of Garden, a brilliant book that has been written by my good friend and fellow writer Jane Yates. You can find out all about Jane by following her on Twitter @JYParadoxchild or…