My PR story

I haven't always worked in PR, but it feels like I've always been coming back to it. When I think back to how I started off on this path, I have to put it down to my primary school best friend. We'd known each other since reception class, and when I had a gap in … Continue reading My PR story

A week of ups and downs

So many people describe having a baby as a time which really puts a strain on your relationship. I think if you're a good partnership that support each other well this doesn't necessarily have to be the case, but one thing you can't get around is how much time gets stripped away from you as … Continue reading A week of ups and downs

10 signs your office knows it’s summer

Finally, it’s summer. The good(ish) weather has arrived, we’re driving to work with the windows down and weekends are spent enjoying the light nights…or are they? Maybe you’re spending your time worrying how you’re going to get everything done and still have some time off this year. Still though, there’s always time to read a … Continue reading 10 signs your office knows it’s summer

Wahoo, it’s the Hull Children’s Book Awards!

Last week the Hull Children’s Book Awards took place. It’s an event I’ve attended for three years now, first as a school librarian, second as a teacher, and this time I went as a volunteer for my old school, partly because I didn’t want to miss out, and partly because I was keen to see … Continue reading Wahoo, it’s the Hull Children’s Book Awards!

BBC collaborations and cultural debate – What Next?

By far the best thing to have come out of freelancing is the amount of people I get to meet on the local creative scene. Every meeting brings more introductions to people passionate about what they do, and even better, passionate about Hull 2017. I’ve mentioned in my blog before now the ‘why wait’ approach … Continue reading BBC collaborations and cultural debate – What Next?

NaNoWriMo day three: the dreaded first Monday

It’s Monday. This was never going to go well. Not only is it Monday, it’s the first Monday back at work after a week off, which puts me in probably the most opposite writing mood as possible compared to the weekend. I managed about 700 words today, and probably could go for more, but to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo day three: the dreaded first Monday

#NaNoWriMo day two: how long can this momentum continue?

Today I’d set myself a target of hitting 6000 words...and I did it! I didn’t actually think this was very realistic, honestly, I never write this much, ever. Because I’m back at work tomorrow and I know I won’t have as many hours to dedicate to writing again until next weekend, I was really keen … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo day two: how long can this momentum continue?

Back to school tips for teachers

It’s been five weeks and four days since the school holidays began, and approximately five weeks and three days since the Back to School adverts began. But thankfully, thoughts of actually going back have only just started to arise. I went and got myself another job in a school. I’m doing more or less the … Continue reading Back to school tips for teachers

Special work requirements: an office cat, please

A few years ago I was at a launch party for a local business which had been given its start-up after appearing on Dragons’ Den. I’d been asked to go along to conduct an interview with the girls whose business it was, and also to interview Theo Paphitis, who’d invested in them. I only remember … Continue reading Special work requirements: an office cat, please

The answer to procrastination (in a hashtag)

There was an article in my local newspaper recently about a woman who had turned to prostitution in order to feed her family, and has since had a change of heart. She now offers the somewhat less erotic service of hugging her customers. Yes, really. She opens up her home to strangers who want a … Continue reading The answer to procrastination (in a hashtag)