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Alone On Christmas


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Working in PR I am often involved in some fabulous projects and I’m even becoming a bit of a regular at Pinewood Studios working on the music videos for singer Gary Curtis.

I have to admit that I’m enjoying the experience and Gary’s latest video for his single, Alone On Christmas, was a particularly exciting project as it was a short film around a zombie breakout featuring a number of familiar faces including; Sally Geeson (Bless This House/Carry On films), Gary Ashburn, Jerome Blake (Star Wars), and Nick Elliott rock photographer.

What was even more exciting for me, though, was that I was invited to be one of the scientists brought in to help contain the attack but I don’t avoid being infected myself! (more…)

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Online and ready to go!


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For anyone who has ever published or updated their website, there is a moment of nervous anticipation just before clicking the button to make it live. I have felt that feeling this very morning.

After months of hard work, the moment has finally arrived to launch my newly created website onto the unsuspecting public. (more…)

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Dare you call for Bloody Mary?


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Legend has it that saying “Bloody Mary” three times while standing before a mirror will summon a terrifying entity from beyond the grave.

Every year I carve a pumpkin for the village Trick Or Treaters so this year I bring you Bloody Mary and hope you enjoy your fright night….just don’t risk say her name too many times!

Happy All Hallows’ Eve.

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A Nation of Shopkeepers


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freelancer n : A person hired to do specific assignments, not employed continuously

The world of the freelancer is a stressful place to be.

In my career as a Communications Specialist I have worked with many different clients, in many different business sectors and have often been approached by marketing, advertising and PR agencies to provide freelance support.

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Kicking The Business Bucket


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I often chat with fellow business owners and self-employed people during the course of my working day and there’s a challenge which appears to be facing everyone – how do you manage to make your finances go further in Britain today?

It seems that most small businesses and, let’s be honest, individuals are struggling to balance the books, as a recent Which? poll revealed. (more…)

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Camera, action


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I count myself very lucky.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet and work with a lot of well-known, and not-so well-known, people through the course of my photo-journalistic and PR work and have enjoyed every minute of it.

I recently put together a snap-book for one of my PR clients capturing his exploits through the ages and thought it would be really nice to document my own journey in images. (more…)

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Two Fingers Of Red Eye Please


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I often have a date with Mr P Grigio. He’s cool and strong and visits me regularly. Oh, we have such fun together.

He’s enormously good company and has been a constant companion through many a crisis, being completely relied upon to provide just the perfect level of support when needed.  Even on the most difficult of journeys he has been right by my side. (more…)

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The Road Less Travelled


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I find myself at a crossroads. I’ve been here for some time, in need of a compass to guide me in the right direction.

Fortunately, I have not been alone. Over the last three months, the universe has been speaking to me, constantly whispering in my ear and revealing glimpses of the best way to go.

The latest message came in the form of a magnificent owl that appeared in its full glory on a quiet country road as I travelled to cover a music gig one evening. (more…)

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Even Butterflies Can Cause Chaos


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Thoughts are like butterflies that flutter through your mind, fragile and fleeting.

So incredibly ethereal are they, that to capture every detail of their delicate creation is almost an impossibility.

Three of these gorgeous ‘butterflies’ visited me in quick succession last month, perfectly formed as complete, utterly brilliant ideas, emerging from their chrysalises ready to reveal their immense beauty to the world.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that they would have changed my life dramatically if, and this is a very big ‘if’, I could have possibly remembered what they were. Distracted at the crucial moment of recall, the little ‘creatures’ dissolved into the recesses of my mind and the details were lost forever. (more…)

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Pumpkinstein


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“A flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life.”
Victor, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.

Hope you like my pumpkin carving. Happy All Hallows Eve!

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You Have To Kiss A Lot Of Frogs


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Once upon a time there was a girl who wanted to tell stories about as many people as possible to the world. Not nasty stories, but nice stories about happy events and good news.

Telling stories is the cornerstone of any good communications strategy but the world of business rarely resembles a fairy tale. I was reminded of this recently when I was interviewed by an undergraduate as part of her final dissertation for her PR degree. (more…)