For the love of books and reading

I’m delighted to say that I am now officially going to be participating in World Book Night! I have collected my allocated 18 copies of 59 Seconds by Professor Richard Wiseman, and will be giving them out on 23rd April. The aim of World Book Night is to get people reading, especially those who don’t often…

Rufus Wainwright at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London 06/04/14

“Any questions or comments?” Yes, as it happens, Lucy Wainwright Roche, I do have some questions or comments. How on earth does your half-brother Rufus Wainwright hold those notes? Why have relatively few people heard of Rufus? How did he get into those trousers? Why did nobody mention that Jean Paul Gaultier was here until…

The big event

Hello! This week has been unbelievably busy. The company I work for was exhibiting at a big event in London, and as part of the marketing team I was there both days. It was tiring, my legs were aching like hell and everyone started to lose their voices but it was also SUPER FUN. I…

Going out with a fizzle

Hello! How is it nearly 2014? Where has this year gone? An awful lot has happened this year, and it feels like it’s roared by in the way that time seems to these days. Even the weeks go quickly. It’ll hit Friday afternoon at work and I’ll think about all the things I did during…

So this is Christmas

Hello! Just a very quick one today to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my beloved followers. Funnily enough I have more festive things to do than update my blog tomorrow (and I hope you do too) and I hope you all have a wonderful few days. We have a festive giant Yankee Candle burning, the…

Vote for Soup du Journalism in the UK Blog Awards

Hello beautiful followers! Just a quick one today – my blog is up for a UK Blog Award and I would really appreciate it if you could vote for Soup du Journalism! It’s super quick to vote and I’d be so grateful to anyone who takes the time to do it. If you’re a new…

Back in the game

Hello! I’ve been crazy busy recently and nothing is showing any sign of slowing down at all. In fact, it’s all about to explode with the BIG WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY (my first ever office Christmas party! It’s finally happening!) which looks amazing and various other festive events to look forward to. This weekend I’m chilling…

Awesome autumn

Hello! So, as you may or may not know, autumn is far and away my favourite season. ‘Autumn people’ are also my favourite people. If you prefer the bright, brisk mornings and moody, mumbling evenings, welcome on board. You’re one of me. As such, I’ve been having a great few weeks, not least because I…

Happy Mondays

Hello! Today is Monday, yet despite this I am very chipper. I know, how and why? WELL… Today was also the first day of my new job! I don’t want to say too much but I will just say that I already love it and I think I’m going to really enjoy everything. I think…

A year with diabetes

Hello! Today marks the first anniversary of my type 1 diabetes diagnosis. It’s funny to think that on this day last year, I was in intensive care and I had no real grasp of what was going on or how my life was going to change forever. I remember looking at the clock at around…

Should bloggers worry about SEO?

Hello! So, as some of you may know, a lot of the work I do has at least something to do with SEO. It is mostly writing SEO-friendly copy that reads naturally and functions as informative, engaging content for websites so that visitors actually find it useful. I always think about the SEO as being…

The disappearing act

Hello! I know, I know, another excuse-laden post about the fact I’ve gone AWOL. I’ve been very busy with all sorts of things recently, so blogging has very much fallen by the wayside! I’ve had some interesting extra little projects going on recently to keep the writing ticking over, and admittedly a lot of non-writing…