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…

Appointment #8452

Hello, I’m back from Madrid! When I have some spare time and have put my photos on my laptop I’ll write my city review, but for now I can sum it up by saying 44 degree heat, meat and so many chispas. All will become clear, little ones. The title today simply stems from the…

Happy birthday journalism career!

Hello! A quick one today as I’m snowed under, but a year ago today, on 16th April 2012, I started the NCTJ at Journalist Works. My decision to train as a journalist was the best I ever made and despite the cost, I have no regrets. Everyone agrees that I was right to do it…

Why I don’t regret spending nearly £4,000 on my NCTJ

My NCTJ diploma is the most important qualification I will get in my life. GCSEs? Worthless. A levels? Fun, but overwritten by my degree. Degree? Haven’t enjoyed it anywhere near enough to warrant the amount of money I’ve spent on it and the amount of time spent ploughing through essay after endless essay. The NCTJ…

Exciting developments

Hello! The exciting news here is that I am employed! I will be working in Haywards Heath in the realm of internet marketing and SEO, which will involve article writing, blogging and learning the basics of HTML and SEO techniques. I’m very pleased, very excited and very relieved to have a job! I can honestly…

A quick blast of Teeline

Hello! Just a quick Friday treat today – a lot of people find this blog by Googling ‘how to write ___ in Teeline’, so I thought I’d post the responses to some of the most recent searches. Top row: light, baby, animal Middle row: hello, I love you, dog Bottom row: Teeline shorthand, question, this…

Portfolios and a major life change

Hello! Once again, I’m sorry for my absence, but I have the most legitimate reason of them all this time! About a week and a half ago, I was rushed into hospital, suffering from a severe form of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which led to a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. It’s the ‘unlucky’ type rather…

A wild laptop appeared!

Hello! So sorry for my absence, as per usual my laptop has been broken and has been ‘being repaired’ by the hopeless, incompetent fools at PC World’s KnowHow. The only thing they KnowHow to do is send back my laptop in exactly the same broken condition. We’re paying a FORTUNE for our laptops to be…

Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living

Hello! I’m extremely excited today, because tomorrow I am heading back to London for a few days, where I will be doing some freelance sub-editing for four days with a financial services company near Regent Street. This is GREAT for me, as I missed out on a subbing work experience placement, and although it’s only…

Staying out for the summer

Hello! Apologies for being a horrendously poor blogger recently, and I don’t even have a real excuse for it. So just… soz. Since I last updated, I have had another piece in The Argus – in fact, the very same piece that was published in Sussex Society! I had no idea it was going in,…

Autumn appears

Hello! I’m really enjoying the appearance of autumnal chills in the mornings! Autumn has always been my favourite season, so I should start perking up a bit now the heat is dwindling! I hate to gloat, but I’ve had a great week at work experience. I’ve found that I really enjoy copywriting, especially as I’ve…

Kayleigh tries her hand at copywriting

Hello! I’ve just finished day three of my second work experience placement, and I’m LOVING IT. I’m doing some copywriting at a local design and marketing firm, and it’s been great so far. I’m allowed to express my creativity in my writing, which is nice, as I’ve been given full responsibility over what I write….