Working Freelance

Working freelance, or self-employment, is being a ‘free agent’ to sell services to one or more clients. Freelancers choose to work whenever or wherever they want, however, working freelance, can be a major juggling and organisational feat depending on income needs and other, i.e. family and home, commitments.


Writing my way home

Last year I took Jeff Brown’s ‘Writing your Way Home’ course.  It was an online course over 6 weeks. Due to other commitments at the time I just about managed to cover the one hour long audio session each week.  And I wrote one or two pieces  a week that I submitted to our online […]

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Happy Christmas – and Happy Trees!

Someone else has a passion for Trees Trees are very much on my mind again.  Not just Christmas Trees (or my freelance tree).  I’ve discovered that someone famous has the same passion for Trees as I do.  Judi Dench.  Did anyone else see her on TV talking about Her Passion for Trees? Lucky her.  She […]

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Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller

I saw this ‘Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller’ sign in a shop window on my recent visit to Thessaloniki, Greece. And it got me thinking.  Is there really a difference between tourists and travellers?  I suppose we’ve all been tourists at times and we’ve all been travellers.  And some of us seek out […]

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Creativity in pottery

I was given a beautiful book for Christmas – about Emma Bridgewater and her pottery. I love her creative designs and colourful patterns and the book has given me wonderful insight in to the ideas and motivation behind her beautiful and practical pottery. The world of pottery, and particularly Staffordshire pottery, is full of fascinating […]

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Time…..

I’ve been thinking about ‘time’ a lot as yet another year draws to an end. According to Psychology Professor, Ronald E Riggio ‘routine makes time go faster, and unique and memorable events slow down time’.  And so, if we want to ‘slow down’ time and make our Christmasses (or every day) last longer, we need to […]

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Happy Nia New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blog readers and Nia lovers! Have just read an excellent blog article written by Tracey Fenner, a Nia Dance teacher based  in Hong Kong. And the title? What is Nia? Having just started to teach Nia myself, I find it challenging describing Nia in a few distinctive words. Nia means […]

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It was National Freelancers Day yesterday….

And I tried to tap into being a ‘freelancer’ as much as I could. I found out quite a lot – here are 10 facts about  ‘working freelance’: The word freelance is a medieval word. It was first used by Sir Walter Scott who wrote about Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe – a mercenary knight whom […]

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So…’what do you do’?

Whenever I get asked this question, I’m often surprised how long it takes me to explain what I do before the penny drops. If I just say ‘copywriting’ I don’t feel this reflects the range and variety of ‘writing’ projects I do.  If I say ‘web content writing’ many people glaze over, not able to […]

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