Phone Hacking Scandals

Earlier this week, Ed Balls called on the Metropolitan Police to take another look into possible phone hacking by the News of the World. This comes after assistant editor Ian Edmondson (who used to work with Andy Coulson) was suspended. I’m not sure thought they would find anything new – if anything it’s just another […]

Dinner Lady just speaks the truth

I feel pleased that dinner lady Carol Hill has won her claim for unfair dismissal. If my son or daughter had come home from school with injuries, I would want to know all the details (not just the ones the headteacher wanted me to know). Telling the parents exactly what she saw wasn’t an act […]

Snow!

So I was hoping that this winter wouldn’t be as bad as last year but…. currently have five inches of the stuff lying out the back. You would think that we were used to the winter weather arriving every year but things seem to ground to a halt when it starts to snow hard. Might […]

A Right Royal Do..

So, after just one day I think I’ve had enough of the royal wedding chat. I made a bet with a friend how long it would take Diana’s dress designer to appear on TV… less than 12 hours later she was sitting on a breakfast couch talking about possible looks. Everything will be under scrutiny […]

Hello world!

My first blog post! Looking forward to writing about new things, chatting with fellow bloggers and, of course, mastering this site!

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Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]

How to Write Headlines

A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]

My Top Writing Hates

Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]