I Think Excellent Customer Service Is More Important Than Ever – Do You Agree?

Good customer service is very important to me - is it important to you? In fact during 2014, I made a point of praising anyone who gave me, or my family, excellent service and being very clear when service was not up to scratch. One mantra I've … [Read more...]

Wiltshire journalist shares her story to inspire women throughout the UK

My story shared in Playing & Staying At The Top of Your Game

Have you ever thought - I'd like to write a book? I'd like to tell my story? Can I write a book? Would anyone actually be interested?    As a person who does a lot of writing as part of my business, it may seem strange to tell you that I've … [Read more...]

Wiltshire family share an amazing love story…

A love story

This article first appeared in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald in early February 2014. Today mum Liz Badcock is a loving mother, doting wife and fledgling entrepreneur. As she turns 40 this year and enjoys watching her 20-month-old son … [Read more...]

Grandparents inspired to take action after daughter-in-law’s traumatic pregnanc

This article was first published in January 2014 in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald. Grandparents Bruce and Bev Bodio are on a mission to help expectant mums deal with difficult pregnancies. The couple, who live in Stockwood Road, Devizes, … [Read more...]

Fracking – is it on your radar yet? Coming to the south west in 2014….

This is an article which appeared in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald on January 2 2014 and includes an interview with mum Becky Martin, a scientist by profession. As 2014 dawns, it could be a very important year for one campaigning mum from … [Read more...]

Showjumping is in this family’s DNA – meet Rosie Pyle

Rosie & Saint are riding high - and hoping for more!

(this article was first published in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald on October 17 2013, this content may be slightly longer due to the newspaper editing process) TALENTED horsewomen Rosie and Sam Pyle have an exciting personal challenge ahead … [Read more...]

Meet Will Filer – his disability was hidden, was he failed?

This is one of my articles which appeared (in an edited version) in the Gazette & Herald newspaper in Wiltshire in September. I'm re-producing it at the request of several people who wanted to access an online link.   Wishing my … [Read more...]

The police, young people and mental health…in Wiltshire…

Today I'm reproducing an article I wrote for my family column in the weekly newspaper, The Gazette & Herald, which covers much of the county of Wiltshire. It was published on Thursday August 29 2013  and I'm reproducing it here at the request of … [Read more...]

Tired Swindon dad spells out demands of being a father…

Now's the time to sleep? or is it?

Guest post from my Twitter friend @Ianaf72 or Ian Francis from Swindon - we had a little twitter chat about being tired and I challenged him to write a guest blog. Here it is! ‘Man was made at the end of the week’s work when God was … [Read more...]

Calling all Americans – give up your guns!

Time to change - and bring the Constitution up to date....

Do you ever wonder how many more people will have to die in America before that country wakes up to its lunatic attitude to guns?  As the awful news unfolded last week about the shooting of children and teachers at a school in the USA - we all … [Read more...]