Are you a South West entrepreneur thinking ‘why bother with Twitter’?

Fiona 2013 - 3

Today I was asked to write a blog post about Twitter - so I'm happy to oblige. Why? Well, as a media consultant and journalist I often hear comments like 'why bother with Twitter?' or 'I'm on Twitter but I've no idea what to do'. These phrases are … [Read more...]

Director of The Graham Norton Show talks about his ‘other job’ – as a carer

Robert (front) and Steve before chronic fatigue syndrome struck.

Does anyone care about my new job -  as a carer?  What do you think when someone tells you they’re a ‘carer’?  Do you think ‘well you’re retired, you’ve got grey hair, and such a thing often happens at that time of life” (in other words ‘what do … [Read more...]

Race for Life was an emotional event for anyone affected by cancer – most of us!

Starting out...

At the weekend, my 12 year old daughter Georgia took part in her first ever fundraising event - the Swindon Race for Life to raise money for cancer research. She'd decided to do this only a short time ago after being inspired by a friend at … [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...]

Swindon PR guru takes time off by visiting Exmoor’s hidden zoo.

Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire

Have you ever been to Exmoor Zoo? Have you ever heard of Exmoor Zoo? If you haven’t I’d heartily recommend a visit. Situated in the Devon countryside, down a little country lane, this zoo has more of a family feel than any I’ve visited. We were … [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...]

I’m a parrot with a splash of eagle, hint of dove. What about you?

No, I'm not a peacock..I'm a parrot....

Since being in business, I've come to realise that understanding yourself can be key to success. There are lots of things I know about myself but when I became self-employed, there was one thing I didn't know - could I actually do it? Could I … [Read more...]

In God’s waiting room – Mandela and Jean?

Remembering Will Filer....

Today I'm writing about something very personal - something which those who are connected with me on Facebook may well have picked up already. The truth is my godmother, who was 93 on Saturday, is dying. She's slowly slipping away to whatever … [Read more...]

You know that hidden antique? It’s time to Flog It!

Paul doing his 'thing' in front of camera

Today's blog is somewhat different from many as I'm going to appeal to anyone living in Wiltshire, Bath, Somerset or round about to come along and meet me, in person, at Longleat on Thursday July 18! Well I'm exaggerating a little - I don't really … [Read more...]