This month, I boldly went where no one in my family has ever been before. Singapore. It was a trade mission organised by Enterprise Nation which took a delegation of company directors to various locations in the fabulous city of Singapore. The city was striking. To go so far across the world, a fourteen hour flight… Continue reading Singapore Under My Skin
Excitingly, I have been asked by Enterprise nation to be part of mission exploring trade in Southeast Asia. The mission will take a delegation of twenty five businesses to Singapore to look at international trade options. It’s a three-day event, from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd of September. We will learn all about how the… Continue reading Exploring trade in Southeast Asia with Enterprise Nation
I’ve been trying to title this article for an hour. I still can’t think of a good one. Losing your mum can do that to you. Losing Your Mum. It’s Shit It’s been four months on the 19th April since my mum died. I was in Spain on the four month anniversary of her death… Continue reading Losing Your Mum, It’s ok to Just Do Whatever The Hell You Want.
Why do I always get these hair brained schemes? Always I create these perfect visions in my head that turn out to be something completely different. Maybe it’s because once a few months pass, the memories of the screaming and the fighting fade, and I’m left only with the happy imprint of a distant memory.… Continue reading From Malaga to Barcelona With Kids In The Car
March came and went without consequence. Or did it? When my mum was sick, she told me she had some money put aside for me. Not a fortune, but to me a fair lump. She said do something fun, and for yourself. Don’t spend it on sensible stuff. That sounds so much like something my… Continue reading March Obsessions: Camping, Hair Dye & Eating.
I spent a lot of February in a total blur. Losing your mum does that to you. After my beautiful mum died, I was bereft. Isla turned 5 in January and I tried so hard to make everything ok for her. The truth is it wasn’t. We kicked of January with a trip to Alton… Continue reading February Obsessions. Going outside again.
Does losing your mum ever get any easier? It’s been almost six weeks and I feel so inadequately qualified to answer that question. I’ve stumbled across every walk of person with every type of attitude. From people who are asking am I ok now then, to people telling me it’s time to move on, to… Continue reading Losing your mum sucks big time
I have always loved to crochet and knit. When my daughter was born five years ago, I was knitting blankets and toys. When she became a toddler, I started to crochet because the toolkit was less lethal! Being the kind of inquisitive child who rifles through my belongings without a care, I had to retire… Continue reading My January Creative Obsessions. Crochet.
After Simon Danczuk visited our business Made By Factory earlier this year, he offered both Danny and I a tour of parliament, should we ever be that way inclined. Given my love of London and History, It isn’t something I wanted to say no to! As Squared Online alumni, I had an invite to the annual… Continue reading A Super Exclusive Tour of Parliament With Simon Danczuk
So I was actually invited to go the the Prime Ministers house, (Number 10 Downing Street in case anyone had forgotten where he lives) and talk to Niamh Mulholland, Business Engagement Manager at the Prime Minister’s Office, along with twenty businesses from the North West & Yorkshire. What the hell was I doing at 10 Downing… Continue reading I go to Number 10 Downing Street. Get Me!
Last week, Danny and I joined Enterprise Nation on one of their #GoGlobal Missions. The mission was to Dublin, Ireland and was designed to help people in the food industry export their products into a new market. Or did I just visit the Temple Bar? I arrived in Dublin and met up with around 35… Continue reading I Went Global With Enterprise Nation #GoGlobal Dublin
On this gloomy Manchester morning we set off to Google. The CreativJam team, Danny, Jess and I, lovingly nicknamed the JamFam, jumped on the Pendolino from Manchester to Euston. On the train we met a lady who was writing her masters thesis in fine art and film. When I sat down, Danny and the woman were chatting… Continue reading Google UK with the JamFam.
So I’ve really gone freelance. The month of December 2014 was a real pivot point in my life. I decided after a good couple of years of toying with the idea of doing the odd freelance website that I was going to throw myself back into it wholeheartedly. I got so serious I ordered print… Continue reading Freelance is not the pyjama dream everyone thinks it is.
I’ve gone crafting mad. I read about this fifteen minutes per day thing, where I decided I would be really super creative for for exactly fifteen minutes per day. So much has changed since last Wednesday. Life is never a straight road where you can see clearly into the distance. What’s new on the career… Continue reading I go crafting mad and take up crochet.
This is one of those horrid mummy blog posts. I realise I am starting to write more of them and I need to get out more! Dreaded Mummy Blog October went by without any real greatness. after spending most of it unable to drive after my Caesarian, I was finally allowed loose! I Got all the… Continue reading A Mummy Blog Post.
My first week of being a full on stay at home mum started out well. As I randomly wrote my thoughts in Evernote I watched them deteriorate. Meanwhile all Matt did was look at coffee machines on the Internet. I can do the Stay At Home Mum Thing! Monday was filled with positive! “I’m focusing… Continue reading My First Week as a Stay At Home Mum. Hail Coffee.